Randy Buchholz
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Asked to work on a crucial project in a different technical domain
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Your role in the project is important. If you are a technical resource, it is not your job to "rescue the project". If you are the project manager, it is different. If they want you to do both...run? ...

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How do I get myself up to speed with current projects?
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In any problem space there at least two areas of knowledge - domain knowledge (industry knowledge) and local/project knowledge (company knowledge). Have you done everything you can to understand the ...

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How to ask for a change to part time in my primary job while also working at a startup
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I'll give you the Shark Tank answer. If you believe in the startup and you are a founder/owner, commit. Most startups do fail, but one of the reasons is lack of commitment. What happens if you go from ...

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Consulting companies - how much the end client knows about how much I am paid?
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It is not (usually) a secret, but often they really don't care. They only care about how much they are paying. If the client is part of HR for the organization the almost always know the markup the ...

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Should I tell friend about bad manager for potential position within company
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Your friend is counting on you. You are involved in this because you referred them based on a set of information about them and the position. Both the company and your friend moved on this with some ...

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Slowed down by code reviews
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Try packaging your work and making it easier to review. Estimate the time it will take to review the items. If you have a lot of small independent items, package them into sets of code into logical ...

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Should I put that I am a Day Trader on my resume?
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The problem is the word "day". Could it be that you were just a self employed Stock Trader? Or even just an Investor? Did you almost always zero out at the end of the day? Write down what you did as a ...

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Hiring Manager sent an interview request without mentioning the job posting - Is it okay to ask for job description?
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As a student (assuming you are not returning after 30 years) you get some leeway. You were up front about the situation. And since this is an internal university site, I'm guessing you aren't the ...

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A shareholder wrote bad software, I started from scratch. How to bring the news?
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First, I would caution moving too quickly based on one conversation. A change like this impacts the company at a high level and needs proper review. Sounds like everyone is an owner there. Does "co-...

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Ways to project tranferable skills when considered as a fresh recruit though I have multiple years of experience
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Focus on "Engineering" not "X Engineering". Most engineering fields are built on a common set of disciplines - math, scientific method, etc. Look at the most advanced areas before these diverge or ...

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Asking for the budget is considered rude?
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You gain a lot of important information by knowing the financial perspective of the customer. If your rates are variable it's something you need to know as early as possible. Not only for financial ...

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Is it reasonable for me to teach my seniors technical skills?
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The reasonableness is related to "team perspectives". In a pure-team world it is reasonable for every team member to expect all other team members to share, up until the point it degrades team ...

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Effectively Asking manager for support on continuing education
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A question is if this is a company benefit or a training budget item. If it is a benefit, I wouldn't worry about how long you have been there, and depending on the how the company benefit is ...

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How to update resume/LinkedIn after getting promoted from an intern to a steady job?
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I would keep it as a single job, especially since you are doing the same work. Think of it as a change in labor grade, not a different job. Just be sure to mention somewhere in the text that you ...

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How can I evaluate a senior developer when I'm not a developer?
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Evaluating this level of developer in your situation can be tricky, but not because of the level of their skills. If you are expected to hire Senior Developers and are asking this question (no offense)...

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How to make rotations look good on a CV/Resume?
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What you have is three years of experience managing the complex relationships between different aspects of a highly technical and specialized field (RF). Not a bunch of three month stints in unrelated ...

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Is it acceptable to ask for additional compensation when being asked to postpone leaving?
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This isn't really that uncommon. It's difficult to fill a position in two weeks, so companies often find themselves in this type of situation. If you are able to help them out, you are no longer a ...

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If I need to change coding style, should I ask for a standard to follow?
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There is a gap you need to overcome before you ask. You compared your code to what he gave you and didn't detect the deltas. To your boss there must be clear differences. Study the coding style of ...

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How to apply for multiple job positions in a company, in a professional manner?
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As others have said, apply to both. While as @IDrinkandKnowThings says you run a risk, on the other side you can emphasize in your cover you are applying not so much to the job, but to the company ...

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