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

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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?

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?
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Can't I say 'Anytime' in reply to a 'Thanks' from my manager? [closed]

There was a small issue at work. I solved it and notified my manager over IM. She said, 'Thanks, Vinay'. I replied her, 'Anytime' as I do with my other colleagues and friends. A colleague of mine ...
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How can I compensate for the lack of work experience as an international Masters degree student in the United States? [duplicate]

I am studying for a Masters in Computer Science in the United States as an international student. My problem is I don't have work experience. I searched with no luck. I want to know how I can find an ...
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When working with multiple programming languages at the same time, how do you measure experience with each technology?

I am currently working with four different technologies as a programmer: Java C++ PHP Python I am not working on only one technology at a time, as I may be assigned to a PHP project while being ...
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What do I need for moving from Canada to the States [closed]

I want to work in the states after completing my degree in Canada. I was born in Canada and have lived here my entire life (if that makes any difference to moving). What do I need to do before I start ...
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Employer refuses to give relieving order/letter? [duplicate]

This is my first company and I have been working here for almost a year now. It is a small company of about thirty employees and we mostly communicate verbally than through email or other means. When ...
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Does it make sense to include my freelance website in my resume?

I have website powered by Wordpress, by using the website I get some small clients. But the company I am working based on .Net technology. Shall I include Wordpress as my experience and point my URL ...
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What makes a good worker good [closed]

In march I am starting to work for 20 hours. My contract is a kind of freelancer contract. This is my first "real" work and basically I am doing this, because on the one hand I have to finance my life ...
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Is it considered a good idea to bring along a programming portfolio to an interview?

Is it considered a good idea to bring along a programming portfolio of your previous work when attending a programming job interview? By portfolio I mean a collection of screenshots, brief ...
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(How) can freelance work count towards “years of experience” on resume, online/Linkedin profiles, etc?

Although it's not mentioned explicitly on the resume, we sometimes write something like "ABC professional with N years experience" on Linkedin or other online professional profiles or career ...
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What to include in a graduate's resume with zero employment history? [duplicate]

I need advice in my situation. I have graduated in 2012. Up to now I have zero employment history, but I wrote a set of meaningful programs. This is not to demonstrate what I wrote, but to help you ...
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Leaving a startup for another and work-life balance [closed]

First of all, I'm going to start off with a little bit of background. I'm 22 and graduated almost 2 years ago. I'm a very methodical and precise guy. I like working on analyzed projects and mature ...
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Is lower first year pay normal?

I have had two jobs now in which the initial offer was below average market value and negotiation moved it only a little. In both cases, I took the position for reasons beyond money. After a year at ...
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Why are relatives / people connected in an intimate level not allowed in office?

From the Companies I've served, a common restriction is that: a.) No relatives are allowed to work with you.(they will not hire you or let you maintain working for them) (Ie. Brothers, Cousins, ...
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Software development after working in the adult industry [duplicate]

I'm currently in school studying for a BS in Computer Science. I have a job to help cover my expenses, but it doesn't pay enough, it's stressful, and the hours are inconvienient. I've recently been ...
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Do employers really mean it when they say 'Minimum 5 years experience'? [duplicate]

A lot of jobs I'm looking at say 'Minimum 5 years experience with xyz technology in a commercial role' or similar. Are employers really genuinely looking for this, or are they willing to give the ...
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How to be useful as a middle manager, when I think my role can be easily redundant?

I get the impression that I am a temporarily added layer of hierarchy to coordinate some processes for various teams in the company that are related to each other; but at some point these processes ...
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How to work without a private workspace?

Will be transferring to a new program next year. As a developer with over a decade in the same private cube, with mainly independent assignments, I will be moving to a multiple person workspace - and ...
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How to prepare for interview during technical round in Software Industry [closed]

One of my friends younger brother asked me a question and I am writing this question in his words His Question :- Hi. I am a Senior software engineer in my company with IT experience of more than 5 ...
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How to respond to “Why do you deserve a promotion”?

Our company has a new IT manager and it is suddenly the time for promotions. He is still new to the company and he doesn't have much knowledge about the employees. My project manager spoke about my ...
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My job experience is classified [duplicate]

I have worked for two years at a government contractor on a number of classified projects. I am now hunting for a new job, but I am running into a significant problem: I can't answer questions about ...
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Do unrelated designations make any difference while looking for a new job? [duplicate]

I have been working on the development of a platform for the past 2 years. But my team (Tools/Development) is a small team within a large QC (Quality Control) team. Unfortunately my job title has to ...
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“Have fun!” comment [closed]

I work part-time at a local retailer in my town along with being a full-time student. My boss is the owner of this retailer, and I've worked here since my freshman year... about 4 years now. There ...
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Learning an uncommon technology when co-workers are not cooperative [closed]

I am working in a software company and I have total IT experience of more than 9 years. I always think of getting work done with peace and harmony and never raise voice on any one and never play any ...
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Does relation between years of experience and job changes matter?

I heard about this a lot - that there should be a proper balance between your experience and job changes. Lets say a person is very sound and has experience of 3 to 4 odd years but he also has 3 to 4 ...
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How can I overcome 'lack of local experience'

I am from the US and I recently interviewed for programmer positions in Australia. It appears that for some one not from Australia to get a job in the Australian IT industry is a herculean task. One ...
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Listing unprofitable business ventures as professional experience

For the last ten months or so I've been working essentially full time on a webapp. The webapp doesn't make much money (through donations it covers hosting costs and allows me to go out to lunch ...
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What should a recent graduate list on a resume if they have no work experience?

I am a Computing Science student graduating soon. I have a lot of experience with many programming languages and other technologies, but no employment history. How can I communicate my skills through ...
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How to properly get past the barriers of having less than a years work experience? [duplicate]

I'm trying restlessly to get a job within the IT industry, be it local or up in London way.. But all the job positions that I have looked for, both software and hardware aspects require University ...
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Director not directing senior managers, should we confront them? [closed]

I currently work for a firm which has a director and six senior managers, including me. The managers have all discussed how they feel the company is not being led correctly. We feel the director ...
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How to register odd jobs in Linkedin.com

When I was young, I lived and worked in England for about two years, doing a lot of odd jobs. I would like to show this on my Linkedin.com profile. What would be the best way to put it? Would the ...
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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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How should I list a company where I worked two positions over the years? [duplicate]

I'm updating my resume, and I've worked at the same place for the past 7 years. During the first 2 years, I worked part-time in the role of tech support while I got a degree, and the last 5 years has ...
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Stop what you are doing and listen two people discussing about the work. Is that correct? [closed]

Suppose you are sitting in your desk and your manager comes and start talking with your team leader about something related to work. Probably is not something that concerns you directly, but you want ...
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Workplace effects of working “almost full time”?

I have sometimes considered trying to move from full-time to 80%-time (one day a week off). I don't mean changing jobs, becoming a contractor, or doing a 4/10 schedule; I mean negotiating this change ...
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Is it my responsibility to look for work? [duplicate]

I have a job where I was hired, given a nice salary, and stuck in a corner. I haven't been given anything to do in over a week. I'm free to just listen to music and do what I like in my office all ...
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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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Are Employers more likely to hire someone with “developer bootcamp” experience vs. Self-Learning? [closed]

Can attending developer bootcamps such as DevCamps, AppAcademy, be considered enough real-world experience for employment? How useful is attending these types of schools as preparation for employment? ...
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In a critical position but underpayed and seeking new employment, tell superiors?

I am in a critical niche position at a medium sized (~300 person) company and I am not respected and grossly underpaid. My daily operations are required in order for the company to function and there ...