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How should I obtain the initial industrial experience that every company is asking for?

After I finished my Ph.D. project, I joined a PostDoc position in another University, and now I decided to join the industry as I find it more dynamic more result driven and more challenging. However, ...
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I recommended a friend for a role at my company but they had a negative experience with the HR person they first spoke to. How do I handle this?

The company I work for is expanding and a new role came up that I thought a good friend of mine would be a perfect fit for. There's a fairly generous referral bonus and I really believe that my ...
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Job description changed after starting the job. How to proceed?

Two months ago I joined a FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) company and I was very excited. I have 6+ years of full-stack software experience and I have a master's degree in Computer ...
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Can an employer in the U.S. establish an anti-bullying policy apart from formal legal harassment? [closed]

My research has indicated that bullying in the U.S. is currently not prohibited legally under federal or any state law. I haven't seen any info in my research about whether an employer could set up a ...
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How to navigate career growth in a team with title inflation and with a manager who fails to retain skilled employees?

I recently started a new job as a mid level software engineer.Team was made up of 3 seniors and 2 mid levels including me. Within my first month, other mid level colleague took extended leave due to ...
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Cleaning common areas of the office

Due to Covid, my company (industrial automation, in France) has set up a cleaning calendar. Every month, an empty calendar is posted, and we are required to sign up to be in charge of cleaning for one ...
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How to clarify what my role is and how I can make an impact?

I am a 46 year old engineering manager, with 20 years of experience in the software industry, for a team of 8 people (who are mostly automation engineers in a product-based company) for the last year. ...
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Is being referred to as a “Process Ninja” a negative thing? [closed]

I'm a Software Engineering lead (manager) and I find that developing systems in a large cross-discipline team works better when everyone follows the set processes. Ofcourse this works in theory, in ...
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No more senior developers. Pros and cons of staying as a junior? [closed]

I am a junior developer with a year and a half of experience and as of this week, besides the Manager of Software Engineering who has no time to code and only has 5 years of experience himself, I am ...
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Boss introduced my soon-to-be right hand via email. How to proceed now?

I recently accepted a new job and I'll be starting in a couple of weeks. The entire interview process has been online (video chat) because of Covid. I'll be leading a team. Obviously, I have not met ...
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How can I maintain cooperation while declining meetings scheduled past my local bed time?

The project manager has asked me to have an every-other-week, one-on-one check-in with an international colleague in another time zone. The meeting time has been slotted for 9:45PM-11PM my time. My ...
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What else can I do in order to encourage colleagues to read what I write?

A common problem in corporate environment is that things such as documentation, reports and emails are usually badly written, and so are rarely read. Usually, I try to do my best at communicating. I ...
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Is it appropriate to ask the recruiter for scheduling an appointment when they give you an unexpected phone call?

I got accustomed to scheduling a proper time slot when a recruiter wants to have an initial phone interview to discuss a job position or my application. That way I can make sure I have the precise ...
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Who would be my employer and supervisor if I volunteered somewhere?

I am filling out a job application. It is asking for my past employment or volunteer experience. One of the things I have to answer is who my supervisor and employer was, but I heard an employer is ...
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Does declaring a disability require proof even if doctors cannot objectively measure it?

Foreign companies based in India often ask in the job application, if the candidate has a disability. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of them. In my case, I lose sleep and have stomach pain if ...
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How should an individual prepare for a Finance interview focused on M&A and Valuation in the U.S? [closed]

I'm trying to clear a company's finance interview related to Merger & Acquisition (M&A) and Valuation ( especially valuation of companies). How should an individual prepare for a finance ...
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Suffering to receive the CDI contract from a Business company

I have been accepted in a business company to sign with them my first CDI employment (permanent employee contract). My question is how long it takes for the company's president to prepare the contract ...
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Is it okay to use the company hardware for a personal certification exam related to work? [closed]

I have a big Microsoft certification exam tomorrow, will it be okay to use my employer's laptop for the exam? It's a professional certification exam not related to the employer's Microsoft ID in any ...
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Can I extend my answer to a job offer a second time without burning a bridge?

Two weeks ago, I was looking for work and I reached out to a consultant friend of mine to ask if they had any work they could send my way. It turned out, the company he's Consulting for is a long-term ...
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Title “Lead Data Scientist” vs. “Principal Data Scientist”

I have been a Data Scientist for more than 7 years now. My positions so far have been "Big Data Scientist", "Data Science Architect", "Senior Data Scientist" (in that ...
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Strategy to solve lot of leetcode questions fast [closed]

I am new to Python , but have to learn it for interviews. I have experience in shell scripting but no FAANG accepts coding interviews in shell. So every question I have to go over each of the ...
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Is it appropriate that my boss patented my idea?

Last year, in a meeting my boss (line manager) let us brainstorm on a topic, and I provided my ideas/invention. I said that the problem is a problem in incremental natural language processing, and the ...
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Should I bring to my boss's attention that coworkers are getting me to do most of the work by giving me huge to-do lists?

I am working in a retail store. There is one to three of employees working at a time, usually with no manager on site. I have almost never worked with the manager and mainly communicate with him ...
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How to ask recruiter to reconsider? [closed]

I interviewed with a Forbes 10 company last month and they rejected me because the position is fairly limited in availability and it gets filled up right away. However, just yesterday I found out that ...
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Gave a bad feedback to an employee on an appraisal and my manager has basically demoted me

I'm the marketing manager of a very successful start-up and the social media manager who I have been managing for the past two months and a half is really bad. She's incompetent, she's a bad colleague ...
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Boss used my sensitive PII data without authorisation

I work on the CRM system in a large recruitment agency in the UK. I applied for several jobs through job boards and spoke to a recruiter from the same agency as we work for and we discussed what I was ...
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Is Junior Appian Developer a good entry level SWE position? [closed]

Just some background: I graduated with a dual degree in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. After grad I worked in the Mech Eng field for one year but now my contract has ended and I am sure ...
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Should I request a change of my project in my internship?

I recently had a pre-meet for my internship, where I was assigned a project. The work hasn't started yet and the problem statement given was a little abstract. So I had to research a bit on it and the ...
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Appropriateness in requesting the manager to include me in a formal conversation with a potential vendor

I recently discovered an OEM which develops hardware that solves many of the problems which my team is facing. I am sending the details to my manager. I am closely involved in this project and would ...
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Is it reasonable to apologise on behalf of my department for a mistake when I don't feel I should?

So I do admin work for a government organisation. This guy from another organisation got in touch on Monday to request a document that they should have received a year ago, but it doesn't look like it ...
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Feedback for colleague with ADHD

My colleague has ADHD and has written a report. My job is to provide feedback using comments. I understand that the editing process can be tedious, especially for someone with ADHD. And I think they ...
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As a PM how to get proper communication from team members?

I started work in a new company three months ago as a Jr PM and after a month of shadowing/training I got my first project assigned. I'm leading a team of six people. Overall everything is fine except ...
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How to participate in discussions on company strategy / culture when you may be leaving (and your boss knows)?

I work at a small software start-up (~5 employees, started 4 years ago). I knew my bosses already personally before joining about 2 years ago. Most of us have basically only development experience, ...
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Been at a company 9 months, never received training

I was brought on at a company 9 months ago as part of a work study program in France (industrial automation). This is my first job, so I wasn't sure what was normal in terms of being totally lost and ...
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Withdrawing form a job offer via a recruiter when “official” documents are to follow

My questions is tangentially related to this one (but slightly different): I've been offered a job, but my new employer won't give me a contract until after I give my notice I have been given ...
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How to seem more accomplished during morning standup?

Standup is increasingly the only time I ever interact with my boss and I want to optimize my work for that as that seems to be how evaluations are done in Scrum. I am a software developer. How can I ...
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How to handle vile and racist and graphic comments and images in the online suggestion box?

I am VP of Operations. We have an online anonymous suggestion box at our company for employees to suggest improvement. For the past few months we have been getting a lot of crap in it. The comments: ...
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Stopping abuse of the postal service? How to bring change? [closed]

My company mails about 300 letters a day to our clients and an additional 50 thank you cards whenever the CEO decides to go on a tree killing bender. The postal service has to deal with all this every ...
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About the gap between the company's perception and the real-life feeling when working there

I'm working at a company that I find a gap between how it is perceived in the market and the day-to-day feeling that I have while working there. The perceptions: Reviews in Glassdoor are fairly good. ...
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What is it mean by “background check” in Spain?

I am involving in a company interview, it is final stage I think. And the company request me to join the "background check". However, this is the first time I meet. Would I know what is &...
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When working towards a degree is it better to show that on my resume or not list it at all?

I started a 4 year CS degree at a state university about 3 years ago and completed 2 semesters. My wife and I ended up having a baby and I needed a better job that had benefits, not just a get me ...
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How should I approach interviewing a software engineer who has a lot of experience?

In the past I interviewed and hired fresh graduates, and people with up to 5 years of experience. Now we have a project that calls for an experienced engineer who can design and develop the whole ...
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What is the point of the HR question about possibility to leave them?

I was in an interview with the HR and the technical expert of a big company in one interview session. One of the last questions that HR asked me was, "What should we do if you decide to leave us ...
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Can my employer enforce health and safety rules on me outside of work hours

I live in the UK and current COVID restrictions have relaxed so that you can meet people indoors at restaurants/bars etc. The Government rule is that its should be no more than 6 people at a table, or ...
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How to explain long duration of study caused by “slacking off”? [duplicate]

My 5 year study of mechanical engineering ultimately ended up taking almost 9 years. While I had some technically relevant holiday jobs during that time, I don't have a good explanation why it took me ...
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Is it reasonable to ask to work from home when I feel unsafe due to the risk of catching COVID on my commute and at my work?

I currently travel through London in order to work at my boss’s home office. If you’ve ever commuted on London trains in rush hour, you will know that they can become very crowded- not necessarily the ...
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How to explain long time to finish college

It took me 7 years instead of the 4 to get bachelor's. I have no excuse other than I slacked off and skipped class/played video games. How to explain if an interviewer asks me why it took me so long?
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How to define a “formal offer” in remote working style?

Nowadays, since pandemic broken, more and more companies take the remote working style. So some job position like programmers, companies would take the remote work style. So in this situation, I meet ...
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How should a new employee handle discovering data falsification by their boss?

I have been navigating the workplace in hopes of finding a similar situation with a solution, but unfortunately I have had no such luck (perhaps by fault of my own). A friend of mine (lets call them V)...
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How to ask HR for status of background check before giving notice at current company? (CA,USA)

I just received an offer I'm really excited about with a proposed start date 3 weeks from now, but everything is contingent on passing the background and reference check. I have no reason to be ...

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