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I had someone recommend that I completely leave this job off resume and simply tell potential recruiters/interviewers that I took some time off to travel and whatnot. I think that might look better than trying to explain why i left a big insurance company after 5 months. That someone gave you bad advice. You would be better off not lying. Imagine a ...


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Is that too much to ask? Not at all, rather they should be providing you with the written offer, before you ask. DO NOT, I repeat, do not resign until you have a signed and sealed contract / offer in your hands. There can be many reasons why your former boss cannot show you the contract before you resign - and none of the reasons are reasonable. This is ...


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My question is how I can convey that I'll be actively pursuing external opportunities if I don't get this promotion without it sounding like a threat. You can't, because it is a threat. In reality, you gain nothing by announcing that you will be actively pursuing external opportunities. In fact, you are more likely to hurt yourself by doing so. If you ...


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I'm resigning for ergonomic reasons and ideally I want to explain this at the exit interview, so they know it's nothing personal, and hopefully they will take action for others if they see that someone is actually leaving over it. Since it's nothing personal, is it professionally safe to explain my ergonomic reasons or should I just keep it vague ...


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he wants me to resign before seeing the contract That is a major red flag. It is absolutely professional to see contract before signing it, and I am not sure why your current employment would be a problem. If contract has NDA, this is independent issue. In general advice goes as following: You don't have a job until contract is signed. If you resign your ...


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There is no reason to worry or lie about this. Just be honest and say you didn't feel the company was the right fit for you. There is nothing wrong with that. You have a good history and that is all that matters. I am responsible for going though resumes at my company, and 5 months wouldn't bother me because you have held a job for 4 years and others for 2 ...


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The moment you decide to leave a job, their problems stop being your problems. If they ask "what can we do in future to make life easier for other people who work here?" that's an opening to give them some feedback about problems in their building. But you cannot fix their problems. So you have nothing to gain from offering unsolicited advice. They've ...


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There is no value to be had for you to tell them that you will leave if you are not promoted. It just sounds like you are trying to determine how important you are to the organization. If they are not doing a good job keeping good people, they likely are not concerned with individuals in general. If they aren't attempting to keep the people you trust, you ...


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I'd still say - do not go into details, give them a very generalized reason and move on. As you mentioned in another comment that when you wanted to discuss / report this issue, HR folks got angry, so most likely citing the same reason for leaving is not going to be taken positively and appreciated. There'e nothing for you to gain by providing any feedback ...


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Tell them the reason you're leaving; it's a solid reason, and that knowledge may help them prevent future employees from leaving. However - don't leave it at that. If you're going to be honest and deliver some bad news to them, you should also deliver good news. Make sure they know that you enjoyed everything else about the job, and single some items and ...


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When it comes to the shares be very wary of attaching much value to them (and much less to a mere promise of them). Here are some things to be aware of: You can't know anything about their value without knowing how many shares there are in total (and potentially who owns them), what rights attach to those shares and what limitations are put on you. For ...


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My question is how I can convey that I'll be actively pursuing external opportunities if I don't get this promotion without it sounding like a threat. You don't need to convey anything about leaving at this point. Follow the sequence below: Ask for what you believe you're worth of (promotion, salary revision etc.). Start finding other opportunities when ...


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how I can convey that I'll be actively pursuing external opportunities if I don't get this promotion without it sounding like a threat? By describing your goals, not your tactics. You'll likely be asked why you're going for the more senior position. Answer something like: I've been in {current role} for 2.5 years now. I've learned a lot, and I feel ...


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it was not a good fit, as I mentioned earlier. My body does not fit the workstation, I was going home with a lot of pain, and my doctor told me to stop immediately. It's too bad. I liked everything else about the company. That's what you say.


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They always say don't let anyone know at your job if you are leaving as this can make work life difficult. Thank them, they are right. Continue as usual, until it's time to submit your resignation (i.e., you have a confirmed offer with you) and then, serve the notice period and leave. Till then, continue as usual, including accepting the salary, promotion, ...


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No, "let's see other people" does not work on the workplace... except in places where that's explicitly regulated. For that to work, both sides of the equation need to benefit from it (which by the way is the same reason that doesn't usually work either on the other context), but in this case only you benefit from it. You basically want to leave your job ...


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The problem I got is he wants me to resign before seeing the contract, No, first comes the term sheet. EDIT: Then, the ShareHolding Agreement. I'll admit, I didn't realize this one was so important until I read Alex Hayward's excellent answer. Then comes the contract, along with a vesting schedule. And then, and only then, comes the resignation. And ...


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Companies might think I left this big corporation, I might leave their company also Without any context, perhaps. So it's your job to give them that context. Interviewers are just people - if you tell them you tried the job, didn't like it for genuine concrete reasons, and decided to move on to something better, most will relate. It's a rare person who's ...


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Is it reasonable, and if is, how can I do ? It's reasonable to you but the company has already given you their answer. They don't care enough to fix these issues permanently while you're there, why would they cave when you've left? Your best bet is, after securing an offer and giving your notice, to stress you're looking for an amiable exit, and that you'...


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Until you have handed in your notice, you are still working there and you should continue working there as normal - including taking any training you are asked to (so long as there are no strings attached with repayment etc.) The reality is, you do not know for certain that you will leave shortly - until you have actually tendered your notice. Perhaps the ...


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The monitors have built in, non-adjustable stands, so they sit another 6 inches above the desk so the bottom bezel of the monitor is pretty much at eye level. This causes neck strain because I'm looking up all day. This looks like an OSHA violation. If I'm reading [the OSHA documentation] right, the top bezel should be at eye level, not the bottom one. I'...


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People do leave jobs and return to them, though that generally isn't pre-arranged. Here's what I suggest you do. First, go to your boss and tell your boss things about you, not about the job. Not "this job is too X" but "I need less X in my life at the moment." Not "it is too Y for me here" but "I need to reduce the Y in my life at the moment." If your boss ...


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Don't lie. There are several companies which ask for a Job Employment history form (which is obtained from the social services), in which you could easily ruin your chances. Just be honest, and tell them the reason on why you're leaving the company. Practically (depends where you're from), each job by law is given a 6-month probation in which you may ...


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I don't believe AI will ever be needed as an average web developer. The truth is most web developers will just use libraries or services to enable AI without really knowing what it is. You certainly wont need to know the science/maths behind it. However, you have been given an opportunity to learn one of the hottest topics currently in the tech industry. ...


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There was no project, no job, no payment, no communication and no structure. What, exactly, would you be walking away from? Nobody else seems to really care. Talk to your teacher about your immediate plans, and concentrate on your studies for the near future. If you decide later to return to the project, you should treat it in a more structured way, with ...


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I have 1.4 year experience in web development both on front-end and back-end. So you are a very junior software developer. Perhaps just a code monkey (and these are risking their job a lot more than genuine software developers, because by definition they are easily replacable; the economical value of software is concentrated on software design aspects, and ...


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We don't know anything about your job role or responsibilities, or your work areas. Ask you manager, they will be able to guide you. In general, the knowledge transfer includes (but not limited to): The work you have done and currently doing. Any details about the generic access / login that you used as part of your job. Process and practices. Any ...


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My question is while I am leaving my currently working company they ask for KT(knowledge transfer) know. What do I need to present them? That depends on what the company needs. Sometimes, that is documentation. Sometimes, that is training your replacement. Often, it is both. Ask your boss what would help them the most. Then be helpful.


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A lot of people feel this sort of guilt when quitting a job. I did at my previous one and I didn't even have the family ties as a reason to stay. I'm currently going through a very similar situation, I'm in a job I got through a friend of the family. Quitting would be really tough, but sometimes it's necessary. To cut a long answer short: no you're not a ...


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Stay honest. Lying on an application only to be discovered later is not good. There is no shame in having a single short term job on your resume, as long as it is the only one. You gave it 5 months, it did not turn out the way you wanted, and you decided to leave. In my opinion, that is better than hanging in there for a year or two longer hoping things ...


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