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You should already have asked for guidance at the very beginning, when you felt it was overwhelming - but better late than never. Immediately reach out to your superior / manager and make them aware of the situation. Ask for their guidance and suggestion on how to move forward, and what to be done / focused on to be completed in the time remaining. Is ...


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You've learned two very valuable lessons. Don't play with other people's toys. It's dangerous to be right when those in power are wrong. These are not your computers. They are owned and run by someone else. If that person doesn't want you to play Minecraft on there - that's tough. Their house, their rules. I would absolutely encourage you to explore, ...


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I think you can just add them on LinkedIn without asking permission or talking about it face to face. Just build a network, you will never know when it will come in handy!


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You changed the command prompt so that at first glance or to someone without much training it would appear you had hacked the machine. Now you're dealing with the consequences of someone thinking you hacked the machine. You can connect these dots, right? You can try to prove that changing the command prompt isn't hacking the server, but it won't do you any ...


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So... unfortunately you have gotten into a bad pattern and developed a bad reputation and that's going to take a while to change. The point that @Terence_Eden makes is totally valid - these are not your machines, and they are not yours to do with as you please. You've violated a few basic conventions that may not have been well-enunciated and now you've ...


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Try Google Voice: http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html It provides a handy way to give out a number that you can use for the duration of the class, then discard. You can have the voicemail stored, forwarded, or even transcribed. And it's free.


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I'm a hiring manager and have done a lot of interviews, and read of lot of resumes. What I can tell you is that if you list a language or technology in a "skills" section of a resume, and I have knowledge of it, I will ask you detailed technical questions about it, even if it isn't strictly speaking a job requirement. In other words, list things you are ...


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What do I say in this open court hearing in order to save my reputation and keep my current job. You simply answer all questions fully and honestly, and give your side of the story. There's not much else you can do here. I have a court hearing at the end of this working week where I will discuss with my rival contemporary who at this point remains ...


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I was wondering if it would be appropriate for me to ask my co-workers if I could maintain a professional network with them It's perfectly appropriate to invite anyone who you think would add value to your network. Depending on how you worked with them during your internship, and how they feel about you, they may not all accept your invitation. Don't ...


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There's a very good chance your boss wants you there to answer questions from the candidate, not to ask them. You can speak to what the job is like with complete authority. I would clarify whether your boss expects you to ask any questions at all. If I invite someone to "sit in on" an interview with a potential peer, I would not usually expect any pre-...


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To give an alternative option: Have you considered pushing back on the requirement? While I understand students need a way to contact you, I don't understand why it has to be a phone number. Telephone does not work very well for complex questions anyway (complex topics are hard to discuss without being able to write things down), and you may not always be ...


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When teaching students how to craft the resume and cover letter, I first remind students that when they are applying to student-level or entry-level positions, the hiring manager assumes a lack of working experience and little familiarity with the professional aspects of the career (in this case, depth of knowledge of programming languages). As a rule, ...


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I don't see any possible ethical concern. Both companies want to retain your services only part of the week, and you note that you will be able to balance the load. Both companies obviously know that you will be doing something else on the days you are not working for them. They won't care whether you will be studying, loafing or working another internship. ...


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The information that you've dabbled in other languages (possibly outside your course) is useful to an employer. However, as others have said, you don't want to represent familiarity with a language or technology you've only dabbled with. There's no reason you can't just list your proficiency alongside each language or library. You could do this in a ...


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You could attempt to add them immediately after you left. That way, who ever wants to connect can do so - and whoever doesn't aren't socially pressured into doing so.


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Primarily, ask questions. Although many companies won't take resumes at career fairs, telling you to apply online, they will frequently look at yours and be able to give you answers that are unique to your situation. Especially for internships and co-ops, many positions are written generically. Find out specifically what skills the company is looking for ...


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I've worked at a few of them. Don't expect to get hired on spot. Almost never happens (I've never seen it). The company I work for we would request CV/Resumes online only. Some people would not get to talk to certain people on the stand without a minimum educational/career equivalent (eg. PhD or higher only). In these cases this is just that certain ...


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I do admit I did make subtle remarks on the status quo of females in the workplace. The first lesson is to not discuss topics of gender, race, religion, politics, ethnicity, etc. If you don't engage in these conversations then you are removing any possibility of your receiving any repercussions of these types of conversations. As to what you should do in ...


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I think you should set very clear boundaries about what your number is provided for. If these rules are broken you need to follow up. You should not be afraid of your students. Even if the contact was via email, 250+ messages is far from acceptable. I would also suggest bringing this up with other teachers and with the management of the school.


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Is there a chance they would have given me a project beyond my ability, which I cannot complete? That chance is actually pretty high. It is very difficult to estimate the complexity of a software project before you actually start to look into how you are going to implement the details. It is next to impossible to estimate the complexity of implementation ...


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I've been in your shoes. Nobody who knows what they're doing hires an intern and expects them to not need a significant amount of assistance. In a sanely-run organisation, you should have been assigned a team leader or developer who is familiar with the work to mentor you. If nobody has been assigned to mentor you, that raises some serious red flags, and ...


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When asked what languages I know I'm tempted every time to say "all of them and none of them". I'm awful at self-promoting because arrogance irritates me and I would never want to tread there. But, truly, I feel no language is out of bounds. Many people I have heard say that or something similar are the same ones that when asked to create an ...


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Your attitude in that meeting is of vital importance. You need to be sincere and apologetic. DO NOT be sarcastic or defensive, or make any attacks at all towards the complainer (if they are there). It's probably best to minimise your interaction with them as much as possible. Your general tone should be "I was making some general lighthearted comments ...


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Check with your boss about questions he wants you to ask. Some places have a very specific list of questions each candidate is asked and others are more informal. He may have questions he intends to ask and you wouldn't want to cover the same ground. Usually when I have been involved in interviewing, I have coordinated with others who would be interviewing ...


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It's highly unlikely that a creative resume/ CV will work better for you than a standard resume/ CV. One of the benefits of asking for a resume or a CV is that the format is relatively standardized. That makes it relatively easy for reviewers to find the pieces of information they're interested while still giving the candidate the freedom to present him- ...


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Work with him. That's it. And: Do it on friendly terms (approach him with the idea of learning from him). Make it open (always, always tell him what you want to do, and never ever let your classmates use you to their advantage). Make it clear that you want to help. Keep it for yourself, as long as possible. Otherwise you'll become tech support for every ...


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Depends on what the rest of your grades look like from here on out. Having a miserable frade in Freshman year is not uncommon; many people need a term of two to adjust to being responsible for themselves, and many schools have tried making the Freshman year pass/fail for exactly that reason. So one bad grade just marks you as a typical semi-clueless ...


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Unfortunately "lack of communication skills" is a broad term. Usually means that you cannot communicate with your peers to effectively perform your duties. Might be related to the fact that English is your second language or could be due to you being introvert or could be they are looking for an excuse to end your internship and are going to use such hardly ...


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Talk to your tutor. Simply tell him, "The office has a dress code of (Suit & tie / Oxfords and slacks / Button-up Shirt and Khakis). It's mandatory." Then just let it go at that. If he's determined to defy it, continuing to "nudge" him will only aggravate things.


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Let them know ASAP where you stand Let your supervisor know immediately where you stand on the project in terms of your progress. It won't feel good, but it's the best thing to do. It will only get worse for you if you hide the truth, and you may be surprised by how things turn out. They're usually not as bad as we make them out to be in our heads. ...


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