Questions tagged [work-experience]

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

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New job gone bad - how to move forward?

I recently accepted a new position that is turning out to not be a good fit. I've been there a little over a month. I'm not likely to be fired, but I just don't want to work there. I'm normally not ...
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More junior teammates don’t understand my work…and that’s my fault?

I’m a software engineer and the most experienced within our team. My code has been labelled as “complex” and “hard”, by both my junior colleagues and (vicariously) my manager. My code is “complex” ...
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Am I being paid fairly? Is this a full time position that I working for? [duplicate]

I work with a company as a part-time contractor and I am paid $30/hr with no benefits from the company and I have been entering the hours worked on a timesheet. The system I have utilized to enter ...
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Is working for a design agency a good choice for a front end developer?

I had 2 jobs previously as a front end developer, now I might be offered a 3rd job from a design agency, here is some background. 1st job: software house, overall positive Positives: I learnt a lot ...
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Do employers (in Germany) ask for proof of work?

My first job was in an apparel manufacturing company as an Industrial engineer. I worked there for 8 months. I quit my job due to several reasons (abusive work environment, poor management, irregular ...
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Hired as a developer with no infrastructure in place to do my job [closed]

I don't know if dysfunctional is the correct term here, but I find myself working for a company that did not have any Git workflow in place, did not have any source code versioning in place, did not ...
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Can/should I omit “Senior” from title my resume

I currently have a "Senior" title with a company I am currently furloughed from and am looking for new opportunities as it is unlikely that I will be recalled with my company. While I have ...
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How should one handle getting asked to be an expert in an unfamiliar technology? [closed]

I have been working for an IT company for five years. Four of those years were I worked with the same technology but for reasons that changed and I was moved to another project but I moved out for not ...
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How can I overcome “Must have industry experience” when side projects aren't possible?

My degree is in an extremely heavily-regulated field, nuclear engineering, and I'm not a software engineer. I made the mistake of going to a mid-tier school and zero recruiters came to my school, and ...
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Background check - how many years back info required - US hire

hi I got an offer from a large company subject to passing background check. Does anyone has experience using First Advantage. Whatever agency you have used, can you pl tell how long back they want to ...
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What should I do when in a work environment that confuses security with control actually slows down my workflow?

So I am working as a temp basically for a banking institution that has me restricted from downloading Git, it creates a Bitbucket repo for me but I am denied access to the repo that was created on my ...
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Should I tell my manager how unhappy I am when I want to quit anyway?

I work in this company for over 15 years as a software developer. During the last years employees have left the company again and again and I have taken over their work. This includes work like ...
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Cover Letter Format

I am recently in between jobs and I was applying for a position for this company however I was a little confused about how to write it's cover letter. The company sent me a list of various criteria on ...
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After ten years of ad-hoc coding, what steps can I take to formally learn computer programming?

I have a slightly different issue I am running up against than it seems most people on this site usually address. Initially, right after graduating with a Master's in Economics (2010), I joined a ...
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How should I apply for a job if I'm experienced in the industry, but not with the stack?

As of June 2020, I've accumulated about three years of working experience in web development. It involves both frontend and backend, as well as a rather small subset of programming languages, ...
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I am afraid colleague will get promotion instead of me - how to deal with it?

I work in banking industry for a year longer that my colleague from another sub-team in my area. We both are natural candidates for getting a promotion. My problem is that I think that my colleague ...
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How exactly experience level is determined in Software Industry?

I'm applying for a full-stack developer job and noticed that the job posting was open to three different experience levels (junior, mid-level, and senior as per the posting). In the posting, the ...
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Should I bring in CEO where a junior software engineer was hired in position of senior, and I am risking termination due to lack of collaboration?

I was hired at the beginning of April by a Swiss company as Senior WPF engineer, and because of COVID-19 lockdown was unable to be registered as permanent, so they hired me as a contractor for two ...
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I am the sole statistician in my group, and I am scared of making mistakes

I am fresh grad statistician and I am working in the agronomy industry (first time working with this kind of data), I am doing the best the best in my knowledge to produce analysis within the given ...
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Can I date an experience on my resume earlier than the LLC was actually formed?

So up until now I have been listing a personal project (Android App) on my Resume under a "Projects" category for the past year. in this time I have spent close to 1000 hours on the project and am ...
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Afraid of Decision Making Responsibility / Position [closed]

I currently work as an analyst in a big company, as many of you, I want some rise in my job position (supervisor, boss, etc). However, as an analyst sometimes I feel the pressure and fear about making ...
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How can i motivate myself to find a job after being laid off? [closed]

As a fresh graduate, I got a job as a junior developer in November 2019 in a small company that uses typescript for almost everything. In the interview i told them that i have used javascript many ...
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What is the best way to deal with incapable reporting manager?

You have developed a product that could directly save $700 per month for the organisation. You have told about this to your reporting manager (a part-time consultant) and, he without seeing the ...
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What one can do if he is forced to violate NDA in work practice?

Is there any advice for the following situation happened in Finland? I was in an educational program for unemployed people. They asked me to sign an NDA. One point was that I can't remove the files ...
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Which online enquiry should I use to apply for work experience at a law firm?

I'm in year 10 and applying for work experience. On a law firm's website that I want to apply to, they provide a phone number and two different enquiry forms to contact them (no email). The first ...
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What I must consider when extending work project idea as personal project [closed]

Got a situation: implemented an approach/poc at work and does suffice the task. this implementation is platform dependent. I started to extend the project without reusing platform and code + using ...
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Asking for help with work - manager/ supervisor doesn't seem interested

Some background I'm a junior/ graduate developer (trained in JS, C++ & Swift while at university) working in a SAP development role. This is my first graduate job, although I have worked for a ...
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How/where to get endorsed?

I'm successfully finishing a project on a difficult technology that I want to be known for. How/where to get endorsed for this? The only place I can think of is LinkedIn, but I'm not very active ...
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What do you do in case you have worked for 4 months don’t have 5th month salary slip but have experience letter of 5 months?

I have worked with a consultancy for 4 months and my Team Leader misbehaved with me so I absconded and after 20 days I have written a resignation mail to my HR. For that month (5th month) I didn't ...
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Software developer looking for some advice [closed]

I'm just looking for some feedback and some good advice. I'm currently a software engineer with some experience in C# and .net but unfortunately I'm 45 at a junior level(Yikes) reason why: all my ...
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Should I apply to Junior Developer jobs despite being in my penultimate year of my Software Engineering studies?

I am 19 and am a student in my second year of Software Engineering. Although I have no experience, I am trying to build programs using Unity and put it on Github to show employers that I have a ...
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New software engineer: Should I seek new projects/employment if I am working with aging technology?

I graduated from college a year and a half ago and have been working as an engineer at a software company since. It has been a good environment for me to gain experience in. However, one concern I ...
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How to explain a year long gap in the resume during interviews?

I did my Master's degree in materials science in 2013. I eventually wanted to pursue a pursue a PhD, so I stayed at home and started applying for positions. However, I managed to join a position in ...
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I lied in my CV and I don't know how to fix it!

I was sending out job applications and I found my dream job. I have been called in for a third interview at one of the world's biggest companies in my field. However, while applying for the job, I ...
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How should I address my leadership experience in an interview?

In my last role, I did have a leadership role managing a team - for about a week. I couldn't handle the pressure of managing my own job - which was my first administrative office role, and an ...
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Should I quit my job for before signing contract with another employer?

I'm a senior developer in an advertising company, which due to current economic situations I faced various problems with them. First : We have a delayed monthly payment which causes many problems. ...
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What might be the reasons I feel that I'm not really working?

As a software engineer. It feels quite disappointing when you are being assigned to some work that most of the time is out of your primary skill scope. I'm not really sure the company is out of ...
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What is the work experience in internship?

I'm a Junior student. And I want to apply for some internships. But, a few internships said that you must write down your work experience. This part is a requirement. Actually, I think it's hard ...
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How to deal with the HR who wants the employee to pass leave requests through Whatsapp even it is an emergency?

I am working in a Software corporate company. The HR working in this company introduces a new policy that every employee, whether they are availing a planned leave or unplanned leave (including ...
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Why did my abusive boss insist that I take an unpaid leave of absence when I tried to resign?

I've been working at this company for over 6 years and for those 6 years, my boss has been an absolute bully. He micro-manages everything I do, dumps so much work on me, and then criticizes everything ...
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I rendered 30 days but left behind a unbalanced one category

The branch I was assigned to was understaffed so I do both workloads, for the supervisor position and mine as assistant in operations. I also do accounting entries, reports, checks, investment,...
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Work given is not in my area of interest, how to approach my manager?

I joined my company about a year ago, just out of college with a Masters in computer science. I work in a service based company and my profile can be closest described as 'data engineer/analyst'. ...
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Feeling bad about going home at the end of the shift

Does anyone also feel like they should stay extra hours at work or feel bad if leave on time while others are still there? I don't have a shift sheet to fill or any control of my arrivals/departure at ...
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Does “part time” or “proportion of role” experience count towards 'years of experience' the same as full-time?

Following another question here I went down the rabbit hole and ended up on Calculating experience when you had two jobs at the same time? and the conclusion was essentially that 'years of experience' ...
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Does having two jobs simultaneously count for twice the experience? [duplicate]

I started my career as a Software Engineer back in February 2018. As of today, my experience is almost 1 year 8 months. In January I switched jobs (without any break between), but most of my time was ...
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Is it ever OK to refuse work?

I am an immigant engineer working for a large research organization in Europe. I have been working here for 3 years, and have rarely refused any assignments that were given to me. Sometimes the work ...
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Am I wildly unqualified to take position offered to me at tech company?

Background: i'm a designer (38yo) but the last 10 years i've been in managerial roles in creative agencies. Recently, a friend (software engineer, 25yo) and I have been working on a business (digital ...
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How do i mention my work experience in my resume from multiple domains

I need suggestions on mentioning about my technical writing experience in my resume. I have total of 4+ years of experience in Software industry in Company A as a programmer and I was also ...
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Unknowingly joined scam tech company in the past. Should I include it in my work history for a background check?

A little background. My background is not a tech. I decided to join tech after self studying. When I was working at a non tech company as a non tech position, I was offered a job from one of those ...
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How do you maintain satisfaction doing mundane work?

A new task at my workplace is reviewing hours of sewer system inspection videos. The goal is to note any and all defects observed. This work is not mentally engaging nor challenging. In general how do ...

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