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Questions tagged [qualification]

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Should I ask if it makes sense to apply?

I am planning to apply at the flight school of a big European airline. Over the past two years I gained my private pilot license (PPL) and I am not really happy at my current job and would much rather ...
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Job search in Europe from other countries in IT [closed]

Can anyone tell me is there any mandatory way to get a job in Europe?. Consider both scenarios what type of non technical qualifications I need to get. I visited a lot of websites and blogs but I can'...
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Quickest path to employment given current qualifications, experience and circumstances [closed]

Challenge: find work within 3 months (NYC based, no work authorization needed). Conditions: Need one week-day off a week that I can make up with remote commitment on the weekend. Reason: I'm a Math ...
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Whether to include age 18 exams on CV when I also have a degree from a typically non-traditional route (Open University)? UK

Background: I left school age 18 with good grades in the usual exams (A-levels, and GCSEs before that, for those familiar with the UK style system). Most of my peers opted to go to a standard ...
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Importance of going to different School for graduate school [closed]

I've been offered to work under one of my professors at my current University to get a PhD. I'm currently at a relatively large University in the United States studying Metallurgical engineering. ...
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Difficult time in first software engineering job [closed]

I recently graduated with a Master's in Math/Engineering (dual degree) and I was hired as a junior/freshman software engineer in a consulting company, working in the financial software industry. It ...
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Company doesn't know I don't meet an employment requirement, how to handle

I'm an intern at a very large company. I'm still in school and interns at my company are required to be maintain above a particular GPA. In theory, I believe my HR manager is supposed to ask for my ...
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What are the advantages of a high GPA after a few years of experience?

I'm half way through a bachelor of software engineering, and my GPA is currently quite high. However, I also work as a full-time software developer, and have had one previous job as a network engineer....
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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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Personal and legal liability with respect to inexperience?

I am a recent Bachelor's graduate in computer science - I have been employed in the field for less than a year. My current employer is asking me to design and implement a relatively advanced ...
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Any advice on convincing the interviewer that I'm worth the hire despite being underqualified?

I have an Electrical and Electronics Engineering undergraduate degree. After graduating, I immediately got hired by a pretty well-known and large electronics company that comes with a nice work ...
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Do I really need to know A LOT? [closed]

I've learned HTML, CSS, JQuery and some Javascript so far. When I was getting into web development, a friend of mine who has been working as a developer for a few years told me that if I learn the ...
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Would I be considered overqualified for this internship job posting?

I saw a job posting for a company and while I am graduate student pursuing my Masters, I'm hesitant to apply for this internship because one of the requirements for this job is: Qualified candidates ...
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Strategies for getting work experience to enter workforce when overqualified

My partner has a PhD in Semiconductor Physics from one of the best universities in the world and extreme interest in low level electronics engineering. His research career fell through a few years ago ...
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Is a business studies A Level valued by Employers? [closed]

I've just started Year 12 and I've started out on Computer Science, English Literature and Business Studies. I like the two former subjects, but Business Studies is kind of one I've fell into because ...
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How to establish credibility/readiness in resume as a self-taught iOS developer [closed]

I'm a self-taught iOS developer with no experience and a degree in an unrelated field. having trouble translating the work I've done into meaningful points that will show my strengths and ...
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Deducing required qualifications from North American job adverts [closed]

I've noticed that there tends to be a trend in North America of defining rather "vague" requirements for technical positions, contrasted with e.g. in some countries, where a position might advertise ...
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Documenting self-taught skills that are *not* conducive to portfolio building or certification exams

A common (perhaps the most common) way that self-taught persons are able to substantiate their self-learning to employers is through a portfolio (e.g. see this question). For example, a self-taught ...
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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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Offered a phone interview - should I mention that I lack the years of experience demanded?

I am a software professional in a niche industry for 4 years, looking at other industries for new jobs. I've been working in my spare time on iOS apps for under a year. Published one, maybe a month ...
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Finance qualifications for project managers

I am a mid-level project manager working in the IT Industry, in the UK. I enjoy my current job, which I've been in for one year, and it has good prospects, but one for one thing: I don't handle any ...
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Programmer Hiring & Vetting Process

I work sporadically as a programming contractor for a company that wants to hire its first full-time programmer. I was asked by the Director of Operations for guidance in the hiring and vetting ...
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I shouldn't have the senior title

I'm about three weeks into a new job as a Senior Software Engineer. I interviewed for the senior position and I got it; however, it doesn't feel right. I'm the only senior engineer on the team (other ...
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Is a PhD an asset or a hindrance for someone looking to keep their job options open?

Given the option to get a PhD at the same time as working and gaining useful work experience (with only a little extra work put towards the PhD), will the PhD offer any benefit to someone who does not ...
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How respected. valued is the CFA when applying for finance jobs? [closed]

Is this a qualification that companies genuinely seek out?
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Cumulative jobs in resume

I am new to the north-American job market (I am an immigrant) and I am struggling to prepare my resume and everything else. My biggest question at the moment is how to present the information that I'...
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How to deal with under-qualified personnel in my department?

My four-person department has been using outdated software for years. Upper management hired me about eighteen months ago to begin a transition to an updated technical environment. I am the only ...
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When to go back to school? [closed]

My understanding the reason people get college degrees is that it's like an investment: you put time and money in to go to school, then in theory you are able to get a better paying job. I know some ...
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Tech job interviews with no tech questions [closed]

I've done many interview cycles that follow this pattern and end in rejection: Apply for job Maybe have phone screen with a hiring manager Onsite interview with (at most) some shallow questions about ...
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Incomplete Degree - How to phrase this on resume or cover letter?

I have two unfinished undergraduate degrees from two different universities, one in Math, and one in Computer Science. I also have a completed college diploma in computer programming, and a few years ...
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Should I mention my engineer title when applying for a less-qualified position?

I have moved in Canada last fall, right after having my engineer's diploma. Since then I'm looking for a job (as an engineer), and couldn't find one in my line of work. I should preface that I'm a ...
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Is it legal in the USA to ask if applicants have been convicted of specific crimes?

I'm under the impression that it is legal in the USA to ask applicants if they have been convicted of a felony. I'm also under the impression that they have to answer honestly. But as a manager, I'm ...
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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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What if someone claims to have a degree they don't have? [closed]

Ok, so the title is not how it's suggested, I know the point of having a degree, I obtained two which I worked very hard to get. The question that I am trying to ask, or, the point that I'm trying ...
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What might be the best way to list my educational qualification for a “Tell me about yourself” interview question

I know there are lot of posts for "Tell me about yourself" question, but I'm looking for the best way to list all of my educational qualifications. Do you prefer chronological or the reverse-...
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Sending code samples after screwing up skills test

Its worth noting that I have already done this now, but I am wondering if I might have made a mistake. Background I have on my resume that I know a few programming languages, and I do. I actually ...
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Can I rely on an interviewer to not let me qualify for a position that I cannot fulfill?

I have been a freelancer for about 3 years now in web development, SEO and PPC. I have spent the last 18 months honing my skills in SEO & PPC. I have now come to the realisation that I need to be ...
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How should I explain being overqualified?

Let's say you apply for a job opening. Everything is good, you get along with the interviewer, you seem like a good personality fit with the team, you have the requisite skills, the work interests you ...
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How to approach a company looking for a job self-taught, without formal qualifications? [duplicate]

My situation is quite unusual. I'm a ~junior level developer with solid knowledge of physics and maths. I was taking a degree in Physics last year (2nd year) and left because I was not learning ...
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How can I ask a potential employer to show production code?

In my experience, managers and even employees at a potential employer tend to emphasize the commitment to quality in their company or their team during interviews. I am also routinely asked about my ...
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Do internship and part time counts when company says certain number of yrs of experience requirments?

I have total of about 2 years of internship and part time job experience. Do these count when companies require a certain number of years of experiences? Also would I still count as entry level or ...
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How to describe AWS / Google Cloud Platform experience for a Microsoft application?

I have specific project experience using AWS and Google Cloud Platform for hosting virtual instances and handling scalability, although I have not used Microsoft's version of the same service (Azure) ...
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The Dipl.-Ing. title outside of Germany [closed]

I am aware that in Germany if you get an equivalent of a British master's degree in engineering you get the title Dipl.-Ing.. I am also aware that in Germany that tends to precede the name, in much ...
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Is it absolutely necessary to specify on CV whether a course was taken distance/online or not? [closed]

Is it necessary, and why? Would it somehow imply that either the distance/online course vs the full-time course weight different values? What about executive/weekend-format courses? Isn't ...
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To what extent can career progression be damaged by not having formal education? [closed]

If I have strong experiences and major achievements (even some that are recognized as remarkable across the industry), would missing formal educational qualifications still limit my opportunities to ...
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Tips for a CV with zero qualifications and experience?

I'm looking over a CV for a friend; this young person unfortunately has zero formal qualifications following an unorthodox school career due to former health problems; this person also has no work ...
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How do you tell a friend they are not qualified when asked to recommend them for a job in your company?

An old colleague asked me to recommend him for a job in my company. I'm hesitant because when we worked at the same company, he didn't have the best reputation. He constantly missed deadlines, never ...
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Can I excel in my field if I have great achievements - but no complete formal qualifications? [closed]

I am rephrasing my question as my other one was not specific enough and was put on hold. I am worrying because I dropped out from my first uni degree, entirely due to personal health and family ...
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Should applicants mention any dissertation or thesis in their CV?

I'm thinking to include my degree dissertations in my CV. I gather that this isn't the norm here in the UK, but they do seem somewhat relevant and seeing as I don't have much experience yet, it looks ...
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What to do if your first job has more responsibilities than what you can assume? [duplicate]

I just passed a job interview with a development company, and I'm trying to figure out whether taking this job will help or hinder my career. I'm fairly new to the field and the job will require a ...