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When asked when you can start a job immediately, is it implied they will give you a few days notice?

When asked when could you start a new job, is it implied that even if you answer "immediately" they should give you a few days notice? No. It's a straight forward question so you should ...
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When asked when you can start a job immediately, is it implied they will give you a few days notice?

The reason they are asking is so you can say "I prefer a few business days notice". It would be pointless to lie in your answer. If you don't want to start immediately, don't say you can ...
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How to bridge the gap from a small shop to modern job?

I hired few dozen people in last few years, all technical/tech management positions. Not a single of those candidates was perfect, magical fit that answered all the questions and fit all the boxes. ...
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Inclined offer from Amazon without finding a team

They all assure me that Amazon would like to work with me based on my interview results With all due respect, that's just polite words. They haven't made you a job offer and show no real intention to ...
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When asked when you can start a job immediately, is it implied they will give you a few days notice?

When asked when you can start a job, is it implied they will give you a few days notice? It depends on the companies. Some companies may need you to start ASAP. Others may give you 1 or 2 weeks to ...
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How to find out all of the places I could have to go for work and how much notice there would be?

Part of the problem was I had to bring things like my laptop between locations, also I use public transit. The laptop isn't an issue, if they assume that you will be taking the laptop home each night,...
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How to bridge the gap from a small shop to modern job?

Frame challenge: You are going to have a tough time jumping from a shop where you are working at small scale on homegrown software to the world-class operations of a global company. You might be more ...
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Looking for work and including code made by AI in public portfolio

I believe that letting a machine learning model generate code can assist a programmer, but that it doesn't and probably won't ever be able to replace programming skill. Yet, trying to sell ML-...
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How often are employers looking for portfolios or code repositories with technical work?

No, they are not. The reason this hasn't changed is that the reasons why it is not a great idea are still valid: Do employers actually hire candidates based off of Github profiles? How clean does the ...
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How to find out all of the places I could have to go for work and how much notice there would be?

How can I ask about this in interviews? "What locations could I be required to work from and how much notice would I get?" Is a reasonable way to ask. But things seemed very random. Most ...
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Help me transition from academia (ongoing PhD) to industry

Is there a way I can obtain a work visa (H1B included) before I drop out of my PhD? Yes. You can file for H1B whole on an F1. One of the more difficult hurdles to clear is the lottery which is (by ...
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Received an email from my company includes revert with 6 months contract extension

Which country is this? If this is USA or UK, then the words "revert with 6 months contract extension" don't make any sense. If it is in India, then I would assume that they are offering him ...
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waiting on another interview before accepting

Here is how I would handle it: I would ask the Hiring Manager to send through the written job offer, with all the various details (Salary, Holiday, perks etc.) and then when you have received the ...
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Help me transition from academia (ongoing PhD) to industry

You write that you are a first-year PhD student. So for a 3-yer program you would expect to get your PhD in the summer of 2026. You can definitely apply for jobs in spring 2026 expecting to start work ...
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How to bridge the gap from a small shop to modern job?

Remember one thing: The job description, namely the requirements, are more of a wish list. As others said: Don't guess, admit you don't know. There is nothing wrong about that. Be honest. Big ...
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When asked when you can start a job immediately, is it implied they will give you a few days notice?

When asked when could you start a new job, is it implied that even if you answer "immediately" they should give you a few days notice? It's all about context. In general, it's not, but if ...
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How often are employers looking for portfolios or code repositories with technical work?

GitHub can be good if you are a major contributor to something which isn't just-another-version-of-whatever -- something on the order of a real work assignment as a lead developer on product-level ...
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How often are employers looking for portfolios or code repositories with technical work?

It is generally not required, but not having one puts you at a disadvantage versus another candidate who does have one. Nothing is a better indicator of future performance than past performance. ...
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When asked when you can start a job immediately, is it implied they will give you a few days notice?

No. It’s a simple enough question, but there isn’t really a standard implication across jobs, let alone across companies. In general, the ANSWER to their question will be a notice period for any ...
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Looking for work and including code made by AI in public portfolio

Where should the line be drawn when it comes to using code generated by AI to get an interview? If you are asked to show your own code, you should not use code written by somone else and you should ...
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