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Applying for jobs when my partner is expecting a child

I would recommend to time your new job start after the end of your planned Elternzeit. For the time that you are not working anyway it shouldn't make too much difference whether you don't work for ...
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Applying for jobs when my partner is expecting a child

You are right, for many employers, you would be at a disadvantage mentioning this, since they are looking for a person to do a job at a certain point in time and you will be unavailable at that point. ...
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How do I jump ship?

Contact your potential new employer by whatever the most direct means you have available is (i.e. phone is better than email) and tell that you'll have to delay starting unless they get you a formal ...
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How do I jump ship?

Is it normal to just resign without anything signed on paper? It's something I would never suggest and something I think all people on TWP agree on (only give notice when you have a signed contract). ...
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Applying for jobs when my partner is expecting a child

Everything you do has potential pitfalls. As a father of six, I do NOTHING that will potentially create stress for my wife or myself, or make major changes during the critical time between birth and ...
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Applying for jobs when my partner is expecting a child

The short answer is, it depends. So I'll give you my thoughts here, but you'll have to use your own judgement to apply it to your specific situation. I'll start with what I'd do. I would just tell ...
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Applying for jobs when my partner is expecting a child

I'm gonna go against the stream a little here and say it's not necessarily a bad thing that you're turning into a family. Some employers might see it as a bad thing, but others will value that you're ...
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Should I be applying only to Junior positions if I only have QA experience?

Apply for positions that you think you have the skills to do well in, based on what they say they're looking for. In your case that will probably be junior positions given your limited experience and ...
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Can a job change my position and lower pay after hiring me?

It's unlikely that your employer can unilaterally reduce you pay, however, it is likely, if there is a legitimate business need, that they are able to give you what is basically an ultimatum of being ...
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Applying for jobs when my partner is expecting a child

You don't want to postpone your job search, as the time has definitely come for a step forward in your career - but you are taking a major step forward in another very important area of life! Major ...
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How do I jump ship?

It depends on the country and on the circumstances. I have worked in country where it had happened exactly on this way. We were all black workers. But not that is the usual way in the current ...
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