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How do I deal with my managers' and their inconsistent criticism of my work?

I work in networking support and have 2 middle managers and a project director, I've been in the company for 3 years and change and I've consistently received praise for my performance, capability and ...
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Is Stackexchange reputation useful in a CV?

I've heard the stories that putting SE reputation in the CV can make it look better. I wonder if it is true when it comes to applying for jobs. Is it appropriate to do so? If it is true, how much ...
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Should I quit my current job, which I will be fired from soon, this week to prepare for an interview I have next week?

I have a bit of dilemma that I was hoping you guys could help with. I have 1 month left of my probation period at my first job after leaving university, for various reasons I do not think I will pass. ...
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What is the best way to build my resume outside of work?

I am a junior software dev at a small software company. I can't really get anything from my company in terms of advancement as there are people in the way so I will need to leave in about a year. ...
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Basic proficiency in a language make you a better candidate for a job/internship abroad even if they will be speaking English in the workplace?

Would having basic proficiency in a language make you a more attractive candidate for a job/internship abroad even if they will be speaking English in the workplace? My degree allows for a year in ...
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How to lead unproductive team

As a lead developer I have to supervise two very unproductive and irresponsible colleagues. The problems are: Deadlines are always missed by two-four weeks. Junior-level tasks may take a week instead ...
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Company is playing psychological mind games with interviewees. Is this ethical? Should I report this to someone?

I'm a junior tech consultant at a tech consulting firm. I just recently joined the interviewing group and I learned that they analyze everything about candidates and plenty of interactions are a ...
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Unproductive, overwhelmed, work from home single parent, children off school during lock-down, steps to turn this around

The context and background Since the pandemic started in the UK, I've been work from home. On top of that I'm a single parent and my teens are off school because the schools have shut. At the start ...
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I reached a generous job offer, but it doesn’t include a personal use vehicle. How do I approach them about this?

Just as a background, I received a generous permanent full-time employment offer of $8k/year extra of what I have asked during my screening. The Employment Agreement specifies: You will be ...
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Manager at my current employer (federal contractor) trying to delay my start date with my new federal employer

I am currently employed by a major consulting firm, where I work on a contract for a federal agency. I recently recieved a final job offer and EOD from this same federal agency, which I've accepted. I ...
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Is it legal for a potential employer to run background checks on members of your household?

I know an individual who is trying to get a labor job in NYC. This particular industry has in the past been associated with organized crime, and now is trying very hard to prevent that from happening ...
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To what extent should I embellish on LinkedIn?

I work for a very large company with lots of engineers at lots of different levels. Recently, some of my coworkers have found me on LinkedIn. Of the four people who requested me over my time with the ...
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What are the most common response types of employers when candidates refuse a job offer?

What is the common or best response types of an employer after the rejection of a job offer by a candidate? For example Company A makes a job offer to candidate B. Candidate B politely refuses the ...
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What is the best practice when switching jobs

I recently accepted a job offer (a week ago) while I still had two other interviews that were in the last stages of getting me hired. Because I needed a job badly, I accepted the first offer that ...
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Potential employer wants to talk to friends of a candidate

A potential employer of my best friend recently asked to speak to his friends during the hiring process. Of course I agreed yet it sounds incredibly weird to me, I have never heard of such practices ...
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Company is taking money out of our paycheck to buy the CEO's book

My corporation just sent out an email that they will be deducting pay from everyone's paycheck for each of us to purchase a copy of our CEO's book, since his sales have been down lately. It's only $11,...
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Should a CV for a European office of an American company include personal information (picture, age, nationality, etc.)?

When applying in the US, it is advised not to include any personal information that could lead to discrimination charges (photo, age, nationality, etc.). Apparently, an application may be discarded by ...
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Should I submit an incomplete technical interview assignment?

I am interviewing with a company for a software engineering position. As part of the evaluation, I was given an "assignment" with a handful of small programming tasks. One of the tasks specifically ...
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“Professional software development experience” meaning

A job is asking how many years of "professional software development experience" I have. What does that mean exactly? Any software development done for a job? Or something more strict like using ...
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How should I prepare for my SECOND probation interview in June, given the detail? [closed]

I work for a research team in a large company in France, and today I've had my probationary interview. Normally, if things go quite right, they guarantee the position after the interview, or if not, ...
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How to negotiate ESOP scheme after signing work contract?

I am about to start a new job at a tech firm. The original offer includes base salary + ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) scheme. The contract I've signed so far is not concerned with the ESOP ...
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How do companies manage to work remotely to meet client deliverable? [duplicate]

In this situation of COVID-19, many business have affected. still, some companies are performing well while working remotely to meet their client deliverables and deadlines. How are they managing to ...
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Do I need to relinquish the password to forms I created? [closed]

Hello everyone and I appreciate the time you've taken to read this post. I've recently parted ways with an employer. During my time there, I created tools to standardise how my department and the ...
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How to be collaborative & helpful yet concentrated on your goal

I like to help people and people show up to me for help many times. But many times in aggressive timelines on projects I am facing hard time to be both helpful & highly productive. I like to ...
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Started a new job, but with the COVID situation I am simply too depressed to work. What should I do? [closed]

I lost my job a few weeks ago due to the virus. I was able to pick up a new one 3 weeks later, but I'm honestly just too depressed (with all the COVID stuff and isolation) to work. It's work-from-home ...
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How to select the best candidate for a mid-level programming position

I'm a technical manager who remembers not-so-fondly the irrelevant and absurd ways I've been selected for positions during my working life and want to avoid the mistakes now that I'm in a position to ...
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best way to bring an informally or self-taught programmer up to specification

I am a manager/supervisor of one programmer who, although enthusiastic, willing and hard-working, is inefficient owing, I believe, to the fact that he is self-taught and has never undertaken formal ...
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How do companies know so much personal information about you?

I had applied to work at a grocery store. Part of the online hiring process was to fill out some questions that prove I am who I claim I am. I guess this was an alternative to showing someone your ID. ...
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Our top dev doesn't want new challenges

TLDR: One of the top developers is busy up to the brim, and doesn't want extra responsibility. How can I best manage the situation? This dev, let's call him John, has been involved in a specific ...
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How to coordinate urgent video conferencing meetings with team when working remote with less than optimal Internet connection?

I work as team lead of the IT Security team where I work. Today we had a security incident (verified via tripped canary tokens / observed IOCs) and I had to coordinate all hands on deck meeting with ...
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How can I improve a dismal environment when management doesn't recognize the problems?

Summary: I have started a government job as an intermediate software engineer, and the practices are very bad: no tests, no code review, we work without schedule. My manager is too busy and won't help ...
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Can I still get paid after quiting first shift? [closed]

I lost my old job due to COVID. They had advised us to apply at a particular chain of grocery stores. I did the online application and had a very brief phone call with a recruiter. I received an email ...
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Could I ask my employer to exchange my holiday vacation prize with something more relevant due to global travel shutdown?

Shortly after starting a new job last year, I won a non-specific vacation of my choosing to the tune of a few thousand dollars as a taxable benefit. Now that the pandemic has sort of shut down global ...
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How long to wait before following up on a verbal offer when the written offer didn't arrive by date stated?

How long should I wait before following up with the company on an official written offer after receiving a verbal offer? Here are the facts: Very large global organization - I'm interviewing to ...
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Recruiter for potential future employer asked to remove profile at job portal. Is this a valid request?

I have recieved a job offer from a company 2 weeks back. I have resigned from my current organisation, notified the last date, provided all required documents for joining, and also recieved a date of ...
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Quarantine allegedly ends in a month, how to ask for permanent 40% remote work accommodations?

I work in a startup as a developer. Quarantine had us all work from home (WFH) full time and it's really working for me. I don't have the 1.5 hours of daily traffic jam anymore and being at home ...
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Forced to use personal Facebook account for work

I accepted a new offer of work, and then while on-boarding, they asked me for my Facebook link. I declined to supply it, because I have political, religious, and offensive humor on there... that would ...
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How to help people become meticulous and thorough in a workplace setting?

I'm leading a team of programmers and I have had a number of interns/junior programmers who came into the team in the past decade. Some of them have done well and have continued onwards to become ...
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Is it ok to ask a potential employer if one's application is still being considered?

I had two interviews in one week, with different managers, at this consulting firm. I thought they went pretty well. The second interview was over 2 weeks ago, and I have not been recontacted since, ...
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Salesperson will not stop talking for the entire customer meeting, how to avoid it?

I work closely with salespeople. Usually, in the spirit of consultative sales, I greatly value customer interaction as precious time to develop a deep understanding of customer pain points and ...
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Networking referral not answering email after a week

I am a graphic designer who was recently laid off last month, along with all my other coworkers and bosses at a small regional newspaper. The publisher just decided to close it, but it came as a shock ...
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How do I provide daily report to my boss during remote working?

Our company asked us to work from home due to COVID things. I am an R&D, my work is mostly programming. My boss asked us to provide a daily update, What is the best way to give my boss a daily ...
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Conditions for accepting a pay cut instead of being laid off with severance

I work in a Canadian office for a large US-based company that has several offices throughout the US and Canada. Senior management in the US has already been forced to take cuts, and Canadian managers ...
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Can an employer use discretion for furlough?

I left my job on 15/02/2020 (last payment date 25/02/2020) due to bullying which lead me to a nervous breakdown. Due to the state of my mental health this was something I decided on quite quickly and ...
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Sharing declined opportunities on LinkedIn

One of my LinkedIn contacts was recently admitted to several graduate schools as well as a prestigious international fellowship program, and over the course of a few weeks, she posted the acceptance ...
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How to properly ask for extension on assessment projects

I have been trying really frantically to apply for a software engineering internship for my university graduation requirements, which I have never secured one before, and for most jobs that reached ...
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How can I transition to a more technical role without sacrificing salary?

I've been working in roles between IT and business for around 10 years - the time after graduating. These include project manager, product owner for applications, business analyst and similar roles. I'...
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Practical ways to hold peers accountable for their assigned tasks?

Recently, I and 4 other coworkers were working together on an internal initiative. Due to the nature of the project (internal rather than client-facing, etc), it was a rather "informal" project that ...
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I’m a software engineer who might soon be laid off. Would spending time as gig worker hurt my return?

I am a software engineer who works for a company that makes event management software. For obvious reasons, we may be in financial trouble (a lot of board meetings happening lately with a lot of ...
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Giving names of past colleagues to current employer looking for new hires

My current employer at company A is looking for experienced people in their field. They asked me if I knew anyone who could be a good fit that I could refer them. A few years before working at company ...

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