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

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Should I start a job or study Masters? [on hold]

I graduated in Computer Science engineering in the year 2014. I don't have a good resume since my academics is average. I applied for Master's but couldn't get into the universities I desired and ...
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Former boss in jail & company was dissolved. How do I handle this? [on hold]

I worked for my past employer for over 7 years. Not at the same company, he would start up ones left and right; and I went with him. None of them were ever successful, but I was compensated somewhat ...
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How to overcome “young and inexperienced” reputation?

I work (8 months) at a smallish healthcare company, as a SQL Data Analyst, that is transitioning to a technology/product model. We have around 80 people and 10 in my department. The issue I'm facing ...
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Why do interviewers ask leadership questions even for “follower” positions?

I remember trying out for choir in college where I had to go through an interviewing process. The director asked me questions like "How did you form, lead, and manage a singing group?" as if I was ...
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How to show website work samples that are internal-only?

I work as a contractor building and modifying websites for various companies. I would like to get a regular job, and of course most employers want work samples. Most of my very best work is on ...
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Should work computer/tech work colleagues be judged depending on whether they attended a computer science university?

I just witnessed an incident at my company where one of my colleagues accused another colleague and his arguments were based on the University he graduated from. Is it correct to engage in such ...
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Built a startup for 2 years that didn't get anywhere, how do I show it on my resume?

I have been working by myself on a startup for nearly 2 years. In those 2 years I did not make a profit. Granted, the startup was very ambitious. The startup was official and incorporated, but I did ...
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Is a Letter of Experience required to be stamped?

I have got letter of experience from my previous employer on company's letter head, but it doesn't have a company stamp or seal upon it. Would it be considered as a valid experience letter? Or is ...
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Had a prospective interview,now have another job. How to approach prospective employer?

Last month I had 2 interviews with companies that are likely to be employing in January. One of the companies is a dream company, the other is a company that I would still really like to work for. In ...
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Self-assessment on “largest project”

In the course of applying for positions in software development, I have been asked to indicate the team size and number of lines of code of the largets project I have worked on. Unforunately, while I ...
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Should i leave traineeship after the time scheduled? [closed]

I am about to leave my traineeship after the time scheduled (6 months, now is 4 and a half) because i have a huge amount of little problems which i don't know if they are reasonable or not. I will ...
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How does the acquisition affects me in this scenario? [closed]

The current company got acquired by another bigger company. My current company is US based and offices in India.how will it affect employees?
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Do I need to indicate coop/part time/full time status on my resume?

I started at my company as a co-op student in January 2014 (full-time hours between semesters, basically an internship) and completed two back to back 4 months terms. After that I continued to work ...
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296 views

How can I get a programming job abroad with some experience but no formal computing qualifications? [closed]

I don't have a degree in computer engineering or related field however I have studied international politics at university. After I graduated and started working, I became interested in programming, ...
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116 views

Should I list work experience that is not relvant to position applying for? [duplicate]

I am applying for a teachers aid position, I was told I should by a current teachers aid, I currently am work for a student transport company and transport Special Needs students. I have been working ...
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What is a New Grad Rotational program? [closed]

Many IT companies offer this type of job opportunities for new grads to gain working experience, which is good. But will it always lead to a full-time position after completing the program. If not, ...
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451 views

My colleague always ask for help. Should I help him always?

So my colleague always or at least most of the times ask for my help like he expects me to explain everything from scratch for every project. He wants to learn but doesn't quite catch up everything ...
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Programmer now given a cold call list on top of current workload. Time to leave? [closed]

Edited to fit in Stack Guidelines: I am a programmer with a heavy/healthy work load. I have 3 years of experience and since day 1 with this company I am at, I've been handling projects solo, from ...
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244 views

What does a recruiter ( or the interviewer ) look for in a resume of a mid level software engineer? [closed]

I have been working as a software engineer for the past 2 years since graduating from college. Recently, I have been contacted by a recruiter for a new position which I am interested in. He asked for ...
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188 views

How can I be more of a <Current job title>? [closed]

The last 3 jobs I've worked I've never done what was in the job description. All of them have been labeled "Software Engineer", but (somehow) I've always ended up doing different things. I've been a ...
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166 views

Is it appropriate to contact an employer who hadn't hired you and ask for advice? [duplicate]

My guess is no because it comes across as pushy/desperate (and in my case, it is). I've never done this. I'm not asking for WHY they didn't hire me. The answer for that is most often they found a ...
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How to tell interviewer that you quit because it was too hard?

First, they notice a short period of work on your résumé, and they will ask you about that. I want to flat-out lie because this reason for leaving is absolutely unacceptable. However, I hear of ...
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Should my resume list work experience from unrelated fields?

I am about to apply for some internship programs and I was wondering what should I put in my resume in regards to work experience. I am a junior level student majoring in Computer Science but I don't ...
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Can the amount of projects be substituted for experience in tech? [duplicate]

I know soft skills plays a critical role, but lets just focus on the technical skills itself for this question. Let`s say a candidate had 10 projects completed, where these projects translate into ...
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Making a less than stellar work history look professional

Background to my question: I am 22 years old, and am enrolled part-time in school (still in my first year of classes as well). I was previously working full-time at a professional position, as an ...
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How should I list my job history in light of mergers, acquisitions, and role changes on my resume? [duplicate]

I'm not looking for a new job right now, in fact I just started a new one a few months ago. But I like to keep my resume up to date at all times, and I am not sure the best way to handle this. I ...
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247 views

Remove significant coursework from CV

I'm a programmer with about 2.5 years experience. Right now my CV is two pages long. There is a part where I mention some significant coursework during my studies ("big" exercises). I believe this ...
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Is it a bad idea to have 2-3 months off after getting a degree? [duplicate]

I am currently at university, and I have been wondering how bad it looks to a potential employer if an applicant takes some time off after university before they start looking for work. When I say ...
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855 views

Is it wrong to ask lots of questions as an intern? [duplicate]

I'm on paid internship in IT at a large bank where scope is for me to learn and to a get to a level of junior/professional with 2 or 3 years experience, so I can get hired. Thus I came to a strategy ...
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Can I claim my years of freelance before my degree as job experience?

I completed my 4 years bachelor degree in engineering in 9 years. In this extended duration I was working freelance designing for different construction companies. In fact, I probably was making more ...
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Should I tell a superior their statement is incorrect

I have a superior who often communicates incorrect statements during meetings. While I want this question to be more general, because I have been in this situation with many unique settings, I will ...
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Doing something I'm not paid to do [duplicate]

I'm a kitchen assistant, but I'm constantly asked to cook as well. Having a low salary and with little hours, that still wasn't a problem for me. Now that I did a course and I've got my degree that ...
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How should I list small freelance jobs on my resume? [duplicate]

A couple of years ago, I did a lot of little help jobs for handicapped people (driving, grocery shopping, cooking, etc.). None of these where with official contracts or for a company and I was paid in ...
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Dealing with a situation where there is no team lead and team lacks ownership and voice

I am a new QA member of a team with my peers being senior to me by about 2 years. I constantly find situations from my perspective where my peers need to step up and be the voice of what QA thinks / ...
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Should I ask for my former boss for a reference if it seems he does not like me?

Ok, so I did a supervisor job over the summer for 2 months. It was my first supervisor job and I would really like to use it on my resume because it looks good. However, I'm fairly sure that my former ...
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How should I list my SE moderator position on my resume?

I understand that SE moderators are considered volunteers, so it would make sense to list this position under such a section on a resume. Since I have no prior work experience, I'm not sure how I ...
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Less senior people are becoming more senior than myself

I was hired as a support engineer and junior sys-admin at my company about 2.5 years ago. One of my colleagues was hired 6 months after myself (2 years experience total) and another yet has a mere 8 ...
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Why get rejected if you meet the minimum requirements? [closed]

I've visited the careers page of a large multinational tech company a couple of times, and I've noticed that some of their Software Development jobs only require a high school diploma in terms of ...
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What do you do when a supervisor gives you a task you don't understand? [closed]

What do you do when a supervisor gives you a task you don't understand ? This is always something I struggle with and would love to know the best way to approach it. No specific situation. I would ...
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The work I am doing at my new job is not what I signed up for [closed]

I recently started a new job as an Merchandiser at a small fashion supplier business. However all I have done is QC work and no merchandising since I have started which is 1 month and 1 week. I have ...
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Should I list an employer that fired me after two weeks?

I was let go from my last position after two weeks. They said I wasn't picking up the job quick enough but I was working as hard and fast as I possibly could. It was the first time in my life that ...
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I want to remove fake experience from resume [duplicate]

I have a total of five years experience currently reflecting on my resume. Two years original experience, a year of fake experience and two years from where I'm currently working. I've recently ...
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Got transfered from one department to another, without any prior notice and on the verge of my promotion

I have been working in a software development company from last five months as a software developer. In my appointment letter it is clearly written over there that I shall get hike on my salary after ...
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Should I include a company's name on my resume?

First off, I'm a computer science student and I'm planning on doing an internship next year. Currently I'm working for a non technical company for the summer but I'm completing technical programming ...
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1k views

I would like to donate my time to a 'for profit' company [closed]

I am a programmer with 10 months of experience (.NET) and I have some free time currently (1 month) because I'm changing my job. I'd like to learn new things by doing some project for free just to ...
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Working for something not my domain

I am trained and experienced in a different technology but i have been put into one with more of excel based work , Since I am new to this company I don't want to repent against the management. ...
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Where can I get reliable short-term programming development help ? [closed]

Recently , I tried using CraigsList to hire someone for Java help. I offered large money ($80/hour). Sadly, the guy that I found turned out a dud . Where can I get reliable short-term Java ...
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Totally underqualified for position, don't know what to do

I'm in a technical position as a software engineer for a startup. At the beginning of my job (4 months ago) I was brought on with the expectation that I would be coding full time. I was the only ...
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Is the right move to stay and search or leave and search (considering my level of experience) at this failing workplace? [closed]

My current developer role is the first corporate developer role I have ever landed (I was previously in another career, but left that career due to safety concerns then taught myself programming and ...
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Risks in future career opportunities because of a legal name change

I'm considering changing my legal middle and last name, for unrelated personal/emotional reasons. As a man, this isn't common for obvious reasons. I'm worried that this will negatively affect career ...