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post #16 of 27
who the fuck uses letters of recommendation? you may be asked for references in the future, which may or may not be checked. use people you have had a positive relationship with and make sure they are ok with it before giving their name. why would this error change anything going forward in a job search? you left for the same reasons you were previously considering leaving.
post #17 of 27
I've been at the same job since I graduated college, about to finish my 5th year. I've been told this is very uncommon but I've been really happy here.biggrin.gif
post #18 of 27
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who the fuck uses letters of recommendation? you may be asked for references in the future, which may or may not be checked. use people you have had a positive relationship with and make sure they are ok with it before giving their name. why would this error change anything going forward in a job search? you left for the same reasons you were previously considering leaving.

+1
post #19 of 27
I finished school last summer, and I went 9 months with Job #1. Just started job 2, with a new company.

The company I'm with now is a real keeper, so now that I'm here I'm hoping the next move will be relatively soon (6-12 months) but within the same company.

I think it sort of depends on where you live and the general labour market there. Where I'm from, most junior positions are meant to be stepping stones and movement in/out of them in quick succession isn't uncommon.
post #20 of 27
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I finished school last summer, and I went 9 months with Job #1. Just started job 2, with a new company.
The company I'm with now is a real keeper, so now that I'm here I'm hoping the next move will be relatively soon (6-12 months) but within the same company.
I think it sort of depends on where you live and the general labour market there. Where I'm from, most junior positions are meant to be stepping stones and movement in/out of them in quick succession isn't uncommon.

 

I'm at a start-up and really enjoy being in the tech start-up world, but a lot of these companies are run in an amateur manner and it seems like a code shop than a real business. One of our senior developers left recently because he couldn't stand things. The thing about my job is that I feel I was lied to about what my job would acctually entail. I THOUGHT I I was going to do statistics and machine learning, but I've just been doing very basic data analysis and a ton of bookkeeping. The thing about stats/math is that if you don't use it, you'll lose a lot of those skills in time. 

 

Thanks for all the help folks.

post #21 of 27
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My $10,000 mistake is turning into a $30,000 mistake. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get fired once the CEO (who is on vacation) finds out. I'm glad I at least got in one year in. Allready have an interview lined up for Friday and hopefully one next week with a competitor in our industry.

post #22 of 27
Ouch.
post #23 of 27
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Ouch.

 

 

I hope I get to interview with the competitor. I've developed a really complex predictive model for how we buy and sell consumer data, and no one else in the industry has anything similar. It's groundbreaking, but no one thinks of using statistics to solve problems such as 'how much should i bid in an auction.' Would love to share it with another company in this industry.

post #24 of 27
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Ouch.


I hope I get to interview with the competitor. I've developed a really complex predictive model for how we buy and sell consumer data, and no one else in the industry has anything similar. It's groundbreaking, but no one thinks of using statistics to solve problems such as 'how much should i bid in an auction.' Would love to share it with another company in this industry.

If you've got work product that you developed independently, be careful about how much you share before you've been hired, and make sure that any hiring documents you have do not automatically make that IP the property of your new employer.

If you produced the model while working at your current company, you may have difficulty taking it with you, again unless you've got a contract that gives you ownership of your work product.
post #25 of 27
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I hope I get to interview with the competitor. I've developed a really complex predictive model for how we buy and sell consumer data, and no one else in the industry has anything similar. It's groundbreaking, but no one thinks of using statistics to solve problems such as 'how much should i bid in an auction.' Would love to share it with another company in this industry.

errr...you sure 'bout that?
post #26 of 27
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errr...you sure 'bout that?

 

Hasn't been applied by too many people in the industry I'm in, but it's possibly because most of them are marketing professionals.

post #27 of 27

you can do it!
 

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