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Interviewing with a large corporation ahead of possible IPO

While preparing for an interview with a very large corporation, I found out that the company is considering going public within the next year. (I saw this in multiple public news forums, with ...
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How to exclude myself from informal activities with colleagues?

This may sound bad but please consider that I'm truly uncomfortable with these kinds of activities. I'm a junior software developer, I work with an amazing team and I get along with everyone. I'm ...
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Should I avoid writing a LinkedIn recommendation for a terminated employee?

A former employee who was a direct report of mine, and who I recently terminated, is asking for a LinkedIn recommendation. The individual was fired because the quality of his work (software ...
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How to prepare for any online programing exam [on hold]

I have had two disappointments with these tests in total and I fear that it will affect me in the future: The first time was when I was doing my profesional practice (Internship) with a company, they ...
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An Important Collaborator is Delaying My Project with Perfectionism and Lack of Turnaround - How to Manage Him

I am leading a research project which involves a number of international collaborators. We have been working with one collaborator since early this year to develop a Spanish version of the survey we ...
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How to influence manager to not schedule team meetings during lunch?

Once a week we have team meetings that are scheduled during lunch which the company buys (irrelevant to me since I bring my own lunch anyway). I have no problem with the timing, but I find it insanely ...
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Make Interviewee Comfortable in Potentially Intimate Environment

In the next couple of months, I am planning to have to conduct several interviews with candidates for full-time and intern/co-op positions. I work at a very large company that is well known in the ...
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How to continue a job while starting a new one? [on hold]

My current contract will expire soon. I am not sure about an extension, although the project the position is suited lasts till 2021. By chance I got already a job offer where I can start immediatly. ...
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Recruiters pushing for interview without sharing important job basics first

Asking for a friend who is an IT-professional based in Germany, who just finished his vocational training/apprenticeship 6 months ago. My friend has been receiving job offerings via XING and LinkedIn ...
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Will recruiters skip Mechatronics engineers because they “wont know what it is”?

Im sorry if this is not the right exchange for this, but I couldn't think of a more fitting one. Me and my friend are about to finish our Bachelors of engineering in Mechatronics. We both have good ...
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Preparing Pitch statement for management company

I am final year PhD student and going to my first job fair. I want to ask couple of things 1) I have been assigned a consultant company by the organizers of the job fair. My background is related to ...
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I was cheated into a job and want to leave ASAP, what do I tell my interviewers?

I was approached to fill a position in an organisation, and during salary negotiations, I was told that they wouldn't budge on the salary because employees were expected to get a pay raise in April ...
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Suggested goals for improving a strength I didn’t know I had?

A few months ago, I joined a new organization and team. I had to take the StrengthsFinder test. My number 1 strength was Ideation. People in my field tend to be good at that, but I wasn’t expecting ...
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How do I effectively conduct interviews for adults with special needs?

Recently when the company I work for released an advertisement for a software engineer, we had an applicant indicate that he was on the spectrum (autism) and would require a safe space for ...
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How to prepare for a conversation with someone much higher up?

I am in my mid 30s and currently work at a senior technical position (software architect) in a Fortune 500 company. My current boss (a director), who brought me into my current company from my ...
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How to ask for if I can leave hour early to pick my son

My son recently joined Kindergarten and my wife work too but the timing is odd for her whereas my work in flexible I.e. if I start at 7, can finish at 4. Now due to my son starting school. I have to ...
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Hiring Full Stack Developers

I am working in a small start up where thus far the development has been outsourced but we are actively looking to build an in-house dev-team to take over (some parts of) the development process. The ...
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Manager manipulates my leaves, what's in it for him?

Recently I approached my manager to approve my 4 days leave (Paid Time Off). He said "Let's make it 3 days and take sick leave on the 4th day". He does this every time I apply for more than 2 days ...
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We suspect colleague is stealing company code - what do we do? [on hold]

Context I work at a mid-sized company, where everything is proprietary. As with all software companies we use distributed version control, meaning all employees have all the code on their computer ...
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Had to miss a shift - boss ignoring me [on hold]

I have a second job doing a couple shifts in a pub. They asked me to work this Sunday to which I agreed. I was supposed to start at 2pm. I got a call from my dad (who is currently on vacation) at ...
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(How long) Should I indulge my new co-workers?

I started in a new position, in a new company last week, after 5 years in a similar position in an other company. There are two other guys, both twice my age, doing the same job, and a manager in a ...
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Name or Rules of a Team Building Exercise

A few years back, I participated in a great Team building exercise that I still think about today very often. I would now like to organize the same exercise for my team, and thus would like to find ...
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Can I ask for a company car for 1 week from my work when they are sending me to a different site

So I work at Location A in the UK and have done for 2 years, it is about 10 miles from home so each week my commute is roughly 100 miles. I have been told for 1 week I need to go and work at a ...
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Discussing chances of pay review

I'm 2 weeks away from finishing my probation period. Recently, things changed for me as my aunt died which leaves me and my wife as their guardian plus my boy started school and another is on its ...
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Potential job offer and dealing with current employer

I have been contacted by a potential employer with a role that looks very suited to my background. I am the CTO at my current role. The CEO is a good friend of many years standing, and we have been ...
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Can I ask to have another interview with hiring company if they offer me a position? [duplicate]

Long story short, I'm about to find out if I am successful for a job I interviewed at last week. I had one quick phone interview with the 'people and culture' HR person, who then called me back to ...
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Is it common to ask for sending the ORIGINAL Diploma to HR department?

Currently, I have received a job offer from a Hungarian company. The HR department asked me to send my original Diploma (BsC or MsC). They say: No other translation is accepted but the sworn ...
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How can I respond to comments, made by colleagues, about my job performance?

I work for an animal charity in the uk as a fundraiser and recently found out that the staff who work with the animals think I "don't do anything". I was told by a trusted co-worker that this was ...
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How to manage time for studying after travelling 4 hours daily to work? [on hold]

I'm a 2 years experienced Software Developer in an Indian company. My hours are 9 to 6 but I usually leave the office at 6:30-6:45 pm. Normally my commute takes 1.5 hours in the morning and 2 hours ...
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Is a scanned copy of a passport necessary for an offer in the UAE? [on hold]

Recently my friend got an offer in UAE, for release an offer letter consultancy is asking passport copy. Is it necessary to send scan'd copy of a passport for getting offer letter. And how to accept/...
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Asked customer for phone number. Turned out she was secret shopper and reported me to upper management

I already know it's not a good idea to date or flirt in the workplace. I work for a company that does marketing. They send me around to different stores to give out samples of products. The other ...
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Planning for pregnancy and looking for new jobs

I am planing for a job change because it is inevitable (will be looking a job in India). At the same time, we are planning for a baby. Maybe at the time I get a job offer I will be in a early stage of ...
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What should Business Analyst do if they do not know something?

In an interview for BA I was asked an interview question that if you're with client and client says something about which you do not know what should you do? E.g. client says ".....Butterfly options ...
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Employer requesting GitHub public key [on hold]

I got a new job, they use GitHub for version control. Great I figured, just like every place I've worked at before them, except not. They told me in an email that they need my public key so I could ...
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Should I inform my future product owner that there is a good chance that a team member will leave the company soon?

Bob is a rather new employee that was hired as a junior to maintain some older applications (mostly SQL support, a little of front end development). Since Bob's activity does not cover 100% working ...
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Dos and Don'ts of usage of Internet at the workplace [on hold]

What are the consequences of breaking the standard internet usage policy by a regular employee at their respective workplace, consider it to be a Silicon valley giant ?
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Is it appropriate to CC a lot of people on an email?

A friend called me yesterday and said that he was upset about an email where his supervisor's secretary sent an email that listed four people and cc-ed a number of administrators. A deadline was ...
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How to approach recruiters when on garden leave

I work in Japan and I've been put on garden leave 3 months ago so company gan get rid of me. This might continue for an extra 6 months (I shall decide), then I will be actually jobless (and maybe ...
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Did my colleague use a racial slur, or is this use of the word acceptable?

I heard a conversation near me at work where a manager told her colleague that one of the female colleagues have chinky eyes. The manager, the colleague and the female colleague are all not Asian. I ...
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What is the convention for listing different projects on LinkedIn? [on hold]

I'm trying to improve my LinkedIn profile, so I'm now on the experiences section, I'm trying to list all the project I have done in my current position. But I'm torn between listing them as new ...
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I see online Job offers that require a degree, I have work experience in the related job field but no degree. Should I apply or its a waste of time?

I have 3 years of working experience as a mainframe developer (COBOL, CICS, etc). But just started studying at University this year... So no degree nor near to get it yet. Should I apply for those job ...
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Manager is demanding everyone's email passwords - how to proceed? [duplicate]

My manager told all of us today (~10 person team) to make a paper list of our work email passwords for him. Someone else told him he can get it from IT, and he said IT wouldn't let him have them. How ...
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Headhunted for a role in a Competing Company [on hold]

I have recently been contacted about a role from a company which my current company is in major competition with. My contract states that I cannot work for competing companies for 6 months upon ...
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Is a PhD in statistics without relevant job experience sufficient for junior data scientist? [on hold]

I will be graduating soon with a Ph.D. in statistics. Although my research work is not related to data science, I've devoted a good amount of my time in the last year and a half to educate myself on ...
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Career growth in Axway API Gateway? [on hold]

Recently am joined in MNC. I have 4.1 years of experience in Node.js and PHP development. But in my company assign me for Axway API job (It's kind of support). I don’t have that much knowledge in ...
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Is it appropriate to send an employer a LinkedIn request after a job interview?

I had recently had a phone interview with the head of a company. Some hours later, I noticed this person had checked my LinkedIn profile several hours ago, prior to the interview. With only an ...
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Increasing productivity and talent pool: is it necessary to compensate for bad performers? [closed]

The question is about increasing the competency level of a team, in a big company. I am trying to understand how corporations maintain a talented workforce in their teams. So far I can see a common ...
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What to do when your manager tries to push you out of a travel opportunity for your conference paper? [on hold]

I apologize as I wrote this in a hurry. I have worked in the MNC company for almost a year and a half which includes 6 months of internship by which they hired me. My manager has remained the same ...
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Should I use another company as a playground before interviewing with my first pick?

It's been 4 years since my first and only job interview and now it's time to move on and advance my career to the next stage. For this, I plan to interview for a big company. If that fails, I have a ...
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Should I attend an upcoming career fair for 2020 if I'm currently an intern until the end of 2019?

Just to clarify, this isn't a duplicate of similar questions where the OP isn't interested in a job but is asking if it is okay to still attend a job fair. Rather, I'm currently interning at a ...

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