Questions tagged [work-experience]

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

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Electric vehicle company roles [closed]

Which roles a software engineer can handle in an electric vehicle company and what do they consist of? So for example, an electric vehicle company provides an autopilot system. Which are the roles ...
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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 start working independently in a project? [migrated]

It has been two months since I joined in this new project. I have put to work along with another postdoc researcher. Now we both have been asked to set a pipeline for sequencing analysis. This person ...
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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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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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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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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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Should money be paid as a motivation to testers and developers for detecting and producing bugs?

I read an idea for increasing productivity in a company. It went like this: Have a certain fund that will be a bonus. Say $100,000. For each tangible bug found, the testers get paid $5 - $15. ...
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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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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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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 can I overcome "years of experience" requirements when applying to positions?

Having just been rejected as a candidate for a job because I do not show the requisite number of years experience, I have some questions about how "years of experience" is interpreted by hiring ...
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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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Is it okay to mention future end date of internship on CV/Resume?

I am doing a 6-month internship at a company. The duration of the internship is from April 2017 to September 2017. Right now, I will be applying for student jobs that I will start from October 2017. ...
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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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Staffing companies ask to put fake experience: Ethical or Unethical

For an entry level candidate, staffing/recruitment agencies ask to add fake experience which increase the probability of landing a job interview. While this question is asked by many recruiter agents ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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