bluegreen
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What does it say about a company when they require a degree for a junior programmer's position?
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There is a lot more to software development than knowing a couple of programming languages and hacking out some code. Universities are how you get trained for that. What does it say about the ...

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Did I overreact to my boss asking me to get him coffee?
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It seems to me people are making conclusions based on very little information here. Where were the other people located with respect to the coffee pot? Was the manager in the middle of a big ...

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Is it necessary to always say yes to your boss?
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First off, let me point out the huge favor your boss has done you. By being in on the interview process, you are getting a chance to evaluate and possibly have a voice in selecting your future ...

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Informal Chat in Concluding an Interview; is it appropriate to ask about a hobby/interest?
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This is more of an answer to the question in your title than the ones in your question itself. is it appropriate to ask about a hobby/interest? To that I say "don't do it" and here's why: I ...

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Staffing companies ask to put fake experience: Ethical or Unethical
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It seems super unethical to me and I would not touch them, but my experience is only in the US, I don't know if its common in other areas. I've had recruiters encourage me to reword sections or push ...

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non-exempt software engineering position
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The software industry in the US is an odd animal. One of the quirks I've run into at nearly every job I've had is that even if I'm "exempt" and "salaried", I still am forced to record my hourly ...

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How to deal with an interviewer who needs a sample output of my work but I can't show them due to some circumstances
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As an interviewer, I don't think I would ask to look at your code. I can tell a lot more by having a discussion with you about aspects of the language. I have no real way to know if the code you ...

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Sudden termination due to lack of fund
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Sadly this is not that unusual in the software industry. I was hired on a job a couple of years ago and 2 months later the customer cut the project's budget by 85% which resulted in all but one ...

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Can a contract be renewed without consent?
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I've been a contractor in the software field off and on for about 15 years. Typically when my contract is coming to the end date (usually about a month before that), I will get a call from the agency ...

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After being made redundant after only 2 months, how should I deal with that period in my applications/CV?
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I had a similar situation a couple of years ago. I was hired for a programming job and 2 months later the project was canceled, so we were all laid off. I chose to keep it so that the gap between ...

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How do I gain the attention of a person of higher rank?
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I asked if what you were referring to was a job or more of a community based project. If it were a job, you would have more leverage because, I assume, there would be an established process and ...

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What does M/F/D/V mean on a job application?
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I don't see that notation on postings as much as I used to. My understanding is it is an attempt to notify people they follow all US Government guidelines about non-discrimination against those ...

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Co-Worker Overreacts to Request for Clarification
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First off, I agree with the manager that the conversation starting with the clarification should have been 1:1 or maybe 1:1+Manager. I think some of the problem here is getting more and more common, ...

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How to correct wrong roles of past and gaps on cv
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I wouldn't worry too much about gaps or short term jobs. I've had a similar year where early in the year my contract came to its natural end, so I was out of work, I then took 3 months off to refresh ...

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University renamed degree after I graduated
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I think I would use whatever the official name is on your documentation and then explain the situation in a cover letter, if you feel it needs to be explained. I would equate it to job titles. In my ...

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Is this 3 years NCA reasonable for a 3 month contract?
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The non-competes I've signed have been 6 months or a year, I think that's pretty typical in the software industry. I have worked for a defense simulation company and gone directly to another defense ...

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Employer changed my title from what was agreed in offer letter
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I've never worked for a company where the job titles meant anything. In my time in the software industry, I've been called everything from "associate", to "programmer/analyst", to "systems engineer",...

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Should I Anglicize My Name on My Resume?
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The US is such a diverse country with people from all over ending up here, I don't think I would worry about it too much. I've seen resumes with all kinds of complicated names on them. I don't ...

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Offered a job verbally but communication breaking down
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Rather than continuing to send e-mail, if you are really set on this job, I would pick up the telephone and call him. Perhaps there is a situation that has delayed/canceled the opening that would be ...

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How to encourage my employer to waive my notice period? (i.e. fire me)
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In 15 years of work in the software industry at several different companies, I've only seen the situation you describe where someone is walked out prior to their notice period once. That situation ...

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Dealing with an unhelpful senior developer, how to?
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I don't think I would be inclined to take this too personally, it could be that the senior developer is simply not good at explaining things. That's a lot more common that you would think. Software ...

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Should I go to a daily stand-up if I did not work that day?
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The idea of stand-ups is to keep everyone on the project up-to-date about what everyone else is doing, including you being updated on the other members of the group, so I would say you should go. ...

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Talking to colleague with short skirt - how do I not come off as a creep?
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I am baffled by most of the answers on this question. Most of the answers and comments seem to be blaming the woman for what she chose to wear. Unless she is violating some company dress code, she ...

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