David Navarre
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What is the proper way to deal with a recruiter who calls during work hours?
41 votes

Any recruiter who won't talk to you on your time will also try to bully you on your pay rate, the date that you'll start and every other issue. Unless you're desperate, talk to them on you own time ...

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Revoking access privileges when someone leaves a job
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17 votes

As others have said, a checklist is critical. If you don't know what they had access to, there's no easy way to revoke it. Don't forget that people might also have access to external accounts on ...

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What's wrong with including software "maintenance" experience on your CV?
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13 votes

I think they laughed because "delivering" a report is a decidedly non-IT type task and they found your explanation amusing. I suspect that since you don't understand why it would have been funny, you ...

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Discontinued Master's Degree on resume
10 votes

I think that including that is valuable information. It indicates additional course work and furthering of your knowledge base. In software development, what you know is far more important than ...

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Job offer contingent on background check: when to give notice?
9 votes

Twice in a row, I had offers that were contingent on background checks. In each case, my current contract expired on it's own before the background check was complete, so I never had to mention my ...

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How often should I contact a company when they keep telling me my application is "under consideration"?
7 votes

While persistence often pays off, sending emails repeatedly is not likely to help your situation. There's a good chance they've already filled the position and simply not told you. Very few ...

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How do I give someone realistic expectations when I am doing a project for free?
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7 votes

I'd agree with Jarrod that you shouldn't work for free - if there are no consequences to asking you to put in more time, they will always ask you to put in more time. So, a discounted rate would be ...

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Rejected after 3rd interview - now they want to interview again
6 votes

Prepare, but relax Review your notes from your prior interviews Double-check any research you did on the company, in case anything has changed Make sure you have the names of the folks who ...

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What to do when recruiters don't count freelancing work as experience
6 votes

I wouldn't refer to it as free-lancing. As @Chad says in his comment, identify the time as "Independent Contractor", describing your projects and clients. If you had a company name during that time, ...

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How to handle a simultaneous job search in multiple fields
6 votes

I think you should do two resumes, but include all of it on your LinkedIn profile. In IT, for entry-level jobs, they rarely look at LinkedIn and rely heavily on your resume -- recruiting firms often ...

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In an exit interview, (how) do I tell my manager about my replacement's lack of skills?
4 votes

Because this coop was hired over your recommendation, I think anything negative you say will be taken as sour grapes over having not chosen your friend. That said, if asked, you could say that you ...

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Why would people make interviewees and clients wait to meet with them, even if they're available right away?
4 votes

Artificial delays and games are childish if there is no purpose other than the demonstration of power. While there can be reasons for delaying someone to evaluate their reaction or to review ...

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When asked to prepare a business plan as part of the interview process, how does the interviewee ensure that their IP rights are protected?
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If I were the interviewer and your business plan was so brilliant that I might want to "steal" it, I know I'd be better off hiring the mind that came up with the plan (and can modify it as the ...

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One-on-One's at New Job, Is This Common?
3 votes

Since I normally have a weekly one-on-one with my boss, I'd say that generically, no, they are not necessarily an indication that anything is amiss. If no one else ever has one-on-ones with the boss, ...

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How can I politely leave meetings I can't contribute to or learn from?
3 votes

I've always hated this style of meeting. If there's no structure at all, someone will always hijack it to discuss something that serves their own purpose (usually a discussion of how important they ...

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How to portray "senior" levels of experience in relatively young technologies?
2 votes

"It's not me, it's you." The problem that you're running into is that you've no experience as an architect or a team lead, so they're unwilling to take the risk on you. You lament: I'm unhappy ...

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How should I list the employer for contract work on my resume?
2 votes

If you are paid by the school to do this work, you should list the school as your employer. Whether the work is for XYZ Company or for Tim personally, explain the project and the client in the ...

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How to handle false allegations of my behavior and continue performing my job
1 votes

The critical issue here is "This allegation is untrue, and a colleague who overheard my conversation vouched for my story." Have that colleague file a letter with HR. You need to have that in your ...

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How do I explain to potential employers that I can only accept a job if my personal project doesn't take off?
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Even when I've been in a great hurry, on-boarding with a company is at least a month from the first interview, so I would say, explore your opportunities and accept interviews. If you get an offer, ...

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What is the exact definition of "years of experience"?
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The "years of experience" would only be years of professional experience. You can't count the time you spent writing programs in school, since taking a class is nowhere near as intense a coding ...

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