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Why are cover letters important? [duplicate]

I noticed that while a lot of companies do not require cover letters in addition to the résume to send, I still tend to find it in several cases. In intern and trainee positions, it is much rarer, ...
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Does a receptionist need permisssion of secretary to transfer calls to a director? [closed]

If someone calls, looking for the director of the company, am I right to transfer the call straight to the director? Or should I first get permission from the director's secretary?
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Does owning jobs really mean owning people? [closed]

I am an American. I had to sign an agreement to become an "Employee" of a temp agency in order to to get a job. The agreement forbids me from working for any one else except for this temp agency for ...
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Is my employer allowed to force me to leave work before the end of my shift? [closed]

If my schedule is posted in advance is my employer allowed to force me to leave before the end of my shift?
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Tricky Situation in Hiring Process [closed]

So this is a follow up question to this As the previous one got marked as duplicate hence asking a new question. A week after the interview I sent a mail to the employer asking him about how things ...
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transfer to another company [closed]

I am a fresh graduate and Im a 1 month old employee now. But I want to transfer to another company... is it risky to accept the job for that company even though you've just filed a resignation letter ...
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A good method to get money from a model [closed]

I have read mathematics and statistics and now a person asked me to optimize a particular problem. I have found solution such that we can maximize particular expressions by some method and particular ...
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Can a company monitor the workstations without telling the users? [closed]

It's legal to track user activity throught a local spy software or proxies like SonicWall and don't telling them that they are being tracked?
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Programmer searching for divergences in Excel spreadsheets. Am I doing someone else's job? [closed]

I am officially a system analyst and developer. My boss, more often than not, comes to me with a problem like "your colleague downloaded the spreadsheet that displays which customers paid the monthly ...
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What will be the job title for PhD student

I am doing full time PhD and receive scholarship from university. I want to add that as a work experience. What job title will be appreciate for making resume for industry job?
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How can I accommodate an uncertain budget when planning for new hiring in cybersecurity? [closed]

I was recently promoted to team lead role on the Security Operations team where I work, and will be qualified to have direct reports. Today, I was meeting with my manager to review / discuss the ...
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What is the official title for a software automation engineer? [closed]

We are looking to add a position for a software automation engineer. The automation is mainly automated internal processes such as manual daily database jobs, and helping our tech support department ...
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Detailed personal information on resume [duplicate]

Should I put my nationality, date of birth and compulsory millitary service on my resume? I've seen many templates don't even mention anything from the above and I'm not sure if I can benefit from ...
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How to negotiate for higher salary [closed]

I got a call from recruiter today to offer me 44,000 for a Financial analyst position. I asked for $48,000 and above in the interview. Told her to up it. She called back that the hiring manager said ...
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Is it legal for my employer to ask me to work without contract? [closed]

My full-time contract has expired 2 months ago. My employer told me that I have to convert my contract to a permanent role as I have completed more than 2 years with the company. So I continued ...
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Should I include 2006 Time Magazine Person of the Year on resume? [closed]

I am the Time Person of the Year for 2006, and I was wondering if this is a good idea to include this on my resume? I figured it might make me stand out and be more noticeable amid all the many other ...
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How to deal with a manager who lies and hides information? [closed]

I work for a very large company in USA. Some of us are allowed to work remotely sometimes or always. A few months after starting my job, I saw evidence that my manager praised me in front of me, but ...
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Company promises specific job but changed start time [closed]

My girlfriend received an offer from a Big-4 company in Switzerland in September 2018 for a job starting in October 2019. They told her that they will send the contract later since there is still time....
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Does a good programmer get a promotion? [closed]

If you're working at an IT company as a programmer, let's say you're really good at what you're doing, you got decent knowledge in programming something and know how to realize an idea. Can you ...
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Why isn't everyone as excited as I am to work at my company? [closed]

I work at one of the most (if not the most) well-regarded companies on the planet, in terms of technical reputation as well as workplace benefits. Orientation was great, and I was fully bought into ...
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Termiated after corporate takeover without severence [closed]

I was let go yesterday after 27 years. My company had terminated us 7 months ago during the takeover and the new owner rehired us for the same jobs on the same day. Now I am fired with 2 weeks notice ...
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IT reset my password so I can get back in Windows 7, did they see my previous password? [closed]

I have a bad habit of worrying a lot but I have a question for all you IT people. I work in a company that uses Windows 7. I forgot my password or entered in the incorrect one way too many times so ...
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Could I ask an employee of my company's client for a recommendation letter ? Will it violate any company policy?

I will be applying to Graduate schools for Fall 2019. I have taken my GRE and will be planning to take again. My undergrad core GPA is not very good due to health problems, which I will mention in my ...
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Unclear task at new job/new mission [closed]

I was sent to work at client site. I spent 3 weeks doing nothing, but on the third week, my manager came to me and told me that I will take over somebody's job and I have two weeks to learn from him. ...
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In big and reputed companies, does a manager have the power to arbitrarily fire a reportee or does some process need to be followed? [closed]

He may want to do this for ego reasons or because he doesn't like you rather than because of performance. Is there any mechanism for the reportee to protect himself? EDIT: THe country is India. There ...
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Current employer is blacklisting me via HR at another company [duplicate]

What recourse do I have if I know that a current employer is blacklisting me via HR at another company? I know by cross-checking people I know don't like me at current company and people who are ...
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How much money should I sell my personal project e-commerce website source code to my current employer? [closed]

Over the past few years I have been developing an e-commerce website for a business idea I want to establish in the future however can not right now for a multitude of reasons. However my current ...
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Briefly explain your roles and responsibilities [closed]

During an interview and in a consulate interview I was asked to: Briefly explain your roles and responsibilities. What does it mean? Is it what I do on daily basis? How much explaining is enough? ...
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Scheduling a tech phone interview [closed]

Microsoft has an office in the city where I live. It happened that they are hiring software engineers for a team/product that I am really passionate about. So I revamped my resume and tailored it to ...
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How to deal with difficult boss. Should I continue or move on?

I joined this company as a developer in June 2016 so around two years I am working here. The work pressure is too much.So literally this is no work life balance.On top of that my boss is really a bad ...
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Rejection after rejection, do I keep trying? [closed]

I've had three jobs in what I do for 2 years, 3 years and currently 4. Each time I have gone for a new job I have got it instantly and not had any problems. Now suddenly I cannot get anywhere. I don't ...
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The other offer [duplicate]

Recently, I interviewed two companies, say Company A and Company B. Company B offered me a good position/package which I accepted right away. I didn't bother to reach out to Company A because the ...
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Offered Equity in Company, Amount Open to Negotiation [closed]

I work for a small 6 person IT/WebDev company with 2 owners (with a 30/70 split). The company started about 10 years ago with just one member. The WebDev side has dwindled down to just me as of 6 ...
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Asking HR about incentives/ stipends [closed]

I had gone to other country on business visa for client meeting. All my expenses ( staying ,food and traveling) was being taken care by my client. I had gone for 1 month. I got the usual salary which ...
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How to mention my role in Final year project in Resume [closed]

My final year project has been done by four of us. And everyone involved in every process in the project. How should I mention my role in my resume? The project is on IoT. The process involves ...
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Can a company recoup money from a interviewee? [closed]

My company would like to know if there is a legal form that a potential candidate can sign when we are paying for there flight and hotel and then they decide to not show and we are stuck with the bill....
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How to genuinely help someone when you have no skill in his department / specialty [closed]

I've read here and there that you should be ready to give before you need something from others. In other words, help people before asking for their help. I just asked a favor from a department in my ...
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Renting an office: Landlord wants to rent out a small adjoining office separately [closed]

Got a dilemma at the mo. I rent a good sized office which has a smaller adjoining office just to the side after you enter my office. So need to go through the main door which is the only door into my ...
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Working with a fresh graduate [closed]

A fresh undergrad programmer. I was surprised he got hired in the first place. It also lead me to question the education system overall, especially universities. On his CV, he conveyed that he has ...
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On Scheduling Meetings [closed]

One of the few things I've noticed in the workplace is that things often times don't start and end on time. I know that this isn't out of malice, estimated times and actual times to discuss a subject ...
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How to proceed if employer ends the job for inappropriate reason? [closed]

When I graduated from my school, a company hired me as an intern. They had potential to hire as a full-time, but they wanted to see how I perform before hiring for full-time. I had several interviews ...
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Is it right to ask work related questions on stackoverflow and network sites? [closed]

Is it professionally acceptable to ask questions related to work on stackoverflow and stackexchange network of websites ? Do we cite the source of answer even if not asked if someone asks at work ? ...
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How to handle repetitive 'permission-denied' situations

Background: I started working here in '04 and after 7 years, I decided I wanted to do web work. I talked to our previous manager and he said they didn't have a suitable position. On another occasion (...
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What is the proper interview etiquette for a fresh graduate who's just entering the job market? [closed]

A little bit of background context. I pursued a Bachelor's degree in Visual Communication before switching my field of study to Computer Science. I'm about to finish my second degree and I currently ...
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Locked out of the job application portal [closed]

I applied to a job position where I got rejected and no communication was made from the company. Job position was re-opened around 1 month later, so I reapplied. I believed (at least at the moment) ...
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I'm a newly graduate of Computer Science but i don't know what specific path to take [closed]

I was quite active during college years, I've joined some programming competitions such as Java Challenges and Web Development. I was also the president of our school IT club.. not that good but i ...
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Leaving sick from work [closed]

I am a leasing/office asst. agent and my boss was gone from the office for 2 weeks. During the second week after being by myself, I began to feel my blood pressure rising/166/100. I called the dr. ...
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Who do I contact? [closed]

The company I work for holds a daily call to discuss candidates. These calls are increasingly becoming unprofessional due to candidates being evaluated on factors unrelated to the positions being ...
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problem with evaluations [closed]

I've worked for 5 years as an operator. Every year I get a very low evaluation like 85%, or some years 89%. I asked my manager about it, and he replied "you are working well, next time i will give you ...
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Is it professional to attend a christmas dinner after leaving the company? [closed]

I just told my boss (last week) that I will be leaving the company on the 23rd. We are still in good relation. He just invited every employee (including me) to a christmas diner on the 30th. Is it ...

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