One's past employment history, job functions, and different experiences related to the professional work environment.

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Do career-unrelated jobs look bad on a resume?

I'm a software developer who has worked professionally for 2.5 years (5 years total experience). During my senior year of high school and a while after, I was programming for a company as an intern ...
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How to handle being asked to come back to a company previously worked at

I was recently called by my former boss from a company that I previously worked at several years ago, and the short version is that they want to hire me back. While I left on good terms, I did not ...
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How to move into a development career with no formal programming education, but lots of informal experience [on hold]

I am becoming extremely frustrated and I don't know if my current situation is common or if I am doing something wrong. A little on my background: I am a technical person by nature. I moonlighted on ...
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why would a janitor falsely accuse me of inappropriate behaviour, causing my termination? [closed]

A janitor at my (former) company complained in writing to their boss about inappropriate behaviour on my part. I was a software engineer there. The VP of Human Resources told me there was a ...
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What should I say when a person asks “What is your expected salary for this position?” [duplicate]

I had a phone interview earlier today and the person asked me "What is your expected salary for this position?" This is the first time I've been asked this question and I don't have prior work ...
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Is experience or academic background more important in trainee selection? [closed]

I am looking to apply for a trainee position at a big European space company. There are around 60 positions available, of which 2 are interesting for me. Unfortunately the company has the policy that ...
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how to start as a programmer (freelancer)? [closed]

I want to start making money as a programmer, I'm on the third year at uni (mature student), I have skills but not at the top level since I have to work to maintain myself. for another time while ...
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Considering job I am over qualified for--will it hurt future job hunt?

I'm considering a job that I am clearly over qualified for (I'm surprised they are even considering me). I'm considering the job, because it looks a good group of people, doing good things...and ...
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What is “3 years commercial Python”?

It is not the first time I read something like "3 years commercial Python development" on a job offer. [Company] is seeking a python developer for a large client of ours based in dublin City ...
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What can i tell as a reason to the interviewer about being unemployed [closed]

Most freshers/recent graduates and job seekers face a question of why were you idle for so many days after completing the studies. What answer can he give as a reply? Here are a few cases: Done a ...
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How to get my idea working? [closed]

I have an Idea in my mind which I think could make a big hit if become real. The problem I am facing is, I am not a good programmer and I couldn't get this working by myself. But the good part here ...
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I do not recall the names/contact of my supervisors from my teenage years

While I have excellent records my recent jobs (past six years) relevant to the business field I am applying to, but the current application database I am filling out on is insistently asking for all ...
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Managers constantly reminding me how to do my job, yet let my coworkers slip..Why?

I work at a grocery store where I bag groceries. After we're done bagging, we offer to carry the groceries out for customers. I always do it the way my managers want, and one manager even said he ...
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What are the pros and cons of taking a paycut to become an instructor? [closed]

I have the choice to become an instructor to teach beginners how to program and develop web sites for the first time. This job will last 3 months. I'm a Software Consultant (whose never had a ...
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156 views

Including High School work experience in graduate Resume/CV?

Back in year 10 of (UK) high-school I carried out "work experience" as part of my schools curriculum. I worked for my uncles electrical Services company as an electrician's assistant. This was back in ...
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I graduated mid-intership, and now my stay has been extended. Should I ask for a payrise? [duplicate]

I am currently working as an engineering intern at a small power station. Originally, I was planning to stay here for 3 months to complete the work experience requirements of my degree and now that ...
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169 views

LinkedIn Profile With Respect To Past Employment

I have been at my current company as a software engineer for the past three years. However, after graduating from college and before starting my current job, I had three different jobs within a ...
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Applying for a higher position in the same department [duplicate]

My manager left a few months ago while i just started working in the company for only 3 months. I was then given the opportunities and appointed by my director to learn all the jobs and duties of my ...
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Is technical management unavoidable? [closed]

I'm a developer with about 10 years of experience, most of them with my current employer. I am good at my work, and this success has been recognized with promotions and increased responsibilities. ...
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A contact's glowing referral has exaggerated my volunteer/work experience

I am applying to jobs and I have been using my "volunteer" experience at a university's software development laboratory under the experience section in my resume. I say "volunteer" because it was ...
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How do companies hire people for positions where years of experience doesn't correlate to skill?

On every, or nearly every job listing I've seen, a primary qualification of the job is listed as "X-Y years of experience". When was younger, this was frustrating since I thought that my skill ...
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how to get rid of a past fake experience from my resume when I apply for a new company [duplicate]

My B-tech was from 2004-08 but I got some back-papers, so I passed out in 2009. Then I worked as logistic supervisor in a construction company from 2009 to 2010 (this job was not relevant to my ...
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Rules for creating a developer cv? [duplicate]

I read it should be one page for every 10 years and an agent told me employers seriously considering you want all the details. I know a developer whose 10 years are split over 7 pages with details of ...
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Job Experience- Should working for family be put in employment history for a part time job?

I'm a recent college graduate and because I have been mainly a full time student with little job experience ( and because I need the money) I decided to apply for a part time job until I could find a ...
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What letters should I get from my employer to show my contract job experience?

I do a lot of contract work. What letters should I get from my clients, other than MoU and invoice, which would serve me as proof of my experience for future jobs?
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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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Received an email from a recruiter, not qualified for the job but want an internship

Note - this is somewhat related to these two questions Should I reply to unsolicited recruitment emails? Request to interview for a job I'm not qualified for I am a largely self taught programmer ...
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Work experience in cover letter

I have working experience of 1 year and a half. I'm writing my cover letter and I'm stuck in this part For more than a year I have been working as a software engineer, and have been responsible ...
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558 views

Why do some companies keep tough interviews but work is not that much challenging? [closed]

I am currently working in a small company and below is my interview experience: The interview was composed of challenging coding problems which included topics such as Dynamic programming, Tree ...
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How to / Can I Request Work Documents from Competitor Companys [closed]

In order to manage my work perfectly and add something new or rectify some faults, I want to compare my job with other concurrent companies by requesting work documents (any available form and file ...
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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 present a job where the company was bought out while you worked there? [duplicate]

I'm working on updating my resume and came across this issue. The company I work at was bought out almost a year ago, while I continued working there during that time. To further clarify, timeline ...
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I have a software engineering job interview but no related work experience

I have a entry level software engineering job interview this Friday but no related work experience to mention on my resume. The interviewer(s) sent me two forms for me to fill out and there is a ...
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Do registered companies consider experience letters from non-registered companies?

I am currently working as a Java Developer in a non-registered Indian company, and wish to move to a registered company soon. Do registered companies consider a candidate's experience in a ...
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How to explain “personality clash” as reason for termination

Background I have lost a job after five months, being told the reason is a "personality clash" in how I work, i.e. I "change too much stuff". Question Since I only was aware of the months-long ...
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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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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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Advancing to a senior position in my software career [closed]

This is admittedly a pretty short post asking a pretty big question. I'd be willing to provide some details if that would help to stimulate some discussion, but hopefully the following can at least ...
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Should i stay in a job that i do not like, just because it is a big company and the experience gained would be valuable in future [closed]

What to do in a situation where you do not like your job but you also realize that experience and skills gained in the job would be valuable in future career? I am right now in a similar situation. ...
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How can I explain that working here has been my dream since forever

I am currently looking for my first job, after a six months internship. And I found a job offer from a great company (and my dream company) that says having an experience is optional. I was planing ...
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Send resume when not fulfilling the requirements [duplicate]

Is it ok to send a resume for a position when I have half the working experience the position requires, although I believe I could be a good fit? I understand if I don't get a call back, but would it ...
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Is a certificate of experience valid after the organization has closed down?

I am from India and I got an offer from a software company here. The human resource team of that company asking me to submit evidence of 36 months of valid experience when joining. I have that, but 9 ...
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contingent job offer [duplicate]

I just recently signed a contingent job offer, and was told that I basically have a job upon successful completion of certain contingencies. I fixed the only problem that the investigator contacted me ...
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Do hiring managers expect candidates to have side projects or work related hobbies in IT?

I will soon have my masters degree in Computer Science and will start applying for jobs. Recently I read an answer to a question about what companies expect from a fresh graduate, where someone said ...
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How can I prove self studied knowledge to a potential employer?

I am a second year business student who is looking for internships but I don't have a lot of work experience. However, I have completed various personal projects. Furthermore, I have gathered ...
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Does using a specialized library mean I have experience in that field?

For example, I have a project where I used Bullet Physics to drive the physics in my C++ project. Does this mean I have physics programming experience and could I put it on my CV/Resume? I'm a ...
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Can I apply to a software developer job of 1 year required experience with my 1 year of technical support job experience? [duplicate]

From past few days I was searching on this topic on the internet but no article was enough to help me decide what to do in my situation. I have already visited lots of Workplace questions including ...
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Please help me regarding relieving letter

I am a software engineer. I served in a company for 2.5 years but due to a lack of projects and work, I resigned. However, they forced me to stay. I had an agreement with employer too. But just ...
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Does academic experience count on a job application?

I've been filling out job applications recently, and a lot of them want to know how many years of experience I have programming in something like C or Java. I've been in college for a whopping eight ...
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What is the correct way of mentioning project experience in CV?

We are 3 engineers and one product manager working in the project. What I want to mention is that as an engineer, I am one of the main people in the development of that project. What is the correct ...