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

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The work I am doing at my new job is not what I signed up for [on hold]

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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Omitting previous jobs from resume? [closed]

in simple words: I am asking whether I can omit some experience or not from my job history for any reason
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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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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 ...
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3+ years experience but nothing to show for it. How do I get hired?

I'm a Java developer. My exit from my previous employer was rather "unceremonious." I don't have ANY proof of my involvement with them, not even payslips. I destroyed it all. Call it self-sabotage. I ...
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How to go about getting a programming internship with no experience whatsoever? [closed]

I am a 17 year old student, about to head off to university and it is being constantly hammered into me that I need to gain some experience and show some initiative over my peers in looking for an ...
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When is the right time to change my company? [closed]

I am currently working for a company as an engineer, I graduated in 2014 and it has been 6 months and a half since I started working for this company. During this 6 months the only thing that took ...
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Vendors and contract employees [closed]

I have a terrible situation where I forced myself into, I was a college fresher and I joined into a reputed company immediately after college as vendor. So my immediate permanent employee and me are ...
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Job title conversion on resume [duplicate]

Job titles have changed three times over the course of my employment. The last title, Programmer Analyst IV, was supposed to be an "industry standard" and while there are other companies that use that ...
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How to list self-employment on a resume (multiple businesses)

I'm trying to avoid a gap on my resume. After leaving my previous employer I've been working on multiple businesses concepts over the course of two years. I researched each business individually ...
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How do you go about finding a new job after wasting several months not doing any useful? [duplicate]

So basically i wasted 18 months trying to setup a business and it didn't work out. I've had the 2 years experience prior to it in the same field. So how will it affect the chances of finding a new ...
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How to ask about work samples being requested that don't seem relevant to the job applied for?

I sent my portfolio as part of a job application for a small software company. Everything seems to be going well and we've arranged to meet. They've asked for additional sample work in the languages ...
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Would adding a role to my LinkedIn profile I spent a short amount of time doing negatively effect me?

I'm currently doing a work placement as part of my university degree and have had the oppertunity to move to a variety of teams. I have previously work in two different roles, one for 5 months and ...
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Does work-experience from another field count?

I have studied Biochemistry and Computer-Science (both Bachelor-Degrees). I have worked a few years in a biochemistry-lab in which I had own projects for which I was responsible. During that time I ...
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Working with difficult people and processes that don't work

I work with software development, I'm trainee for about 5 months. Nowadays many things worry me in the team (composed by me, my leader and another developer): 1. We don't work with deadlines and ...
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Should a resume skill matrix include experience from college? And should skill ratings be relative or absolute?

My current resume has a skill matrix, where I try to give a relative indication of how skilled I feel in the .NET stack. In my current matrix, when indicating how much experience I have with a ...
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Should I omit very early programming experience and/or a job that required clearance? [closed]

So I recently had a problem with an employer that I never expected to have... They accused me of lying about my experience. The first issue was the "How long have you been programming?" question. I ...
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Bring up a candidate's possibly unethical work experience in interview?

I have a candidate for an open position and I will interview him in a few days. His résumé looks quite promising. However, his work experience lists two projects which are in a field of activity which ...
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My seniority got stuck in a gray area, how can I make it clear in my resume?

I worked at a company for a year an some days. When I entered, I was told that I would work at max 9 months (6 months mandatory, 3 optional) as a part-time Trainee. The first six months I did some ...
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275 views

Get a part-time job even though you have a full-time job

I have a full-time job, but i would also like to apply to a part-time job to supplement my income. Should I leave off my full-time job from my resume in order to 'dumb down' myself as to be considered ...
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Danger bonus for working in unsafe environment abroad

Currently we have the possibility for a project in another country. Due to recent news etc. this country is - in my opinion - not very safe for work/travel (there seems to be the need for armed ...
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Year in industry Conundrum [closed]

I am probably on the wrong exchange and if I am I apologise but this seemed to be the closest one that fits. I am a 2nd year Computer Science student and I have acquired a years placement at a data ...
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How to show work-related projects on personal GitHub account

Our organization (small team in local government) does not have any official requirements to code or program anything, I just create scripts to make system administration easier. We do not use any ...
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How to tell your manager that you don't want a particular assignment?

I have been plotted on an assignment that I do not wish to do owing to its complex nature and the fact that my superior takes too long to review and complete it. Even after communicating my ...
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Does work experience only count after graduation?

Is it true (when applying for a position that requires work experience) that only years of experience after graduation count? If someone had a chance to join a company as a developer even before he ...
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Change jobs to earn more, or stay the same to gain experience? [closed]

The truth is that I think I have little experience, I'm working for less than 2 years in the same company, have no other professional experience. Before that I was a researcher for three years during ...
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how do employers see freelancers? [closed]

As I worked in Indian IT industry, recruiters sees freelancers as the one who are incompetent or who did not get work in any company.There is a stigma attached to it.As I am currently working as a ...
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How do I tell my boss I don't want to keep working extra?

A year ago, I applied for a position that would have been a promotion for me within my company. I didn't get the job, but I was asked if I would be willing to fill in from time to time when some of ...
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Listing short but relevant work experience on resume

I'm updating my resume and would like to emphasize a short but relevant work experience from 3 years ago (web development), which was followed by a year of work outside my usual competence area (c++) ...
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Basically unemployed for 5 years. How do I explain this to prospective employers?

I’m 32, unemployed, and live with my parents in an expensive US city. In 2010, I finished a Masters Degree in Business outside the US, but I have suffered from depression ever since and have been ...
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Are there any concerns I should have regarding a salary that seems too high?

I have an offer letter for a job for which I am qualified for but I feel the salary is above the average range for this position. Could there be something wrong with the position? Example: ...
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How do I recover from faked experience on a résumé? [duplicate]

I padded my résumé because I wanted to write experience commensurate with my (real) skill level (and years of effort which can't be directly documented). The bright-line I used to justify this was, ...
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How to make a good impression in a large organisation? [closed]

I do not have much experience working for large organisations; I have left University exactly a year ago and have been working at a start up ever since. I have since found a new job doing graphic ...
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Does owning a sole proprietorship count as “professional experience”?

I would like to pose this question at both a general (see title) and specific level (see below). I am soon to graduate university with a Computer Science degree. For the last four years I have been ...
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How to list past position under someone who has been arrested

I was a research assistant for a professor at my university. He's won many distinguished teaching awards, though I won't mention which so he can't be identified. He was very well known and liked in ...
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Where do you draw the line between working at one company and working at two when listing work experience?

So some time ago I switched jobs between two companies. Or maybe I didn't. What actually decides if you need to list a work history as one job or two? In my case I switched between what are ...
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Define roles in resume if it's similar to 3-4 projects

How do I define roles and responsibilities for a project if it's similar to 3-4 projects I have worked on? Should I keep repeating the same stuff or do something else to notify the employer that I ...
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New job - no work for three months [closed]

I joined a job 3 months back as web developer. The company hired me for a big project and I have been sitting free for three months. There are other people in the project who have tasks. I am not ...
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24, Bachelors Degree, No Work Experience. [closed]

I hope to obtain some advice on this forum in regards to a conundrum I have developed for myself. I have recently turned 24 years old, and have yet to gain any sort of work experience. I have NEVER ...
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Deleting the start of my work history

Should I leave irrelevant jobs out of my CV, Linkedin, job board profiles, and/or application forms, even if that takes 8 years off the start of my work history and implies I am much younger? To ...
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Is there standard significance to A, B, and C/1, 2, 3 listed in job postings? (i.e., research coordinator A, research coordinator B etc.)

I've noticed that a lot of positions list a number or letter after them. Is intended to indicate a specific level of expertise/years of experience? something else?
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Is it generally okay to work from “home” for a week or two in another country? [closed]

am a software engineering student who happens to be working in the industry already. I have a lot of traveling experience but I lack any work from home experience. I am currently considering an offer ...