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Obtaining knowledge and skills that relate to specific professional competencies

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How should I handle refusing to sign a document that may indicate that I plan to leave soon?

My company, after being reluctant to send employees on training, finally offered us a training course. The course is expensive and overseas. If we want to attend we have to sign a document that ...
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Can I ask the company how the interview will work?

Next week I'll be interviewed for a Trainee Software Developer position. It's gonna be my first real interview after I got my degree and I'd like to understand more how things work. Is it polite/...
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Is there a business reason for programmers to do training? [closed]

Programmers at my company have moaned that they don't get any training. I suggested to management at my company that all programmers sit down with a senior programmer to discuss their training needs. ...
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How can I ask my boss for training?

I am a software developer and I have worked at this company for over a year. This is my first job. I am the only developer on this project and there is a project manager beside me who doesn't have ...
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How to find work to do when starting a new job

Today was my first day at a new job. I know it's slow the first day or two, getting set up and all, but I've got a particularly bad feeling about this one. Basically all I did was walk in, someone ...
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How to manage numerous interruptions?

With my job, I often feel unproductive due to having multiple interruptions per day that drain my time. I do not want to seem like I am not doing anything (if my productivity is look at in terms of ...
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How to deal with a manager who stonewalls me? [closed]

Let me first say that I have read How to proceed when remote boss doesn't answer emails . This has some great information, but my problem has gone a step further. Let me first clarify that I have two ...
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How best to handle leaving a company when there is training already booked and paid for in advance?

I am making plans to leave my company. Nothing super urgent - the work just simply not challenging to me. The issue is that in the next month or so, I am about to be sent on a 2 day training for ...
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Training done, certificate received, should I put it on my cv/linkedin profile? [duplicate]

Recently I had a four-day training about Android development. The training was paid by my employer and delivered by an external company. It's the first time I've taken this kind of training. ...
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How can I convince management to offer training to employees?

I work for a midsize software company. Recently we have experienced some attrition for a number of reasons, one of the chief complaints is that we are not offering training for our employees. There ...
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How can one best handle an employee resisting a technology change?

I am an IT Manager for a mid-sized company. At our corporate office, we are switching from Outlook/Exchange to a cloud email platform that offers more than just plain Outlook could provide. Some of ...
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How can you deal with receiving no job training without becoming a pest?

I have been in a situation before where I was essentially thrown into a job position with no training whatsoever. It was very much a "sink or swim" environment where I was expected to become ...
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How can I reject company offer to take training/certification exam? [duplicate]

I have been offered the opportunity to take a certification exam with optional training by sales in my company. At this moment, I haven't informed my manager (because I know most probably he will ...
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How do you approach imparting technical knowledge to your superiors?

The people who are in charge of my workplace don't really understand what computers are capable of, mistrust them, and generally have a great deal of difficulty using technology. This is a problem ...
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How can I train a replacement without letting my bosses and the replacement know?

I am networking to change jobs. I want to train a replacement at my current job. I have identified the person. I need to have more one-on-one time with that coworker, but it is challenging to arrange. ...
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How can I convince my boss I am the right person to lead a future team?

I am currently a sole contributor working on a team within an enterprise software company. I have been here approximately a year. I foresee a new team being created in a brand new market/category ...
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Lack of recognition in role and career development within role

I joined my company four years ago within a customer care role (email and phone support). The company develops a niche product and I have quite a bit of domain knowledge. Within that time, my ...
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How to get an employer / recruiter to consider you for a role where you are lacking some of the key or desirable skills required? [duplicate]

I was a .NET programmer in a sole developer capacity for nearly eight years until i got made redundant due to a downturn in sales at the company. While at the firm i specialised in VB.NET, WinForms, ...
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How do I treat people working under me?

For the next month I'll have someone over twice my age working under me. I'm 19, and I've never had anyone at a lower rank than me, let alone someone I need to train and direct. These new employees ...
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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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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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Are verifiable MOOC program's of study recognised by employers?

I've recently started a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) specialisation track with coursera. This is related to building upon my existing skills to take me to another performance level. I'm already ...
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Will an increase in job-hopping cause there to be fewer experts everywhere? [closed]

I learned a tremendous amount from a few people who had been at my last job for 30+ years. Also there was a library of forgotten knowledge in old reports they pointed me to, that none of the co-...
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Participating in training courses, even if I am not sure if I want to stay [duplicate]

My boss wants to send me to a costly external training (all cost covered by the company). I like the topic, and I believe this training could be interesting and beneficial. Unfortunately however I ...
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Boss asked me to come in an hour early for some training, should that be compensated?

I'm starting my first day as a lifeguard tomorrow (first job) and my boss asked me to come in just under an hour early to go over a few things with regards to lifeguarding at this company. I have ...
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Relocating for a job, new boss is in town and wants me to take off work to meet him

I am relocating from Chicago to Brooklyn for a new job. I'm still currently employed in Chicago and won't be moving for another month. My new boss from Brooklyn is in Chicago for a week and wants to ...
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Everyone in training plays with a very distracting toy

I'm in training for my new job and the training lasts 2 months. There are 30 employees in the class, and we sit at a computer lab for 8 hours with only one break. It can be very hard to focus as we ...
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Head manager said I ask “why” a lot and I wasn't aware of this

Three weeks ago I started a job working in a liquor store. For the past several years I have held office jobs and working retail is a lot different. For example we don’t have computers to search ...
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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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How to include online courses skills in a resume [duplicate]

I'm looking for an entry-levels job, and (almost) all my relevant skills come from online courses on coursera.org How should I list these in my resume/CV? Should I create a section 'Continuing ...
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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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Asking for help from senior or anyone is it such a big issue and geting fired because of it [closed]

I am currently working as a software engineer and I am a trainee. The problem is I was working on Android development, and my work got delayed and the guy who I was reporting is not familiar in ...