Questions tagged [work-experience]

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

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Getting interviews and passing them that require coding and scripting skills

How do people who have knowledge of coding and scripting languages, but no work experience with them get jobs that seek those skills? I do have a computer science degree, but that was last decade. I'...
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Company name first or post name first in CV [closed]

Somewhat related to this (closed) question: As a recent graduate with limited experience, is the company name or the work more important on a CV? In very many CV templates I find online, I see that ...
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How to apply for engineering internships at 16? [closed]

I'm a 16 year old aspiring aerospace engineer, and I'm looking for a brief summer internship (4-6 weeks) at an engineering-related company in order to gain experience. I find that most companies only ...
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Should I list side jobs on my resume?

Here's the situation. I work one full time job as a Systems Admin. This job provides me with 85% of my income. I also work two other ongoing side contract gigs, also both as Sys Admins, for small ...
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Time to move on or can I help improve standards at the company? [closed]

I'm a web developer that has been working for my current employer for just over one year now. The company sells desktop based project management software, and they hired me because they needed a web ...
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Should time spent as a paid intern count towards Professional Work Experience?

My Masters Degree consisted of 3 semesters of coursework+lab work and then a 6 month full-time, paid internship in a large company. My Internship was in the field of my studies, and I had to submit a ...
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How to find a change in role

If we are working a role which we weren't suitable for and looking for a change and if our boss is not cooperative. What shall we do? While contacting HR, if the response is like "Business will have ...
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How to find work to do [duplicate]

I joined a new company recently. My manager gives me work, but only for about three days worth per week. I have asked him multiple times in the past for more work but this is all I get. The tasks ...
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Joined new organisation in lower pay band

I have worked for a Multi National Company (Software) company for 12 plus years in banking market. I wanted to move to another organisation to experience a change, and to attain market correction to ...
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My area of expertise at a new job is apparently being outsourced

I am an embedded software engineer/ Firmware engineer. I feel really comfortable working on the lower layers of code (I have four years of experience in firmware engineer). I just had my first day at ...
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How do I put multiple jobs that overlap on a resume?

My current position is the third position I've held with my current employer, and these positions overlap heavily. Under the same boss, each job change has been a lateral movement to include ...
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Should I apply for a full-time position if I am only able to work for a few months?

I'm currently pursuing by Bachelors degree and I will finish this one in September. Next year September (2018) I would like to start a Masters degree. Since I have one year now without having a study, ...
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Professional development, is wide or deep knowledge better?

Should a highly knowledgeable professional try to widen his/her knowledge, or deepen it even further? Obviously this will depend greatly on a large number of factors, but at least for some industries,...
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What is the best way to get business-applicable experience in new languages? [closed]

I have a couple of years under my belt as a .NET developer, with C++ and Java mixed in, but I feel I would be hard pressed to get a job in anything but .NET without starting again from the bottom. 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 internship is from April 2017 - September 2017. Right now, I will be applying for student jobs that I will start from October 2017. How ...
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How can I compare part time and student experience to full-time experience?

Job offers are asking for n years of experience. I'm currently finishing my master's degree at university and asking myself how to determine "my n". I started coding in my mid-teens and have had a ...
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How to communicate change effectively in mid-size company? [closed]

I wonder how do you handle announcing product/workplace /company changes in effective manner. I work in mid-sized startup company (about 250 people derived between few locations, loose working hours ...
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Adding personal experience to my cv

During my unemployment days, when I was in urgent need of cash i resorted to collecting, buying selling of metal and plastic scrap, i also used to drive a taxi to earn my living, I am an MBA from a ...
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Is an Experience Certificate valid without bank statements showing salary credit? [closed]

My previous company paid my salary by NEFT to my bank account, and also gave me salary slips. When the company shut down, they gave me an Experience Certificate confirming my work there. Now I work ...
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Issues with manager, thinking about lateral move - Software developer [closed]

I am a software developer at a major financial institution for the past 4 years. My track record contains many implementations that provided the business with what they needed with hardly any bugs or ...
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I have been put on a project that's too hard for me and I feel like I ruin everything

I am currently working for the French company as a junior consultant. I started over a year ago here and successfully completed 2 programming projects. These projects went fairly good. It had it's ups ...
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Colleague presents knowledge as own [closed]

Background I have a colleague that likes to pass on knowledge he has learned from others as his own hard-earned experience, this is seldom a problem as most know who taught him and can ask the source ...
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My boss is not qualified to judge the quality of my work. [closed]

I am a senior engineer working in IP management for a large telecom company. I've been in my current position for five years. My last promotion to the senior title was 4 years ago in 2013. I have ...
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Best way to avoid unemployment gap in resume while unemployed? [closed]

I left my job last month because it did not match my background didn't quite match the job. I'm currently looking for another job, but I was wondering if there's any way to avoid having an ...
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Unproductive in my new job, and feeling inadequate [closed]

There has been no progress in my professional growth since I started my current job. After begging and struggling, I finally got a project into the mainframes healthcare domain. I find this project ...
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is there legitimate reason employer afraid of employees work from home? [closed]

Is there a legitimate reason for an employer to ban employees work from home if engineers able to commit code and work on repos remotely? Specifically for web developers and engineering related ...
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Danger bonus for working in unsafe environment abroad

Currently we have the possibility for a project in another country. Due to recent news etc. this country is - in my opinion - not very safe for work/travel (there seems to be the need for armed ...
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How to include confusing job history on resume

I had been working in a retail store. Let's call it Walmart. Things were going very well but I got another job offer that paid better. I left on good terms, and worked at the new job for basically ...
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How far back to describe one's work history?

I know that something similar was already discussed here, but my situation is rather different. I've been told that, to keep a resume/CV down to a reasonable length, it's OK not to list my very ...
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How do I format my very complicated work experience on my CV?

Company X Company X develops a software product. They dont sell their product directly, but through partners. This is part of the company's own Terms and Conditions Background story As part of my ...
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Order engineering experience by time or relevance to field?

To briefly summarize, I got a first Masters degree in telecommunications engineering, went on to work in the space industry for two years (for which I have a passion), and then jumped into the startup ...
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Can I list freelancing as work experience? [duplicate]

For last 3 years I've been freelancing as a game programmer starting from ground up on individual's projects all the way up to current full time independent contractor at a fairly well known game ...
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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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What can I do while “benched” at work? [duplicate]

I sent a CV 3 months ago and changed jobs about 2 weeks ago - the recruitment process was pretty long, but the company has offered me to work in a foreign country, on a very interesting project, with ...
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Can I count my personal projects as experience? [duplicate]

I am currently going to school full time for a BS in Computer Science. In addition to my coursework, I have also been doing my own programming projects outside of class. Could I count this as ...
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What should a computer science student do if there is no passion to work? [closed]

I am interning at a company right now. I believe I have been given an awful project that I cannot cope with which has lead me to believe that I am not cut out be software engineer. I like technology ...
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Haven't found work since graduation, things to do to not look stale

I graduated in September with a bachelor degree in Computer Science. I didn't have a job lined up before graduating and am still looking for work related to the degree (though I have been working an ...
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Is the company accountant allowed to C.C my boss on an email about my tax information? [closed]

The accountant for the place I work at got all snippy with me because I asked her what I had wrote down for my State with holdings. Didn't want to give it to me. When she finally does she carbon ...
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Should I include a GitHub organization repo link on my resume?

I'm currently working with a team on a software project at school. I am the only one contributing to one of the folders that contains all C++ files. I already have my personal GitHub link up on my ...
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Am I killing my future in software developing with my current job? [closed]

I'm a new, almost B.E graduate (Working on my thesis-work) and I'm working full time at the IT-department at my work. When I first started they say in the interview that I would be developing program ...
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Offered a phone interview - should I mention that I lack the years of experience demanded?

I am a software professional in a niche industry for 4 years, looking at other industries for new jobs. I've been working in my spare time on iOS apps for under a year. Published one, maybe a month ...
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Have a blog…is it evaluated by HR recruiters? [duplicate]

Based upon your experience is it evaluated if a candidate for a job position have a blog? I mean...if I am looking for a "SQL programmer" (for example) should I give more point to the one who has a ...
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Worked a job, but it was under someone else's name. OK to put on resume?

So the specifics are as follows. My spouse got a job as a independent contractor for an online job. They didn't work it much, and when I didn't have a 'real job' (for a matter of years), I worked the ...
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How to prove I worked at previous place?

I am working in a new company now. At previous company, I was working for a year.It is a small company which has 10 to 15 staffs. I passed the probation after 3 months, but there is no documentation, ...
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How long is too long of an unemployment gap?

During one of my previous background investigations, the interviewer had noted on my file that I had no questionable gaps in my employment history that I needed to explain to them. At the time, I had ...
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How to improve chances of getting a programming job straight out of high school? [closed]

As it stands right now my family cannot afford to put me through college. I let my grades get very low after getting in a slump after three of my family members abruptly died and I got lazy and ...
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How to tell your manager that you don't want a particular assignment?

I have been plotted on an assignment that I do not wish to do owing to its complex nature and the fact that my superior takes too long to review and complete it. Even after communicating my ...
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Stuck on the phone [duplicate]

I work in a call center for almost 2 years now. In the 2 years I've seen a number of people who started after me promoted to positions over me. I too applied to any open position available. I've heard ...
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Listing Graduate Assistantships on Resume [closed]

I'm working on my resume post graduate school (master's) and am having trouble deciding how to list assistantships. While in school I was a GRA under two different grants which funded entities withing ...
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Why do employers no longer invest in training employees? [closed]

As a young recent college grad looking for an entry-level positions, it's been hard finding a position that doesn't require 5+ years of experience right out of school. Even some of the entry level ...