Obtaining knowledge and skills that relate to specific professional competencies

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Supplying Food for Training meetings

I have been put in charge of running some training seminars for co-workers from other departments. These training courses will be 2 hours long for 10-30 people and will be put on by either myself or ...
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How can I justify my eagerness to be trained in mathematics to my employer?

Our office has a budget for training. But on one condition: It should improve/help or at least be useful to the current work we do on our team (VBA Development using Access/Excel). I am eager to ...
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Should one ever openly acknowledge his limits or defects?

Once somebody told me "never say 'I don't know', never". However, sometimes I really find myself wanting to say "I do not know the answer to your question", or "I can't do this". Some other times, I ...
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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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Training for older employees [closed]

It makes sense that a company will spend more money on training young employees. How can older employees be compensated if they do not need training? Assume all do a similar job.
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How to bring up lack of respect for junior developers to management? [closed]

I started out as a fresh grad in this game company as a QA and legacy game programmer. I was very happy to have the job and eager to learn but the poor attitude of the 'senior' devs shot me down. ...
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getting up to speed in the highly technical environment

I have accepted a job in the highly technical complex (should say "complicated") environment. We have over 1,000 servers a few networks, a lot of custom built applications - you get the picture. I ...
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How to include online courses skills in a resume [duplicate]

I'm looking for an entry-levels job, and (almost) all my relevant skills come from online courses on coursera.org How should I list these in my resume/CV? Should I create a section 'Continuing ...
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Participating in training courses, even if I am not sure if I want to stay [duplicate]

My boss wants to send me to a costly external training (all cost covered by the company). I like the topic, and I believe this training could be interesting and beneficial. Unfortunately however I ...
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Resigning while being trained as a replacement for someone who is resigning [duplicate]

I work at a software company and I am about to resign from my job due to getting a better job offer. The only problem is I was informed today that another member of our team is leaving and he will ...
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How to negotiate salary while training (but ahead a promotion).?

I'm getting a promotion as a team leader in my company. I joint the company just 3 months ago and my training period is end by this month. From the first 1st of next month the promotion should be ...
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Training plan on free time? [closed]

I'm a young software developer with 1 and half year experience in a multinational company. We work a lot with C++ MFC and a bit with SQL Server. I had no experience in those technologies before ...
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How long should a trainer talk before offering a chance for questions? [closed]

This a flip-side to a question I just read As someone who has given classroom training, I know that it is easy to get a flow going and keep talking for extended periods of time. And I know all too ...
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How to deal with a manager who stonewalls me? [closed]

Let me first say that I have read How to proceed when remote boss doesn't answer emails . This has some great information, but my problem has gone a step further. Let me first clarify that I have two ...
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Are junior developers supposed to take the initiative in their training? [closed]

I've been working as a Junior Developer for a while and I'm relatively happy with my job. What troubles me is that no one seems to bother with me unless I demand it. I mean they don't give me work ...
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What are some good exercises outside work to improve my political skills? [closed]

I have been in leadership positions since I was a kid - at various school societies (two of which I founded and still exist after I left) and later at university, as well as at non-profit ...
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Job position with questionable terms - What to do [closed]

I have just applied to a position posted but have concerns with some of their job requirements. This position is a business consultant position. One of the requirements is a 3 month training program ...
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How to ask a person who is not willing to train me because of fear of demotion to train me?

I recently joined a company as a network engineer. I was trained about systems in the site by the team leader. He didn't train me properly. He kept secrets which he should not have, like log-ins and ...
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How to train for critical thinking [closed]

I seem to run into a little snag when I'm tasked with training a new employee. I think part of my issue is that I have a hard time describing technology things to a person who's computer literacy who ...
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I want to stop procastination and Improve my career on software developement [closed]

I'm working as a software Engineer (.net) in a small company. We work with deprecated technology, we are stuck doing the same things over and over (handling xml files with xslt.) I feel that I'm not ...
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Is my manager trying to replace me? [closed]

Here is my situation. I started at this position a little over 2 years ago. When I first started I was doing web development, at $40,000/yr. The company has many contracts so it's very profitable. I ...
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Coworker refusing new technology changes

I am an IT Manager for a relatively small company. At our corporate office, we are switching from Outlook/Exchange to a cloud email platform. Most of the employees grumbled (they are all used to ...
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Part-time training: using free time at work for personal projects? [duplicate]

I'm a project manager's assistant in a small software development enterprise, in part-time training. My tutor is nice but always underestimating by capabilities. I'm not going to stay in this ...
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How to structure a lot of workplace trainings into a resume?

I am a registered nurse and took many workplace trainings in hospitals during my career (still unfinished). When I put them on the resume, people have recommended that I add them in the "Experience" ...
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Are verifiable MOOC program's of study recognised by employers?

I've recently started a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) specialisation track with coursera. This is related to building upon my existing skills to take me to another performance level. I'm already ...
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How/where can I get external feedback for improving programming style and general work habits?

Problem I am a software developer and have been told by more than one employer that I do my work too slowly and make things more complicated than they have to be, and I have to change this as soon as ...
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How do I treat people working under me?

For the next month I'll have someone over twice my age working under me. I'm 19, and I've never had anyone at a lower rank than me, let alone someone I need to train and direct. These new employees ...
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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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Accepting a new job offer while in the middle of training

I'd thought I'd get some thoughts on my situation. I have been looking for a new job position while still thinking long term at my current company. I had been following the mindset that until I got a ...
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Training done, certificate received, should I put it on my cv/linkedin profile? [duplicate]

Recently I had a four-day training about Android development. The training was paid by my employer and delivered by an external company. It's the first time I've taken this kind of training. ...
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How can I ask my boss for training?

I am a software developer and I have worked at this company for over a year. This is my first job. I am the only developer on this project and there is a project manager beside me who doesn't have ...
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Encourage managment to seek help

I work for a small manufacturing company of less than 30 staff members where there is day to day interaction between top-level management and floor staff as there is essentially no middle management. ...
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Was I wrong in my approach ? Tips on becoming a more agile learner [closed]

I just got laid off of a job after just 5 weeks. I have worked, and was hired as Senior Engineer working middle-ware/server-side with a bit of client-side scripting work here and there(jquery comes ...
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How to find work to do when starting a new job

Today was my first day at a new job. I know it's slow the first day or two, getting set up and all, but I've got a particularly bad feeling about this one. Basically all I did was walk in, someone ...
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How best to handle leaving a company when there is training already booked and paid for in advance?

I am making plans to leave my company. Nothing super urgent - the work just simply not challenging to me. The issue is that in the next month or so, I am about to be sent on a 2 day training for ...
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What does it mean when a company offers training?

Let's say I am applying for a position as a software developer and the company to which I'm applying says they offer training. I'd like to know what exactly training is? Is it akin to an unpaid ...
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How do I help my sales staff from hitting the wall?

I have been promoted from an administrative position to the role of trainer and developer. I'm doing an okay job so far (considering I have no prior training or experience) but the company has a ...
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How can I warn a new coworker about the lack of training in the company? [closed]

Earlier, i asked How should I interfere the training of our companys new apprentice? and experienced very negative reactions. I rethought my attitude and came to the conclusion that most of the ...
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How should I interfere the training of our companys new apprentice? [closed]

I have been working as a trainee software developer for 2 years. The company as a whole, and my trainer especially, fail in training and have a massive lack of qualification and knowledge. I can say ...
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How should I handle refusing to sign a document that may indicate that I plan to leave soon?

My company, after being reluctant to send employees on training, finally offered us a training course. The course is expensive and overseas. If we want to attend we have to sign a document that ...
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How are corporate training different from college education

As said in the title, my question is how corporate training is different from college education. Does it have major differences? I think both way we learn the same things.
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What is the difference between Hours Available and Hours Used? [closed]

In reading the ASTD State of the Industry report, I find the metrics include "Hours Used" vs "Hours Available". It states that a typical ratio would be 50 hours available for every hour used. If I ...
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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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How to get an employer / recruiter to consider you for a role where you are lacking some of the key or desirable skills required? [duplicate]

I was a .NET programmer in a sole developer capacity for nearly eight years until i got made redundant due to a downturn in sales at the company. While at the firm i specialised in VB.NET, WinForms, ...
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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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how to leave a positive impression on my manager that I can be trusted with the time alloted to my self-training

I recently joined a company as a software engineer and was told I need to familiarize myself with a development framework to be able to customize a product (via development). I convinced my manager ...
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Asking for help from senior or anyone is it such a big issue and geting fired because of it [closed]

I am currently working as a software engineer and I am a trainee. The problem is I was working on Android development, and my work got delayed and the guy who I was reporting is not familiar in ...
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Training a direct supervisor

I've been asked to train my newly hired department head, and it feels a bit like being stuck between a rock and hard place. Basically I'm expected to train my direct superior, which occasionally ...
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How to organize training in a small business [closed]

I am in charge of a small, small, small company of 5 people. Usually for companies of that size it is always the same problem, one person needs to do multiple things and it is always time challenging ...
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Is there a business reason for programmers to do training? [closed]

Programmers at my company have moaned that they don't get any training. I suggested to management at my company that all programmers sit down with a senior programmer to discuss their training needs. ...