Tom Squires
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Is there an effective way of dealing with nepotism at work?
29 votes

Nepotism isn't necessarily the issue here. The problem is you are doing the work of a less-qualified employee. The fact that she is the wife of your boss just makes the situation more sensitive. You ...

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Is it better to wait for a promotion or to look for a new job?
18 votes

Is it ethical to leave when a promotion has been "promised"? How much should I expect or try to get in my offer from the new company? Is it wrong to ask for an increase based on a salary I don't ...

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What role does the phone screener play in the hiring process at large companies?
16 votes

I can only speak from experience of doing phone interviews in a smaller company. I think the methodology is the same though. The first phone interview is just to weed out the obviously wrong ...

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Should I recommend a friend's brother for a job at the company I work at?
13 votes

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. Ernest Hemingway We have all said something over a few beers that we later regret. That probably includes ...

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Working late without overtime pay, good idea or not?
12 votes

First of all don't assume that high desk time is proof someone is working harder. Most people can't maintain working at anywhere near capacity for over eight hours, especially in an intellectually ...

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Getting fired on the second day, how do I cope with it?
11 votes

Is it fair for employer to fire someone on the next day over the phone with out giving any solid reason? Is it common? It sound like this company just gets candidates to do a few days work rather ...

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After a few years of professional experience, should I leave college jobs on my resume?
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9 votes

Obviously internships and part time jobs wont count as much as full time positions and your CV should reflect that. If you have space by all means include them, a few will be good. However make sure ...

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Should I put blog links or public profiles like LinkedIn or StackOverflow in my resume?
9 votes

Only include anything on your CV if it adds value and shows competency in the field your working in. So for example as an engineer your blog about Algerian cat breeding wouldn't add value and shouldn'...

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Is it acceptable to use pirated software on the job?
6 votes

If you steal software for your company then you can get both you and them into a lot of trouble (including fines big enough to make the company go bust). A lot of companies (e.g. Microsoft) make much ...

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Interviewing - Reason for job change when leaving current employer too early
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5 votes

Assuming you are questioned on the motives always focus on the positives. It makes you come across better and leaves a better impression. No Growth at all. No learning opportunity. This is what ...

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What is appropriate dress for a "business casual" interview?
4 votes

Business casual is basically a suit with no tie or something similar. I would turn up in a suit you can then take of the tie and jacket if you feel it's appropriate. It's hard to overdress for an ...

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Should I include short work experience on my CV?
2 votes

Short answer is no. Working for only 3 weeks in a permanent position would be a red flag to a potential employer (it indicates you could have been sacked). Career gaps are an even bigger red flag but ...

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

The answer depends if your current employer knows you are looking for a new job. Its reasonable to assume most background checks will involve calling your current employer. If the first they hear ...

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Is it beneficial to show online certificates on a CV?
1 votes

Not really. A course list doesn't really add value or distinguish your CV. Would would be better is to take a few select examples of things you did during your course that show how good you are. i.e ...

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Can I give my resume personally to an employer if I already sent it to HR?
1 votes

Its a bad idea. By doing it in person your just increasing their workload and refusing to use the recruitment procedure they set. Imagine if all the applicants handed everything in person?

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How To Deal With a Whistler
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Drop him a quick email saying you find his whistling distracting and ask him politely to tone it down. If that doesn't work you can escalate it to management but 99% of the time a polite email (so ...

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