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Asking for reference in the same phone interview email

I applied for a job and four weeks later I received an email from my potential employer, asking me if I was available for a phone interview and also to provide reference.I replied that I was available ...
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Do people typically resign after a negative performance review? [closed]

I recently got one and am thinking of sticking around 2-4 months, getting some feedback on those things, and then heading off to a new company for a fresh start. What did you do when you got a ...
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Is saying there's *talent* in that building inappropriate [closed]

Setting: Having lunch outside of work, casual place, all 6 guys in our team, the 2 ladies skipped it. We've had a new starter (I know) who's been working at home since he started and he asked "...
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Company's political cruft is preventing me from exercising my expertise in new position. Unable to work at my level

Somewhat Related to: Work given is not in my area of interest, how to approach my manager? Been asked to work significantly "below" my level for a sustained period -- can I ask company for ...
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How to discuss strategically about my weakest skills to find a suitable position?

During the interview, I found out the company is expanding and there are more than one position available complying with the job description I applied for, but with different duties. I am invited to a ...
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Email firm executive with a suggestion

I'm a software engineer for a bank. At my previous company, we were encouraged to write memos outlining ideas we have that could help the business and submit them to senior leaders. I have an idea i'd ...
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How do you put skill level on a resume?

I'm applying for jobs as a software engineer, and my resume has a list of skills like "Java", "React", and "Python" that I'm trying to attach skill levels to. I have ...
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How to keep myself mentally focused for five hour long interview?

I am in the process of interviewing for one of my dream companies. I am very impressed and the position looks like a great fit. I went through the screening and first couple round of interviews and ...
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When in a conflict with someone, should I tell them that I intend to speak to their superior?

In a workplace, if there is a conflict with a coworker, the best approach is to talk to the coworker about the problem directly. If a resolution cannot be reached, one can then try talking to the ...
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Don't like my coworker, but afraid to say anything because I'm still in probationary period

I do not like my coworker and I'm not sure what to do about it. Let's call him John. We are software developers at Megacorp. I am new, I've only been here four months. This is my first job as a ...
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Caught between two offers [closed]

I'm currently working in a multinational company branch office located in my country (Not USA) as a software developer. Around ten days ago, another company approached me for an outsource position. I ...
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How can we avoid employees submitting unqualified candidates through the referral system?

Ever since the pandemic began the employees have been referring far more candidates than usual, but the quality has declined. We are getting far more junk-quality referrals. I suspect that these are ...
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Why might managers choose not to promote high performers? [closed]

It happens frequently. Somebody works very hard for a period of time, lines up a number of achievements and numbers, and then asks for a promotion. Management pushes back. The high performing talent ...
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My spouse is applying to a job at the company I work at, how should I answer questions about him?

My spouse applied to a position at the company I work at, albeit in a completely different department. I anticipate since I was listed as a referral that I might be asked about him, but we have ...
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How to manage interview with friends?

I am going to apply for a firm where a mutual friend is the CEO, it is a startup though. I once had an interview with a mutual friend and i behaved casually but not too much formally but i did not ...
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Co-worker copying my messages and privately send them to clients as his own

I am a software developer, and my new co-worker is privately asking me questions and then sending them in private group chats to our client. This is my first job and I wasn't sure whether this is ...
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Is it unethical to divulge results of a COVID test to my team?

Background At my workplace, we have, in my opinion, an issue with being transparent about where COVID exposure is. I understand the rationale of being careful with how information is communicated: ...
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Unsuccessful internal interview, should I send a thank you note to hiring manager?

I was unsuccessful in an internal application with my company. I usually send a thank you note to the hiring manager and other interviewers afterwards but i've never been rejected for an internal move ...
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Should I offer to or Supply an Award Nomination Form to the Nominee?

So make this short: a teammate on the ~30 person team I currently lead won a national award, and I would like to brag on them a bit. I am the one who submitted the nomination, which includes some ...
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Projects on resume

can I add projects that are not related to my specialization(backend web developer) to my resume. Ex: Algorithm Visualization, Chess Solver.
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I made mistakes during a project, which has resulted in the client denying payment to my company

To give some background, I have been working in India for a company for the past four and a half years, mainly in core development (Java, JSP, and C#). At the start of 2020, I was assigned to a ...
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Is Appian development more or less marketable than .NET development? [closed]

I got my degree in Computer Science two years ago. Since then, I've been working at a very small company doing something unconventional. I spend, at most, 20% of my time doing traditional object-...
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Senior Developer applying to junior positions

After getting laid off three months ago, I've been interviewing for Senior Developer positions. Over and over, I am told that I don't have the skills to be a Senior Developer...apparently, I did not ...
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Company repost job a day after informing me that HR will be contacting me to negotiate compensation package for the role [closed]

I interviewed with the subordinate of a hiring manager which included some technical questions - I was told that I performed up to expectations. The next day, I received a call from the hiring manager ...
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How many forms of identification for job

So I got hired to a fast food place and they asked for my ID, my birth certificate and my SSN card. I thought they only need TWO forms of identification not three. They also asked if I had one in ...
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How do I know if the company is good when all companies have negative reviews?

I'm exploring potential employers and one common pattern I get it that on Glassdoor, no matter which company I look for, they all have some negative reviews, some conflicting reviews (for eg, work-...
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How can I professionally show my enthusiasm for a company I'm applying to when I love their consumer products?

I'm applying to a company for a large international franchise. The employees I've seen on LinkedIn seem pretty enthusiastic and open to nerding out a bit. Some of their recruiting initiatives also ...
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Ethical dilemma with customers serviced

I work as a firmware engineer in the tech industry. My division and team in particular works with client side solutions (v.s. server solutions), but has since moved to Chinese customers. From hiring, ...
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Giving honest feedback to old manager when I move teams in the same company

I will shortly be moving to another role within my company. I haven't told my current manager yet and he is the primary reason for moving. I'm expecting him to ask me why I'm leaving his team. I'm ...
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How long can I leave it before accepting or declining a job offer?

I just got an offer for a year long internship and I'm very excited about it but I want to be smart about this as I am also mid-way through the application process with a couple other companies. The ...
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Can't your boss just sign a contract promising a raise or a bonus at some future date?

It seems a too common situation I read here and other places where the boss promise a bonus or a raise in exchange of employee retention and/or other things, and then backs down when it is time pay. ...
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How to account for furlough on resume?

There is so much advice on how to account for furlough while you're still on furlough, but I can't find anything on how to show it on your resume if you're rehired. The typical format is start date ...
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How to find skilled people to start a company

I have an idea that I would like to monetize through a startup company (software based). Although I have the technical skills and a working prototype it is simply too much work for a single person to ...
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Dealing with coworker who requests video on zoom

I have a particular coworker who always requests video when on a zoom call. This isn't ideal for me because I live in a tiny studio and don't have a fancy bookcase backdrop like him. My background is ...
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528 views

How can I tell my boss that the task I'm given is impossible, but keep my job?

My company makes a product and due to circumstances that we've seen coming for months, it's going to stop working extremely soon. We've known it was coming, but didn't know the exact date. I'm ...
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Very anxious about telling manager I'm moving team

I've applied for an internal team transfer at work. I've interviewed with the new team and hiring manager and want to accept their offer. My manager takes things very personally and I haven't worked ...
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Received offer letter, accepted but haven’t received confirmation email

I received an offer letter more than two weeks ago with start date November 30. I asked them that if it was possible to start next year. They told me that they were ok with that. I accepted the offer ...
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Reference Letters for a Job Application?

I apologize in advance if this is a question with a well-known answer. I am a student trying to get a job at a big and very important company. In the application (meaning, on the online portal), the ...
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My manager (with a history of reneging on bonuses) is offering a future bonus to make me stay. How can I make sure I'll actually get it?

I work at a small family-office hedge fund and recently the last analyst quit making me the only remaining analyst. As such, the portfolio manager/partner immediately called me to discuss my ...
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Should I take up with the new HR Chief? [closed]

TL;DR: I was terminated from a position which was "not important" to the company. The management was unfair and absolutely disregarded my efforts. Following "changes" which I was a ...
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How can I pay respect for a recently deceased team member without seeming intrusive?

I manage a close-knit team at work where I am currently the team lead. The company is big, but the culture is relatively relaxed. Building relationships with team members is encouraged. Unfortunately, ...
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At new job manager told me he got feedback that I question people when they tell me to do something

About 3 months ago I started a new job. Today the main manager asked to speak with me in private. He said he had been getting the feedback that I've been questioning people when I'm told to do ...
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After an employee has been terminated, how long should you wait before taking away their access to company email? [closed]

Should I email them a notice period like I will take away your access to company email in 5 days so please back up your stuff or should I just take it away?
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What do you do if an interviewer gives a hint during a SWE interview which you later find out to have been misleading or false?

During an interview with a well-known technology firm, I couldn’t remember the exact output generated by a certain method call belonging to Python, the split() function. I admitted this to the ...
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Why are almost all BMW jobs in autonomous driving for students? [closed]

I am looking for a job in autonomous driving in Germany. But when I look for the relevant jobs, it looks like almost all of them are for bachelor, master or phd students. For example, on the BMW ...
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Career derailed. How to re-rail it?

Paradox: I am both very experienced and yet very inexperienced. I used to be specialist in IBM mainframe ap development. But then I became the Mainframe department's "cheat," if you will, to ...
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Should I quit my job because it's burning me out?

I am full-stack developer for a company that I'm working for almost 2 years. I really like my job and the people that I'm working with, but from a few months I have this weird problem, that I have to ...
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Dev manager wants to do design

My software development manager doesn't write code and mostly deals with the business but likes to get involved in design discussions. In my opinion, it's not her strength given that she's no longer ...
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How to professionally oppose a potential hire that management asked for an opinion on based on prior work experience?

I used to work with this developer who now wants to join my company and applied online, listing me as the referral (I did not refer her). The VP of Services noticed that we worked in the same ...
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Tech lead interviewing and manager still allowing her to run wild

Im working on a software development team. We are a small team and our tech lead has told us she is interviewing to move to another team. The tech lead usually works alone and pretty much much built ...

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