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Questions tagged [training]

Obtaining knowledge and skills that relate to specific professional competencies

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How to help new team member with security best practices without escalation to management

I currently work on the Information Security team at my employer and have been working at my company for about 4 years. Recently a new member joined the team, who per his resume has about 1.5 years of ...
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How to get more concrete, specific, tangible feedback?

I am receiving training for an in person sales position. The trainers feedback was that I appeared stiff. I asked him what I could do differently to appear less stiff and he just said "It looks like ...
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UK temporary agency worker training full time permanent colleague

Good evening everyone, I reside in the UK and I have been working on behalf of an agency for a company on a temporary basis for 6 months now. Recently (2 months ago) a new colleague with no ...
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Getting training on a job with a child on the way

I am a recent graduate in Physics (Bachelors), and will be entering the job realm in a couple of weeks. I have notice many places require training where I may have to leave my family to obtain. I also ...
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How do I find out if or how I can get accepted for internal training?

There is an internal training program at my workplace that I would like to enroll in. This is a course that is supposed to lead to being found qualified for advancement in the organization. Passing ...
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Company forcing employee to take courses outside working hours. What to do?

My friend Jim is a full-time employee at Company X. Recently, he was handed a document by the company, stating that he has to complete a number of online courses each year, in order to get the ...
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Employer has offered a promotion and training, but I am planning on leaving in 8 months - should I take? [duplicate]

I have been working at this company for almost a year now, and I have been offered a promotion and training to go with. My old job here will be cut, that is part of the reason why I have been offered ...
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Stuck in Wordpress [closed]

First of all, apologies if it isn't the right place to write this. I've been following StackExchange for years, but I just decided to sign up and I'm not familiar with posting. I'm a web developer ...
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Learning and development in billable focused IT/development consulting company

In the IT consulting organisation for which I work, to stay ahead of the competition we have a constant need to develop our team's technical skills in new languages and frameworks. However, the ...
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Should I be earning a new job title or a raise for training an intern?

Background I work as a full-time mid-level web developer for a company that makes significant income. I currently make ~70-80k which is pretty middle of the line for my location. The owner of the ...
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Criticized for doing my job too well

Our company has had a big problem with people not taking our mandatory online training seriously. Even though the higher-ups try to stress how important it is, people will usually flip through a 4-...
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Planning business trip while looking to quit

I recently joined company X. They want to send me on a business trip for training for a few weeks overseas (standard for all new hires), and are coordinating with me to plan this trip. They will soon ...
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Not progressing in Graduate role

I'm an Electrical Graduate Engineer, and I been working at a large Engineering company for the past 6 months. During this time, I have received no formal training and am constantly tagging on peoples ...
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How to word the concept of “technical knowledge consultant” [closed]

I have a position as a Data Scientist within a very large team (60+ people). Six of them are business intelligence technicians/data analysts/data scientists/whatever you want to call them. Career ...
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Is continuing professional development (CPD) available to software developers?

Trying to keep the overall question + answers applicable to anyone in Software, but advice RE my specific points at the bottom would be amazing! A little backstory I left college in July at 18, and ...
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My manager wants me to start facing with clients without proper training..? [closed]

So I've been with the company for eight months and it's been hard getting proper training I needed to do the job. I almost have to beg/bother my colleagues to help me since there is no offical ...
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Are companies supposed to send everyone to training courses? [closed]

People are being laid off and I'm a bit worried. I have been with the same company for over 20 years, but they refuse to train us properly. This has been brought up in every review by everybody it ...
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How to survive as a junior developer in workplace that does not tolerate mistakes?

My friend is a junior at a workplace that requires staff to take 100% responsibility for their work. In practice this means no code reviews. Any errors, mistakes or inefficiencies are to be identified ...
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Does language lessons paid by company count as work time? [closed]

I work in Europe and my company offers us a 2 hours long English lesson with native speaker once a week. They take place during normal working hours (afternoon), but they are voluntary. I'd gladly ...
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Is it wise to opt out of training I'm not obliged to take? [closed]

I'm an apprentice at an engineering company and I'm due to go on a week-long residential training course in a few months time. This "training" is not technical, but rather focuses on building soft ...
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Asked to repay costs of training if I leave within 12 months [duplicate]

Very briefly, In the UK, I've been asked to sign a document stating I will repay the cost of a training course if I leave the company in the year following it. Am I being unreasonable to refuse to ...
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How to ask my employer if a training course I took a while back has a clause attached to it (“stay at x employer for n months”)?

A few months ago I took a 1 week training course where all I had to do was literally accept an Outlook invite to attend it. I did not sign anything. I've now received an offer elsewhere and ...
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Not being told what happens after placement

I've been working as an apprentice for the last 1 and a half years in a programming/web development role. I'm really enjoying the company that I work in and would like to continue after my ...
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Dealing with co-workers who don't understand timezones

I work for a small startup that builds software used by people in different timezones. In recent months the company has been trying to improve issues related to timezones, but they are not investing ...
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How can we familiarize new employees with the unwritten rules of the workplace?

"Fitting in" in the workplace requires some awareness of the unwritten rules. Often a new employee is left on his/her own to figure this out, sometimes resulting in a less-than-positive experience in ...
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Colleague on a different tech-stack has been made redundant, is it wrong to speak to boss about training? [closed]

I recently discovered that a colleague is being made redundant. I do not speak often with this person but I have always felt sympathy because he is the sole developer on a different technology stack, ...
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People hired as senior but actually junior, how to help them?

Short version: We hired two developers thinking they were senior but are actually junior, how can we help them to improve without hurting their feelings? Long version: My company is having problem ...
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resigning and skipping training [closed]

I received a job offer from a company (Fortune 500) a few months ago. Almost 4 months later, I'm starting to dislike it because there isn't much learning for me, and to be honest, it's not the career ...
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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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How do you explain to your boss that the training they have planned are actually below the skill level you currently possess?

I have an IT background. Web developer to be precise. I recently completed NoSQL certificate, and am comfortable with RDBMS queries. I recently joined a finance team. My boss loves Excel. She ...
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Should I attend an expensive employer-paid training if I plan to quit soon?

I have been in my current position for nearly three years. I have found my skill set to be insufficient for my tasks, though this has significantly improved over time. My manager tried to integrate me ...
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Bringing junior developer up to speed despite shortage of tasks that can be delegated

I am in the position of Architect/Lead Developer and I have one junior developer on my team. In the last few months we were delivering projects under tight deadlines so I was struggling to find tasks ...
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How can I find out whether I am expected to take “optional” training courses?

My workplace offers several training courses that are nominally optional, but that are being heavily marketed by HR as just what the doctor ordered in terms of shaping up our skills and giving us what ...
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Forcing training to be done outside of work hours [closed]

I've just been asked to begin a course towards understanding GDPR a little better. It's fairly indepth, and required for my role (apparently). I've been asked to sign a document with this clause :- ...
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Increasing Engagement with Competence Development

I am in part responsible for competence development in a small part (about 300 employees) of a large multinational tech company in Europe. We have recently seen decreased engagement with the various ...
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Keeping Training Certifications & Diplomas after resignation

I am considering to quit the company I work for in the coming months. Through the years of my employment in the subject company, I have gained several diplomas and certifications, such as user/...
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Team member is blindly following directions

I am an IT Auditor, and the lead for my team. I have a team member who is blindly following directions and referencing previous work done. Last week, I was sitting with him doing peer QA of audit work ...
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Just beginning new internship and another company wants to interview

I am beginning a busy-season internship at an accounting firm, January-March. My first day is January 3rd, and I am training at my local office January 3rd-9th and then going to Chicago to train Jan ...
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How can I ask for help without seeming like I don't know the tasks? [duplicate]

I had my first progress review with one of the managers. It's only been a month and still learning. I was surprised when the first thing that he said was: "You're asking too many questions" I was ...
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How to effectively communicate with a peer who is not detailed in his answers?

I have recently started a new job. My peer, who is supposed to be training and helping me, basically shuts down as soon as I start asking questions. His answers are very high level where he skips ...
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How to handle training for a coworker who may not have enough skill?

I was recently promoted to a developer role after having been in a technician role for a few years. In the past year before my promotion, I managed several Access databases that I'm passing ...
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What to do after I finish assigned task at work? [closed]

Okay, so I just started my very first job ever. So I don't know what to expect from any of this. I'm a stocker/sales associate at a super market. We're currently preparing to open so we're stocking up ...
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Informing colleagues about lavatory etiquette?

This is a small company in India which has engineers, finance professionals, janitors and even interns from abroad, working there. The founders noticed that many employees aren't very familiar with ...
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Asking for training during annual performance review [duplicate]

I've joined the current company around 3 years ago. I have already been through 2 annual reviews and shortly the third is approaching. On my last annual review, I've asked my supervisor for training ...
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How to deal with coworker that interrupts

This is a specific case of being interrupted so I did not find a similar question. I am a consultant and sometimes have to train my client's employees to take over my work. The people I work with ...
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I am struggling to perform my job

I graduated in May and was already hired for a dream job. I work in a STEM field and there is a lot to learn. However, I had always done well until now. I got straight A's in school, worked ...
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How can I convince my (public) company to provide me a second monitor (as an apprentice)? [duplicate]

I am a programmer in apprenticeship for 1 year in civil/public service (in Germany), already programming productive code for the company. I would like to have a second monitor for various reasons like ...
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Should I tell my manager I want to attend some workshops

I have been working for a company for almost 1 year. Last month, there was an internal workshop which I was interested to attend.I asked my manager. I send her my Expression of Interest. After a ...
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Job Application & Interest in working with a company

I am actively looking for job opportunities and a career change. I applied for a job (which I do not have enough knowledge and experience on - but would like to develop and advance in this profession,...
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Training payment

I am interested in taking a course (pay for it myself), and my employer is insisting to pay the course for me. However, I would be bound for a period of time to work for the company after finishing ...