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The points you're trying to make aren't inherently bad, but in these situations, framing is everything. I do not want to go into academia, so for me the choice was simple This sounds a bit like you're waving away any point of doing a postdoc if you don't plan on an academic career ("not planning to go into academia, so there's no point!") Instead, ...


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My answer was, "I do not want to go into academia, so for me the choice was simple. Also, the uncertainty in funding for postdocs did not appeal to me." No need to feel ashamed about it. The above answer is a perfectly good and valid response. Judging by your question the only thing you need to consider worrying about is the intonation. Basically, don't ...


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This was your answer: I do not want to go into academia, so for me the choice was simple. Also, the uncertainty in funding for postdocs did not appeal to me Here are the reasons you have given us: I didn't want to go into academia. I didn't want to work long hours for little pay. I didn't want uncertainty in my pay, or job security. I ...


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should you tell your interviewer that you're leaving the company because you haven't been paid for 3 months, and for 3 more months you didn't receive a full salary? Only do it when and if asked. Try to keep your answer brief and honest, and stick to the facts (so it does not come out as you venting out with your current employer). Anyways, I feel that ...


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Would it be unwise to submit my CV to the agency regarding this role, given my history with the company? I don't see a reason why not to send your CV and apply. Furthermore, you suspect it may be your past employer, but you are not 100% sure about that... Best case you land the job, and worst case you don't and have to keep job-hunting... but if you never ...


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“Fired” sounds so negative. You were not fired, you were laid off. And not for a reason that any reasonable person would hold against you today. No reason not to apply.


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Are you sure you want to step back? If you had time, would you do the assignment? If so, you can write something like: Due to personal reasons, I won't have time to work on your assignment within the given timeframe. I am interested in working for your company and would like to request an extension to $date. If you just want to withdraw your ...


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This is my standard answer, taken from academia SE Here are my findings: F1: If I overwork in science, I get the opportunity to have a position in science F2: If I overwork in industry, I get the opportunity to choose the position I want for my future In my field (Physics), there are two causes for F1: C1: The supply of researchers strongly outnumbers ...


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In general, this is a bad idea. If you actually have a relationship outside of work, then maybe. Otherwise there is a chance it will get back to your company (your manager), and the repercussions of that will not be worth the inquiry. Taking a chance that this will come back and haunt you for a small chance that an acquaintance can help you find your next ...


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Say Dear Employer, I have decided not to continue with my application for x. Thanks, You. Avoid adding qualifiers like 'at this time', 'currently', etc. No need to actually reference the assignment. They all provide wiggle room for negotiation. Unless you are open to negotiation. Sounds like you are not. That's ok. Hence short and sweet.


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What is that skill called? Based on your description, I would describe that skill or attribute as empathic. From Oxford's: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Empathetic people have a tendency to put themselves into "other's shoes", meaning they can perceive and understand well the feelings and postures others have. This is a ...


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Any and/or all of the following apply Teambuilding Conflict resolution Mentoring Soft skills


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You did not say anything inherently wrong, postdocs are not necessarily better than industry experience. However, this is a matter of ingroup vs. outgroup, and a better way would have been "I was really excited about it, but after doing my PhD I wanted to experience industry for a few years as well". you don't have to be meaningful, as long as their egos ...


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You should expect to write code. Preferably, work on personal projects consistently in the weeks leading up to your interview. This will train your brain to be in JavaScript mode so you don't fumble JavaScript's syntax while trying to implement an algorithm they've asked you to write. Search the web for "JavaScript exercises" or "JavaScript interview ...


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Is there value in recruitment messages? Short answer: actually, no. Long answer: (see below). I'm assuming it is a weak fact to vouch for a raise or promotion Your assumption is very good. Even worse, the company might become "sad" that you are not loyal enough, and not treat you adequately as a result. can sharing an information like "I'm actively ...


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Put it simply the reasons are there are a lot of lessons that don't align with my interest... and because i want to be a web/software engineer. An engineering education is much more about understanding what code you should not write, than it is about learning to write code that "works" in the near term. If you just want to build things, that's what your ...


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Your plan is to leave for graduate school next year. But what you don't know is if you will be accepted, and if you will be accepted to a particular program. I had a coworker who had to delay med school for a year because of a difficulty passing the MCAT. You have no obligation to work forever for your employer. So unless the required training for the ...


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Definitely solution 2 ! You can not solely rely on your boss to find you a job where he has no business implemented, if you find a good position in Asia sign the contract there and resign from your current company.


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I had Owner of a small business on my Resume, recently. I was doing technical writing on computer security. I was able to secure a job without any problem. Some people might see it as negative, but so what. Do you really want to work at a company where the managers are scoffing at the great things you have done? Find the job where the people there truly ...


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Ideas, in themselves, are worth usually nothing, as long as they are kept strictly in the mind of the person who generated the said ideas. Therefore, it is totally inappropriate to mention these in your CV, since you are not willing to talk about it anyway. For the best outcome, just mention in the CV the information you already have and that you can talk ...


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I wanted to put this as a comment but i don't have enough rep. Anyway here is a questionnaire for job interviews with basic/common questions of javascript. Although the focus is for front end, the questionnaire has many of the basics like these questions: Basic JS Knowlegment Explain event delegation. Explain how this works in JavaScript. What ...


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While berry120 is absolutely right, I provide reasonings on how to address the formulation. Increasingly, doctors are younger and PhD merely a pre-requisite to a career while it used to be the more prestigious title for renowned experts. They think that a PhD is a research education for academia. Did you learn it only there that it is just a step to an ...


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So is this situation normal? and happens frequently? How to deal with this situation. While it is good interview etiquette to do so, unfortunately, an employer is not obligated to provide feedback on your take home assignment. There is also some gray area if you should be compensated for your time on the assignment or who technically owns the copyright ...


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I've held a couple of interviews with prospective employees supposed to work with js, ng, node & pgsql and therefore put a little questionnaire together to rate the candidates. The first part doesn't even consist of any programming but rather general IT-questions to see if they have even the most basic understandings of computers and networks: 1.1 ...


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After going through my internal connections, I was led to the email address of who would be my future coworker. We both would manage a team of developers. Is it ethical/appropriate to send them an email to connect with the intent of potentially applying for the position? If I could get more information from someone who is in the position I am ...


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a company's internal recruiter will send an email saying they came across my profile and think I might be a good fit for one of their jobs; would I be willing to talk to a recruiter? When people drop off their resume at a job fair, and then are asked to talk to a recruiter they generally have started the process without knowing exactly which jobs they ...


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From my experience, where you search will depend on whether you are looking for a science job in the industry or in academia and what type of science jobs you are looking for. I can only share my experience from Berlin. Some of the universities and institutes post jobs in English on their website. I'm sharing a link to Bernstein Center for Computational ...


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Yes, it's very common for companies to "ghost" -- ignore -- the candidates they interview and decide not to hire. It's rude, lazy, and counterproductive, but common. One day you'll be a hiring manager. You can learn from this experience and be polite to your candidates. It's a small world, and the way we each treat people matters.


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Something I haven't seen addressed yet in these answers is that there are different standards and roles for postdocs in different fields. In some areas there are many postdoctoral appointments available (relatively speaking), while in others there are few, compared to the applicants. (Anecdotally, biology might fall in the first category while math might ...


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I am not sure what the standard practice is, they only told me on phone at the present that they liked me after a interview and want to proceed You are now almost ready to proceed to the negotiation phase. Once you get their contract offer, you will need to read it, and maybe even run this by the person giving you legal advice. You also may need to run ...


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