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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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How to get over long (5 year) unemployment rut in software development?

I graduated 2009, Bachelors of Computer Information Systems, minor in Math, in western Canada. That's all my local University offered and I rationalized the minor helped even me out against Comp Sci ...
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Looking to advance career by increasing product revenue. Looking for tips on how [on hold]

I have just started a new job at my company. It is in a group of older, way more experienced engineers. Our product is about 10 years old, and is reaching legacy status here at the company. It is in ...
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How to describe a minimally related consulting position on a resume: Should I list my billable hours percentage?

I am trying to strengthen my resume, and I hear it is important to support job descriptions with hard facts or direct results of one's performance. I am listing my experience as a consultant, which I ...
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Career reputation impact, going from Large Notable Company to Small Unheard-of Company [closed]

I am likely to be offered a job in an interview today, and I am not certain whether I can take it. Namely, in thinking forward, my current employer for 3 years following college is a very noteworthy ...
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Gap in my career ( less than 2 months) [duplicate]

After getting my degree, I have joined in a software company and worked for 1.6 years. After getting an offer (a small and start-up company) in another company, I moved over there and worked for 6 ...
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Can anyone relate to starting in the software development field? [closed]

I just graduated from my university with a computer science degree and I'm running into a serious amount of trouble applying for jobs. I have previously taken two programming internships which both ...
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How much information should I give when declining a job offer [closed]

I need to declined a job offer soon, probably today. My question is how much information should I give them when declining the offer. Should I share the details that went into my decision making or ...
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What are the career possibilities if I want to live in different countries and learn new languages? [closed]

I wonder if there is such a career, that offers (directly or not) the possibility to live (not just visit) different countries and to learn different languages... The only one I can think is the ...
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Listing skills on resume [duplicate]

I want to know if I should list technical on which I have knowledge, familiarity and reasonable level of expertise, but no work experience in my resume. If yes than how to list them in a resume so as ...
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Is self-directed training the best way to tackle lack of training in the company? [duplicate]

I am an embedded developer who is undergoing his 4th year in his first workplace. The relationship with the companions is great, and I have no complaints at the moment for work conditions (timetable ...
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Advancing to a senior position in my software career [closed]

This is admittedly a pretty short post asking a pretty big question. I'd be willing to provide some details if that would help to stimulate some discussion, but hopefully the following can at least ...
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How can I move into a research based job? [closed]

I'm really trying to make this not into a what should I do question, and more into a where should I aim and why question if that makes any sense. I'm a naturally curious person and the only thing ...
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How much does a first job in software development matter [closed]

I want to move in to software development from a maths PhD, so this will likely involve a grad scheme and training. How much does what I learn on the first job matter - for example, if I don't learn ...
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How to judge how good a job/company will be for career progression in software

I am completing a PhD in maths, and want to move in to software development. Some of the companies I am applying to are rather small, and do not have any feedback from either current or past employees ...
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What experience are required for junior/entry level positions? [closed]

I have been perusing job adverts but many say nothing about the desired level of experience apart from the tech stack they're looking for. What does junior and entry level mean in terms of skill ...
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No Job Title or Job Description - Help

I've been at my current job for a little over 7 years with no job title or job description. No one has a description and I've been told they have no idea what they would give me as a title. Updating ...
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Graduating soon, should I apply for job yet? [closed]

I'm a Master's student in Computer Science, hopefully graduating in October (3 months from now). I'm currently living in Ireland, and I'd like to take advantage of this opportunity to start looking ...
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Incorrect Graduation Date on Resume - Background check

So, I had an interview at a company and in my resume I listed by graduation date as 2009. My school operates on a full year basis (September to April) and though I completed by courses on ...
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Job jumping has happened, how do I save face? [duplicate]

My work history is starting to look a bit jumpy. My longest employment is less than a year and a half. I feel like I have good reason for leaving each of these jobs (see below), however it's not that ...
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Career advice - wanting a mentor

I'm a designer with about 1.5 years experience doing solid commercial work. I work hard and can present and prototype my own work. I'm in a fast growing design team - 6 at last count. The guy heading ...
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Should you mention security exploits that you've discovered on a resume?

I'm sure I'm not the only soon-to-be graduate who is pondering on this question. Would it be a good idea to put exploits that I have found on a web application, programs, etc on my resume? Would it ...
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What type of undergraduate mechanical engineering project is appreciated in industry? [closed]

What do industry employers see in the final year project of a fresh mechanical engineering graduate? And how much importance final year project holds in applying for a job? For example if I have ...
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Continuous Learning when you have a family [closed]

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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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 ...