Dan
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Consultancy: is it inappropriate to put a client's name on linkedin/CV?
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It comes down to personal choice and what's appropriate - you'd generally know if it's very confidential or sensitive. For what it's worth, I'm in the same boat and I agree with your assessment ...

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Motivating yourself at new clients
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I hate to say this, but maybe the consultant lifestyle isn't for you? There's nothing wrong with that, but I'm a consultant too and the constant change of scenery and people is exactly what I love ...

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Professionalism and Rejecting Job Offers
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How do I tell the foreign firm that I've found another job which is better and I won't have to bother with tricky immigration issues? Should I tell them that I have another option and I am ...

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Referee on my CV has exact same name as me
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I'm not answering the exact question asked, but do you really need to include your referee on the CV? In the UK, at least, this is considered redundant at best (They'll ask if they need it) and bad ...

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How can I adjust my work hours to start/end earlier without my colleagues thinking I'm suddenly slacking off because I'm leaving earlier?
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Your concern is valid, but I'm not convinced any issues are as likely or inevitable as you think. Especially in work places with some type of flexitime, people do understand that not everyone works ...

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How to appear confident while still being modest?
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I agree with Brian - accepting a complement is fine if you gracefully say thank you. Outside of that, I tend to use 'we' a lot, even when I really mean 'I'. It might not be great in an interview, but ...

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How to ask a recruiter not to take reference at my current employer?
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Most recruiters are asking for references for one reason - contact building. It has nothing to do with you, your job or any potential job. All they're concerned about is getting another name and ...

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Participating in training courses, even if I am not sure if I want to stay
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As you've been with the company for over two years and have no actual plans to leave, then I don't see anything unethical with going on a course which is mandated by your boss. I'd feel a little ...

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How would you handle inflexible bad coding standards at a new job?
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I know this isn't what you want to hear, but the sad truth is that companies (Or rather the people running them) don't always follow logic or the "best way". This is for a variety of reasons, some ...

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How to ask your manager as if he asked CEO about a request you made
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I don't consider chasing to be bad etiquette after a reasonable length of time. Where they've given [x] days, I always wait until [x]+1 and then I'll simply send an e-mail with Hi Boss, I just ...

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How to explain that my experience makes up for my lack of qualifications?
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I'm not sure on the best way to handle it on your CV, but I can reassure you that employers almost certainly won't be as fussy as you think now that you have experience. I'm not saying nobody will be, ...

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Agency offering unknown ir35 status
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Yes, because it's already too late. The key legal dates are based on payments, not contract dates. If you're working a month, then invoicing on 30 day terms, your payments for work done today could ...

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Quit Job without burning bridges. Dislike company, like owner
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Is it OK, knowing that I always worked honestly, to just quit when I'll have found the new job (interesting jobs don't pop up often around here so when I'll find one I'll just take it right away) ...

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Will being dismissed affect my DBS check?
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No. The DBS check is a Police & Criminal Record check. It doesn't form a "background check" in the sense of checking employment history or financial status etc.

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Should I forward an email from a different project answering the same question?
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No no and more no. Why you would think it's acceptable to forward an email from a company you no longer work for is totally beyond me. It's a total breach of confidentiality and you probably shouldn't ...

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Social drinking at networking events
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Your question is unclear - or, rather, you don't seem to have a question to answer but: You should accept that there's nothing inherently unprofessional with drinking while on the clock - in most ...

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Can a company force you to use a specific person as a reference in the UK?
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Short answer is yes - nobody in the company is under any obligation to give you a reference and many larger companies insist on a deferral to HR. Often, they'll only confirm dates. That said, I'd ask ...

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Does complaints about leaving hours inappropriate?
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He's rightly working his contracted hours. The issue is not one of overtime - you should be discussing the quality of work if that's an issue. Perhaps you should ask yourself why you continue to give ...

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What content should be sent via LinkedIn InMail to a job poster?
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My recommendation is don't - follow the procedure as the job advert says. Deliberately bypassing systems like that works in films, but rarely in real life. At best they may see it as eager, but they'...

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How do I prepare for a medical examination?
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Relax, you don't need to do anything. I'd hope it goes without saying that if you do use any illegal substances then you should stop, but other than that you should continue as normal. Don't think of ...

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How do you predict the probability for a freelancer to abandon a project?
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Good old fashioned due diligence is the best place to start. Look for freelancers with a good reputation, proven completion records and past experience. Where possible, use people you've worked ...

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Should I reply to job queries I'm not interested in at the moment?
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If the job is a good fit (or, at the very least, the recruiter is speaking to ME directly) then I always reply with a "Thanks, but no thanks". If the job is particularly perfect or the message ...

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Can I tell a company that a recruiter was unprofessional?
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(I misread and wrote this from the assumption you were still interested in the role. IMHO, the advice still applies because burning a bridge is rarely a good idea, especially over something as silly ...

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Should I hire someone offering work for free?
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Beyond the 'moralities' of whether this is right (or even legal?), like you, I'd also be questioning the motivations of the individual. This a tactic that someone new to the industry might use, or ...

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Correct usage of "I lead a team of N specialists" in CVs / resumes
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While it could be argued as marginally ambiguous, the phrase definitely implies there are 3 subordinates. Saying I look after 20 children doesn't imply you are one of the twenty.

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Can I be forced to do off-site work during my notice period?
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Your employer can ask you to carry out any duties that they could/would have asked you to carry out prior to your resignation. Ultimately, your role does not change and if that involved working off-...

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Forwarding my client appreciation notes to a new manager
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This depends completely on what stage the handover is at. If your manager is still in operational control and the new one has only been announced, then just send it to your old one. If they're now job ...

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Implications of showing promotions on CV?
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I would go so far as to say that people thinking you've done one role for [x] years is absolutely terrible if that's not the case. Promotions and advancement are regarded as positives, they show you'...

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Am I expected to share my referral bonus?
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I don't think there's any specific, social "right or wrong" answer here. In my experience, however - it's not generally customary to "split" it. Your friend should be happy they got a job. Personally,...

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Why do potential employers need to know my current salary?
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This is standard recruiter behaviour in almost any sort of circle. I can only really see two reasons for asking: So they know the absolute minimum you'd be looking for in your next role. Okay, some ...

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