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Hi,

I’m in my first corporate job and recently hit my 1st year anniversary. I’ve asked my supervisor if we could review my 1 year performance. She told me submitted her evaluation form to HR and said it was glowingly positive.

So she scheduled a meeting to review it with me. Is this an appropriate time to ask for a raise and how I can move up to being promoted to manager?I know I have exceeded the job description and expanded my responsibilities over the past year. How can I present a case for a raise and promotion in the near future? Any tips or advice would be appreciated.

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There are so many of these quizzes that you spend a bit of time on then when you finish it tells you you can buy your results. Does anyone know any tests that have yielded some satisfying results that don't do this?

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Reddit | Career Guidance by /u/twintowersrubble - 9h ago

What is the best job board to find startups that are prone to breakout or a job board to find Fortune 500 companies hiring in emerging fields? I'm a recent computer engineering/computer science college graduate and I'm having trouble making a solid career decision. Any help would be much appreciated!

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Hi everyone, quick preface.

I'm a senior in High School, and I'm getting my college acceptance letters in the next few weeks. I have taken every single STEM-engineering and technology course available at my high school (with the exception of AP Comp Sci), being Engineering, Robotics, CSS & HTML Coding, Woodshop, and Materials Engineering.

I'm confident that a STEM career is what I want to pursue, mostly based on my hobbies and interests. I was sponsored by Nvidia for a custom computer build a few years back, I'm designing my own computer chassis using CAD in my free time, and on an academic note, I was the Engineering Student of the Year for my high school a year ago. Even from a young age, I was always messing with legos and taking stuff apart.

Elaborating a bit more on my decision for STEM , I enjoyed the design and prototyping process in class. Something about getting an assignment, creating a model, and then having to tweak small mistakes and flaws in my original design to finish with a final product was extremely rewarding and fun. Coding was interesting, but at the end of the day, I just didn't enjoy it. Materials engineering was fun, but I didn't like chemistry too much.

Now here's the kicker; I suck at math, and I have very little interest in taking four more years of high level math at a university level. I applied to all of my colleges under the "Mechanical Engineering" major, but I'm having second thoughts after almost failing my Pre Calc course last semester. Historically, I haven't done well in math, with the exception of Geometry- I absolutely rocked Trig and Geometry.

So there it is. I enjoy design and engineering, but I'm not fantastic at math. What can you guys recommend?

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I have been an underachiever for most of my life. Not because I'm lazy, or stupid (maybe I was a little), but because I've been lacking goals and motivation. Not really knowing what I wanted to do with my life, I've been slacking off, smoking weed all day and skipping classes all through high school.

However, about two years ago, I've discovered a passion for Computer Science that has helped me put my life in order. I've stopped smoking weed, started working out, meditating, working hard etc. Since that epiphany, I've learned most of what a first-year university CS student would know on my own (probably more) and applied that knowledge to bomb-ass side projects. Along with a few months worth of freelancing experience doing web development, these projects have helped me land a job in the field in a respectable startup. It's been two months since I've started working there and I've been over-performing. I think I've become a better software engineer than every member of the development team (there are a few exceptions), most of which have undergraduate CS degrees or extensive work experience. Realistically, I might not have the knowledge they have, but my passion, energy and self-investment have helped me make up for that.

I am also starting university in September. I'm entering a 1-year general program after which I hope to transfer to a CS program. It would be great news other than for the fact that the university is not the best (Universite de Montreal, look it up). I'd really love to transfer into a better school after that one year but I don't think the good grades I would get can make up for my terrible track record (See note at the end of post). Plus, I've heard it's harder to get into most universities as a transfer student than as a high-school graduate.

My question for you guys is what do you think I should do? ..

  1. Should I aim for a transfer into a good university (University of Waterloo, University of Toronto and McGill would be my top choices)? If so, how do you think I should go about it? Would my extracurriculars and work experience have much weight in the application process?

  2. Or should I instead be contempt with the university I got into and instead focus on building on my already above-average extracurriculars and work experience?

There are a limited number of hours in a day, and there is a limited number of sleepless nights I can run on before basically becoming a zombie, so I can't do both. I have to pay for rent and take care of myself. Looking forward to reading your answers.

Note about the 1-year program: The way it works is that when you finish it and it's time to apply into an undergraduate program, your high school grades and GPA have the same weight. So if I had a 10% average in high school and a 90% average in uni, I'd still be applying for undergraduate studies with the equivalent of a 50% average (these are hypothetical grades)

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TL;DR: My bosses don't seem to want to promote me so I have to formally apply for a higher position on my own team. How do I tell my bosses that I'm applying for the position? How do I navigate this and still come out as the obvious best candidate to my bosses?

Long story here so please bear with me:

I'm currently an assistant on a team that's part of a larger corporate company. I've been the assistant for over a year and a half, and my team likes me and often praises the work I do. I consistently take on more and more responsibilities beyond my assistant title, but my bosses (I report to two, and they don't seem to like me very much or care about my professional development) don't have any plans to promote me and instead seem set on pigeonholing me into the assistant position forever. Just this week they informed our team that they posted a job opening for an associate position, which is the exact position I could be promoted into (the hierarchy is assistant -->associate). This makes my chances of being promoted about 0% - I basically would have to wait until this associate they hire gets promoted before I can even think about getting a promotion of my own. Obviously, this made me want to jump ship ASAP. Except an interesting development occurred:

The associate position my bosses posted will actually report to a different person on my team (X, for short). X approached me yesterday and said very candidly that he wants me for the role. He had apparently approached my bosses earlier to ask why I wasn't being considered and apparently their response had been "Honestly, we didn't even think about that." X's advice was to go to my bosses on Monday and tell them that I want to apply for the role and let them know in no uncertain terms that I know I'm the best person for it. X said I'd likely have to go through the same steps as an outside hire - submit an application, interview with HR, etc. - which seems like a bit of a farce to me, since it's for a position on my own team! Even then, there's no guarantee I'd get the job since they'd still have to evaluate based on the best candidate, and my current bosses have a say in who ultimately gets hired. Any advice about how to approach the conversation with my bosses and how to navigate this imbroglio?

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I'm 27, lost my job at a call center a few weeks back. I'm tired of the customer service world, so I'm applying for school again - very likely engineering, unless I can get a faster Bachelor's based on my earned AA and credits taken toward a BA in Commercial Music (not completed).

Yesterday I had a working interview with a CNC machine shop, where I'd be taught the basics of machining while sort of being a grunt, cleaning up and working the more tedious, repetitive tasks. Without having a decided engineering major in mind, the "trial run" opened my eyes to not being a mechanical engineer. I'm more into the electronic aspects of things.

That job is mine if I want it. Full time, $11.50/hr and up, after experience. 30 minute, one-way drive, though, and my car is a clunker that burns oil. So I'm not keen on commuting.

Talk with my wife and family has led to not accepting it, and being stuck there if it's not my thing. I've told the shop manager I'd like a few days to consider. I submitted a few applications other places but haven't heard back -- one being an instrument assembly job that's more appealing.

Is it okay that I'm having doubts and want to keep looking? It's not like it's a bad job, it just feels like it's not the right job. I'd learn useful skills, just not apply and build on my current set as I'd like to.

Not sure what direct questions to ask here, so any input offered is welcome!

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It seems that the only majors that are “guaranteed” a job are engineering/cs with just bachelors. What are some non-stem majors that have good career prospects?

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Hi, I absolutely love my job as a marketing/communications/PR manager for a small but lucrative international company at their HQ. I have a ton of projects and responsibility and seem to be doing well/delivering quality work from my boss' perspective. I only started this job in November so I know it'll probably be a while before any potential larger role/promotion/education to have larger role may be possible for me.

However, things move fast where I work and I want to have an idea of what to do/say if and when I could accept more responsibility. What do bosses hope for when discussing an employee's future with said employee? I'm open to a lot of possibilities including further education (have 2 BAs, would be open to MBA/other master's if possible, or just a one off class), other ways to make myself more valuable to the company, further responsibilities at work beyond what I do now, etc.

One thing I am also not sure about is if I do take on more work -- I have a pretty full plate as it is and am expected to have at least a little overtime each week despite my time efficiency -- I feel like I may deserve a higher pay rate (current is $23/hr). If that never gets brought up in the event of me taking on more work, how do I bring it up in a professional manner?

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So, it's a little more complicated than the title implies. But first off, if it's relevant, I'm from Canada.

I have a full-time job and I'm also a part-time member (reservist) in the military.

I am planning on going on a course with the military at some point this spring/summer for 3 months. A leave of absence is not an option with my full-time employer so I will be resigning to attend this course.

This course may occur any time after May 15th. However, with how the Canadian Forces operates I may not be told when I am going away until as late as one-week before my flight is scheduled.

Also, I am completing a master's program online and it requires a 2-week in-class placement ending on April 20th. I have booked 2-week paid vacation time from my full-time job to do this.

I have also signed a contract with my employer that states I will provide 30-days notice of resignation.

Should I provide notice to my employer before my vacation to meet the 30-days?

Should I provide notice after the vacation and risk that I may be sent away with less than 30-days notice?

What type of repercussions exist if I only provide one-weeks notice as per the Labour Code, but in contravention of my contract?

Thank you!

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