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

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Job Interview after dropping out of Master's Program

I completed my B.Sc. with average marks, then tried half a year in vain to get an entry level Data Science job, since most of them have a requirement of 3 years of work experience, and the ones ...
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Does It Make Sense to Continue as a Tech Lead Here? [closed]

A year and a half ago, I joined an engineering organization strictly as an individual contributor. About two or three months later, I was given the role of "tech lead". This involves ...
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Can employees not use sick time if they call out sick without repercussions? [closed]

Here is the situation: Employee called out sick and gave a doctor's note to HR. HR said the doctors note was good. Employee than requested manager that manager not input sick time for the days absent. ...
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Experience is valid or not [closed]

I am working in an unregistered firm for the last six months. I get a salary but my PF is not deducted as the company is not registered. Now I am planning to go for MBA. So my doubt is whether my ...
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Does working 2 jobs in a company count as an experience?

I work at Top Tier Hosting Company Tree that handles variety of hosting companies. Originally I signed up for Hosting Company Tree “Brand1” account as a specialist. My total work in Hosting Company ...
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Just made Product Owner with no prior experience and tasked to lead and renovate the whole R&D department, how can I do it? [closed]

The software development team in our company is 90% external and in the hands of a single external company, as well as most of the technical know-how acquired in the last 20 years: almost no internal ...
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Western recruiters' sentiment towards a long work experience in China [closed]

As a foreigner, I've been working at a big tech company in Mainland China for over 4 years and I increasingly feel the work culture of this company does not align well with my personal values. ...
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Should work experience section of Linkedin profile include accomplishment or just tell a story about yourself

Important Notice Here we are not discussing whether to include accomplishments with numbers in a Resume/CV (See Contributions in a CV for developers) because it seems necessary nowadays. Should the ...
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How do I describe an industry project done as a part of coursework on my resume/CV?

I would be doing unpaid work for an IT company for 3 months as a developer as a part of my university coursework. Basically, the course's professor reached out to a bunch of companies for student ...
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Should I include a work experience from >10 years ago?

I'm currently applying for a job and the job description states that "Practical SQL knowledge would be a plus". I do have a lot practical SQL knowledge, even though I haven't used it in ...
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Is it normal for a junior programmer to be alone in a project?

So I have been accepted into a small-mid size company for a month. In a month, I've been asked to make an app using a library that I don't know and kinda old / rare to be used. Mind you I spent 1 ...
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How to address contrast between current and past employment?

This is during interviews. I'm presently employed and it's not a good fit for various reasons. I'd like to work at something more interesting, challenging, with project work as time goes on versus ...
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Salary at workplace [closed]

Is it fair for a new employee or an existing employee ( let's say they have been with the company 10 yrs)to make the same amount as an employee that's been with the company for almost 20 years? ...
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How to figure out exactly what will be expected at a new workplace and face it [closed]

I have been working at a state university as a lecturer, actually in a senior position (on contract though) because I have a post graduate qualification as well, completed with a research component. ...
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How can I get my engineers to accept being on call?

I am manager of several software engineers. Recently our CTO mandated that all engineers must be on call at least once a week, including the work day and evening, once a month, including the weekend ...
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Negotiation for new grad offer as a graduate student with 3+ years of prior relevant industry experience

I'm an international graduate student in the US and my internship has converted to a full-time offer, offering a new grad role as an SRE. I have 3+ years of experience in the field before I enrolled ...
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What Websites/Newsletters/Organizations/Methods Are Recognized for Keeping Up With And Gaining Experience In New Software/Technology? [closed]

I apologize in advance if this question is not relevant or against the rules, but I'm really hoping you can help me with this as I'm really not sure where else to turn to. If this is not the place for ...
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Advice for someone who took a long sabbatical?

I (late 20s) last worked around January 2022 as an automation engineer and have since been out of work. Part of it was to clarify career direction through self-reflection and trying stuff out, most of ...
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Should I include non-technical degree and non-engineering experience in my software engineer CV?

I've got 10 years of experience as a software engineer contractor. Before that I happened to receive Masters of Medicine in a mediocre eastern Europe university. And before that I was repairing cars ...
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Tips on how to prepare meeting with my boss on my performance

I'm a junior software engineer who's been struggling at my current company due to recent changes in the organization. My CTO was evicted, which led to my senior colleagues continuing with their tasks ...
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Does managing interns count as managerial experience?

Very straightforward question as stated in the title. I am a mid/senior level individual contributor in a technical field, with experience in creating and leading projects across teams in a company (...
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Do new software developers get fired if they can't solve a certain bug? [closed]

I'm going to start applying to software developer jobs. I have a fear that if I can't solve a bug I'll get fired. There was this port bug for a personal project I spent hours on and couldn't figure ...
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I was lucky to get a job out of nowhere, it is killing me now, what should I do now? [closed]

I was working in a high-tech company after my PhD and randomly one day one of my suppliers called me and asked me if I wanted to join them. By that time was fed up with my job. The supplier company ...
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Understanding software business model [closed]

Why do companies give more importance to shareholders than employees? Aren't employees more important than shareholders? Employees work very hard to complete the tasks and generate the product, but a ...
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First Job Feels Underpaid and I Feel Trapped

Summary: I took a job offer because it was my top choice. I feel very inclined that I am underpaid for the education and experience (masters degree in science with equivalent, 5 years of full time, ...
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How to ethically share my past experience with a company in a public presentation?

I'm going to talk in a public conference on "My/Our wrong decisions and consequences in a previous company, hoping people can learn from it". Since the talk is about "Wrong decisions ...
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Unexpected Promotion & Little Experience. How to Judge an Appropriate Salary for a my New Position?

I have recently been told that I will soon be receiving a promotion to a new position, Product Owner, at my annual performance review. This was fantastic news to me, but I realized upon thinking it ...
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Can I make a career at my current job? [closed]

I am currently working as a frontend software developer, but after 2 years working at the company I work for I feel like they are just keeping me at stock, backup or assistance. I didn't say much, but ...
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Should the company pay the tips I gave?

I went on a business trip and I took a few Uber trips. At the end of the trip, Uber asks you if you want to tip the driver. I chose yes and paid 15% tip. I have to send a list of my expenses to the ...
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Can I put fake experience in different skills than I am working in? [duplicate]

I have been working as a PHP developer for 2 years. Now, I want to switch to Java. I have gone through a course on udemy.com , and also some DSA. If I update my resume as 1.5 years of Java Experience, ...
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Can tutoring be counted as `Experience dealing with the general public, one-on-one`?

I'm applying for a job in a English-speaking country. In the section Customer service and communication skills of the questionnaire, I am asked to state my Experience dealing with the general public, ...
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What is the chances of being asked to do a polygraph as a web developer? [closed]

I consider the request of a polygraph a complete deal breaker. I understand that a lot of companies in South Africa give employers the option to request one in the employment contract. I still will ...
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Does teaching experience count as customer service experience?

I have recently moved to Australia. English is not my first language but people can more or less understand what I say. I plan to study further after the pandemic ends. I am now applying for retail / ...
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How to enter the GPA of a degree program on a job application?

Some workplace applications ask for the GPA of the degree that a person holds. How should that be entered in a case where half of the degree credits were earned in another institution? For example: A ...
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Omitted current job as forgot to send updated CV and got job offer

I have a strange situation where I was interning with a company for 6 months and they offered me a full time position in . I had applied to another job in July with my CV as an intern showing as my ...
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Does freelancing work count as 'less than' a normal job experience-wise in the eyes of an employer? If so, how much?

Probably hard to quantify this, and I know it's better than nothing. But I'm going to start applying soon and just want to know what I should expect. I've done 5 projects for 'normal' businesses, full-...
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I was hired as a junior front-end developer and laid off after 2 months for lack of experience

I was interviewed by a startup founder for work as a front-end developer (ReactJs and firebase as backend), I was doing exactly what they would ask me to achieve on a weekly basis, I was paid 5€/hour ...
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How to turn bad experiences into good explanation? [duplicate]

I would like to ask how can I explain in a professional way these experience to potential HR : bachelor's degree internship : it a was a startup in healthcare, never coded during university and had ...
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Associate Business Analyst been assigned a task which senior business analyst is not able to do

To give some background I am working at a fintech company in India as an Associate Business Analyst in Delivery department of a MNC. Associate BAs are considered as Level 1 employee at this firm ...
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Simply being a bad worker or just in the wrong position?

To put it straight: I think I'm a mediocre (java) programmer - I've learned it at university, did always a good job in explaining basics to others (also as private coach for not so experienced ...
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How to split your direct reporters to teams when your manager is against it?

A friend of mine is actually facing this problem. He currently manages around 12 engineers as their direct manager. He's unable to effectively perform his job since he's supposed to have a very hands ...
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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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