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advice for a help desk guy trying to break into software development

You have done a lot of things, but there's nothing in your background that tells us that you can hit the ground running on a C# project. Competency on this platform needs: Basic language and syntax ...
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How can I improve my time management and communication skills in this situation?

I think in your situation communication and most important prompt and direct feedback is key. You should stop working long nights and weekends and start to promptly give feedback to this person, that ...
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How can I improve my time management and communication skills in this situation?

Learn how to say "That sounds great; which of my current tasks can be deferred so I have time to work on it?" Try to get the want list prioritized, with consensus on the priorities. Then ...
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How do I get early relieving from my current employer who are taking too long?

I'm highlighting some points that stood out to me: At the time of resignation (around 1st April 2024), OP was fully aware of the 90-day notice period. Therefore, if they have to serve their full ...
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How do I get early relieving from my current employer who are taking too long?

I have no experience in the indian law system and are answering your question based on international law practise and experience. (Usually) If your work contract states a 90 days notice period and you ...
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advice for a help desk guy trying to break into software development

Keep trying. Finding a job in any industry is a challenge because: There are more applicants than jobs It is hard for recruiters to identify the best candidates Recruiters really want to avoid ...
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advice for a help desk guy trying to break into software development

You have 2 problems here. 1: your education which you list so proud is below what many who do not work in that field have from dabbling in it. Comically so actually. Let me be clear: 30 hours of ...
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advice for a help desk guy trying to break into software development

What are my technical weaknesses? The position is a C# entry level job. So, you have at least 2 weaknesses: You don't have any classroom (educational) training with C# based on your post. You don't ...
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advice for a help desk guy trying to break into software development

I cannot speak for that specific company or that specific position. Nor do I know whether gaining entry in the job market on hobby knowledge is common where you live. What the recruiter meant with &...
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Inclined offer from Amazon without finding a team

As the old saying goes: "Verbal Contracts are not worth the paper they are printed on" If you don't have it in writing, you don't have it.
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When should I ask for a return full-time offer after being an intern for a year?

When should you ask about becoming full time? Now is a good time. You are within 9 months of graduating, have completed everything you really need to get a job... It is time to start job searching. It ...
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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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After 2 years of work experience, I want to change technical field

It depends on two things If you can convince this company that you are fluent with this new language. How motivated you are to put in your own time to learn to use the new language.
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How can I help an employee improve their communication skills?

My junior had a similar problem. I suggested him to put his query through ChatGpt and then paste the output in the emails. I had seen significant improvements since. Below, I have asked ChatGPT to ...
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How can I help an employee improve their communication skills?

I have had this problem with many of the developers who had English as their second language. Even after 10 years of working for me, I was still surprised by the structure of their written English. I ...
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How can I help an employee improve their communication skills?

First of all, ask them what they think about their communication skills and how do they feel about the reception their comments receive. If they answer that they feel that people do not get what they ...
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How can I help an employee improve their communication skills?

Thank you for the comments, they are very helpful and I'll bring the important part for the context, as comments can go away. And thank you for including the example. It's a bit weird because I don't ...
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When should I ask for a return full-time offer after being an intern for a year?

Communiate your intent asap. Period. Do not hope for a lot - the market is awful right now, recession coming, depending where you are - well - there are plenty of hiring freezes and firing rounds open....
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When should I ask for a return full-time offer after being an intern for a year?

Secondly, if I do wait, should I apply elsewhere too and potentially use that to show I'm valuable? That shows your current employer that you have no loyalty to them and are thinking of leaving. Not ...
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When should I ask for a return full-time offer after being an intern for a year?

My best advise: Make your intentions clear from the outset. If you would like to become a full-time employee, let them know that this is what you want. And then you ask what you can do to secure that ...
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How can a newbie product support engineer make themselves more valuable to potential recruiters?

I would say you likely are out of luck - and there is a big chance this will never change. Let me start: You have 6 months experience and want now a new job for double the money. Recruiters tell you - ...
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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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How can a newbie product support engineer make themselves more valuable to potential recruiters?

It's understandable to want a higher salary, especially as you gain more experience and skills. Beyond just studying for certifications, try to gain practical experience by working on real-world ...
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