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Questions tagged [work-experience]

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

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I was hired with no experience in my field. Is it a good idea to bring up the fact that I now have a year of experience in my yearly review?

I was hired as a fresh graduate straight out of university for a mid-level position in a company last year. At the time, due to being a fresh graduate, I took a salary slightly below market rate for ...
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How to list past position under someone who has been arrested

I was a research assistant for a professor at my university. He's won many distinguished teaching awards, though I won't mention which so he can't be identified. He was very well known and liked in ...
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Confidentiality as a Sub-Sub-Sub-Contractor

I'm a programmer. I work for a small contracting company that indirectly does contract work for a very large company. I was recently contacted by a recruitment company about a position at the very ...
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Do companies consider PhD education as a “work experience”? [closed]

If I am a PhD holder, and if the job that I am applying for is in the same (or similar) field as what my PhD education was about, would companies consider my PhD education as a "work experience"? For ...
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Final interview without experience on responsibilities of the role

I applied for a software developer job in a big retailer company and the main responsibilities of the role is to work on an e-commerce/m-commerce mobile application. I do not have any experience in ...
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How to claim past experience for a startup portfolio?

I am working on my startup becoming self-employed and I have a page on my site that I would like to display my experience. The problem is, I did not get this experience with my start-up, but with past ...
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Personal and legal liability with respect to inexperience?

I am a recent Bachelor's graduate in computer science - I have been employed in the field for less than a year. My current employer is asking me to design and implement a relatively advanced ...
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Job application question

I have a little bit of a unique and awkward situation I need help with. Last year I was working two part time jobs as a walk on coach at two schools at the same time. I was working probably 6 hours ...
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How to politely tell your boss that they're overreaching on what you're capable of

So let me preface this by saying that it's not that I don't want to do the work my boss is asking me to do, but that they don't seem to understand my limits and constraints. I was hired and have the ...
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Forced to do tedious review of files I'm not qualified to review [closed]

I'm a software developer who (because of historical reasons that probably aren't relevant) is forced spend at least 30 minutes every day reviewing files with financial data in them. I'm not an actuary ...
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Can I join without release letter as I was sick to serve notice period?

I resigned from my job recently after working for 3 years, prior to that I worked for nearly 3 years but in that span I worked for 4 companies. In this company I had to resign due to my bad health ...
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Should I share all the companies I worked with on resume? [closed]

I am in United states. I worked unpaid for a small company A for 3 weeks at the beginning of my OPT visa period. I did voluntary unpaid work in company A. It is not exactly relevant to the skill set I ...
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List or not a bad experience in a resume

I would like to get more help on my question where I cannot get a clear view. I worked for company A (very good and large company) on a project for 2 years (with a 2-year contract, until Dec 2016). ...
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After a few years of professional experience, should I leave college jobs on my resume?

I've been out of college and employed as a software engineer for about three years now, and in addition I've been doing a decent amount of freelance work at the same time. Now that I've started ...
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Describing a job experience in my CV that's not directly related to the position I'm applying for?

TL;DR: How should I go about describing a job experience in my CV, which takes half of my overall working experience, but was not focused on the job I'd like to apply for? My first job was as a ...
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How to list a possible gap

I hope you can give me some inputs, I need some external view on my situation. I worked for company A (very good and large company) on a project for 2 years (with a 2-year contract, until Dec 2016). ...
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Former employer is still advertising my name, photo, biography on their website even after 2 months since I left [closed]

I didn't leave on good terms. I was fired due to not being a "good fit" or not fitting in with the culture of the practice. They had hired someone else to replace me and even had that person work ...
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Remove fake experience from resume [duplicate]

I completed my Btech in 2009. I tried for a government job for 3 years but did not succeed. Then I put a fake experience of 3 years on my resume and got a job in a software multinational. Now my ...
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Gaining knowledge and experience at work [closed]

I completed the free online CS50 course and immediately got an internship as a junior developer 10 months ago. I was working on a legacy project, started using Java 5, Oracle, UIX and after about 3 ...
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Will taking over my Dad's company harm future job prospects? (CEO Position) [closed]

There was a question on here recently about somebody being worried about having taken a job at his dad's company. Somebody replied he should not worry if he does not have a C-Position. I am in a ...
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Does Ph.D. research count as “academic projects” and/or “professional work experience”

I think the title says it all. I'm filling out a job application that asks How many years of experience do you have in an engineering related field, including: academic projects, internships, or ...
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Dealing with age when applying for jobs

I am 17 years old and will be graduating from university this academic year with a bachelor's degree in computer science, and I am applying to a variety of software engineering jobs. I am fairly ...
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Is this a promotion or a test? [closed]

I'm a newly employed Frontend developer on six months of probation as a consultant, now I'm reaching 3 months, my manager recommended me to another project of same company I work where he sees me in a ...
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Co-workers don't know about my previous experience

I'm a software engineer working in the games industry. I recently started a conversation with my manager about moving to senior. He mentioned that I probably don't yet have enough experience to be ...
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What does it mean to go into industry? [closed]

What does it mean to: Go into industry I have met dubious amounts of people throughout my career and at one point or another they have said they left industry or are going into industry. What is ...
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Fluff work: What is your strategy? [closed]

Fluff work All 3 positions I have done had a form of fluff work 1- Virtually unending “Jiras” or bugs due to crappy code on legacy systems 2- Operational burdens of owning online services 3- ...
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How to present Intern positions in LinkedIn Work Experience? [closed]

I have gained many intern positions (> 10) last years, but now, working in positions which those intern positions prepared for. I merged my work experience like the following in my many CVs and ...
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Is it acceptable to ask a colleague to conduct their speaking practice elsewhere?

I'm a PhD student who likes to work in the lab on weekends because I'm more focused and can work longer at my desk which is nicely set up. We've had two new Asian PhD students (I'm Asian as well) who ...
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Should I list my 3-years PhD in 'Education' or 'Experience' on LinkedIn?

I've been PhD candidate for the past 3 years, and recently (successfully) defended my thesis. I now want to apply to companies outside academia (and maybe not directly related to my field of study) in ...
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I'm still on my probation period, but I don't feel that the job is right for me. Can I quit? [duplicate]

My job is in the field I want to work in but not the actual job. I took it because of the pay, but realized it's not something I want to do. I'm still on probation but can't bring myself to tell ...
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What is the exact definition of “years of experience”?

A lot of places that are hiring Software Developers have a requirement that is more or less similar to the following: 5 years experience as a software developer 5+ years experience in back-end web ...
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How to write about websites/softwares created on resume [closed]

After speaking with a technical recruiter, they mentioned that skills and experience are more important than education on a resume, and it's better to put those at the top of the resume, and keep ...
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How should I deal with executives who lie to investors? [closed]

I have a friend who started working two months ago in a small startup company that raised a nice seed investment. He works there as a senior programmer. Two weeks ago, he was present at a meeting ...
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How to answer “I’m sorry but we’re looking for someone with more experience than you for this position” in the software industry? [duplicate]

My question would essentially be encountering the following in an interview, as I've read it as something people encounter in a blog post about software jobs. “I’m sorry but we’re looking for someone ...
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How should I list my SE moderator position on my resume?

I understand that SE moderators are considered volunteers, so it would make sense to list this position under such a section on a resume. Since I have no prior work experience, I'm not sure how I ...
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Can a foreign citizen working remotely be a CTO for a US company?

I am 17 years old and working at a startup where I am co-founder and CTO. Soon I will reach my 18th birthday and then I want to register my work experience formally. Our company is based in the USA, ...
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How to approach boss making me work a position completely different to the one I applied for?

I applied for a job somewhere as a 'software engineering' apprentice. Having had previous experience in doing front-end development and knowing the fundamentals of programming from college, I was very ...
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Salary negotiation at a start up? [closed]

I had a phone interview this morning with a company that I was so, so excited about. However, when she was rolling through the benefits she mentioned that it pays much lower than I expected. At my ...
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Order of work experience

I have a question regarding what order I should place my work experiences on my CV. I have had two part-time jobs at University. I am now going into my final year, so I am still employed at these. ...
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Applying for internships - should I include 3 days' work experience from Year 10?

Back in year 10, I did 3 days of work experience (the school made all students do work experience). I am now a university freshman applying for internships, and am not sure whether to include it on my ...
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How much above my education, skills and experience should I attempt to push while applying?

So I am a graduate student (MS in Comp Sci with ML as my area of focus) who will graduate in May 2018. (Non-Ivy below average University ) My main query is that not all jobs are specifically ...
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Mentioning/discussing possibly prejudicious details of work experience

After completing my bachelors, I took a job as a mainframes (COBOL) developer in a company, as I was in need of a job. I have been in the company for about two years now, and am looking for better ...
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How to handle co-workers who won't let go of your small mistakes?

I've been struggling lately with a work experience that I have been taking personally and I would like your advice and/or encouragement. I'm 24 years old and I recently graduated college. I landed a ...
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Accepted developer job but got reassigned to IT

What would you do in my place? I'm an intern, the money is good and the total conditions are awesome. But it's not what I wanted at all. I really could use the money now but I'm afraid that this will ...
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What is proper email etiquette after a coworker accidently sends a “reply all” message to a large number of people?

I think we all know that moment... A coworker inadvertently sends a "reply all" email instead of replying to one individual, and he/she doesn't realize it went to a large number of people. What's ...
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I have the ability to do the work, but can't make myself do it [closed]

I'm over ten years in the workplace as a programmer. Originally my work was creating web applications in ASP.NET, including SQL databases. I've become an expert in web-based solutions from .Net forms ...
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How to list contract-to-hire conversion on resume/LinkedIn when looking for new jobs

Background I am an interactive designer that was in a contract-to-hire position (at one company, “Company A”) for exactly 1 year with an outside contracting agency. I’ve recently been converted to an ...
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How should I portray experience in two unrelated fields on LinkedIn or my resume?

I worked as a Front end web developer for 2.5 years and later I worked as an Office manager for 2.5 years. Both jobs gave me very good experience and knowledge. Now I want to look for new ...
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Should I be wary of receiving phone interviews from out-of state recruiters?

I've been interviewing for a position for last couple of weeks and had a chance to speak with a hiring manager, and two current employees in my position and they all work in different states. I'm ...
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Is lower first year pay normal?

I have had two jobs now in which the initial offer was below average market value and negotiation moved it only a little. In both cases, I took the position for reasons beyond money. After a year at ...