Questions tagged [work-experience]

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

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Boss is suggesting I learn the codebase in my free time

I was hired by an investor to solely work on an angular/Firebase CRM/ERP system. The project was built by an unknown number of people before me and it took 7 years to develop the system from scratch. ...
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I am doing tasks not listed in my working contract

I would like to ask how to deal with my current situation. I was hired as a C/C# developer for embedded hardware and user desktop applications. After a few months working it became clear that there is ...
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Can I mention a very recently started project on my resume?

I'm in my penultimate year. I started working on a project from August 1st under my college professor in collaboration with Samsung research institute. Since it's just been a month, there wasn't much ...
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How to properly describe work history on a CV for roles where the work was for a seperate company than the employing one

I've had a few roles in the past that were structured like so: The government funded a public university to work on industry projects/research The university hired me over multiple contracts as a ...
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Can I avoid informal personal interactions at companies that offer free lunch?

Summary: I am looking for software development jobs in South Africa. Many companies offer a "free lunch" perk. I want my workday to be very formal, without mingling, or developing personal ...
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How to avoid previous employer who is nagging me to do their job?

I used to work for a very small family-owned startup with minimum wage, zero benefit, and it was very exploitative and toxic in nature. The family had other businesses and they used to run the startup ...
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I faked experience certificate to my new employer

2 years ago I got this current job as a software developer in a very reputable company. I've been performing very well since the day I joined ,and last year i scored 86.5 out of 100 in an performance ...
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Should I give notice at work before closing on the house I'm selling? Moving to the other coast after selling

Should I give notice at work before closing on the house I'm selling? I'll be signing the closing contract in two weeks. I was thinking of giving notice now at work, but I know the buyer can back out ...
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Can I apply for several internships?

For context, I'm a computer engineering student. Internships in general require that the applicant has finished their degree up at most 1 year before the application (question: are there internships ...
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how a work certificate should be?

I was working as a Website administrator for about 6 years. Like, regular updates of the content, structural changes and improvements to the website etc. As I had to leave, I asked my former employer ...
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Is it acceptable to state in an interview that the work you've done at your previous job left you feeling unfulfilled?

I currently work in the insurance industry handling claims and at times I feel like the work is both too easy and unfulfilling. Now after browsing this site and seeing questions regarding if you ...
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Is it unprofessional or rude to say that someone is being frustrated?

Summary: Contractor got upset and frustrated that we have chosen the other agency based on given quotes. I've tried to diffuse the situation by saying "I don't understand why you are frustrated&...
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How do companies in US count part time (20 hrs per week) work towards full-time work experience

Last year while doing my graduate studies, I worked for 6-months part time (20 hrs/week). My question is when quoting total work experience in US either on my resume or to a hiring manager, how should ...
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How to decide on inclusion of relevant but controversial work experience on cv?

Recently I applied for a job that includes a lot of interpersonal interactions with customers. I have no/little work experience (still at university). But I do have quite a lot of experience ...
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What counts as "Java software experience" after all? [closed]

I have been working as a Java software engineer for the last 3.5 years. Recently I have decided to leave the company I'm currently employed at in search of new opportunities and a higher salary. I'm ...
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I am working in an outdated technology, should I move from this to some other new technology?

I am working in MNC company for the past 1.5 years. As this is my my first job, I was asked to work in a support role. And the technology which they are using is outdated which does not have any scope ...
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Can I ask to "audit"/"shadow" a position, if I'm not selected?

I just had an interview. I'm about to send a follow-up email. In that email I'm considering asking if "shadowing" the position is possible, that is the following: I won't be recognized as ...
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Taking over another fired developer's role

I really need general consensus between experienced developers on my scenario below. I have a situation at a small company where the only developer was fired. My position was a field technician and ...
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My whole team is leaving because they hate 'work from home.' How do I get them to stay? [closed]

I'm a manager at a consulting firm and 3 out of 5 people have left the team because they are 'fed up' with work from home. They say theres no boundaries between professional and personal work and they ...
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Company is focused on tasks ouput, defend myself working on multiple projects?

My company is focused on "top performers" - people who finish most tasks on the shortest time. It's a competitive environment and that's not unusual for software companies. We are told ...
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How to build a portfolio in Computer Science? [closed]

I have seen somewhat similar questions to this here but I'm not sure any of them answer what I have in mind so hopefully you good people can be of more help I am currently a second-year Computer ...
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Get rid of employee monitoring software [closed]

Nowadays in every company there is employee monitoring software installed on company laptops/computers. Is it legal to crack or disable the monitoring software having in mind that employers don't ...
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Can't remember much from previous working experiences

I'm not sure if this is a common problem or I just have a bad memory. Problem is, whenever I go to an interview and they start asking (technical) questions about my previous jobs, I can only remember ...
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How should I respond to a request where unreasonable tasks are to be done exactly by the time duration despite being new to project and having issues?

I have started a role where the team lead asked me the estimations, and I told him 2-3hrs as the team lead expects me to finish it faster as I am experienced. But I am bogged down by many issues such ...
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Metaphorically banished at work

I am currently employed in the US as a felon with a fairly specialized technical skillset who was lucky to have found employment after many years of search. I was hired with the help of an executive ...
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Giving constructive and fair feedback to student team with varying levels of engagement

My company has an agreement with a local University that every year we'll act as the customer to a team of students and get them to deliver a relatively small, simple software product to us. Our job ...
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How can I make up for the lack of work experience when I apply to a job that requires more seniority?

There's a lot of job listings that want 3 or more years of experience. I currently have about a year's worth of job experience. I'd like to apply to jobs that require 3 or more years of experience and ...
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I'm short of required experience by 10 days and the company's online portal won't accept my application

I'm currently pursuing an opportunity with a good company. Their requirement is for 3 years experience but I'm 10 days short of that and the online portal won't accept my submission. What should I do?
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Is it professional to specify the end date of the current occupation if it can be determined now?

I'm on an academic job with a possible end date a few months from now. So, in case I don't find a suitable job, I will extend my contract. I wonder if it is common or expected to mention that end date ...
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Academic trying to jump over to consultancy [duplicate]

I am new here and I am not sure if this type of question is allowed but I do need some advice. I hold a PhD in technical science and have international appearances (UC Berkeley, Stanford) and ...
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Bored at work - what's next? [duplicate]

I feel like no one's engaging me at work to do anything useful. I'm not sure if it's just the time of year or the amount of work at the company as a whole. But this has been going on for a couple ...
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Pursuing a Career in Audio Software Development [closed]

I'm a Second Year Sound Engineering & Production student who, having enjoyed the Audio Software Development module in the first year, is looking to pursue programming as a potential career. Once ...
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Senior Developer applying to junior positions

After getting laid off three months ago, I've been interviewing for Senior Developer positions. Over and over, I am told that I don't have the skills to be a Senior Developer...apparently, I did not ...
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How to help revive my career after 3 years of being unemployed (autism playing a big part)

My question is as the title says, how can I help revive/restart my career after having been unemployed for longer than I have been employed? Here's the situation. I have a bachelor's degree in ...
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Should I apply for a position for which I'm qualified, but is being unethically "saved" for someone else?

I work in the public sector (US) in scientific research. I have been in my current position for over 10 years and have done well, working on challenging projects, developing good solutions, building ...
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What should a new-to-the-workforce teenager be aware of before joining the workplace?

I'm a teenager about to join the workplace and I'm curious what things I should know about - in particular, what things differ between an actual work environment and what's often portrayed in tv/...
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I got fired on my last day; is that possible?

On my last day of work, I didn't feel comfortable going due to men making multiple sexual comments. The day before, I had a lot on my mind, and I was too scared to go. On the morning of my last day, I ...
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Are past irrelevant job experiences relevant to add in your resume as a software engineer? [duplicate]

I'm a software developer who has worked professionally for 3 years. Prior to becoming a software engineer, I was working in the banking sector as a banker my work revolved handling customers and doing ...
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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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