Questions tagged [work-experience]

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

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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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What steps can I take to improve my skills as a programmer and make myself more marketable?

I completed a Computer Science degree in 2005, and have worked at the same company as a programmer for the last seven years. I've earned a progressively better salary throughout this time, and have ...
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Do hiring managers expect candidates to have side projects or work related hobbies in IT?

I will soon have my masters degree in Computer Science and will start applying for jobs. Recently I read an answer to a question about what companies expect from a fresh graduate, where someone said ...
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Is it considered a good idea to bring along a programming portfolio to an interview?

Is it considered a good idea to bring along a programming portfolio of your previous work when attending a programming job interview? By portfolio I mean a collection of screenshots, brief ...
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As a fresh CTO, I'm about to hire a full-stack developer much more skilled than I am [duplicate]

I have quite a good experience in startups and consider myself as a perfectly valid full-stack developer. I'm in the process of becoming CTO for a consulting company that is economically viable and ...
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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 much work experience is equivalent to a Computer Science degree? [closed]

A lot of software developer jobs list "a CS degree or equivalent work experience" as a requirement. I have a degree in a somewhat related field but only about 6 months of on-the-job experience as an ...
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How do I show on my cv that I have did some work as part-time in a company while working a full time job for another company? [duplicate]

I'm updating my resume, and I've worked at the same place for the past 7 years. During the first 2 years, I worked part-time in another company in the role of tech support, and the last 5 years has ...
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Mentioning a lack of experience - is this a hazard?

Suppose I recently found a job posting that works heavily with Technology X, among several other technologies. I have worked with most of the other technologies that they require in a candidate (so I ...
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What is “3 years commercial Python”?

It is not the first time I read something like "3 years commercial Python development" on a job offer. [Company] is seeking a python developer for a large client of ours based in dublin City ...
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Does having two jobs simultaneously count for twice the experience? [duplicate]

I started my career as a Software Engineer back in February 2018. As of today, my experience is almost 1 year 8 months. In January I switched jobs (without any break between), but most of my time was ...
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What does it mean when businesses say they “prefer” a certain skill?

I have experience with SQL/MySQL, but many businesses want "Microsoft SQL Server" or "Oracle" experience - not just experience coding in SQL. When companies say they "prefer" some kind of experience ...
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Is it appropriate to apply for a job requesting experience in a programming language I have only personal experience in?

Background: I'm a college student with almost 4 years at my first full-time job as a software developer. I'm pursuing a bachelor's degree, but since I started this job in my sophomore year, my ...
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Is it a bad idea to apply for a job that you are probably not qualified for? [duplicate]

Recently I was browsing the careers website of a company that I'm interested in working for (because I like the industry). They were advertising a role as a Solution Architect. As a developer with ...
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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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How can I overcome 'lack of local experience'

I am from the US and I recently interviewed for programmer positions in Australia. It appears that for some one not from Australia to get a job in the Australian IT industry is a herculean task. One ...
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My job experience is classified [duplicate]

I have worked for two years at a government contractor on a number of classified projects. I am now hunting for a new job, but I am running into a significant problem: I can't answer questions about ...
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Working 2 full time software jobs? [closed]

I'm interested in working 2 full time positions at two different companies. The first company is the company I am already working full time and salaried. The workload is laid-back and not super ...
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How to properly get past the barriers of having less than a years work experience? [duplicate]

I'm trying restlessly to get a job within the IT industry, be it local or up in London way.. But all the job positions that I have looked for, both software and hardware aspects require University ...
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Can I attend 3 years interview with 2.7 years experience? [duplicate]

Can I attend 3 years experience Java interview with 2.7 years experience? Will the companies strictly follow experience criteria?
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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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Should I list myself as an “Owner” on my resume?

Some of my time in school was also spent working on a website which led to various freelance projects, earned me jobs and speaker opportunities at conferences, built up a portfolio, published a book, ...
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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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Getting experience (when internships and open-source volunteering are unavailable)

It seems like in many careers, the best way to get a job ... is to already have one; (setting up an enraging Catch 22). Obviously for some careers, there are easy ways around this. In programming, ...
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How do I tell my boss I don't want to keep working extra?

A year ago, I applied for a position that would have been a promotion for me within my company. I didn't get the job, but I was asked if I would be willing to fill in from time to time when some of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Listing short but relevant work experience on resume

I'm updating my resume and would like to emphasize a short but relevant work experience from 3 years ago (web development), which was followed by a year of work outside my usual competence area (c++) ...
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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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My new responsibility as IT Admin - how can I deal with a situation outside my abilities? [closed]

I'm a computer science student and I also work at the university I study at. Our department hosts many websites and servers. I was hired here pretty recently, and it seems my position seems to be "...