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Questions tagged [education]

Questions around schooling in the workplace. Could involve credentials when applying for jobs.

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Why didn't they find that much knowledge in me?

I am a software developer with 5+years of work experience. My background is that I am a not a engineering graduate. But I started my career as a developer trainee and then after 1 year itself, they ...
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Masters specialization for engineering fields [closed]

How would you advise someone within an interdisciplinary field such as computer science or engineering to pursue a masters degree so that they can move into a position of technical leadership in their ...
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Putting future classes on my CV

I am applying to grad school in Spain right now and looking for some advice. I will be moving in Feb. to take a Spanish course. However, my grad school application is due in Jan. I'm wondering if it's ...
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Inform an applicant that the for-profit school they went to failed them?

A recent discussion I had reminded me of an event in the past. I have always wondered if I should have said something to the students. I was looking to hire an entry level IT tech and turned to the ...
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Will listing my major GPA instead of my cumulative GPA on my resume cause problems?

So I just started working in an admin position in a financial office and I think I may have slipped up. I listed my major gpa on my resume as just (GPA:#.#) as I had been under the impression that ...
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Do I need to convey to foreign recruiters that the education I received from a Catholic university was in no way religious?

I am french and attended a private university in France for my college education. I currently have a Masters in Computer Science from this university and also worked there for two years as an adjunct ...
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Is my unrelated Master's degree worth anything if I want to get into software development? [closed]

I completed my MS in Geochemistry from a recognized university in Canada. I have been working in my field for the past year, and in short, I really don't enjoy what I do. I am now trying to evaluate ...
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Do people actually list the name of the school (within a university) on their resume? [closed]

I came across this blog post about the Harvard Extension School which says Every student and alumnus at Harvard identifies with the school he or she is affiliated with. And, like it or not, “...
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When to give notice if leaving complex role to begin grad school? [duplicate]

I've had a job for a few years now but want to leave it to begin graduate studies. When's best to give notice? I don't think the traditional wisdom of "2 weeks notice" makes sense in this case because ...
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Tell my boss the reason I want to stay part-time is because I need to finish school before I move & leave the job?

This summer I'm working at a paid internship. As I've performed very well, my employer wants to hire me full time (this pipeline is the reason the company hires interns), but knows I'm going back to ...
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How do I indicate on my CV that I took a semester off studying to work fulltime?

How should I include in my CV that I deferred from university for in the middle of my undergraduate degree to work-full time? Should I leave a gap in my education years? Or should I just say the ...
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How to put BSc (Hons) degree I did in just a year in my CV

Usually people study 3 or 4 years at university to get a bachelors degree. I started studying bachelors in computer science and passed first 3 semesters in 1.5 years at country X. Moved to UK and ...
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Can't get into the academy - how else can I reach my career goals? [closed]

My friend would like to become a chef in India. The formal way to achieve this is to get an education at a culinary academy. My friend tried this, but unfortunately he was not able to clear the exam. ...
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Should I say I have a Bachelor Degree when actually my degree is another one?

In my country, there are two kinds of undergraduate degrees (Bachelors and Technologic). My degree is currently the latter one, but it is basically the same curriculum of a Bachelor in Computer ...
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Is it appropriate to ask an employee to do some overtime when receiving courses?

I work for a Eastern-European branch of a large company within IT industry. From time to time we benefit from paid by company courses (on-site or online) from various sources. Sometimes these courses ...
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Need help refining a role approach

I had an informational interview for a position, in which it was determined I was not a great fit, but we identified two other roles where I would potentially be a good match. One of the roles would ...
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Lied on resume about obtaining a Bachelor degree

I put on my resume that I obtained a Bachelor degree at an University but in fact I enrolled and didn't complete my bachelor there. Now I know they will run a background check and will see that I ...
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Should I list my MPS degree on my resume?

In May, I will have a Master of Professional Studies in Informatics with a concentration in web development. The college is an accredited state university. I'm currently unemployed and seeking work ...
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How can I, as an uneducated person from Lithuania, become employed in space exploration industry? [closed]

I am very well aware that Stack Exchange discourages personal and opinion-based questions that will likely be useful to no one except the original poster. However, I know for a fact that there are ...
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Should I put a master's program I have recently enrolled in on my resume? [duplicate]

I am a high school teacher and am looking for a position at a different school. I was recently accepted and enrolled in a master's degree program in my field and intend to begin coursework in June. I ...
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How to ask an employer for education benefits

Preface: I'm a software engineer at a small-ish company (under 40 people) and I've been there for over 4 years. I was initially hired as QA (I do not have an engineering background) and over the ...
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Boss educates everyone except me?

I've got a good relationship with my manager and the boss (owner) of the company really loves me and he's told me on numerous occasions how invaluable I am. My job is stressful, demanding, but I'm ...
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How should a Graduate Certificate be listed on a résumé?

I recently completed and was awarded a graduate certificate. After a conversation with my colleagues, it appears that there is some contention about how it should be listed on a résumé. One group says ...
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Should I list my 3-years PhD in 'Education' or 'Experience' on LinkedIn?

I've been PhD candidate for the past 3 years, and recently (successfully) defended my thesis. I now want to apply to companies outside academia (and maybe not directly related to my field of study) in ...
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How to write about websites/softwares created on resume [closed]

After speaking with a technical recruiter, they mentioned that skills and experience are more important than education on a resume, and it's better to put those at the top of the resume, and keep ...
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Intern to Full-Time, placed as contractor until hiring freeze is over [closed]

While attending a local Community College, I accepted an internship with a company. Fast Forward 6 months the company offered me a full time position. (w00t w00t) This is where things get tricky. ...
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Work permit for Europe without bachelor degree/diploma

I failed to get at least a bachelor degree in Computer Science. Not the proudest part of my life. Now I have no finished official education besides my school. But I learned almost everything I know ...
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Is the highest education possessed/attained reflective of current education or past education?

I am applying to a job that requires either a graduate degree or a Bachelor's degree and a certain number of years of experience. I am currently getting the graduate degree, but I plan to graduate ...
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Can I hide my Ph.D. on resumes and applications to have better chances to be hired? [duplicate]

I have a Ph.D. in English. I've worked as an adjunct for 30 years, and after having not been hired at my last interview, I think it's time to look for something different. My Ph.D. is now an ...
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Does it matter where you get a Bachelor's degree from? [duplicate]

I'm coming up on graduation for my A.A. degree, and have two options for where to go to finish my Bachelor's degree in Business Management (with a specialty in project management). I can either ...
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Is it acceptable in a cover-letter (paid position) to express an interest in voluntary work?

I'm an undergraduate student currently studying Computer Science, and my University has a paid job opportunity for undergrads to tutor a couple of hours every week in a class they've excelled at. My ...
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The value of certificates in the job market [closed]

I dropped out of high-school to join college. While not the end of the world, I would like to supplement my CV with some certificates to try and compensate for the lack of papers, and I'm a bit on ...
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University renamed degree after I graduated

I received a relatively unorthodox degree from an art school. At the time I attended and graduated (which means that is what my diploma states) the program (and degree) was a Bachelor of Science in ...
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MBA From Edinburgh Business School in USA? [closed]

I was wondering how this would be looked at in the USA. I've heard in placed where foreign degrees don't matter and I've heard that they do. Can anybody shed some light on this? https://www....
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I'm a newly graduate of Computer Science but i don't know what specific path to take [closed]

I was quite active during college years, I've joined some programming competitions such as Java Challenges and Web Development. I was also the president of our school IT club.. not that good but i ...
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Listing incomplete college degree on resume after several years of experience?

I've recently begun to re-do my resume and I'm a bit confused on how (or if) to phrase a college degree that was started but not finished. I was about halfway through the degree when I was offered a ...
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Is a qualifying degree considered complete if not yet issued? [closed]

A student received an industry job offer contingent on having completed his Master's degree by his July start date. If he has completed all of his coursework and has a signed thesis by July, but the ...
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Can I put trainings from my university on my resumé under “Course”?

I am currently in my graduation and will finish my master's degree this summer. I am able to participate in courses offered by the "career center" of my university. These courses are for every ...
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Is 2 year IT degree with 4 year business degree enough? [closed]

I am about to graduate from a 2 year program with an associate degree in computer information technology(programming). I also have a bachelors degree in marketing. My question is, is this enough ...
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Giving phone number to students' parents

I am a new high school teacher in a major city teaching urban children. A colleague of mine uses her personal cell phone when she needs to call parents, but most of my current coworkers deliberately ...
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Would it look bad if I quit a job shortly after returning from leave of absence?

I've been working at my current job for about 1.5 years and currently I've been thinking of quitting so that I can focus on finishing college and getting my degree. I explained my situation to my boss ...
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Should I keep my first try at college on my resume?

I struggled with poor grades early in college and moved home after two years. I took a year off before completing my Associate's at community college in 1.5 years, and then transferred to a state ...
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Haven't found work since graduation, things to do to not look stale

I graduated in September with a bachelor degree in Computer Science. I didn't have a job lined up before graduating and am still looking for work related to the degree (though I have been working an ...
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Resources for finding first real job after completing degree

I recently completed school with my degree in Computer Science. Are there any resources for finding specifically entry level jobs? I’ve been to a few job websites and there are so many that instantly ...
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Should dates be included for completed education on resume?

I was just looking over my resume and noticed a few inconsistencies regarding the formatting of dates for education. Should the graduation date from a program be included on the resume? Should the ...
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How to improve chances of getting a programming job straight out of high school? [closed]

As it stands right now my family cannot afford to put me through college. I let my grades get very low after getting in a slump after three of my family members abruptly died and I got lazy and ...
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Can I include Online course in my profile? [duplicate]

I have taken a few courses online. These courses don't offer certifications (those that do are quite costly; so I didn't get certified). So, I don't have any certificate to prove that I have taken the ...
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How to list Higher Secondary Certificate education on my LinkedIn profile?

I am from India, and we have the 10+2 education system here. The "+2" part is termed as the Higher Secondary Certificate(HSC). I am updating my LinkedIn profile for the first time, and have decided ...
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Salary negotiation for entry-level engineer with NON-engineering undergrad & engineering masters [duplicate]

I received a BS in Biology/Environment (Non-Engineering) and MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering. My experiences have been consecutively more specific and I'm completely competent with my ...
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The company I work lacks vision and innovation. Can I offered it to them or is a lost cause? [closed]

I will you give you a bit of background about the situation. I live in a bankrupt country in Europe with big unemployment on youth, and no sight of recovery any time soon. I am 20+ with an ...