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

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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 ...
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How to explain “personality clash” as reason for termination

Background I have lost a job after five months, being told the reason is a "personality clash" in how I work, i.e. I "change too much stuff". Question Since I only was aware of the months-long ...
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How to get rid of the circle of bad track record and unemployment? [closed]

Frankly speaking, I have a history of depression, ADHD, and personality disorder. I am under treatment for the last 8 months. But, before that, I had 3 jobs and I either: gave up in improper way ...
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Getting Internship with Spotty Work History

I'm currently unemployed. For reference, Here's my Resume: (Left out other short-term jobs from 2011 - 2013.) In September 2015 I started a 4-quarter long front-end Web-development certificate ...
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motivation when working with smarter people [closed]

What do you do when you work with smarter people? What if you do things slower and have to recover by working from home? Does it make sense to change the job, even if the people are always very nice ...
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Should money be paid as a motivation to testers and developers for detecting and producing bugs?

I read an idea for increasing productivity in a company. It went like this: Have a certain fund that will be a bonus. Say $100,000. For each tangible bug found, the testers get paid $5 - $15. ...
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Struggling to get along with new boss in a new country! [closed]

I really hope I get the help I'm seeking here. I'm a qualified and experienced person (10 years of work experience) I joined my present job 5 months back, in a new country. I have relocated from my ...
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Switching from System software domain to application software after 13 years of experience [closed]

I have over 13 years of experience in system software domain (Writing firmware/validation software in Assembly and C). From the college time I am interested in Application software development like ...
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Working on some 1 year project on a part-time basis (3/5). Do I have 1 year of professional experience or should I count it to an exact time instead?

I expect some of you could answer "depends". So here are some clues. The project involved a development and maintenance of scalable server side system with high availability. So the project "lifetime"...
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Job interview of which I have almost no knowledge

The company searched me through an online job board. On looking up the posting I realized that I just have knowledge about 1 skill (C++) while all the other stuff is something I don't have much ...
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Work day making it impossible to vote

Today, November 8th, is election day in the United States. In my state, the polls close at 8pm this evening. In my company, approximately once every two months, we have a deployment day, which is ...
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Dealing with manager who won't hire more people when we're overloaded [closed]

I'm creating a new question relating to this other question, since I was asked to do so. Before I leave my company, should I delete software I wrote during my free time? So my manager keeps saying ...
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How to talk to employer about redefining role when responsibilities don't match? [duplicate]

I'll keep it brief: I've worked at my current workplace (smallish company, ~90 people) for close to the last 1.5 years as a Data Analyst. (Prior I did 6-month internship as desktop support, before ...
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How do you grow in a skill when you're the company lead in that area?

I'm a member of a small startup. When we decided to look at including a bit of AI in our product, I was asked to investigate, simply because I found it interesting and had taken a few AI/Machine ...
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Is it possible before any college for me to get a short term job as a front end developer for experience? [closed]

I'm 17 years old, and I've been programming for several years now, and I'm hoping to make web development my career in the future. I'm wondering if there are any companies that would hire somebody ...
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Removing First 2 years Real Time Software Testing Experience [closed]

I finished my education in May 2007 and below is my Software Tester job (real time) experience. Company A - March - 2008 to Feb 2010 ( 2 years) Company B - March - 2010 to Nov 2011 ( 1 year 6 ...
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Should I practice at home or practice along with job in this company? [closed]

I'm B. Tech fresher. There’s a small product based startup company in Noida, India. I got a job for a small salary (which doesn’t matter to me till I become experienced). Here I have to write some ...
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Should I ask what I should prepare for the test? [closed]

I applied for a job that I have no previous experience with, and have passed the screening email round. The email says that I will have to analyze the company's website, which in my opinion it's ...
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How do you balance career growth and technology relevance with obtaining years of experience in one workplace?

After coming out of an interview with a dev manager, I left thinking about his emphasis on employment duration. For context, his network engineer has been on the team for 11 years. As developers we ...
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Delay Graduation For Work Experience

I had always planned on focusing on my studies until senior year and obtaining at least one year of work experience in my field before graduating to set me apart. Due to a number of factors, I am now ...
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Can IT Support be a good career? [closed]

Most IT Professionals I believe start off in an IT Support role. I was thinking that maybe doing Help Desk or Desktop Support can be a good career instead of like System Admin or Network Admin So ...
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Shall I remove skills I no longer use from resume? [duplicate]

Shall I remove the skill set I have not used for years? While studying, I had worked on various tools and took different kind of training/workshops. But in my professional career I have not used many ...
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Could unrelated experience in retail look bad on a CV? [duplicate]

I am finishing up a master's degree in the social sciences, and I decided to take a year off to get some work experience before going into a PhD program. But I made the mistake of gaining little work ...
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How do I get a management position without management experience?

My career goal always has been to get into a position with responsibility, either in the field of project or team management. I finished a business engineering masters degree recently and already have ...
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How to go about my situation on interviews - painful divorce, quit one job for another, got fired after 6 months [closed]

After finishing college i got a job. It was position in small company and salary was low, but i accepted anyways it to get some experience in web development. I worked there for three years, and at ...
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does the US government give your start and end dates to a would be employer

On another board I was told that the US government is able to (or does) give it's citizen's start and end dates of previous employment to employers, based off your taxes. Is this true? If so, can you ...
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My desk is nowhere near the team I work with, how can I handle this?

I started at a new company about 2 months ago. Its a large warehouse, so there is a main front office where my team works from their work stations. I've been working at a temporary workstation for the ...
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I love programming but I hate all that other stuff I need to do [closed]

I once got a job at the company where I learned programming in their "early days". Now, a few years later, I got the same job at the same company again, but the company has greatly changed. Now, ...
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Why do companies not want to hire over qualified people?

I've heard stories of how people looking for jobs have been turned down by companies because they are over-qualified, even when they are willing to take a (sometime substantial) pay-cut. Why do ...
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Government Publications on LinkedIn or Personal Website

I work for a government agency which evaluates programs at other agencies. The end result of one of our projects is a publication that is publicly available. Each project involves a team of up to 5 ...
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How should I deal with my opinionated dev architect [closed]

Background I work in the ui team in my company. We use Ember as our ui framework. One of the greatest thing about ember is object inheritance(extend). However, the architect in UI team overuse this ...
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Change in nature of Job and work domain [closed]

I have an experience of 6 years in IT sector like Oracle, Honeywell and Deloitte (Quote to Order team & Project management operations team), but I always wanted to start my own manufacturing ...
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My manager wants regular one-on-one meetings: is this bad?

I'm a recent computer science graduate and have been working at my first developer position for about a month. Today I got an email calendar request for weekly one-on-one meetings with my manager. I'...
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What should I do when my employer stopped paying me without informing/discussing with me during my leave when I worked remotely? [closed]

My situation is that I am a full time student and in the meanwhile I have a job that allows me to work remotely most of the time and only come in to the office once or twice a week. I am not from the ...
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Is it worth putting a skill that is a prerequisite of a lot of other skills on my resume

One of the sections of my resume mentions a lot of different JavaScript skills I have. For example: AngularJS, React, jQuery, Node.js, Express, PhantomJS, Tape etc... That section just keeps ...
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Actual work is different than expected - decision to be made

TLDR: Job turned out different than expected. How long should i wait to make a decision about staying or leaving? So i recently graduated university with a M. Sc. (graded 1.3, 1.0 being the best) and ...
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What do i do for closed companies I worked for?

I have worked for 2 companies that closed. One company I still have the contact information for one of the former employees (who is now retired and not in all that good of health), who will vouch for ...
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I think an employer believes I am much more skilled than I actually am. Should I let them know in advance, before accepting the job offer?

I received a job offer as a full-stack developer from a startup company which I found on Indeed. The job posting had seven required skills. 4/7, I knew. 2/7, I didn't know too well, but during the ...
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What if I really am incompetent? [closed]

I think I am incompetent. I've been fired from the last 4 jobs I've held, although in same cases, they said that it was a layoff or they cancelled the contract, so I could collect unemployment. ...
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Feel like my area is understaffed. What to say to management? [duplicate]

My company asks me to do a wide variety of things, across multiple applications and multiple skill sets. For example, they will ask me to do customer support, technical support, design and art assets, ...
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Can/Should I display the source code of my school projects for viewing?

This question kind of splits into two separate questions, but they are related. I'll try to keep it away from a strictly legal question. I'm currently an undergraduate Software Engineering major and ...
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Position Change Without Being Asked

Background: I have been in my current role for just over a year and a half (18 months) and earlier this week, my manager said I will no longer be an R&D Engineer, but move on to IT from now on. I ...
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Starting fresh as an “old” new software engineer

I'm in school right now, and in a couple of years, I'm going to look for work as a software/systems engineer. The thing is that right now, I'm 32 years old. With age being a potential issue, where ...
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How to include work experience on resume

I am writing my resume for a travel position, I have only ever waitressed but have a passion for travel. I have completed a weeks paid work experience for a luxury Destination Management Company which ...
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Offloading Interns to a New Junior Developer

I just found out yesterday that we're getting three interns this coming Monday and that my boss is offloading them onto me. I was a TA and tutor for several years in college, so I genuinely enjoy ...
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Is dropping out advantageous, because job experience has more market value than education? [closed]

I studied computer science with a fellow student I will call Joe. Joe did the first year of college and then dropped out and got a job as a developer. I studied four years, then took an extra six ...
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Added bullet point of international experience to resume

Good afternoon, Working on my resume and I have recently flew to the middle east to work alongside the customer providing technical training. I want to include this in a bullet point in my resume ...
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should i mention percentage of marks in resume for applying for job [closed]

I have previous experience in a different field and now i have to apply for software fresher job..should i mention my previous experience in my resume? Should i mention the percentage of marks in ...
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Road map to being the CTO [closed]

I am a front-end web developer. I currently have CSS, HTML, PHP, and JavaScript (& jQuery) under my belt with varying degrees of expertise. I also have some basic CISCO Networking experience, and,...