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Hi there! I accepted an offer for a position that is going to be starting on 8/8 (not negotiable, and I'm not going to argue with them, it's a 20k/year raise to take this job). I am taking vacation from noon tomorrow through 7/25, and my immediate supervisor is on vacation until 7/30 and I work currently at a family owned company. Roughly 50 employees. At my current position, I have what I see as three options for giving notice:
Give notice to HR tomorrow before I leave and let her handle talking to my boss while I'm on vacation. Last day 8/3.
Give notice to my HR on 7/26 when I return for a last day 8/7.
Give notice to my boss when she returns on 7/30, last day on 8/7.
My leaving is going to put the department in a tight spot, but I need to do what's best for me. I just need advice on when/how to give my notice to avoid burning bridges. Thanks!
I'm a recent CS graduate. Applied to be a software developer but they gave me a position in QA, I took it because I was desperate for a job. 4 months in and it has proven to be a bad choice (the money was nice tho lol).
I don't hate my current job but it is really boring because it doesn't align with my own personal goals (would rather write code and make something). The current client I'm at is a telecom company and it seems like the sector I work in (QA)is not going that well, a lot of old mad middle management not agile at all. I spend more than 4 hours a day doing nothing, I feel my soul rotting away.
Recently I've received an offer for a Graduate Developer role, but the company has bad Glassdoor reviews and the pay isn't that great (around 10k paycut from my current employment). The pay isn't something I care about at the moment but the bad Glassdoor reviews are putting me off.
I don't know what to do. Do I reject the offer due to bad reviews (not sure if I can trust them) and keep looking for other companies or do I gamble and take the offer?
What are some other stuff you would consider if you are in my position.
I recently have been on a path to find a new career. I am currently an ICU RN and have been doing that for about 5 years. In the last couple years I have just noticed that I am getting more and more anxious about going into work. It is a culmination of a lot of things but I just don't think that this is a sustainable path for me personally.
So I am interested in switching gears. I recently have talked to a couple people who have done the AppAcademy bootcamp and entered into the programming world. I do not have any experience in this myself but am thinking about trying to pursue a similar path. I have always been very analytical and liked solving challenging problems. I have recently started to teach myself some Ruby basics and find it a fun challenge.
I also think that the schedule/life style may be a better fit for me. I am hoping to hear what people's thoughts are on getting into the coding/programming world!
What helped you learn coding basic? Any good resource?
I have Australian citizenship and grew up there. I am currently living in the US and got my undergraduate degree in finance from a school within the US. I work for a fortune 100 company, and am now looking at pursing my masters while working at a school in the US. Will a masters degree here hold any weight when I am applying for jobs in Australia, Singapore, honk Kong etc. in the future?
I am currently a sales manager at a Fortune 500 company. I'm basically in an entry level position with 3 years of previous experience building the marketing and branding for a small company.
I've been busting my ass in my current role over the past 1.5 years and have finally earned strong support from senior leadership to start applying for promotions within the company. My boss is encouraging me to apply for a business analyst position, still within the sales department of the company, at our 3rd largest account in the country. If I obtain it, I would be moving 5.5 hours away from my boyfriend from whom I'm currently 2 hours away, and 5.5 hours away from my friends family, and therapist who I currently live in the same city as.
My boyfriend and I have been together for a year, and long distance (2 hours 1-way) for the entirety of that. He is currently in his last year of his master's program with a GA job that has him working some nights and most weekends - a lot of times I travel to see him.
I am also interested in securing a role in the Marketing Consumer Research division of the company. Consumer psychology is something that has interested me for a long time. I have a meeting next week with the division's managaing director to talk about possible analyst roles within this group and possible future openings.
My boss would like me to make the decision on the promotion he proposed so he can start reaching out to his connections and score an interview for me, but he wants me to be absolutely sure I would take the role if offered before I apply, as he sees his reputation tied to a strong recommendation for me for the role.
The pay would be the same for both the business analyst role and an analyst role within the research group; cost of living is also the same.
I have friends, family, and my boyfriend closer to the research group role, but I don't even know if and when something would open up.
Also, I'm afraid working with the research group would pigeon-hole me, whereas experience as a business anaylst could mean more flexibility in a future job search - especially if I decide to move with my boyfriend once he graduates. Furthermore, I'd like to eventually work as a product development product manager, and I feel experience as a business analyst would more strongly set me up for this.
It's hard to imagine a year away (at minimum) from my family and friends. I know I'd make friends if I were to secure the BA role and move, but the thought of being away from my SO and friends is very tough - especially as I suffer from some insecurities and PMDD.
I feel like this experience would be a good growth opportunity, but am I possibly sacrificing comfort, happiness, and security for it?
Will taking this role and not investigating more into the consumer research group have me regret not exploring that avenue more later on?
I have tons of questions swirling around in my head and would appreciate some advice from you all!
Can family illness justify this many job switches or would it still reflect badly on me? I currently work in admin for a small company close to home, and it will be 1 year in August since I have been there. It is my first job out of college. I have a grandmother battling cancer who lives about 4 hours away, and I have considered moving in to keep her company and watch over her. The move would be around September, and I could see myself living there for approximately a year. If I go, I would like to find another job nearby. My concern is quitting my current job (1 year), quitting a second job (6 mo-1 year), and then returning home and being unable to find a third, decent, long-term job. I'm worried about what employers would think of me, especially freshly out of college. Family comes first, but how do I handle future job applications? Do I still have good chances at being an attractive candidate? Thanks college for teaching me that it is a terrible thing to be a job hopper.
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I’m interested in becoming a bounty hunter in the state of Ohio and just have a couple questions that I can’t seem to find online
All in all how hard it is finding work in general? How long the length of the process is getting into it and if a record of misdemeanors could ruin the chance of becoming one (nothing violent and all older than 5 years)
So I just started my first ever full time job (yay!) at my dream company. I've been an intern at other places before, and I've never been afraid to ask questions, even the ones that are kinda basic. However, as a full time employee, (can't tell if this is just me being over analytical/nervous) , I'm more hesitant to ask every question. I've noticed that some of the questions I've asked, my coworkers/leads seem a little surprised that I'm asking them, and I worry that they are either obvious or perhaps irrelevant.
Furthermore, today, I had my first task, and my lead was walking me through the steps, and I was slow with getting some of them. Eventually, I was left on my own, and I got super stuck while using Excel (I rarely used it intensively in college) and had some questions about what I was seeing in the data (again, kinda new), and when I asked my lead questions, he seemed to encourage me to kinda try it out for myself/ didn't give too many details. So I refrained from asking anything else for the rest of the afternoon, and tried to troubleshoot on my own, but I wasn't making much headway. I felt so stupid for barely making any progress (on excel of all things!) even though I stayed for an extra hour trying.
So here's my question: How do I know if I'm asking too many questions/dumb ones? How long should I try on my own before reaching out? I'm so used to being an intern and asking for help, and in the past I've been praised for it, but I don't want to cross the line as a full time hire. On the flip side, does anyone have advice on how to ask for helpful in a way that's thoughtful?
So I work in an entry level sales job. In a major city. Have an economics undergraduate degree. I hate my current job. It’s been 8 months and I just am losing faith in the product. I don’t like sales anymore and just am tired of the frat mentality.
I gave myself 3 options :
1) apply to law school got a 170 on the lsat but low gpa 2) get a new job as analyst or buyer 3) stick it out for another 4 months to get the “year stamp”