Obtaining knowledge and skills that relate to specific professional competencies

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How can I improve bad training? [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 stuff ...
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How should I interfere the training of our companys new apprentice?

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?

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. ...
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Did our instructor cross the line by complaining about our evaluations of him and what to do? [closed]

I was in a job-training course, where my company flew in an instructor from another company. It was a compressed course. Afterwards, all of us evaluated the instructor online(about 15 students). ...
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How can I convince my boss I am the right person to lead a future team?

I am currently a sole contributor working on a team within an enterprise software company. I have been here approximately a year. I foresee a new team being created in a brand new market/category ...
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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 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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Training position after one year of full employment

I have been offered a 6-month software developer training position. I've been working for one year as a software developer employed in another company. The company after the training period, if the ...
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Can I ask the company how the interview will work?

Next week I'll be interviewed for a Trainee Software Developer position. It's gonna be my first real interview after I got my degree and I'd like to understand more how things work. Is it ...
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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 ...
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Asking for training during new-hire probation period

I am working in a company for about a month. But I changed my field a bit and I want to learn the unknown stuff. There is a training coming in the next month which I think will be useful for my job. ...
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Lack of recognition in role and career development within role

I joined my company four years ago within a customer care role (email and phone support). The company develops a niche product and I have quite a bit of domain knowledge. Within that time, my ...
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Taking time off for continuous learning

I make it a point to attend some professional software development conferences every year; I consider this continuous learning. I usually end up taking my own vacation time to do so. Should I ask the ...
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What can I do when I am assigned work that is different from my training?

Four months ago I joined a company and began training on the back-end software systems. However, when I was assigned to a project, I was given the front-end work: JavaScript, CSS and HTML. I feel ...
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What value to the business is there in sending non marketing people to trade shows?

I understand the value of networking to the people. And with sales and marketing positions these shows add value. However unless you are in marketing I fail to see any value gained by the business in ...
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How do you approach imparting technical knowledge to your superiors?

The people who are in charge of my workplace don't really understand what computers are capable of, mistrust them, and generally have a great deal of difficulty using technology. This is a problem ...