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Training: pay it myself or ask for it? [duplicate]

I'm a junior developer and I really want to learn the technologies I use in the company I work for (mainly web development). However, they don't offer any training courses because most, if not all, of ...
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How to go about getting a programming internship with no experience whatsoever? [closed]

I am a 17 year old student, about to head off to university and it is being constantly hammered into me that I need to gain some experience and show some initiative over my peers in looking for an ...
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Learning about project in new job

I started a new job and my manager emailed me several documents, probably about 100 pages in total. They explain the concept behind the program I am a dev for. The first page of the first document I ...
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Online courses at work

I recently started working at a company in the IT department. The people are obviously hard working and helpful, but I'm afraid their skills aren't what they should be. They have many years at the ...
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How to have effective Study Group [closed]

A bunch of us in the office have opportunity to take few week-long classes that goes towards studying for IT certifications. I'm not sure how to structure a study group Should we distribute the ...
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Mention studying leaked documentation in interview

I am interviewing in a few days for a position requiring some skills I am currently missing. This can be solved by reading one of their manuals, which are supposed to be for sale as far as I ...
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I'm a slow learner, how can I speed up? [closed]

A bit of background: I'm in the software industry. 90% of the stuff I'm working on is/was completely new when I started in August 2014. I need to make the same mistake two or three times before I ...
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I feel that in my workplace I don't learn what I should [closed]

When I see offers in job portals and I see the requirements, I feel as if I don't know some important concepts which I should. For instance, I see that companies demand TDD (Test Drive Development) ...
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If I don't yet know a certain programming language but want a job which needs it, how can get any experience in it? [closed]

So I'm in the final year of my degree and I'm looking into jobs in robotics. It seems like the vast majority of them need knowledge of c++ which I don't currently have. Furthermore, so far all the ...
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3answers
392 views

Is it ok to ask in interview how many hours should I study after work [closed]

The employers often want that their employees study. I mean not in university, but just reading books or articles. But I have never heard - how much. If you are going to be the best, you can study 5 ...
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3answers
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Is there a correlation between passing fizzbuzz on paper and (good|effective|productive) programmers? [closed]

I understand the motivation to weed out non-programmers from programmers. It seems like a lot of blogs either conclude or insinuate that candidates who fail fizzbuzz questions don’t make good ...
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4answers
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I'm the only junior in the company. How do I handle my training and set feedback expectations with colleagues?

Context: I'm younger than all of my colleagues by at least 2 years. I just finished college. I've been in this position for around 3 months, and a bit longer than that in the company itself. I'm ...
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2answers
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What would you think is better to learn and work considering IT market needs and my experiences [closed]

Firstly, I want to mention that I'm information technology enthusiast. And I have multiple working/learning experiences in different fields of information technology. But, now I see that I should ...
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4answers
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How do I learn without being annoying to the people around me?

I am not new at what I do but I still have a lot to learn. When people ask me for help I am generally really happy to share my insight. When people critique my work it's hard for me to swallow but ...
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2answers
686 views

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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1answer
150 views

How can I find out what sort of creative opportunities a company offers?

Many jobs claim to offer intellectual fulfillment, problem-solving opportunities, or freedom to use creative decision-making to steer one's own work. Yet in my experience, few jobs actually offer ...
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How to effectively learn corporate jargon?

I am enamored with the corporate lingo that most of the business analysts in my company use. I realize being a developer that cutting the BS and getting to the point isn't going to take me far in ...
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1answer
994 views

How can my coworkers accommodate my alternative cognitive/learning style and patterns? [closed]

Several weeks ago I started as close to a dream job as a software developer as I could have wished for. It is a relatively small company with a casual dress policy, frequent on and offsite happy ...
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7answers
668 views

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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4answers
706 views

How to get more from a laid-back QA internship?

I started an internship 2 weeks ago as a Quality Assurance Engineer intern and in the intern orientation I was told: "You can only get out as much as you put into your internship." After the ...
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4answers
737 views

How do I become better at Delegating work?

I am an introverted programmer who is very good at what I do. I have been suddenly pushed into a position of a team lead, due to my seniors leaving jobs/ moving to different Projects. I have always ...
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4answers
2k views

How Do I see the “Big Picture” of my small part in a company?

I recently started a new job, which is technically challenging. Because of this, it is very easy for me to get caught up on small details, sometimes missing the big picture behind what's going on. ...
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5answers
3k views

Boss does not answer questions [closed]

I am still in training and sometimes my boss does not answer my questions. Other times he tells me to think about it. For example I was setting up a new machine and asked him to confirm I should ...
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3answers
289 views

Working in pairs when it is not actively encouraged?

I'm a firm believer that I can do any unfamiliar work, as long as an expert first shows me how to do it and perhaps supervises me when I do it for the first few units of time (depends on the task). ...