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I'm about to graduate. Should I include a previously halfway completed academic program on my resume?

After school I went to college. I studied there for 2 years (the program was of 4 years) but for some personal reasons, I dropped out and then got myself enrolled in a different college and program. ...
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How to get employer to pay “garden leave” instead of making me work from home for a year?

I've worked in the Canadian arm of a large US corporation for 8 years now (the company isn't exactly renowned for being civil to its employees) as a senior engineer. I've earned 11 months of severance ...
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How to handle coworker that keeps pushing his favorite language?

My coworker loves X language. They have privately worked on some projects with X language, and at every opportunity they will mention than some new project could be written in X language. The company ...
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Sudden change in manager's behavior toward me - what does it mean and how can I get things under control?

I started a job in January in a big company in France directly managed by the head of one research team. Since three or four weeks, I've noticed a change in his behavior toward me. Having spent a lot ...
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How to stop a colleague about to offend and embarrass everyone [closed]

Obviously, this is still ongoing and has started maybe two or more years ago in my office. One of my coworkers, let’s just call her Sara, used the company’s educational services to go back to school ...
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Would it be acceptable to ask for an intern position until a position opens up?

I passed the hiring committee in my dream company in November 2019. The recruiter told me even before passing the committee that since I am a new graduate and there are currently no open positions in ...
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Is it polite to not give follow-up reply to a freelancer?

I find it very impolite for an employer to not give any follow-up response to a job seeker after receiving a CV/ after a job interview. When I was in the position of interviewing remotely a ...
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How can I avoid being a target for sexual harassment in the workplace? [closed]

I'm 3 years out of school and at my third job, working as a software engineer. I left the first two because of rampant sexual harassment from my coworkers and managers. I'm running into the same thing ...
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Staff shopping policy [closed]

Work for retailer as supervisor, member of staff occassionally asks to buy things from the colleague shop, items that have been reduced so that they are free for staff members, the collegaue shop ...
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Does it matter who is marked as an author on a work product?

For a new software project, I'll be reusing more than 90% of a colleague's work as the base. But since it needs to be created as a new project, I'll be listed as the author of the product despite most ...
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How can I approach my company for advertising a role the same as mine for a much higher salary?

I am currently working as a senior Android engineer at a startup for the last 10 months. When I joined I was the single Android developer working towards the product development. I have worked very ...
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Decreasing motivation due to no operational tasks

Situation I work at a large multinational company where I am part of a smaller department consisting of around 30 people. I am a BI Developer/Analyst. I have no coworkers with a similar job ...
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How to approach a manager that's possibly over complicating things?

Summary: boss asks for automation of task. Doing it manually will cost 30 developer-days of work, but creating custom CMS to automate it will cost 120 developer-days. How can I bring this to manager's ...
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Hiring range/wage vs. Salary/wage range

I'm considering applying for a position which just posted in my field of work (within government). The position itself is right up my alley; however, what caught my eye in the job posting is that they ...
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Got another offer after I signed and accepted the offer [closed]

first of all I consider myself really lucky for being able to secure 2 job offers during this period. Let me share with your my current situation. I have signed and accepted offer from Company A. ...
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How to deal with a selfish colleague?

I've recently joined an organization. I'm 2 years 9 months experienced Software Developer and one of my colleagues in my team joined this organization around 6 months ago. He is 3-4 years experienced. ...
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How can I prove that I am familiar with a certain technology?

During a job interview I was asked if I had any experience with Software Technology X. I had not. But I was curious and afterwards I got intensively involved with Software Technology X. I watched ...
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Thinking about accepting a previous declined offer

Back in December, I had two interviews and eventually received an offer with good working conditions (more salary then where I'm employed now). I decided to decline the offer because I felt I wouldn't ...
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Can I mention tech stack in Employment Reference Letter for “Software engineer”?

Can I mention tech stack in the "Roles and Responsibilities" part of the reference letter ?. "Employment Reference Letter" is required for Visa/PR/New Job. And Letter looks something like this ...
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New employee - Remote working - daily update call with FD - what should I say? Please help

To provide you with a background, I just joined a company in the Finance team exactly a month back. Just after 2 weeks of joining we started remotely working due to the situation with COVID-19. Ever ...
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How should I word a company transfer on my resume [duplicate]

I have a bit of an unusual circumstance that I'm not sure how to word it on my resume. Background Back in 2019 I was offered a job at Company B, which is a subcontractor for Company A. Due to ...
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Who should be driving performance discussions? The manager or the employee?

Whose responsibility is to setup one-on-one meetings? Is it the manager or the employee? What about performance reviews? My manager just sent a schedule for performance review and said I will work ...
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Should I return to my old job? Or am I just being nostalgic?

I left an engineering position after 4 years for a job with better commute, PTO, salary, and hopefully work-life balance. Two months in and I feel like I want my old job back. I miss my old coworkers, ...
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Summer Internship Postponed Due to COVID 19 - Keeping in Contact With Company throughout Shelter in Place

Prior to the COVID 19 outbreak in the US I had a summer engineering internship at a company in Portland, Oregon. As the situation has rapidly progressed over these past few weeks the company has ...
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Got a pay cut for a sporadic project

My friend is a freelancer, he has been working for over a year with another three freelancers for a company. Today he and the other freelancers were notified by email that they will be getting a 40% ...
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How do I interpret changing to report to my previous manager's manager

During a meeting with my manager that I get along with, how do / should I interpret soon reporting to my n+2 (manager's manager)? There was no mention of a title change or salary increase but ...
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Vendor escalated to our Manager [closed]

We use a Service vendor to help us with various system issue that arise. We are the administrators of the system and manage the overall state of it. We occasionally need to work along side with the ...
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How much can one learn software development (in general, programming) on their own? [closed]

I know that this question may not be appropriate for the intentions of this forum; but there is probably no better place for me to ask this. I live in the UK (just thought this maybe relevant) and I'...
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New Joining delayed due to COVID-19

I was offered a new job before the virus outbreak. They had emailed me the offer letter and had promised to sent the contract early this week. They were also pushing me to join as quickly as possible. ...
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How can I convince Hong Kong multi-billionaire commercial landlord to reduce rent? [closed]

I run essential business in Hong Kong. I lease 900 sq. ft. for $15K USD/month. My lease expires in Sep 2022. My landlord is CKAH (Cheung Kong Asset Holdings). Their after-tax profits were 30 billion ...
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From permanent position to freelance with the same employer

I'm planning to move to another country, but would love to keep working on the same project with my current employer. So I'm thinking about approaching my boss and providing him with a clear solution ...
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Company is asking me to forward my full medical records to them for private health insurance

My new company has sent me the insurer forms to fill in for the private health insurance they offer as part of the employee benefits. All costs are covered by the company. The insurance is entirely ...
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Evidence regarding “independent-mindedness” in hiring

I'm working on an article related to psychometric testing in hiring. I recall an article I read a couple years back describing a data-driven hiring process that, amongst other factors, took into ...
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How long should I wait before getting involved with hiring/ interviewing for vacancies at my company?

I'm interested in helping interview others, because I enjoy interacting with people and also setting a higher standard at my company. However, I am relatively new, and one of the HR staff had said its ...
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Employer not allowing me to telework during COVID-19

I work for a small start-up company with less than 20 employees in the USA. I am a foreign national on a work visa and I joined the company a few months back. My work involves programming and data ...
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DevOps (Linux) guy considering moving to Windows Admin role [closed]

I have been sacked due to all this situation with the pandemic. I worked as a DevOps guy for an international corporation. I started my career as a jack-of-all-trades support guy, working with both ...
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Incorrect decimal separator used for Pound Sterling currency

The company I work for laid off a few out-of-hours customer service employees and gave me their work between the hours of 6am and 8am, and 6pm to 10pm, my work hours rotate weekly from 6am to 2pm one ...
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How can validate good use cases for a technology?

Lately, I have come across to several unusual scenarios where a piece of technology is used for something that is not the intended use. Sometimes, I got involved in one of these scenarios when the ...
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Performance review (unofficially) delayed

I am a junior Software Developer working his first job out of college at a medium-sized (a few hundred employees worldwide) IT company. When I was hired, I was told by HR that the first performance ...
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What's the polite and friendly way to ask your lead for a call?

I am a university student and remotely work for a community, and always communicate with my lead (who is a working lady, and usually busy with her work) on WhatsApp and messenger. Before organizing ...
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My employer has given me noitice that my job will end in August - can they furlough me in the interim? [closed]

My employer has recently given me notice, this ends in August this year. They are however re-hiring 4 of us from a team of 5 for a similar position, there will be an assesment day nearer the start ...
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Changing line managers

Im in a strange situation where my line manager has been furloughed and as a result im temporarily being put under someone else in the department who I know, have worked with before and respect. And I ...
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Answer to how many Americans died of starvation in the Great Depression? [closed]

This is not a question that can be easily answered because governments and journalists have a long history of covering up data in order to paint a pretty picture. To come up with a number, we can ...
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Employer's client is offering to hire me after I gave resignation notice to my employer

TLDR: Is it a good idea to accept job offer from an employer's client, after I resigned to join another company. I work at an IT consultancy as a project manager. I am leading a large IT project for ...
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How to deal with responsibility enough to manage people but not enough to delegate and make my work easier

In my current company, I have been climbing non-stop for two years, to the point where I have now people I am responsible for. From the get go, I had to work over time since the job demands a lot, ...
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How to deal with a high number of meetings and communication as an introvert

I'm at a stage in my career when I'm taking over coordination/ management tasks for the first time. This means, among others, that I have 4-8 h of meetings every single day. I'm more on the ...
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Will my UK employer continue to pay me under furlough during my notice period?

If I resign now and give 4 weeks notice will my current employer still pay me under the furlough scheme? I would be starting my new job in May as an NHS call handler.
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Struggling in my first software development job in this SME company, not sure I should continue in the programming line

I am new to the programming world and my first language I am using is Java in Android App development. I am currently working in a company in my 5th month. There were few things that I was not aware ...
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How do I lean in into a new job without sounding needy

I am fortunate to not only have a job in the current climate, but am paid decently well. However, I am the newest employee in the "team" and about to complete week 4. I work for a relatively decent ...
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New employer postponing my start date due to COVID-19, what should I do?

I was working PRN (as needed) on a regular weekly basis, but it was lessening prior to COVID-19. In anticipation, in early February 2020 I accepted (signed contract) for a new part time job with ...

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