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Or It shouldn't matter as long as I build a good resume doing good projects and confident enough to clear interviews for higher levels later when I want to change the job again in Ireland or coming back to India? Correct. Software engineering titles typically only map to an experience level and pay structure within the company. Rarely does it map to how ...


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Pretty much nobody cares about the title that you had. Everybody cares about what you actually did and what you can do. I tell you honestly, I have no idea what job title I had at one of my previous jobs - and I worked there for more than 3 years. Nobody ever cared about this "missing" information. At my current job I have the most generic title ...


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I can confirm: Job titles are very company specific. I have progressed within a single company from: Operator/Analyst, Intermediate Designer, Senior Designer, and finally Systems Consultant. Moving to another company I am "just" a Senior Developer. Many companies have numberic/alphabetic grades attached to the job titles to allow internal people to ...


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It's definitely not too late to find someplace new to work! One of the things that solves 50%+ of problems I see here is simply trying to look at the situation from the other side. In this case: what do things look like from the recruiter's perspective? We've got Alice, Bob, and Torsten. Alice has been switching jobs every 3 or 4 years. Which means that ...


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Recruiters tend to build up a network of people who hop jobs frequently because it's in their interests to do so. They don't particularly care if candidates find roles that suit them well as long as the role lasts long enough for the recruiter to collect their commission. Clearly as someone who has stayed put for a long time, they don't see you as someone ...


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Assuming you are Dutch or a permanent resident, having a gap of a few days between jobs has no real effect. You might miss a few days of income, and thus pension buildup, but that is it. Having no job is not relevant for your health insurance, as health insurance is personal and not tied to an employer(*). Some employer may provide a 'collectiviteitskorting' ...


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Yes, that is a classical problem. By the spirit of the law, limited time contracts are only allowed in Germany, if the work itself is limited time. For example, hiring a secretary on a one-year contract would only be valid if you knew you only had work for one year, maybe as attorney with a new, bigger case that will end eventually. Or hiring a construction ...


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As someone who has also worked with resume professionals in the past, I will agree that they are mostly (almost always) a waste of time and money. Nobody really knows what gets the job. There can be studies with indicators, but you can't really "science" getting a job. Especially since, I took my resume and asked some of my very successful ...


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No way does your company have any right to your phone number. Let's say you'd been giving your colleague a ride to work every day for the past 2 years, and when you told that colleague you were quitting they insisted that you give them your car. "Because it's how I get to work, and everyone will expect me to show up to work everyday in this car." ...


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Probation time is there so that both the company and you yourself can decide whether you starting with this company was the right move, and if one of you thinks it's not, then either can quit the employment with a minimum of fuss. So quitting during the probabition period is just normal. It is almost the same as going to an interview and not accepting the ...


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