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If you are proud of your personal project I would absolutely include it onto your resume, especially if the project is completed. It demonstrates that you are self-motivated and am able to follow through on a goal. If it showcases other skills outside of your usual work it also highlights that you have the ability to learn and adapt to new techniques on your ...


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put my personal projects on the resume or nah? If I had a fairly challenging technical project that I was working on in my spare time, I would definitely put it on my resume as it helps demonstrate my technical capabilities. In fact, as an interviewer, I've seen many a personal projects on the resumes of candidates, some of whom went on to get offers, as ...


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I can relate to you. At the start of my career I ended up in such situations quite often. Although, with enough lucky and a different way of working, I usually don't land-up in such mess anymore. I would like to think it's because of the strategy, but it's mostly luck. Few notes: I don't know how good you are at your work. I am assuming decently good. I ...


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You need to think whether the work/life balance CAN change to suit your needs. I had similar - 37.5 hours a week. I used to come in at 7:45 and leave usually at 4:45, which I realise was longer than I needed to. Most other people came in at 8:30 and left at 5, and they didn't see me come in earlier. They got annoyed that I'd leave earlier than them, even ...


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You're contractually obliged to work 37.5 hours. That's all you need to do. They can ask nicely if perhaps, occasionally, you might help out with X, and you may or may not do this. But don't feel obliged to. Just apologise and say you have other, regular commitments. Or maybe do an extra hour once every couple of weeks - but it's your choice. Get there 5 ...


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I was in a similar situation. I was given work with deadlines where it's impossible to do them in the regular 40h work week. I also saw other people not leaving at 5pm so at first I felt pressure to also keep working not to be "the new one that from day one is not working enough". I even once went at 6pm where he "joked": Where are you going? It's not ...


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Should I be worried? Yes. Sorry to make this sound like a bit of a negative response but it seems you walked into a new job without doing some research on the company culture. Some companies are like this and some people don't mind working in places like that, others (such as yourself and myself) absolutely do mind it. In my experience you will not be ...


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