Career describes an individuals' journey through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define a career and the term is used in a variety of ways.

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Continuous Learning when you have a family

I am trying to practice continuous learning at home so that I can keep up with newer technologies as a software engineer. For me continuous learning involves tinkering with code, reading ...
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Reason for downvoting should always be clarified in order to help improve question [migrated]

I suppose this may belong to meta but I am unable to post there, so please move it there if you have the permissions to do so I have been following this site for a few months and also asked a couple ...
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Need Advice: Transitioning from Public Scientist to Private Programmer [closed]

I am not sure where I should solicit advice for my situation, but I thought this might be the best place to start. Please let me know if there's a better place for this sort of discussion. I am ...
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Would an entry-level web developer learn more working for a startup or large corporation? [duplicate]

I just finished school and have no work experience in web development other than a few small freelance projects. I have received two job offers and am wondering which path would be best for continuing ...
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How can I decide between two great opportunities/career paths? (and be happy with that decision) [closed]

I'm stuck in a situation that my friends and family keep reassuring me is a great dilemma. This whole year, I had planned to go to law school and was admitted to a couple of top 10's. I'm an engineer ...
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Career gap at middle of my experience [duplicate]

After getting my degree, I joined a software company and have worked there for the past two years. Due to family issues, and my father's declining health, I went back to my native land and was ...
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Communicating professionalism of freelance programming on a resume

Edit: revised question ---- When trying to break into any career the biggest hurdle is building professional experience in that field. On any resume it's the most desirable quality for any ...
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How to communicate my own working pace?

I've been working as a web developer for almost a year now. Before this I spent 3 years in university on a bachelor degree, which included mostly practical tasks instead of theoretical exams. During ...
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Career advice: Java Developer vs OIM,OAM (IDM) [closed]

I have a question regarding. I’m a java developer and since 6 months i have been working on OIM (Oracle identity manager), OAM (Oracle access maneger) (IDM: Identity management) . I would like to know ...
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How do I account for a career or education gap? [duplicate]

I completed my degree in 2004, after which I did not search for any job. Later in 2010, I got a job and now I have 4 years experience in the software field. My question: For 6 years (2004-2010) I did ...
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As a new graduate, what strategies I should follow to get hired as soon as possible? [closed]

I will be graduating this April & I don't really want to be stay idle though I would spend my idle time working on side projects. Moreover I do have 3 internship experiences as a Web Developer. ...
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How does one get a job as a program manager? [closed]

I work in a technical field and I've always wanted to move into some sort of management position, and one of the positions I've been eyeing up is a program manager as defined by Microsoft: Our job ...
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Endless code reviews, how to cope with those? [closed]

Everytime I write some code, for as simple and "non-critical" as it can be, I must submit a code review with a "senior" member of the team. The problem is: these code reviews are endless. I have code ...
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Is it possible to make leaving a PhD look good on a CV / Resume? [closed]

I am in the process of leaving my PhD programme in life sciences at a top university in the UK. A PhD is simply not for me and I find the work/life balance to be intolerable; in addition, my PhD so ...
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How to be valuable when automation & IT are stealing my job (and maybe my whole career)? [closed]

I am a non-IT employee, graduated in business studies, and work in a field related to customer relationship management. I have grown in this field during the past five years since completing my ...
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My job duties do not match the job title/description. How do I approach my boss about changing this?

I graduated with a BS in CS in late 2013. I began working my first job as a 'programmer' almost three months ago. Since hire I have not seen or worked with code, and my impression is this won't ...
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What are some “don't-take-it-home” jobs in the IT industry? [closed]

I have a masters in computer science and have worked several years as a consultant and programmer. While this was well paid, I did not find it very fulfilling. I have realized that I need a certain ...
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How can a manager of technical specialists stay relevant in a field with rapid technological change?

I am a new manager, promoted from within, and spend less and less time doing hands-on work with the technology my subordinates work on. Yet technology changes rapidly in my field. (Imagine I am a web ...
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Removing fake experience from my resume

I was searching for jobs for 6 months after I graduated. I signed a contract with a consulting company for 12 months. But after joining, the company faked my resume and submitted me to clients. Now ...
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Fast learning cycle, how to keep up with it? [closed]

Recently I joined a small company as my first job out of college. Being a small company, the learning cycle is incredibly fast. I have to learn new technologies frequently and use them. When I look ...
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How do I demonstrate my experience in new technologies?

I am a software developer working in a particular technology (say A) for the past 1 year and this is my first job out of college. Though my present work is good and pays me well, I want to move to ...
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How to emphasize the roles & responsibilities I performed in my org on my resume?

Say, I've been working on a project named "XYZ" in my org. How can I at best list the responsibilities/skills I performed/learnt for it on my resume? Is it proper to give away the name of the ...
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How do I explain a 2 year long Career Gap due to personal goals

I was working in a reputable IT company for 2 years, however I took a break of 2 years to pursue a career in Indian Civil Services. I got selected at state level but couldn't make it to Highest post ...
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Frequent job switches [closed]

I am in IT profession and have switched my job very frequently (maximum tenure 10 months others less than 10 months). If my future employer asks me the reason for a switch what convincing answers I ...
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How to evaluate if getting a Masters would improve my options? [closed]

I work as a (not-software) engineer, my degree is from a University of applied science (german title: Dipl. Ing (FH)), translated internationally as Bachelor with honors. I'm thinking about trying to ...
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How to conduct an interview for a subject I'm not really good at?

I'm currently working for a small company as a website/software developer. I mainly write the server side code; the interfaces I create for the website are bland and don't really interact with the ...
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What criteria should I use to judge job-posting sites?

The amount of sites (both free and paid) offering to post job openings keeps growing. Free or paid is not a good criteria to judge quality by, as many paid sites just take jobs from other (free or ...
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Potential risks of rescinding verbal acceptance to apply for a different position with the same company

I applied to two CO-OP positions at the same company and I have already been interviewed for the first position. A few days later I received an offer but I realized that this is does not align with ...
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Is there a process for selecting a career path? [closed]

I sometimes get asked by younger people for career guidance/advice on how to pick a career path. They themselves are typically uncertain of what career to pursue and struggling to decide. Sometimes ...
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What are the risks and benefits of working at a start up over an established Company

I have currently have 2 offers I am considering: Company A is a very big and famous MNC. Company B is a recent start-up, that has established itself and is really starting to expand What are the ...
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Should I include the name but not the phone number of a personal reference on my resumé?

When I am applying for jobs, I usually send out my resumé to a lot of companies (about 10 or more). I always have personal references on my resumé. That being said, I don’t want each and every ...
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Doing an interview after having already signed a contract

After more than one month of interviews, I accepted a job offer and I signed a contract for a new job which is gonna start from the first of May. After I signed the contract, a big company, which ...
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Reinterviewing for a job after 15 months after not passing initial phone interview

Beginning of last year, I was selected for the interview process for a position that I really liked. A recruiter (employee of the company) who use to work for the company contacted me for the ...
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How can I accept a promotion after knowing that there are too many problems with that position?

I'm a software professional working for a start up. I have worked on many different technologies and platforms at that company. I have been working for them for 1+ years and they are impressed with ...
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How can I use my masters degree to get a higher salary?

I have almost completed my masters degree in computer science. I have interviewed at a lot of companies, where they told me that they don't think a Masters degree is necessary for a software ...
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Is it ok to jump from job to job until I find one that I really like?

I am a picky person. I have a stable financial situation. I am not married. I don't need too much to live (cheap lifestyle). Problem is: it is hard to find a job that I really like that fits my style ...
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Initial job offer, how do I ask more because it is even less than the minimum salary advertised for this position? [duplicate]

I have just got an initial job offer for $75k + benefits. However, the salary for this job was $40 to $50/hr (advertised on their website). This is my first job in the USA, and I have no industry ...
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How do I overcome my nervousness while facing an interview?

Recently I faced an interview and it was VERY bad from my perspective. I started well but at later stage (and that was too early :( ) I was unable to answer few questions that I really dont know and ...
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What should you do to get the most out of a career fair?

What are you supposed to do at a career fair? Career counselors and professors keep telling me to go to career fairs and talk to the recruiters. So I dress up nice, print out resumes, pick out the ...
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Secondment promotion promises [closed]

I'm a Java developer at a large FTSE 30 company. My line manager approached me and asked if I'd like to be the teams lead developer. I was keen to accept. Initially he said I'd be acting-up for 3 ...
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How do I switch between technologies in IT industry [closed]

I am working with a web development company and have 2+ years of experience of programming with PHP and overall 3 years of working in the IT industry. For long term goals and stability I want to try ...
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What steps can I take to improve my skills as a programmer and make myself more marketable?

I completed a Computer Science degree in 2005, and have worked at the same company as a programmer for the last seven years. I've earned a progressively better salary throughout this time, and have ...
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How to win the next promotion - company in flux, short on experience, high on ability?

This is an example but say I work in a big company. Say we got a new CEO with proven leadership abilities who is introducing big changes. As those changes are coming along and the company is getting ...
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How should I initiate communication with a prospective employer/interviewer?

I met an employee from a company who's placements I will sit for in the next year. He, along with 2 of his colleagues had come to university to monitor that company's student program of which me and 4 ...
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New Job and a big Mistake with Company Culture [closed]

I've started a new job at a large (~ 500 person) company after a career in startups. I joined the team based on the cutting edge technology stack, small size, and great people. I had heard bad ...
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Cover Letter for an experienced professional

I'm looking for what should be in a cover letter for someone who has at least 5 years of experience in the field (software engineering). Should it focus more on previous education, specific projects ...
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How do I find out what I'm worth? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I determine a reasonable salary to ask for? As a Junior Software Developer I don't yet know enough about my industry to know what kind of pay to expect (although ...
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What should be the ideals of setting up an additional career track?

I have an exciting opportunity to redesign the career tracks in my current company. Each department decides its own titles, job descriptions, salary ranges, and progression. I'm pretty excited, as ...
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How long can I wait before responding to a message on Stack Overflow Careers?

I've listed myself as "currently employed, but willing to be contacted." A couple employers have sent me messages. How long can I wait before responding would seem rude? Should I respond ...
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Salary Bidding War Between Companies: What is My Proper Etiquette?

I am blessed to find myself in a fortunate situation. I am gainfully employed by a large fortune 500 company, but have been approached by a small company in the private sector with a very compelling ...