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Education Gap With Work Experience [duplicate]

I have a confusion that actually my B.E Computer science Batch 2008-2012. but, since I backlog on one paper I did not complete my graduation on 2012 and joined in a small IT Firm. I completed my ...
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Accredited degrees, final year projects, course titles, do they really matter? [duplicate]

These are a few questions aimed at employers really and those that sort through CVs. So I guess first thing is does accreditation matter to you? Would you rather take on someone who has an accredited ...
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Should I mention an unrelated degree on my CV? [duplicate]

Here's my situation: I'm almost 26 y.o. Nationality: Russian, currently living in Toronto. I have just finished my undergrad degree in Computer Science and was thinking of maybe getting a job in IT ...
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Final year in computer science bachelors [closed]

It is my final in computer science bachelors degree and I would like to begin my career search early, what should I be looking for? I have not done any internships or anything like that.
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What do employers think of Audited Courses? [closed]

Afternoon all, I'm curious if anyone has had any experience with employers and audited courses (i.e registered in a course, but not for credit). How do they perceive them? I'm faced with a scheduling ...
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What positive reason can I give for the one year break in my academic life [closed]

I'm filling an online form for background verification from my new company after getting the offer letter. I have done my engineering for 5years (4years course + 1 year gap). I had a year gap between ...
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What can I do if my pay is kept low while under contract?

I am currently pursuing a degree in engineering. I am not, however, an "Engineer in Training (EIT)", which is an official, regulated title that comes with it's own rights/responsibilities (not to ...
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Answering the Diversity Question for Mathematics Instructor Applications

As I apply for several other colleges who are hiring part time math teachers, I find myself wondering about this question as it is asked on ALL college instruction applications. Some of the questions ...
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Can added qualifications make up for experience? [duplicate]

I often see the discussion about qualifications and experience. Some people do not have many qualifications in terms of education but their experience makes up for it. In a similar way can extra ...
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What's the difference between networking on your own vs at an MBA program? [closed]

An alleged advantage of an MBA over other (often cheaper) postgraduate management education options is that it offers an opportunity to network. In case I am already good at networking, go to many ...
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How to approach my boss about helping me fund further training/MBA? [closed]

I work in a small-medium-sized business (150-200 people) which is doing incredibly well and I have been a sales manager for about 3 years here, gaining a lot of tenure and reputation as an ...
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Is it reasonable to require quiet working environment?

A couple of days ago I've done this exam for a professional programmer degree. The problem is that since I was the only programmer thaking the exam on that day I was put together with graphic ...
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Is it absolutely necessary to specify on CV whether a course was taken distance/online or not? [closed]

Is it necessary, and why? Would it somehow imply that either the distance/online course vs the full-time course weight different values? What about executive/weekend-format courses? Isn't ...
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If I de-emphasize my dropping out on resume - but highlight my achievements - must I explain the full story at the interview even if not asked?

Following some advice I read on this website, I decided to de-emphasize on my resume the fact that I dropped out from college, but put a few bullet points mentioning my achievements. I basically ...
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List exceptional academic achievements (top grades, published articles, awards, sponsorship) on CV despite dropping out?

I am aware that a few similar questions have been asked here, but I wanted to know specifically how it would come across if I list some of the exceptional achievements despite ultimately not being ...
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If I study so slowly that my CS degree takes 5-6 years, will anyone value it? [closed]

I dropped out of high school and went on to study in open uni. I had a year before my conscription for a 3 year service, and I planned to study during my service to make the best of a horrible ...
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Is it considered unethical to apply for a internship using an ID card that was just to maintain student status [closed]

I am a college dropout student who was enrolled for a under graduate course last year but later dropped out. Now, I am studying myself full time using books and online videos. I am also planning to ...
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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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How to explain that my experience makes up for my lack of qualifications?

I am a few years into my career after education and I believe I have been very good at what I started, have an aptitude for development in a big corporation (was promoted a few times already and ...
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How can I convince management to offer training to employees?

I work for a midsize software company. Recently we have experienced some attrition for a number of reasons, one of the chief complaints is that we are not offering training for our employees. There ...
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Employee evaluation - where to start? [closed]

I recently started managing a small team for the first time. One of the responsibilities I have is to evaluate the performance of each team member. I work at a small startup, and we're pretty much ...
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What regard do hiring managers have for similar degrees?

I graduated college about 3 years ago. I received my Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems with a focus on Web Development. I chose this degree as it focused on Web Dev and was available ...
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How to self-train enough when my growing department hires people more qualified than I?

I joined my company about two years ago and the company grew rapidly in size from a very young tech organization of about 100 employees to IPO, especially thanks to my department and - according to ...
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Is it ethical to write answers to work-relevant Stack Exchange questions on the clock? [closed]

First off, this is intended to be an extension to the question "Is it ethical to read programming books on the clock?". I do realize the irony of asking this on Stack Exchange itself, but hey, I'm not ...
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Can I excel in my field if I have great achievements - but no complete formal qualifications? [closed]

I am rephrasing my question as my other one was not specific enough and was put on hold. I am worrying because I dropped out from my first uni degree, entirely due to personal health and family ...
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If I get a graduate school interview after accepting a job, do I mention I may need time off for graduate interviews? [duplicate]

I have a job interview coming up, and I also applied to five Ph.D programs. I do not know if I will be asked for an interview, but my concern is that I might be offered the job and then have to take ...
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Should I include education section in resume if I dropout college after K-12

This is my follow up question to the How do I make companies to consider me for the job irrespective of my very young age? After completing K-12 I joined college for graduation but within a month I ...
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How to elevate engineering culture at large corporations? [closed]

One thing I have realized working at a large corporation is that it doesn't matter how smart you are because if everyone else doesn't see the value in what you are doing then you are not going to get ...
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How to prove oneself if company tends to reward Harvard/Princeton/etc graduates rather than performance?

I have been with my current employer for two years and over time noticed a trend (or bias) where recent graduates from top-ranked universities, sometimes with little experience, were hired to higher ...
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How to explain a study change in your CV?

I started a master program in IT one year ago, which was supposed to end in 2014. Realizing that it was not really heading anywhere, I recently switched to another one in the same general field ...
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How does the number of masters degrees matter? [closed]

I have obtained two master degrees in 2010 with one in Biomedical Engineering and the other one in Applied Math and Statistics. I then pursued phd study in Applied Math and Statistics, but didn't ...
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Is it true that it is better to get a degree with a specific option than just to get the degree in general? [closed]

I'm working on my bachelors degree in computer science and the school I'm attending offers various "options" such as networking, graphics and gaming, bioinformatics and psychology. I wasn't planning ...
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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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Should I put my 2nd undergraduate studies that I did not finish on my resume?

I have completed a Computer Science bachelor's degree, from where I went on to pursue an MA in Digital Game Design, which I am about to finish this September – and these are obviously the two things ...
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Education on CV

I'm from Finland where I am currently an IT student. I'm updating the English version of my CV and need some assistance in mentioning my specializations. I've read on Wikipedia about Major/Minor, but ...
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Learn on the (new) job or take time off (and how much) to learn?

I am very busy in my current job which is nice but I feel it isn't leaving me enough time for the training I'd like to take. So I am considering a new job with a different blend of technologies from ...
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Is it ethical to read programming books on the clock?

I have an issue that hasn't ever surfaced as a problem, but it's a question that's been bugging me internally a little bit for the last several years. I've worked at a few different places where they ...
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Discontinued Master's Degree on resume

I've been working as a software engineer at a government organization for ten years since graduation. Now I am looking for a new job and i need to work on my resume. There is one minor detail i am not ...
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Is further education and training only my responsibility? [duplicate]

Some time ago I read an article like "Your career is your responsibility and yours alone" and I wonder if this is true. I work as software developer but the company I work for never spend any time ...
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How can we encourage people to visit conferences or do anything else to improve skills?

We're a small team of around 15-20 people. Around 70% of them are really passionate in what they're doing, visit conferences, spend even their weekends on hackathons and have a big progress in their ...
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“You're overqualified” - What does that really mean?

I recently had a phone interview for a subcontracting job at a small programming consulting firm. The interview was very short, and at the end, the interviewer told me that based on my resume, he ...
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When does 'college attended' matter less?

I went to a relatively small college for undergrad. I graduated magna cum laude there and was one of the top students in my program. The problem is that while the school is pretty well known in the ...
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Having a degree in a non-english country, should I translate it to english in the cv?

If I have a degree whose original name is in another language than english, should I translate it to english (talking about international cv) or write it with its original name? Actually I'm writing ...
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How can a self taught programmer beef up the education section on a resume?

I'm a self taught programmer with 6 years of professional development experience. Due to only having an Associates of Arts degree, the "education" portion of my resume is bare. I already have a ...
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Getting experience (when internships and open-source volunteering are unavailable)

It seems like in many careers, the best way to get a job ... is to already have one; (setting up an enraging Catch 22). Obviously for some careers, there are easy ways around this. In programming, ...
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What is a “subject matter expert”?

I came across this on the USAJOBS site, and mostly I'm curious, because it sounds like a fairly open-ended term to include on their "profile". The ordering of the options on the site makes it ...
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Degree equivalency in resume

I just graduated in Greece and applying for a job in UK. The exact title of my degree is Diploma of Electric and Computer Engineering (4.5 years of study plus one semester for a thesis). I fear ...
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What should I do if I think a group of colleagues is being discriminated against?

I'm a teacher in schools for deaf people. In one of the previous schools I taught at, we faced an organizational situation that I thought originated from the management's distrust towards our deaf ...
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What kind of business fields are available to a programmer who no longer wants to program? [duplicate]

I'm graduating soon with a Bachelor's in Software Engineering, however during the course of getting my degree I decided I do not want to be a programmer. I minored in Business Management and really ...
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Effectively adding “Self-taught” skills on your Resume

I am preparing my resume for development jobs. I have several self-taught skills that I need to add to my resume. I am not sure how to articulate these items on it. The only technical school I have ...