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

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How to be useful as a middle manager, when I think my role can be easily redundant?

I get the impression that I am a temporarily added layer of hierarchy to coordinate some processes for various teams in the company that are related to each other; but at some point these processes ...
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How to work without a private workspace?

Will be transferring to a new program next year. As a developer with over a decade in the same private cube, with mainly independent assignments, I will be moving to a multiple person workspace - and ...
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How to prepare for interview during technical round in Software Industry [closed]

One of my friends younger brother asked me a question and I am writing this question in his words His Question :- Hi. I am a Senior software engineer in my company with IT experience of more than 5 ...
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Should I list an on-call job where I barely ever work?

I've been working at a company on-call overnights for about 6 months now, of which I've only actually worked with them for 3 months, and during those months only worked less than a week. I'd estimate ...
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My job experience is classified [duplicate]

I have worked for two years at a government contractor on a number of classified projects. I am now hunting for a new job, but I am running into a significant problem: I can't answer questions about ...
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Do unrelated designations make any difference while looking for a new job? [duplicate]

I have been working on the development of a platform for the past 2 years. But my team (Tools/Development) is a small team within a large QC (Quality Control) team. Unfortunately my job title has to ...
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“Have fun!” comment [closed]

I work part-time at a local retailer in my town along with being a full-time student. My boss is the owner of this retailer, and I've worked here since my freshman year... about 4 years now. There ...
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Does relation between years of experience and job changes matter?

I heard about this a lot - that there should be a proper balance between your experience and job changes. Lets say a person is very sound and has experience of 3 to 4 odd years but he also has 3 to 4 ...
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How can I overcome 'lack of local experience'

I am from the US and I recently interviewed for programmer positions in Australia. It appears that for some one not from Australia to get a job in the Australian IT industry is a herculean task. One ...
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Listing unprofitable business ventures as professional experience

For the last ten months or so I've been working essentially full time on a webapp. The webapp doesn't make much money (through donations it covers hosting costs and allows me to go out to lunch daily)....
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How to properly get past the barriers of having less than a years work experience? [duplicate]

I'm trying restlessly to get a job within the IT industry, be it local or up in London way.. But all the job positions that I have looked for, both software and hardware aspects require University ...
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How to register odd jobs in Linkedin.com

When I was young, I lived and worked in England for about two years, doing a lot of odd jobs. I would like to show this on my Linkedin.com profile. What would be the best way to put it? Would the ...
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Director not directing senior managers, should we confront them? [closed]

I currently work for a firm which has a director and six senior managers, including me. The managers have all discussed how they feel the company is not being led correctly. We feel the director ...
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Stop what you are doing and listen two people discussing about the work. Is that correct? [closed]

Suppose you are sitting in your desk and your manager comes and start talking with your team leader about something related to work. Probably is not something that concerns you directly, but you want ...
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Is it my responsibility to look for work? [duplicate]

I have a job where I was hired, given a nice salary, and stuck in a corner. I haven't been given anything to do in over a week. I'm free to just listen to music and do what I like in my office all day....
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Are Employers more likely to hire someone with “developer bootcamp” experience vs. Self-Learning? [closed]

Can attending developer bootcamps such as DevCamps, AppAcademy, be considered enough real-world experience for employment? How useful is attending these types of schools as preparation for employment? ...
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How much work experience is equivalent to a Computer Science degree? [closed]

A lot of software developer jobs list "a CS degree or equivalent work experience" as a requirement. I have a degree in a somewhat related field but only about 6 months of on-the-job experience as an ...
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Putting employer or client company as experience [duplicate]

I was hired by company X months ago as a full time developer but have been working onsite as a contractor at one of company X's clients, company Y. I might be somewhat bias but since company Y is ...
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How should you list a sensitive or questionable project that provided great experience on your resume?

There are several types of projects you could work on that could be sensitive for various reasons (involvment might disclose your personal political affiliations, the legality might be questionable, ...
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Getting experience (when internships and open-source volunteering are unavailable)

It seems like in many careers, the best way to get a job ... is to already have one; (setting up an enraging Catch 22). Obviously for some careers, there are easy ways around this. In programming, ...
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How can I remain productive/increase my productivity while working rotating shifts?

I am on a rotating shift schedule in a well-reputed company. I need to know how to prevent feeling sleepy, etc. while I am working night shifts. I am unable to think over creative and logical aspects ...
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Why would companies prefer a single experienced engineer over several entry level trainees? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I overcome “years of experience” requirements when applying to positions? Over the last decade or so of browsing online 'engineering' job postings, I've noticed that ...
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Working in pairs when it is not actively encouraged?

I'm a firm believer that I can do any unfamiliar work, as long as an expert first shows me how to do it and perhaps supervises me when I do it for the first few units of time (depends on the task). ...
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What should I consider when calculating my years of experience?

I'm not sure what to consider when counting my years of experience in the programming area. In real jobs, I have 1 year and 8 months of internship and 4 months in a full time job. Additionally, I ...
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Stuck in a dead-end job. How do I get ahead?

I'm stuck in a dead-end web developer job where I don't get paid much and rarely get to learn anything new. It's a small, mom-and-pop shop where there is no room for advancement either. I am not happy....
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Should I list myself as an “Owner” on my resume?

Some of my time in school was also spent working on a website which led to various freelance projects, earned me jobs and speaker opportunities at conferences, built up a portfolio, published a book, ...
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Can working with niche apps/tech exclusively hurt your career in actual software development? How to get out of the cycle?

I'm finding myself in a bit of a pickle. I've been at a pretty comfortable IT group for almost a decade. I got my start here working on web development, mostly CRUD, but have demonstrated the ability ...
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What steps can I take to improve my skills as a programmer and make myself more marketable?

I completed a Computer Science degree in 2005, and have worked at the same company as a programmer for the last seven years. I've earned a progressively better salary throughout this time, and have ...
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What do employers expect from new graduates?

What does an employer expect from a new graduate who has just finished University and has no prior experience at all (neither as a summer intern nor as anything else)? I'm a college student, majoring ...
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Should CV contain cases where certain party fools me and not pay salary? Is it “holiday” time or not?

Suppose I am fooled to work in a start-up or a company that has been a very small over a long time, let say 10 years. I work them 3 months and I really enjoy the work -- I learn a lot of new skills ...
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Should I include work done under another name in my resume/CV?

Most of my experience is from my online freelance work. However, as I started when I was 16, I had to use a fake name on a freelance site and and ask users to pay me through PayPal (I couldn't take ...
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Software Development vs Technical Consulting

So I've had internship experience as a developer. Now, I am looking into entry level positions to apply to. The two roles I plan to pursue are software development for a firm in Phila. + technical ...
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How should I represent myself in a cover letter when applying for a job in which I have zero experience?

I was recently informed about a job at a kitchen, working as a general assistant; the tasks would be simple: clearing tables, preparing food, washing up, etc. However, I've never formally worked in a ...
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What to do when recruiters don't count freelancing work as experience

There was a period when I was an individual freelancer, without having formed a proprietorship or something and without having official certificates of experience. Though I made it, after sometime I ...
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Will a non-Software development job help my prospects in getting a development job in the future? [closed]

I have a higher diploma, with an excellent grade, and am in the final year of a BSc in Software Development. I am searching for a job, preferably in software development, for any salary, since I do ...