Questions tagged [career-switch]

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Removing fake experience from my resume

I was searching for jobs for 6 months after I graduated. I signed a contract with a consulting company for 12 months. But after joining, the company faked my resume and submitted me to clients. Now ...
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Fired for third time from a software development job. What to do?

Today I was fired from a software company.. for the 3rd time in 1.5 years. Needless to say I feel like I reached bottom and it's impossible to get out without changing career. Should I change a career?...
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I have wasted 3 starting years of my career. Is there any way to start over? [closed]

When I graduated I got a slightly above average job working on Java Servlet technology. But then I acted on some poor advice from people who were close to me. Although it was a mistake, I listened to ...
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How do I switch between technologies in IT industry [closed]

I am working with a web development company and have 2+ years of experience of programming with PHP and overall 3 years of working in the IT industry. For long term goals and stability I want to try ...
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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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Applying to a clients company

I currently work at a contract software company and one of our clients is a very advanced medical simulation R&D center and i am the sole developer on one of their projects. I absolutely love the ...
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Strategies for older people to get interviews for junior positions

The general question Do older people (> 40 years) who have successfully retrained as developers stand any chance to be interviewed for junior level positions, and if so, how do they maximize their ...
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Is it frowned upon to mention specific clients in a CV?

Now, I've always thought (probably through misinformation) that it was bad practice to mention actual client names when writing your CV, is this true? I am currently rewriting my CV and I'd like to ...
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Switching to another department in same company in early career [duplicate]

This is my very first job after a long education, and I've been doing it for a few months now. The department I work in now is not a bad one; in fact, I like it. But now, another position in my ...
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How to write a resume for a career change [closed]

This is a topic I've been fretting about for a couple of years now. I served in the USAF as an Aerospace Ground Equipment mechanic for 13 years and can no longer do my job due to blowing out both of ...
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How to explain past PhD withdrawal to employers?

I am currently working in education but also looking for job prospects in more technical/mathematical fields. I signed up to a STEM job site and I am not sure how to give a good response to the ...
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Would future employers look negatively on a period of self employment to gain domain experience?

So I'm currently employed in the general direction of my "ideal" job, but too far from it to the extent that I don't enjoy my current job. I've spent quite a bit of time looking for my ideal job, but ...
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Should I list a completely different profession in my technical resume? [duplicate]

I was a cook for 5 years but I switched jobs and now I'm a web developer. Should I put this information in my resume along with my experience in tech companies while searching for a job as a web ...
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Recovering from getting fired twice

First off, this is a bit of me fishing for encouragement which I desperately need. I was an economics student in College, and in the first job out of school (which I hated) I discovered a knack for ...
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Declining a full-time offer and asking for a part-time position?

I have received an full time offer from a prestigious hospital for registered nurse position. I recently changed my long term career goals and decided to pursue medical school/doctor position. However,...
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Code samples for future employers

I'm a new professional software developer and I have a rather odd situation. My job, while being technical, is not in a tradional software environment. I am the sole developer who was hired to slowly ...
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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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How to handle abrupt change to development criteria?

I am a full stack developer having around 6 years of experience with web technologies mostly in LAMP and MEAN stack. I recently switched to a product based company. During the interview process and ...
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How to approach candidate's career change during interview

As an interviewer, what is the appropriate way to address a candidate's change of career. For example, a software engineer with a CV containing relevant experience and in the "other" section, points ...
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How much weight is given to self-taught programming skills? [closed]

I was an "IT drone" for about 14 years (tech support, then systems admin). I taught myself how to program, at first just to automate some of my work, then later producing some in-house applications ...
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Leave full time job and work as Contractor [closed]

Currently I have a good full time position for a software company in the United States (I am also from the US, to avoid confusion). Recently I was contacted by a recruiter in regards to contracting ...
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1answer
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Explaining change of career in an Interview [duplicate]

How should one approach the question of change of career in an interview? What appropriate reasons can one provide that would not look bad on them. To briefly explain the situation: My friend is a ...
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Would a short term job in different industry permanently harm my web dev career?

Let me start with a little bit of background to make you understand the problem better: I am currently working as a freelance web designer. It is going okay right now but I would prefer working full ...
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Too scared to give resignation [duplicate]

I recently joined an organisation, and after a month I decided to quit gracefully, as I feel it's not a good fit for me. I have been a very genuine person and have never done this before, hence I have ...
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How do I switch from a service-based company to a product-based companies with 1.5 years of experience? [closed]

Honestly very few people are generous enough to refer you to another firm. How do I explain to the outside world that I work in IT but I am good at coding?
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Can I file for unemployment if my new employer tries to change my already signed offer letter, due to Covid-19?

I received a job offer in writing on March 31st with a "tentative" start date of May 1st. They put a tiny clause in there that the start date was subject to review due to coronavirus complications. I ...