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How do I list a special project on my resume?

I'm hoping to get a job in management. Currently my only management experience is leading a special project at my current company. This project was a part time thing. I had about fifteen people ...
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How to put small scale programming at tech support job on resume

I currently work in tech support but our company has something called RCI, which is time alloted to us to work on and improve things in our work environment, because I have some familiarity with Java ...
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Should I put “Postgraduate projects” on my resume?

I graduated with a BS in engineering about 2 years and have been looking for a job since. I've been having trouble finding one, but I've done lots of independent learning and projects on the side, ...
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How to prevent poorly thought through ideas and irrelevant discussions from slowing the completion of a project? [closed]

I am leading a volunteer team which is closing on the final months before a deadline on a major project. The team seemed to have fun putting their ideas forward and came up with a solid design. With ...
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How to set a realistic scope of my project with a rigid and strict supervisor? [closed]

I am currently working on an 8 month final project, of which 1 month has already passed. Its for an Engineering Doctorate degree. I have one supervisor and one client(who is a PhD student). Situation ...
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Keep Getting Assigned Failed Projects [closed]

I am with my current firm 6 years (have been in software for 30 total). The last four projects I have received (over a two year period) have shared a consistent pattern: they were originally someone ...
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How do I approach my boss about dissatisfaction with current project? [closed]

Background. I like the people I work with, but I hate the project I'm in. The business knowledge is kept inside one person's head and that person is remote and always busy, so it is incredibly hard to ...
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How to ask my manager for more information about a new project

My manager has asked me if i am willing to work in a new project which starts shortly but he hasn't given me any information about the project except for the project name.He has also asked me if i'm ...
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Are they lying? [closed]

So I work as a line of business/enterprise systems/corporate software engineer and so far (about two years into this) my manager has always supplied me with work - whether it was a full hashed out ...
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How can I suggest a list of improvements to my leaders/team without offending them?

I have noted down a list of ways I think we can drastically improve our efficency. Mainly relating to an inefficient attempts at using an Agile methodology. I have some big improvements to suggest in ...
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Internal Controls and Incentive Schemes for Project Professionals [closed]

I work with an organisation that hires professionals with temporary contracts that last for the length of the particular projects they are working on. At the moment, these contracts are usually just ...
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What is the typical length of time for a new employee to become productive on a new project? [closed]

I've worked as a knowledge worker (software developer) for around 7 years, and I've worked for three different employers. I have just started my 5th project (in total, across all companies), and I've ...
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Please help me in articulating some statements about projects worked at

I have worked in several projects. I was the developer (front-end) during the development and implementation of the web projects. Sometimes I was also the one and only developer of the projects (aka ...
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How do I propose new projects as a summer intern?

I wanted to ask how a summer intern would go about proposing new projects towards a company. As I am wrapping up the final weeks of my summer internship developing additional functions to the ...
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Who should I report to? Conflicting requests from different people

So right now I'm an intern, I believe I have a supervisor who is also supposed to be a mentor that can help me. I tend to send him the demos of my work and to report on progress. Hes also super busy, ...
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My boss reassigned my colleague’s project to me and now my colleague is upset

My boss reassigned my colleague’s (let's call him Sam) project to me and at first he was having a difficult time letting the project go by saying: “I will complete this task and then you will take ...
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How to keep track of what projects direct reports are working on? [closed]

Part of my job as a manager is to manage workloads. I have 6 direct reports, and I'd like to keep track of roughly what is on everyone's plates. What methods do people use for this? Pen and paper? ...
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working as a software development intern but taking a while to do projects

I'm currently working as a software development intern for a non-software company (focuses more on engineering) and am assigned projects, this is my first internship and I'm hitting roadblocks here ...
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Worried about the language of an email from one of the managers indicating a negative impression about me [closed]

Disclaimer: All names used here are fictional, including mine. Yesterday, my manager told me and another employee to work together in solving several bugs of a project named "B" on an emergency basis ...
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How to tell my boss the task given to is way over my head?

In my current position as an intern, I have been learning about the business world and what it takes to be successful. I am not very experienced, but I do have the proper educational background for ...
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Asked by previous company to help them freelance in a project

I have had very good relations with my previous organization . A result of it , that the HR called up and asked them to help them out with estimations and working on this new project . I was the only ...
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Symptoms of firing/terminating an employee from a corporation? [closed]

In my company I have been seeing two symptoms of firing/terminating me from the corporation. They are not giving projects for me but giving to some other employees. They are frequently asking me ...
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Giving critical information to a senior [duplicate]

I recently joined a project as the most junior member in the entire team. As usual, our project manager split up the work to be done and assigned the tasks to different team members for follow up. ...
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How do I effectively handle this situation of no workflow?

I am a software developer who makes games. I really am at my wit's end with the game because of the chaotic workflow. The workflow is getting in the way of me getting anything done properly. ...
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Should I include mini projects in my resume as a fresher? [closed]

I am a university fresher in Information Technology. As a fresher, I have nothing to show as my experience in my resume. But, I have done some academic projects during my study. Some of them are ...
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What Do I Do When I Have Grammatical Mistakes And It Is Too Late To Fix Them

My girlfriend (SO from this point forward) is working on a pilot project that is designed to help young start-up companies understand more about technology and how they can use it to better their ...
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How to respond to your boss when he ask what took so long to finish a project?

I was assigned multiple projects at work and one of the projects my boss is asking what took so long to complete. The project he is referring to was reassigned to me with not enough information to ...
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How to approach my future manager to get more details about the project?

I recently interviewed with a big software company (USA) and got an offer. This is my first job after my master studies. During my interview, the manager provided a high level description of the ...
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1answer
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No Overtime Pay, But Overload with Work [duplicate]

I would like to ask about overtime pay. Most of the time I receive lots of workload to the point that it is impossible to finish it within a given time. For example, I have a one-week deadline to ...
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What to do when previous boss is asking to help finishing failed project?

Recently, about 2 month ago, I stopped working to this side project which was planned to launch about now, but because the Mother company stopped financing the project it closed. And few days ago the ...
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How to List Personal/Side Projects as a Work Experience in Resume [duplicate]

I got an employment gap in which I was working on my side projects. I wonder how I can write them under Work Experience in my resume. EDIT: This is NOT a duplicate of the other question. I am asking ...
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Personal projects involving questionable websites on resume

I have an open source project that has gained a decent amount of attention and popularity, though it is far from well known. I believe it represents my skills quite nicely. The thing is, it is ...
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Client is very unprofessional and I'm no longer interested (see details), how do I tell them this? [closed]

We agreed to work on two websites with a client. Website 1 took about 5 months longer than expected to finish, and I never got the remaining 50% paid. Website 2 hasn’t even started and was ...
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Is there a simple, non-offensive way to flag “bike-shedding”?

Is there any neat clean familiar way to get across the idea of "bike-shedding"? "Bikeshedding" is when legitimate agenda items or elements of a project which people enjoy or find easy to discuss ...
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My new employer wants to me to attend a meeting with their team

I have accepted a job offer and currently on notice period. My notice period is 2 months and alomost one third is completed. My new employer wants to me to attend a meeting with their team for a new ...
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Asking for more money at the end of a project that may or may not be successful

I'm new to workplace exchange but I figured I would head over here to ask a question that may be provocative and may have several answers. The background: I was hired as a web developer for an ...
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A co-worker is copying my personal projects [closed]

A co-worker is copying a project of mine I developed on my free time and walked him through (as education) so that he can learn the basics of SEO and can do similar stuff. I've heard from another ...
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Are independent projects appropriate to list on a resume? [duplicate]

I am an undergrad student and I am going to sit for placements next semester. I plan to do a project on my own (without supervision by a professor or anyone else) during vacation. Even though it ...
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Put onto a project I don't want to do. How can I tell my boss?

I have been in software development only about 10 months and I was hired for Python/Django platform. The boss wants me to work on a mobile project. which I don't not want to work on. These are my ...
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What reasons to say when I want to get in a different project? [duplicate]

Our company is an IT service provider which develops software for other companies. 4 months ago, I finished my work in one project and was put in a different one. My first impression of the new ...
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Is it poor etiquette to give unsolicited suggestions when new on the job? [duplicate]

I just graduated from grad school and joined a job at a large software company in the US 3 months ago. I enjoy reading recent research papers to get ideas and to understand what's going on in the ...
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How do I survive a failed project?

There is a great question on programmers that dealt specifically with the programmer aspects. Many of us end up on projects that we can tell are doomed for failure long before they are cancelled. ...
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Are there potential consequences of letting your employer know about your personal projects?

Yesterday, while talking with my boss, I mentioned I am working on a personal project in my free time at home. A senior was sitting nearby and he advised me not to tell the boss such things. What ...
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How to deal with an interviewer who thinks I have copied an open source project?

This is an hypothetical question. In order to gain some practical technical experience, I have started off building a software from scratch whose excellent open source option already exists. I ...
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4answers
383 views

Is it safe to use an idea that was conceived by a previous employer? [closed]

I want to implement an idea that was discussed as one of many potential ideas that a company I used to work for might take once the project we were currently working on had launched. However, the ...
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How to advocate a different approach to a project when office politics are involved in the decisions?

My group has found itself in the position of being forced to implement software projects in a technology that has proven to be a poor fit for the kind of work that we are being asked to do. Due to ...
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What's the most professional way to abandon a contract project?

Over the summer, in addition to working as an employee of a software company part-time and studying part-time I took on a contract project to make extra money. I gave them an estimate and we agreed to ...
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Whom do I empathise with: Erroneous employee or forgetful employer? [closed]

My team is close to a release and deadlines are getting tighter. This is wreaking all sorts of havoc on the team members. One of our developers is late on his deliverables. I believe the problem ...
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How do you say you are bored and need work to do?

I started working in my current job as a contractor last week and was given an assignment which I completed at the end of the first week. My 2nd week is now into its 2nd day without any ...
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How can you deal with receiving no job training without becoming a pest?

I have been in a situation before where I was essentially thrown into a job position with no training whatsoever. It was very much a "sink or swim" environment where I was expected to become ...