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You have no formal offer from company A. Even if you did, letting them know as soon as possible is the right thing to do. You can outline the facts: your salary, benefits, and responsibilities are better at company B. Please keep your opinion about company B being better than A to yourself. If they are a reasonable company, then you will not be ...


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You just have to be professional about it and let company A know ASAP that you won't be joining them because you had an offer elsewhere which better matches your long term goals. No need to name company B in that communication. I'm sure a few bridges will be burned, but if you're at company B for the long term, it won't really matter.


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It depends on what will you be studying and what's your current degree.... and whether you want to be in academia for life, or in the industry. If you just want to be in the software industry and not in the academia, nothing past Bachelor's degree is needed except for a few very specific jobs. In many cases one can get a 6-digit (in $) salary without even a ...


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Remember that you're interviewing them also. Treat it like you would any working session with a client, and get to know the people you're working with. We can't tell what they're looking for (apart from a days free labor from you), but I'd recommend that you go in with an open mind and see if you enjoy the people and the experience. (personally.. if a ...


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do they just want to stare at my screen on my laptop to see how I proceed making decisions and coding? If they just wanted to do that, chances are they would have just given you a take home exercise. This will almost certainly (primarily) be a test of how well you work with, and fit into the team, while performing some simulated task. Generally speaking, ...


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Start looking for a new job if this one is not a good fit. From what you're saying, you don't want to continue in this job anymore so do it now - don't waste your and your company's time. Either way I’m concerned that if I leave the job before reaching a year there it will look bad on my resume. Not if you tell the interviewer that it was not a good fit ...


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Start looking now. There's no reason not to start looking, get some feelers out with recruiters, and plan to change your career come the new year. Depending on your location and specific industry background, it could take a few months to find something decent. Unless you are going through a clearance process, there's no reason to include the job on your ...


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A note as a person involved in the recruitment process looking for people who make their passion their profession. At our company, we count experience in years. A year (usually) has 365 days. Each day has 24 hours. We assume one year's experience means that someone slept 8 hours a day and worked full time during the remaining 16 hours, for 365 days. This ...


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Does doing double job counts as double experience? TL;DR - No. To elaborate, in most of the cases, the required year of experience is required to measure the exposure of someone into different phases / scopes / activities / responsibilities of the job, not only the amount of time spend doing the same thing. For example, a software / IT professional with 5-...


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I don't think there's a right or wrong here. I'd certainly apply for the job and in the application make sure they know that your company OK'd you working two places at once. Just list your jobs as they are and don't list a "accumulated work experience", then they can make the decision of how they want it to count. Keep in mind that 2+ years usually doesn'...


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I was nearly in this position in 2011 (IIRC). I dreaded the idea of calling my boss while on vacation and giving her that news. I ultimately decided not to take the new job (due to other considerations, not due to the potential awkwardness of the phone call I was going to have to make). But that's what I would suggest: Call your manager, today, and give ...


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You should definitely announce your resignation early enough. Also, be careful about the company's policies, about mixing resignations and vacations. Some companies do not allow using the notice period for vacations.


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Dev with management minor here. The problem is that my co-workers behave as if they were my superiors, asking me to allow them to check some documents before I send them (for example, the form to ask for a second monitor...). This is a time when they are possibly introducing forms and procedures of the company to you, which is a good idea. That is ...


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Does a potential IPO indicate that the corporation's financials need some help? Not really. An IPO would be regulated by the market regulator's stringent condition. If anything, it is a sign that the company is in good financial health at the moment, as otherwise, why would a public investor invest money in it. Do companies typically fire large numbers ...


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First off, no, a company going public is not a sign of bad financials. Quite the opposite, a company typically only goes public when things are going really well and they think they have good prospects for growing even further. No one in the public is going to buy their stock if the outlook for the company isn't good. If they are serious about going IPO, it ...


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You may be experienced and highly skilled in the general area, but there's a lot you don't know about your new company, where they keep things, how they like things done, and the office politics. It's easy to make a mistake if you just assume that everything should be done like it was in your previous job. It may take a few months before you know enough to ...


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Seniority is a big thing in some of the cultures. Seniority can be determined by multiple criteria: years in the field, at the company or physical age. The more complex the system the longer it takes to get used to even a little. A week is a short time in a company that has had multiple mergers and the intertwined systems would require their own subject in a ...


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It's not uncommon in some workplace cultures and systems, for there to be unofficial rungs on the ladder. In addition, it is not uncommon for existing employees to give directions to new employees. You have been there a single week. You're the new guy. Before you decide to indeed get off on the wrong foot, find out what your expectations are from your ...


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It's unclear to me what your job is, and that impacts my answer. For example, if you're a software developer but your primary responsibility is validating documentation, that is a big deal, and you should start looking for a new job (yes, I know it's cliche on Workplace SE to say "look for a new job" at the drop of a hat, but I'm speaking from experience ...


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Should I indulge my new co-workers? In this scenario, it is definitely time to stop indulging them. The longer you do this the harder it will be to break them of the habit. One thing to consider: Are you certain they are not following your manager's instructions? After you verify that point, simply start saying "I get my tasks from our manager". In ...


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