Questions tagged [work-experience]

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

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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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Removing jobs from my previous career from my resume?

I'm a mid-career professional. About 7 years ago, I changed careers. The two lines of work are both related to technology but have little in common otherwise. Line of work "A": I was laid off ...
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My interviewer asked me to do a coding challenge in a framework I've never used. Red flag?

As the title suggests, I did a 20-minute phone interview for a remote software developer position. One of the questions was "have you used any frameworks with X language, specifically Y framework?" My ...
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Should I include volunteer work as experience?

I worked as a System Administrator for a small religious nonprofit. I helped setup a server and a database to help keep donation info backed up and digitized how donations worked by making a simple ...
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Does a career change mean I would have to take a pay cut?

I am currently a mobile developer and have been that for about 7 years now and I have been in IT for about 10. So I'm an experienced IT professional. I'm considering changing careers to either cyber ...
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Applying for a promotion and noticed I have work history missing from initial application

I am applying for a promotion. I have been with the company for 3 years. I had a background check to get the position, which I assume I passed, since I have the job. The company claims they are not ...
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Is a personal laptop worth it as a developer? [closed]

I couldn't really figure out where to ask this question so I figured I'd start here. I'm currently a junior studying CS at Uni and I've been using my Elitebook 8570w for 3 or so years now. It's a ...
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Can I put on my resume the experience I got while I was in school?

For the last 2 years I have been working as developer. Coming September, I'm going back to school for ~4 years. I will be studying and working as a part-time developer. After I'm graduated, can I put ...
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Can my job offer be rescinded due to dates?

In December 2018, I left my most recent job at a bank. Before doing so, I had been sending out a host of resumes, all of which said 2017-Present. I also sent a resume to a friend to be referred to ...
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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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