Wayne
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How to decline onsite interview due to financial reasons?
17 votes

Good answers, but to be specific about strategy, I would suggest your option 3. Ask them if the next interview could be via Skype, and make sure to explain that the reason you're suggesting this is ...

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Addressing burnout when applying for a new job
10 votes

I recently went through a six-month job search after being laid off from a job that I wasn't really happy with anymore. (It was a great opportunity, actually!) During that time, I thought a lot about ...

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Employer demanding I help with recruiting after my one-month notice of resignation
6 votes

An issue I don't see mentioned: Would this be a conflict of interest with your new (current by now?) employer? If you're still in the same field, I can think that many employers would not be happy ...

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Can it be seen as unprofessional to have an avatar as your LinkedIn profile picture?
5 votes

My answer would be to use a good photo in the Profile Photo, but take advantage of other LinkedIn features to display your image as if it were a logo. Your abstract photo is essentially a logo, and a ...

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How to react to a co-worker who tries to be funny, but isn't?
5 votes

I think you identified the crux of the matter in your statement: "... his joking is mostly due to being the new guy. It is really obvious (to me) that he is trying hard to be well-liked..." So, how ...

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My colleagues feel that I go into discussions too aggressively - how do I fix this?
3 votes

I've +1'd several points, but I need to emphasize something that's only mentioned in passing or that's actually dismissed in some answers: How you interact with teammates is the most important thing ...

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Presenting open source development during a resume-gap?
3 votes

It should definitely be on the resume, assuming it's significant and extended over time. Recruiters want to know that there's a reasonable explanation for a gap, and they want a feeling that you were ...

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How do I stay awake during work without the use of coffee?
2 votes

Three other recommendations: Get a physical with blood work. Perhaps you're vitamin-D deficient. Perhaps you have deeper issues. Check your eating habits and what you eat. Do you skip breakfast? Do ...

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Is it OK to lie to a customer to protect them from themselves?
1 votes

I agree with all of the "don't lie to the customer" answers, but have a perhaps different solution: could you -- without taking too much development effort -- track the decisions made? How often is ...

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Event director schedules events without coordinating with me, causing extra work for me
1 votes

Lots of good answers, but two issues haven't been directly addressed: 1) why are the customers calling you, and 2) are you referring the customers back to the event planners? It may be that there's a ...

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How to better provide technical pushback without appearing defiant?
1 votes

You ask, "how can I provide technical reservations without antagonizing people or coming across too hostile?". There are two parts to this: Assuming that you are not antagonizing or being hostile, ...

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Should I have my own business card if my company has no policy of giving them to employees?
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You need to expand on what you mean by "people of their society". Are you referring to society in general or do you mean something like a professional society? If you're attending meetups, ...

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