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Should I tell my prospective employer that I drafted my own reference letter?

How do I deal with this scenario in an interview? As you probably know, German reference letters are a highly coded thing. While it looks like proper German sentences, it is actually code, wrapped ...
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Should I tell my prospective employer that I drafted my own reference letter?

If your boss has made their sign, then the responsibility of the content belongs to them, irrespective of the fact whether they conceptualised, drafted, typed-in or proof-read the letter. I do not see ...
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Should I tell my prospective employer that I drafted my own reference letter?

Trying to find a balance between the two existing answers. It's perfectly normal for an employee to contribute to their own reference. You know best what you worked on what the results were. You also ...
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Can I ask my company to let me take my online training course during office hours?

You can always ask them. Some companies would be happy to assist your growth, especially if you can convince them it also benefits them. Others might not be willing to. In the end you won't know until ...
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Should I tell my prospective employer that I drafted my own reference letter?

Don't mention it if they don't ask it directly, they probably don't care much. If they ask, just give them an honest answer. As long as the company signed the reference letter, it means they agree ...
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Can I ask my company to let me take my online training course during office hours?

By all means ask! But before you ask, spend some time and think about how this will improve you as an employee now or in the foreseeable future. Will this training make you more effective in your ...
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Notice Period + Contractual leave days in Germany

A 3 month notice period to the end of the month means that if you turn in your resignation any time in August, you'll have to work through September, October and November, able to start a new job by 1....
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Can I ask my company to let me take my online training course during office hours?

You can ask. Generally, your manager's view will be that if the courses are must-have requirements for you to do the job, then he will likely let you take the courses during the office hours. It is up ...
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Can I ask my company to let me take my online training course during office hours?

Of course you can ask. What you get depends on the situation. Are you immediately more valuable for the company with the training course? They should pay. Will you get a raise for your added knowledge?...
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Can I ask my company to let me take my online training course during office hours?

It depends on the company culture and stance about training. If your company has a strong culture of keeping the employees up to date on their skills or even new skill set to allow promotions/lateral ...
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