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Questions tagged [skills]

Questions relating to particular abilities or expertise.

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How can I identify coding skills without any IT background? [on hold]

We are a small company and looking for a full-stack developer (NodeJS) with focus on Node and React. Since we all don´t have an IT background it´s difficult to really check on the quality of the ...
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Being micromanaged as my 'Greatest Weakness'— how to tackle and handle during interviews?

At my current workplace, my boss is severely hands-on, so much so that he has practically trained his employees to wait on his decisions and responses for almost everything that they do (while ...
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How to Include Soft Skill Activities

I’m a software developer and I’m looking to update my resume with some “soft skill activities” that I have done within the past few years. For instance, I started swimming with a local masters team. ...
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How to frame personal study outside of workplace?

For interviews, how can I express to future employers that mostly all of the training and study I have listed on my resume was done by me outside of work hours, with my personal funds, and not by my ...
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Additional role at work highly stressful - keep for growth, or drop for not a good fit? [closed]

About 3 months ago, our teams restructured and I was offered the opportunity to be Scrum Master for the new team. The role pretty much meant 1) being in charge of scheduling the necessary ceremonies, ...
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Preparing a resume/portfolio with two experience fields

I am a full-stack web developer with projects in production and I'm also a data scientist who is studying Master of Data Science. I'm now focused on data science but I consider both fields important ...
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What is the concrete minimum measure of Microsoft Word as skill on resume?

It's common to see Microsoft Word to be listed on job postings. This type of skill seems somewhat arbitrary and broad, and depends on industry - expectations from graphic designer would be different ...
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How to get credit or recognition for my work? [duplicate]

I am working on a software development project with a coworker who is senior to me in rank and age. This coworker has a life long disability and he regularly uses medication which often makes him ...
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Should I leave the job for which I am not competent? [closed]

As I said in the title I got the job but I know I am not competent for this job because I do not have enough knowledge about this job. I feel like I stole the job from someone who is eligible for the ...
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I was assigned to a fake project after being hired. Is this bad news for my career? [closed]

I was hired as a senior software developer and was briefed about a project while interviewing at a client. When I officially started with this company, something went wrong. Eventually, the client ...
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Is it ok to ask your employer for English lessons?

I have recently moved to an English speaking country and started working at a software company some months ago. We are at that time of the year (apparently, since it's my first time) where we provide ...
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Unskilled work requiring skilled people [closed]

Let's say someone has knowledge (and diplomas) in academic disciplines (philosophy, fundamental mathematics, fundamental computer science or anything that may not be directly useful outside a research ...
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how to tell someone to change careers in a helpful way

I've owned several companies, so I have been exposed to variety of scenarios but I'm a bit at a loss here. We have a new intern studying computer science. Interns are a little bit random because you ...
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Personal skills is not trusted due to help from seniors

I'm still in probation period along with other fresh grads together in a web company. We are often assigned by same tasks but do it individually. After we finish the tasks, our head of department will ...
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Learning technologies that are not required at the workplace [closed]

I am really interested and I would really like to learn technologies that the company I work for doesn't use and need. I want to learn C#(already started), MongoDB and serverless, possibly get AWS ...
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Difference between coordinating client's team and teams of consultants

In my previous jobs I've done a lot of project management (PM), especially with clients' teams. I.e. I organised team work, established milestones, controlled their completion, etc. These were teams ...
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How do people with ADD manage in the tech industry [closed]

My question is about techniques that people with ADD use to manage working in the tech community. I have ADD (the Attention Deficit Disorder and not the hyperactive type). I specifically picked the ...
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I'm a software engineer with no marketable skills [closed]

I graduated in ECE (Electric-computer engineering) with an emphasis in logic design and digital design. Straight out of undergrad I took an EDA (Electronic design automation) software job for a ...
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Just fired - how to know if I'm a good Software Engineer?

I just got fired from my job. It was my first software engineering job out of college, and I was there for just over a year. The reason was that they do not think they can train me to have the ...
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Should I ask if the company offers training for the platforms they use?

Background: Yesterday I applied to a job posting and received an e-mail from the head of the talent acquisition for a phone interview and I accepted. Before applying I read the job description, and ...
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Final interview without experience on responsibilities of the role

I applied for a software developer job in a big retailer company and the main responsibilities of the role is to work on an e-commerce/m-commerce mobile application. I do not have any experience in ...
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If an applicant don't have all the “essential” skills for a Java Programmer job, will he/she be hired? [closed]

A Java Developer job post has the following "Essential" requirements: Experience in SQL and PL SQL programming as required by the Java applications. Experience in implementing standard Java ...
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How to handle the question on why you didn't do so well in exams

I been asked on 2 separate occasions why I didn't do so well in my Computer Science degree. Honestly, I feel the main reason is my limited ability to remember a lot of information at once. In a ...
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Am I obligated to share tools I built with my employer? [closed]

I work in a corporate setting and I have put a great deal of work into custom-building specific tools and gathering information which assists me in my job here. I and others have noticed these tools ...
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How to deal with a developer that has poor skills but with whom I get on well? [closed]

I'm a Tech Lead since 4 months, as a Freelance, for an end customer. One of "my" developer has really poor skills and, despite a severe amount of time spent to teach him and help him, I haven't ...
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How to make a person speak confidently and coherently in an interview? [closed]

I am a beginner video-maker for my local community foundation. My task is to create a small (5min) video story about a very successfull young sportsman. For that I would also like to interview family ...
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I asked lower salary than companies were offering

So I got contacted by a recruiter and we had a talk about new job offers. We had a good talk about my skills and send my CV. He also asked me how much I would like to earn on a monthly basis. With my ...
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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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My company is asking me to change my position. What shall I do? [closed]

I've been working with my company as a head of Technology for around 15 months now. I can simply say they weren't pleased with my performance, and I admit it's my mistake. I had different traits that ...
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How do I choose between salary, skills and future? [closed]

I'm working in a very small startup as a web developer since last 8 months, . I’ve learned web skills quite well. Now they are switching their backend to another technology, which I don’t know. I ...
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At which point can you list something as a “skill” on your resume? [duplicate]

How much experience with a particular product/technology should you have to be able to list it as a "skill" on your resume? For example, for my side projects I experiment a lot with various tools and ...
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Should I put basic graphic design skills on my resume?

I have started using programs like PiktoChart and Canva (a little bit of photoshop) to design infographics for my current internship site. I'm not in the graphic design field, but I think these skills ...
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How to increase multi-tasking skills

I'm working in my third workplace now. On my first workplace my collegues were really surprised by my multi-tasking skills (I was responsible for up to 17 processes, being part of two different ...
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How to make use of someone with no skills [closed]

I am currently working with a student group to build a video game. In this group there is a member who possesses next to no skills in any relevant discipline (Art, Programming, Sound Design, ...) to ...
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How to get coworker to own up to his mistakes?

My coworker (hired 1+ years ago) has made numerous mistakes in his work, recently requiring many extra hours from both of us to fix. The mistakes are frustrating but the worst part is my coworker does ...
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Transferable Skills From Software Developer to Admin Positions

I've been a software developer for more than a year now but realized it isn't going to be what I want to do for the rest of my life. Hence, a career change is in the making. I am looking at some post-...
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I got a programming job but I'm not sure if I can do it, although I want to

I am a Masters student in Computer Science and I have read a lot on different programming languages but never used any of them anywhere. If I have, that was just some few lines at a basic level. Now ...
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Facing difficulties in learning new programming language in company

I'm an 3rd IT student in development doing a "hybrid" course. To be more specific I spend 50% of my time in school and the rest in a company. They do pay me (around 80% of the minimum wage in my ...
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How to communicate with recruiter about skillset [closed]

(Note: there might be shades of social dynamics in that the recruiter interviewing me was an anthropology major with interest in evolutionary aspects and human origins, but still he seemed open to ...
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How strong is skill learnt in one month? [closed]

I have literally spent one month to learn about project/task/time management by read every Wikipedia and Stack Exchange page that sounds relevant. Because I have a chance to use those skills in a ...
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How to reference completing a previous academic major in a resume?

I am preparing to complete a bachelor's degree in computer science, but previously completed all of the requirements for a major in business/CIS before switching to computer science. It included the ...
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How can I learn to effectively train underskilled staff?

Background: I'm the sole application developer working at a data processing company. Because of this, I have a pretty high "bus factor" and everyone knows it. Management is keen for me to pass some of ...
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Asking future employer about things to brush up on

I will be joining a new employer in a month. I know the specific team that I will be joining and my position will be that of a database architect. Is it good optics-wise to ask, the recruiting manager ...
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Unable to complete a task at work due to lack of relevant skill. How should I tell my employer?

In February I was hired as a Software Developer Apprentice. I mainly code in C# which I have learnt in this apprenticeship. I am currently rewriting a programme the company currently uses. Within this ...
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How to imitate my boss's writing style?

I've been asked to start writing letters for my boss. My boss will then send out these letters with her signature underneath them. My boss has a particular writing style, and she wants me to write ...
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Does order of fields matter on a resume or LinkedIn?

Is it normal to show education and volunteering field first, and then work experience on a resume, LinkedIn or cover letter? The reason is that I don't have much relevant work experience for a ...
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Is it a good idea to include warehouse general worker skills for an IT job?

Is it a good idea to mention warehouse general worker skills on a resume for an IT job such as computer technician when you don't have any job experience in IT field or I should avoid mentioning that ...
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What do you do when you don't know how? [closed]

A client needs a task done and you don't have the skills to implement it. How would you respond to the request?
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How do you grow in a skill when you're the company lead in that area?

I'm a member of a small startup. When we decided to look at including a bit of AI in our product, I was asked to investigate, simply because I found it interesting and had taken a few AI/Machine ...
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As a professional, how do I independently upskill in an specialized area for a position?

I have two degrees in electrical engineering, and a broad (but not long) range of experience in full stack web development. I also know a thing or two about somewhat more experimental/obscure things--...