Crosbonaught
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78 votes
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Applying for jobs when I have an obvious scar
18 votes

First off, I am sorry about your experience which you described. I am big believer in that everyone should be able to go home alive, with all their digits, and a "fist-full of money" at the end of ...

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Should My Non-Technical Boss Try to Code?
7 votes

Not a programmer, but I had a boss (I work in Supply Chain, Purchasing) who oversaw, purchasing, logistics, customs and internal transfers (basically our internal supply chain). He wanted to learn how ...

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7 votes
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Contacting 'references' that are not on the reference list
6 votes

First, I find this practice incredibly distasteful and unprofessional. All job applications should be submitted in confidence. As a hiring manager, you (we) don't know if the candidate is leaving a ...

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11 votes
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My manager supports the KKK and is actively racist- white man working in China
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I find it interesting that this attitude is accepted in SZ. I have been there and found the people there more open minded than those of the city in which I lived (Xi'an). I lived and worked in China ...

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3 votes
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How to ensure that employer has received e-mail regarding declining an interview?
2 votes

For most important emails, I utilize either or both of the following features from Outlook - delivery receipts and read receipts. In emails where I don't expect a response I will set the email to send ...

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How do I explain how I handle unrealistic expectations from superiors in an interview?
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Personally, when I have been asked that I have done two things: Taken it as a red flag - in an organization is intentionally asking about how you would cope with unrealistic expectation, this would ...

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How to write a brief description of myself for my first job?
1 votes

I've been asked to write a few of these over the years and I have always followed the format of: Name, Academic Institution (and accreditation). Excited to be here...what I do outside of work. I'm ...

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4 votes
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Software development skills or projects - what to focus on when starved for space in resume
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Focus on both! No two jobs you will be applying for will ever be the same. As the Job Description calls for it let one or the other shine. And as you go through your career you will have more choices ...

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