Questions tagged [work-experience]

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

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Mistake in years of experience in resume?

I have 3 years 9 months of experience but since notice period for my organization is 3 months so I calculated that I will be having 4 years of experience on my last working day. I have mentioned in my ...
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Will my work experience from a company will be considered without an explicit experience letter?

I worked at a company for 1.5 years, I followed each term and condition as I was fresher that time and I hadn't more knowledge about How IT sector works regarding documentation. I had given a proper ...
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Change name of work on CV

I am doing casual teaching at my University (Tutoring, marking assignments and answering student questions). I am a data science student, and the papers that I am helping with are related to data ...
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How to Deal With Unreasonable Expectations? [closed]

My boss is asking for unreasonable levels of productivity from me. Our product is a lower quality than the majority of other products in this area, and the owner isn't willing to go through the ...
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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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Working for free vs Improving skills for a PhD wanting to go into Industry [closed]

TL;DR: As an under-qualified software engineer in Australia that came from overseas, should I offer to work for free or should I keep working on my skills before applying for a paid job after PhD? ...
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While evaluating a person for a role, they seemed competent, but were unaware of one of the most popular tools in the field. Is that a red flag?

Another team in my department recently hired a data scientist. I am the only one with any real data science training in our department and my manager asked me to have an informal chat with him to ...
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How to describe work experience from before the existance of the industry term?

Today I came across the term "Robotic Process Automation" (sorry if this is old news). I realize this is something I've actually been doing for the last 8 years, although the term itself seems like ...
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Sudden change of schedule to cover an other colleague [closed]

So today (Wed) I showed up to work and my boss told me (without any notice) I had to cover a coworker's shift on this Saturday because he's unable to show up for a family funeral. My workplace has ...
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Is this ordinary workplace experiences for a job in Software Engineering? [closed]

I'm currently working my first job as a Software Engineer. Prior to this position I've worked at places such as Wal Mart, Sam's Club, and Circuit City. I'm currently finishing my last two classes ...
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Am I responsible for the work produced by coworkers since we are a team even though they excluded me?

I have been working for my current company for 7 months now and I am completing my two years in the industry in total. My company is a large enterprise, with relatively relaxed deadlines and flexible ...
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My employer asked me to documented my IT Administration works, is that right?

I set up a network in the HQ and the site branch in IPSEC and set up Windows Server 2012 and 2016. I finished my IT work. Now my employer has asked me to document what I did. Do I have to write the ...
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Too much for a beginner?

So I started working at a job soon after I finished my college studies. Currently, I am assigned a task to rectify some calculations in some fields of an application, of which I was given bare minimum ...
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How to apply for positions when one isn't exactly what employers have in mind?

I'm in my late thirties, and have been out of full-time employment for almost 10 years. Prior to that, I worked for six years in software development and systems engineering (fields in which I had ...
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Have the company dropped the ball with me as a junior developer?

I've recently started my first job as a programmer (I'm currently one month in) at quite a small company and for my first assignment I got paired with a senior developer to work on a minor project, ...
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How should I interpret a comment made by a member of management at my new job?

I am almost a month into a job and the CTO says, "It's important to realize that we don't expect you to know everything perfectly. Based on our levels of conversation with you throughout the ...
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Communicate to boss that the task I was assigned feels way to big/complicated

Like about a week ago my boss assigned me to a task, which to me feels way to big/complicated for me considering my minimal skills and lack of experience so far (I just graduated my bachelors degree ...
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How to ask the future employer to not inform my current employer about our negotiations?

I have just joined an IT company since 2 month ago, meanwhile my previous employer sent a negative feedback about me to my current employer. I wish to leave this company because, it seems that my ...
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I am finally hired as a programmer. But I know “nothing” [closed]

I've finally got my first opportunity as a PHP web developer. The thing is: I know very, very little PHP. I studied programming logic while I was in college, I've always worked with IT infrastructure, ...
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Junior Developer Left to Own Devices [duplicate]

EDIT Thanks for all the comments and answers! Also, thanks for pointing out the other question – I've read all the answers to it and took away (hopefully) as much as is relevant to my situation. I ...
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How to determine if a job is relevant work experience?

I’m looking at a job application and says “it is important to list all relevant work experiences.” This seems very subjective to me. Would I be able to determine what is relevant or not? What would be ...
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Low work demand at multiple companies over multiple years

I have been working as a professional software developer for 12 years and I have a B.S. in Computer Science. I've primarily been a full stack web developer. I have read multiple accounts of ...
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I have been in charge of a non-registered “organisation”, should I put this on my CV/linked in?

In 2015 I started an esports team, that later bridged into me doing a lot of web-development, marketing, graphic design and some other minor work. I never registered the team as an organisation, as we ...
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Should I include my Github page on my resume?

I am looking to become a developer and while I have been studying I have made a Github page and have filled it mostly with scripts or simple games that I have made plus a couple basic web applications....
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If I don't have a relieving letter from a job, should I exclude those years worked from my total experience?

I started working as a software engineer for an MNC in India, right out of college. After working there for almost 2 years, I resigned and left the company without serving the notice period. I did not ...
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Research Assistantship as Work Experience? [closed]

Let's say I got a Master's degree in Computer Science with a thesis in machine learning (focused on molecular modeling). If I was later accepted into a paid Research Assistantship (not as a student) ...
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Mobile application I developed during internship never got published; should I mention this experience when applying for a job?

Basically, as part of my courses, there was a time when I worked as an iOS Developer Intern for a few months in a small company several years ago. We were less than 10 people, though I was the only ...
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How to respond to “Why do you deserve a promotion”?

Our company has a new IT manager and it is suddenly the time for promotions. He is still new to the company and he doesn't have much knowledge about the employees. My project manager spoke about my ...
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What does “5 years of experience” mean? [duplicate]

Whenever I see job postings that tell you to have 5 years of experience in a programming language, what does that exactly mean? For example, I have used Python for 5 years but the other day I had to ...
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Started a new job and already feel like quitting, but I have a 6 month probation period [duplicate]

So I've been working for this interior design company for a week and a half, under the impression that I would be sourcing clients in sales rather than being a interior designer-in-training. And now ...
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What, exactly, is required to become a construction manager? [closed]

Does one need experience as a laborer, such as a carpenter, to become a construction manager in addition to a bachelor's degree in construction management, or is the bachelor's degree, along with some ...
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As a grad, does leaving at the end of probation have negative impact on CV?

My first-ever employer made a serious mistake in assessing how much they could offer. My salary offer got reduced significantly right after starting at the company, and I don't intend on accepting it. ...
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Is it appropriate that my boss asks my teammate to validate my data work, and CC's me on the email instead of addressing it verbally?

My supervisor requested that my teammate does a quick validation on my work. He didn't ask me to explain my logic or even talk to me verbally about my teammate and I validating it together. Instead, ...
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Is an experience certificate from an unregistered company valid?

I am working in an Indian IT company which is not a registered company. Would an experience certificate from such a company be valid or not?
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How many years of job history should I include on my resume?

I've been in the IT industry since 1999 including several jobs in between. I was a Director with an organization for 7 years, and another 7 years at my current job as a Director as well. This gives ...
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I am being sent to work on something I have no experience in [closed]

I am currently working as a SharePoint consultant/web developer guy. I have been doing my job for 5 years now and I am starting to gain ground on frameworks and technologies. My boss, however, doesn't ...
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How to stay sharp and not sleepy at work [closed]

I am a programmer and every morning after having breakfast at work I always feeling tired and sleepy. During breakfast I am just eating breads and scrambled egg also had 6 hours of sleep at night. I ...
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I chose the wrong job and the wrong place to work at [closed]

I feel like I might have chosen the wrong job. I love research, coming up with solutions, and creating things, and my field is in technology. However, after getting my phd I was burned out and a bit ...
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How do I tell another HR manger that I emailed them due to the old HR manager retiring?

Edit: Thank you all for your answers and comments. As a result I have decided per your recommendations not to email the new HR manager, but I will mention this work experience if I am lucky enough ...
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New hire after internship, no task given by management [duplicate]

So I've been doing an internship at this company, I've tried to do my best and learn the maximum as possible so that they would hire me in the end of the sixth months internship, and they did. I've ...
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Transition from almost 6 years of QA to Software Development [closed]

My journey into the IT industry is no different than many. I have learnt my part of Quality assurance and testing, but somehow my interests align more with constructing software than testing them. I ...
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Would you give up a good internship for a full time startup job offer? [closed]

First time on the forum. First of all, I'm a new graduate. When I say good internship, I mean an internship in a reputable company. For instance, national public health corporation, government ...
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How to/should I list mentoring experience on my resume and LinkedIn?

I'm a young professional and have participated in mentoring programs offered by my university as an alumnus. Normally these programs involve mentoring students and helping them transition into ...
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Putting projects from books on resume

I've been reading a book called "Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide". In this book, you create projects under the guidance of the author such as: GeoQuiz: In your first app, you will ...
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Recording work related experiences

While working in the software field, there could be situations where I offered a solution; sometimes it works and sometimes there could be a better one. It need not be a solution for a collapsing ...
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When working with multiple programming languages at the same time, how do you measure experience with each technology?

I am currently working with four different technologies as a programmer: Java C++ PHP Python I am not working on only one technology at a time, as I may be assigned to a PHP project while being ...
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How to respond to “You should have skipped college” in an interview?

In seeking my first full time position related to my college major, I was at a "cattle call" type job fair. One of the managers I was sent to looked at my resume and commented that I didn't have any ...
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Listing many open source contributions for well known software projects on Linkedin?

I'm an avid open source contributor for few well know open - source software libraries. Besides writing code, I've written a few articles on medium.com related to these contributions. Therefore, ...
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Feeling insecure about my job [closed]

I started working as a developer for a new company. I started at this company 2 months ago. I worked different companies before as a developer, but I didn't feel this insecure. My colleagues' code is ...
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How to switch to another industry as an Engineer? [closed]

I'm a (Senior) Mechanical Engineer that has been working in the Oil & Gas Industry for around 10-11 years. I am interested in changing to a different industry (e.g. medical devices, aerospace, ...