Questions tagged [work-experience]

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

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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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Is a Letter of Experience required to be stamped?

I have got letter of experience from my previous employer on company's letter head, but it doesn't have a company stamp or seal upon it. Would it be considered as a valid experience letter? Or is ...
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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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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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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 to tell interviewer that you quit because it was too hard?

First, they notice a short period of work on your résumé, and they will ask you about that. I want to flat-out lie because this reason for leaving is absolutely unacceptable. However, I hear of ...
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How can I reduce the size of a long resume without hiding all my skills and experience?

I'm in the US and have 30 years of experience with a bunch of different companies, working in high-tech and the software industry. I have a lot of links, skills, and education which has pushed my ...
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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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Ex-Boss not giving me my experience letter (“Arbeitszeugnis”)

I am an international masters student in Germany. I started working in a company in August last year as a work student, but after 3 weeks of joining the company I went back to my home country as it ...
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Are online courses regarded as the equivalent of professional experience?

My background is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Last year I paid and attended android developer nano-degree by google course. At the end of it I uploaded my capstone project on play ...
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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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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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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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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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“You're overqualified” - What does that really mean?

I recently had a phone interview for a subcontracting job at a small programming consulting firm. The interview was very short, and at the end, the interviewer told me that based on my resume, he ...
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My contract is ending. Is it acceptable to just leave without any talk with the employer?

A bit of information: I know it's common at my workplace to renew contracts 1 day before their end (when the interested employee goes and asks for it). However, I usually think that if something is ...
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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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Avoiding dual employment via loss-of-pay payment

To give a perspective of my problems - I started my career as a fresher engineer in October 2013 in a Global IT giant in India (Company-A) but due to location issues, on 14th of January 2014 I sent ...
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Can I omit certain work experience while searching for jobs?

I have been working in a software product development company for the past seven years. And prior to that I had 9 months of experience in another company. Now I am looking for a job, but my ...
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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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Is it possible that my experience as a freelancer is irrelevant in the real workplace?

First, a bit about my background: I'm developer/designer who started freelancing right out of college. For better and for worse, I'm entirely self-taught, and always made it to clients what my ...
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Getting new boss with no experience in the field

I'm getting a new boss (for several unknown reasons I was not promoted to this position, although I have the skills and experience), who does not have any specific experience in the field which he ...
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When changing careers, should I address my lack of experience in the new field in my cover letter?

I've worked almost exclusively in academic research for the past few years. I'm now seeking a new job, and am considering working in an applied non-academic setting. This means I'm applying for a ...
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Pros and cons of working on a low-code development platform as a software developer

I was offered by a project-based company to be a software developer. But the company requires their developer to work on a project using OutSystems, a low-code development platform to make enterprise ...
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Do you think I'm a bad intern? [closed]

I'm currently doing an unpaid summer internship for graphic design at this small company. Right now, I am more than a month into my internship, but I keep thinking that I'm a bad intern. I tend to ...
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What can you do when you are asked to do a potentially dangerous or odd tasks, unrelated to your main job duties?

What do you do when you are asked to do a task that is outside of your area of expertise? Specific example - originally hired as a ported at a car dealership. You are asked to remove floor tile from ...
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What positions should I list under employment history/work for job applications if I've had unofficial jobs and have been fired?

I'm looking for a regular part-time job. Some places I apply to require filling out a job application, which includes a portion asking for usually my three last places of employment/work experience. ...
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How soon is too soon to re-apply to a company?

There are a few companies I've interviewed with that I'd have loved to work for, but they've passed over me for "not enough experience". I really want to re-apply to the same positions but I'm ...
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When trying to change job fields, how do you appear capable despite a lack of experience?

I have a degree in electrical engineering and I've been working as a test engineer with an engineering firm, but I'm interested in starting my own company and I'm looking to get experience in sales, ...
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How should I sell the self-learned skills that I have not used in my previous jobs?

Almost all positions related to Data Science are asking for skill and experience in some specific tools/software/frameworks etc (besides the relevant theoretical knowledge). As a matter of fact, I ...
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If you have no experience, how do you say that you're capable of filling a position without appearing arrogant?

This is an extension of another more general question on job applications that I just posted. My question here isn't about applications so much as interview etiquette. I'm an engineer and trying to ...
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What to say and what not to say to a recruiter when he or she is checking in?

I have never known what to really say or not to say to a recruiter when he is checking in after assigning me. If everything is going well, I usually just say that and often follow it up with "does ...
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In US federal job qualifications, can “one year of specialized experience” be spread across multiple years of work?

A lot of listings at USAJobs.gov have a section that starts like this: Minimum Qualifications Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes (list of tasks) If I do ...
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Imposter syndrome when applying to international jobs? [closed]

Its my first job as android developer and i have been working here for past eight months. At work place i am usually on my own when creating apps, there are no mentors or senior developers above me, ...

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