Questions tagged [work-experience]

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

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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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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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