Questions tagged [training]

Obtaining knowledge and skills that relate to specific professional competencies

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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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Asking for training during new-hire probation period

I am working in a company for about a month. But I changed my field a bit and I want to learn the unknown stuff. There is a training coming in the next month which I think will be useful for my job. ...
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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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Taking time off for continuous learning

I make it a point to attend some professional software development conferences every year; I consider this continuous learning. I usually end up taking my own vacation time to do so. Should I ask the ...
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What can I do when I am assigned work that is different from my training?

Four months ago I joined a company and began training on the back-end software systems. However, when I was assigned to a project, I was given the front-end work: JavaScript, CSS and HTML. I feel ...
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What value to the business is there in sending non marketing people to trade shows?

I understand the value of networking to the people. And with sales and marketing positions these shows add value. However unless you are in marketing I fail to see any value gained by the business in ...
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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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