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

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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

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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Finding Work After Homelessness [closed]

I'm nearly 26 years old, with an utterly useless degree (Literature and Writing), with a long-term goal of being a professional writer. I make a piddling amount of money from my stories already, but ...
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Aquiring Knowledge as an IT Generalist / IT Consultant [closed]

In a few month I'm finishing my studies and want to go a career path as an IT Generalist or non-specialized IT Consultant. I'm especially interested in Software (not hardware) and Web-Technologies. If ...
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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 ...
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Does Business Analyst experience make a programmer more valuable worker? [closed]

I had various workplaces, and my first one was a pharmaceutical company where in the IT the Business Analyst (BA) tasks were divided between Programmers and Project Managers (PM). I spent there five ...
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Should I mention an honorary role that included very limited responsibilities?

I currently work for a small company. A couple of years ago, our CEO set up a sister company, and several of us did odd-jobs to assist in getting it up and running. At one point, he was concerned ...
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Mentioning a lack of experience - is this a hazard?

Suppose I recently found a job posting that works heavily with Technology X, among several other technologies. I have worked with most of the other technologies that they require in a candidate (so I ...
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My new responsibility as IT Admin - how can I deal with a situation outside my abilities? [closed]

I'm a computer science student and I also work at the university I study at. Our department hosts many websites and servers. I was hired here pretty recently, and it seems my position seems to be ...
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Why do companies not want to hire over qualified people?

I've heard stories of how people looking for jobs have been turned down by companies because they are over-qualified, even when they are willing to take a (sometime substantial) pay-cut. Why do ...
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Putting Dates for Short Experience Period

Some of my work experience are more than 1 year so I can easily put dates for them on my resume in this format: Year1 - Year3 But I also got some work experience which last a few months only. So, in ...
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How can I get my colleagues to stop interrupting me?

I am the youngest and the least experienced member of my team of eight. Everyone else has at least six years' experience. I have been observing that, for a long time now, whenever I try making a ...
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Actual work is different than expected - decision to be made

TLDR: Job turned out different than expected. How long should i wait to make a decision about staying or leaving? So i recently graduated university with a M. Sc. (graded 1.3, 1.0 being the best) and ...
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Can added qualifications make up for experience? [duplicate]

I often see the discussion about qualifications and experience. Some people do not have many qualifications in terms of education but their experience makes up for it. In a similar way can extra ...
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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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What constitutes relevant and marketable work experience?

I want to build up my resume, being able to claim more marketable experience, but my current position at work does not afford me the opportunities to move in the direction that I'm interested in. ...
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What ares of business should one gain experience in to have more chances for advancement into CEO roles? [closed]

(I don't know why but for some reason my other question was "downvoted". I guess I need to re-phrase it for it to be more on-topic... please help me do so if it isn't!) As you can guess from my ...
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Getting interviews and passing them that require coding and scripting skills

How do people who have knowledge of coding and scripting languages, but no work experience with them get jobs that seek those skills? I do have a computer science degree, but that was last decade. ...
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Termination during probation period [closed]

I have been terminated during my probation period (after having served 2 months out of the 3 months of probation). Does the probation period experience add value to a resume? The job entailed me ...
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How should incomplete freelance projects be presented in a CV? [duplicate]

I've got a freelance project that's technically finished but I'm waiting for the client to sort out domain registration, which could take up to a month. The deliverable website is available in a ...
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What makes a job a senior job? [closed]

I was reading this question where the original poster say it is his/her first job. But the (at the moment) only answer points that he is ready to take senior position. I was surprised because in the ...
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Is it appropriate to apply for a job requesting experience in a programming language I have only personal experience in?

Background: I'm a college student with almost 4 years at my first full-time job as a software developer. I'm pursuing a bachelor's degree, but since I started this job in my sophomore year, my ...
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Will not disclosing that I worked as a contractor not an employee count against me in a hiring decision? [closed]

I recently accepted a job offer for a job that I really want. However, I did not include on my resume that I work as a contractor in my current position, nor I did in the application. However, I put ...
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Should I include my Github page on my resume?

I am looking to become a developer and while I have been studying I have made a Github page and have filled it mostly with scripts or simple games that I have made plus a couple basic web ...
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I run an Amazon Affiliate site which brings in ~$5k per year. Do I include this on my resume? If so, what numbers should I disclose?

I've been running an affiliate site for a couple years now, and it has definitely helped me pay my bills throughout college, and I'd like to show it off on my resume, as I will graduate later this ...
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Does one's Learning Horizon narrow after getting a job [closed]

I started with my first job in a company recently, the company already had a project and i started working on it,The main hurdle in my career progress bar is that to complete the project i had to ...
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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 I represent startup experience on my resume? What would be an appropriate title to use? [duplicate]

I am working in a 10 person startup. We will be running the pilot project for our idea over the next few months. I want to write about the work that I did am doing in the startup on my CV and since we ...
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Can a junior level apply for a senior level job and get it? [duplicate]

I was recently laid off from an junior level job and now that I am looking for a new job I can only find senior level positions. I am a graphic designer and have been told my portfolio is incredibly ...
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Didn't keep in touch with previous supervisor.. As a student, should I still put the contact info on my resume?

I am a university 2nd year computer science student and I did a summer job as an IT Analyst when I was 3/4 through my first year. My summer job as an IT Analyst went great and my supervisor, manager ...
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Is it a bad idea to apply for a job that you are probably not qualified for?

Recently I was browsing the careers website of a company that I'm interested in working for (because I like the industry). They were advertising a role as a Solution Architect. As a developer with ...
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How to present a long period of study on your own? [duplicate]

The question: How to present a long period of time in which you have been working on your own projects, trying out technologies and implementing things you "always wanted" to do? Context: As ...
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How can I decide between two great opportunities/career paths? (and be happy with that decision) [closed]

I'm stuck in a situation that my friends and family keep reassuring me is a great dilemma. This whole year, I had planned to go to law school and was admitted to a couple of top 10's. I'm an engineer ...
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Entrepreneur experience in resume

I co-founded a start-up in fashion industry, I intend to leave because of financial reason and not having a central role. My work was mostly involved in designing site & marketing. 1) How do I ...
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What does it mean when businesses say they “prefer” a certain skill?

I have experience with SQL/MySQL, but many businesses want "Microsoft SQL Server" or "Oracle" experience - not just experience coding in SQL. When companies say they "prefer" some kind of experience ...
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Soo… I need experience to get experience? [duplicate]

I just finished school as a software developer and I'm in the stage of finding a job I have asked at many places which are hiring(even online) and all of them denied me because "I dont have the ...
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Are self-employed positions disregarded on a resume? [closed]

A lot of my experience in my field (programming) is volunteer or contractual work. For example, for a couple of years I volunteered at my university to mark assignments, on a couple of occasions I've ...
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When getting started, is Job/Industry experience worth more than experience in specific technologies?

I've just got my Bachelor degree in Computer Science and started working in finance (a bank) as a software developer. The problem is that we are using an old legacy language that is very hard to ...
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How to get a paid internship in programming [closed]

I'm fairly new to programming and have only written a few basic programs however I learn pretty quickly and have picked up a lot in a short amount of time. My question is how do I convince an employer ...
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How can I evaluate whether a masters degree will benefit my career? [closed]

After successfully completing my Bachelor's degree I decided to do the Masters degree at the same (reputable) university. But before doing my masters degree I decided on doing an internship in a ...
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Can I attend 3 years interview with 2.7 years experience? [duplicate]

Can I attend 3 years experience Java interview with 2.7 years experience? Will the companies strictly follow experience criteria?