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Questions tagged [work-experience]

One's past employment history, job functions, and different experiences related to the professional work environment.

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I have been in charge of a non-registered “organisation”, should I put this on my CV/linked in?

In 2015 I started an esports team, that later bridged into me doing a lot of web-development, marketing, graphic design and some other minor work. I never registered the team as an organisation, as we ...
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Research Assistantship as Work Experience? [closed]

Let's say I got a Master's degree in Computer Science with a thesis in machine learning (focused on molecular modeling). If I was later accepted into a paid Research Assistantship (not as a student) ...
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Mobile application I developed during internship never got published; should I mention this experience when applying for a job?

Basically, as part of my courses, there was a time when I worked as an iOS Developer Intern for a few months in a small company several years ago. We were less than 10 people, though I was the only ...
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What does “5 years of experience” mean? [duplicate]

Whenever I see job postings that tell you to have 5 years of experience in a programming language, what does that exactly mean? For example, I have used Python for 5 years but the other day I had to ...
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Started a new job and already feel like quitting, but I have a 6 month probation period [duplicate]

So I've been working for this interior design company for a week and a half, under the impression that I would be sourcing clients in sales rather than being a interior designer-in-training. And now ...
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What, exactly, is required to become a construction manager? [closed]

Does one need experience as a laborer, such as a carpenter, to become a construction manager in addition to a bachelor's degree in construction management, or is the bachelor's degree, along with some ...
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As a grad, does leaving at the end of probation have negative impact on CV?

My first-ever employer made a serious mistake in assessing how much they could offer. My salary offer got reduced significantly right after starting at the company, and I don't intend on accepting it. ...
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Is it appropriate that my boss asks my teammate to validate my data work, and CC's me on the email instead of addressing it verbally?

My supervisor requested that my teammate does a quick validation on my work. He didn't ask me to explain my logic or even talk to me verbally about my teammate and I validating it together. Instead, ...
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Have the company dropped the ball with me as a junior developer?

I've recently started my first job as a programmer (i'm currently one month in) at quite a small company and for my first assignment i got paired with a senior developer to work on a minor project, ...
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Is an experience certificate from an unregistered company valid?

I am working in an Indian IT company which is not a registered company. Would an experience certificate from such a company be valid or not?
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I am being sent to work on something I have no experience in [closed]

I am currently working as a SharePoint consultant/web developer guy. I have been doing my job for 5 years now and I am starting to gain ground on frameworks and technologies. My boss, however, doesn't ...
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How to stay sharp and not sleepy at work [closed]

I am a programmer and every morning after having breakfast at work I always feeling tired and sleepy. During breakfast I am just eating breads and scrambled egg also had 6 hours of sleep at night. I ...
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I chose the wrong job and the wrong place to work at [closed]

I feel like I might have chosen the wrong job. I love research, coming up with solutions, and creating things, and my field is in technology. However, after getting my phd I was burned out and a bit ...
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How do I tell another HR manger that I emailed them due to the old HR manager retiring?

Edit: Thank you all for your answers and comments. As a result I have decided per your recommendations not to email the new HR manager, but I will mention this work experience if I am lucky enough ...
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New hire after internship, no task given by management [duplicate]

So I've been doing an internship at this company, I've tried to do my best and learn the maximum as possible so that they would hire me in the end of the sixth months internship, and they did. I've ...
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Transition from almost 6 years of QA to Software Development [closed]

My journey into the IT industry is no different than many. I have learnt my part of Quality assurance and testing, but somehow my interests align more with constructing software than testing them. I ...
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How many years of job history should I include on my resume?

I've been in the IT industry since 1999 including several jobs in between. I was a Director with an organization for 7 years, and another 7 years at my current job as a Director as well. This gives ...
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Would you give up a good internship for a full time startup job offer? [closed]

First time on the forum. First of all, I'm a new graduate. When I say good internship, I mean an internship in a reputable company. For instance, national public health corporation, government ...
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How to/should I list mentoring experience on my resume and LinkedIn?

I'm a young professional and have participated in mentoring programs offered by my university as an alumnus. Normally these programs involve mentoring students and helping them transition into ...
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Putting projects from books on resume

I've been reading a book called "Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide". In this book, you create projects under the guidance of the author such as: GeoQuiz: In your first app, you will ...
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Recording work related experiences

While working in the software field, there could be situations where I offered a solution; sometimes it works and sometimes there could be a better one. It need not be a solution for a collapsing ...
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Listing many open source contributions for well known software projects on Linkedin?

I'm an avid open source contributor for few well know open - source software libraries. Besides writing code, I've written a few articles on medium.com related to these contributions. Therefore, ...
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Feeling insecure about my job [closed]

I started working as a developer for a new company. I started at this company 2 months ago. I worked different companies before as a developer, but I didn't feel this insecure. My colleagues' code is ...
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How to switch to another industry as an Engineer? [closed]

I'm a (Senior) Mechanical Engineer that has been working in the Oil & Gas Industry for around 10-11 years. I am interested in changing to a different industry (e.g. medical devices, aerospace, ...
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How to overcome a lack of end products when applying for creative jobs

I'm a user experience designer with 3 years of experience for a top global company and I really want to move on to do something new. A few months ago I was fairly confident on my chances of landing ...
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How do I indicate on my CV that I took a semester off studying to work fulltime?

How should I include in my CV that I deferred from university for in the middle of my undergraduate degree to work-full time? Should I leave a gap in my education years? Or should I just say the ...
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Previous employee falsely claimed my work in resume

The secretary before me left the company before I started there. However, she claims on her resume an additional two years after she was gone - this would be when I was there, and the work done during ...
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My new job is about 75% proprietary software - Should I be worried?

So this is my second job out of college. Job 1 was at a team doing embedded software, so I did a lot of C, Javascript, HTML, CSS, and some Python and Java. This new job mentioned Java during the ...
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Interview prep for a senior role after broad/deep work experience

I've worked both in the industry and in consulting in a variety of roles. As a result, I feel that the level of experience I've had is both broad and deep in my area of practice, across a multitude of ...
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I was hired with no experience in my field. Is it a good idea to bring up the fact that I now have a year of experience in my yearly review?

I was hired as a fresh graduate straight out of university for a mid-level position in a company last year. At the time, due to being a fresh graduate, I took a salary slightly below market rate for ...
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Confidentiality as a Sub-Sub-Sub-Contractor

I'm a programmer. I work for a small contracting company that indirectly does contract work for a very large company. I was recently contacted by a recruitment company about a position at the very ...
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“Character 2 experience” for data entry?

I'm applying for a few data entry/administrative support roles, and the advertisements request "Character 2 experience". Usually this is followed by a request for 10 key experience. I don't know what ...
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Do companies consider PhD education as a “work experience”? [closed]

If I am a PhD holder, and if the job that I am applying for is in the same (or similar) field as what my PhD education was about, would companies consider my PhD education as a "work experience"? For ...
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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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Is it professional to seek new employment after just receiving a job? [duplicate]

I was contacted by a recruiter for a contract position in IT. It wasn't in the particular field I planned on pursuing, but it paid twice as much as my current job at the time. It was stated as a 12 ...
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While evaluating a person for a role, they seemed competent, but were unaware of one of the most popular tools in the field. Is that a red flag?

Another team in my department recently hired a data scientist. I am the only one with any real data science training in our department and my manager asked me to have an informal chat with him to ...
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How to claim past experience for a startup portfolio?

I am working on my startup becoming self-employed and I have a page on my site that I would like to display my experience. The problem is, I did not get this experience with my start-up, but with past ...
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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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How to be an honest and good project coordinator in a corrupt and dishonest work environment? [closed]

The project I am working on is given by the government organization to two private companies (A1 and A2) through a bidding process. The government is their client and the companies are vendors. I am ...
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Job application question

I have a little bit of a unique and awkward situation I need help with. Last year I was working two part time jobs as a walk on coach at two schools at the same time. I was working probably 6 hours ...
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How to politely tell your boss that they're overreaching on what you're capable of

So let me preface this by saying that it's not that I don't want to do the work my boss is asking me to do, but that they don't seem to understand my limits and constraints. I was hired and have the ...
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Forced to do tedious review of files I'm not qualified to review [closed]

I'm a software developer who (because of historical reasons that probably aren't relevant) is forced spend at least 30 minutes every day reviewing files with financial data in them. I'm not an actuary ...
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Should I share all the companies I worked with on resume? [closed]

I am in United states. I worked unpaid for a small company A for 3 weeks at the beginning of my OPT visa period. I did voluntary unpaid work in company A. It is not exactly relevant to the skill set I ...
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List or not a bad experience in a resume

I would like to get more help on my question where I cannot get a clear view. I worked for company A (very good and large company) on a project for 2 years (with a 2-year contract, until Dec 2016). ...
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How to list a possible gap

I hope you can give me some inputs, I need some external view on my situation. I worked for company A (very good and large company) on a project for 2 years (with a 2-year contract, until Dec 2016). ...
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How to respond to “You should have skipped college” in an interview?

In seeking my first full time position related to my college major, I was at a "cattle call" type job fair. One of the managers I was sent to looked at my resume and commented that I didn't have any ...
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Former employer is still advertising my name, photo, biography on their website even after 2 months since I left [closed]

I didn't leave on good terms. I was fired due to not being a "good fit" or not fitting in with the culture of the practice. They had hired someone else to replace me and even had that person work ...
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Gaining knowledge and experience at work [closed]

I completed the free online CS50 course and immediately got an internship as a junior developer 10 months ago. I was working on a legacy project, started using Java 5, Oracle, UIX and after about 3 ...
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Can I join without release letter as I was sick to serve notice period?

I resigned from my job recently after working for 3 years, prior to that I worked for nearly 3 years but in that span I worked for 4 companies. In this company I had to resign due to my bad health ...
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Remove fake experience from resume [duplicate]

I completed my Btech in 2009. I tried for a government job for 3 years but did not succeed. Then I put a fake experience of 3 years on my resume and got a job in a software multinational. Now my ...