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How respected. valued is the CFA when applying for finance jobs? [closed]

Is this a qualification that companies genuinely seek out?
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Cumulative jobs in resume

I am new to the north-American job market (I am an immigrant) and I am struggling to prepare my resume and everything else. My biggest question at the moment is how to present the information that I'...
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How to deal with under-qualified personnel in my department?

My four-person department has been using outdated software for years. Upper management hired me about eighteen months ago to begin a transition to an updated technical environment. I am the only ...
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When to go back to school? [closed]

My understanding the reason people get college degrees is that it's like an investment: you put time and money in to go to school, then in theory you are able to get a better paying job. I know some ...
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What qualifications should I get for a web developer/designer job [closed]

I've worked my way up through my current company to a web manager role which I've been doing for around 8 months. This involves project management of custom built ecommerce sites more than actual ...
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Tech job interviews with no tech questions [closed]

I've done many interview cycles that follow this pattern and end in rejection: Apply for job Maybe have phone screen with a hiring manager Onsite interview with (at most) some shallow questions ...
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Incomplete Degree - How to phrase this on resume or cover letter?

I have two unfinished undergraduate degrees from two different universities, one in Math, and one in Computer Science. I also have a completed college diploma in computer programming, and a few years ...
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Should I mention my engineer title when applying for a less-qualified position?

I have moved in Canada last fall, right after having my engineer's diploma. Since then I'm looking for a job (as an engineer), and couldn't find one in my line of work. I should preface that I'm a ...
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3answers
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Is it legal in the USA to ask if applicants have been convicted of specific crimes?

I'm under the impression that it is legal in the USA to ask applicants if they have been convicted of a felony. I'm also under the impression that they have to answer honestly. But as a manager, I'm ...
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Totally underqualified for position, don't know what to do

I'm in a technical position as a software engineer for a startup. At the beginning of my job (4 months ago) I was brought on with the expectation that I would be coding full time. I was the only ...
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What if someone claims to have a degree they don't have? [closed]

Ok, so the title is not how it's suggested, I know the point of having a degree, I obtained two which I worked very hard to get. The question that I am trying to ask, or, the point that I'm trying ...
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What might be the best way to list my educational qualification for a “Tell me about yourself” interview question

I know there are lot of posts for "Tell me about yourself" question, but I'm looking for the best way to list all of my educational qualifications. Do you prefer chronological or the reverse-...
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Sending code samples after screwing up skills test

Its worth noting that I have already done this now, but I am wondering if I might have made a mistake. Background I have on my resume that I know a few programming languages, and I do. I actually ...
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Can I rely on an interviewer to not let me qualify for a position that I cannot fulfill?

I have been a freelancer for about 3 years now in web development, SEO and PPC. I have spent the last 18 months honing my skills in SEO & PPC. I have now come to the realisation that I need to be ...
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4answers
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How should I explain being overqualified?

Let's say you apply for a job opening. Everything is good, you get along with the interviewer, you seem like a good personality fit with the team, you have the requisite skills, the work interests you ...
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How to approach a company looking for a job self-taught, without formal qualifications? [duplicate]

My situation is quite unusual. I'm a ~junior level developer with solid knowledge of physics and maths. I was taking a degree in Physics last year (2nd year) and left because I was not learning ...
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How can I ask a potential employer to show production code?

In my experience, managers and even employees at a potential employer tend to emphasize the commitment to quality in their company or their team during interviews. I am also routinely asked about my ...
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Do internship and part time counts when company says certain number of yrs of experience requirments?

I have total of about 2 years of internship and part time job experience. Do these count when companies require a certain number of years of experiences? Also would I still count as entry level or ...
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How to describe AWS / Google Cloud Platform experience for a Microsoft application?

I have specific project experience using AWS and Google Cloud Platform for hosting virtual instances and handling scalability, although I have not used Microsoft's version of the same service (Azure) ...
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The Dipl.-Ing. title outside of Germany [closed]

I am aware that in Germany if you get an equivalent of a British master's degree in engineering you get the title Dipl.-Ing.. I am also aware that in Germany that tends to precede the name, in much ...
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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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3answers
216 views

To what extent can career progression be damaged by not having formal education? [closed]

If I have strong experiences and major achievements (even some that are recognized as remarkable across the industry), would missing formal educational qualifications still limit my opportunities to ...
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1answer
293 views

Tips for a CV with zero qualifications and experience?

I'm looking over a CV for a friend; this young person unfortunately has zero formal qualifications following an unorthodox school career due to former health problems; this person also has no work ...
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How do you tell a friend they are not qualified when asked to recommend them for a job in your company?

An old colleague asked me to recommend him for a job in my company. I'm hesitant because when we worked at the same company, he didn't have the best reputation. He constantly missed deadlines, never ...
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3answers
384 views

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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2answers
3k views

Should applicants mention any dissertation or thesis in their CV?

I'm thinking to include my degree dissertations in my CV. I gather that this isn't the norm here in the UK, but they do seem somewhat relevant and seeing as I don't have much experience yet, it looks ...
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2answers
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What to do if your first job has more responsibilities than what you can assume? [duplicate]

I just passed a job interview with a development company, and I'm trying to figure out whether taking this job will help or hinder my career. I'm fairly new to the field and the job will require a ...
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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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3answers
560 views

Displaying qualifications/certifications in my cubicle

I would like to be given more responsibility at work but do not feel managers at my work place are aware of my other skills sets. I am a programmer and believe that is all the perceive me as - however ...
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In the context of evaluating job applicants, what is “flight risk” and how is it measured?

I have seen this phrase appear in some places, most notably written interview feedback documents. Here are two excerpts from an interview feedback document: The overall decision of who to employ ...
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672 views

How to ask for an agreement about a side income

I was working together with a freelancer on a project here in my company for about 18 months. As he had some knowledge, that no one here had, this work was very educational for me (and in certain ...