Questions tagged [work-experience]

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

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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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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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How to respond to “You should have skipped college” in an interview?

In seeking my first full time position related to my college major, I was at a "cattle call" type job fair. One of the managers I was sent to looked at my resume and commented that I didn't have any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I omit certain work experience while searching for jobs?

I have been working in a software product development company for the past seven years. And prior to that I had 9 months of experience in another company. Now I am looking for a job, but my ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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I have five plus years of experience as graphic designer but I graduated very recently [closed]

I have five plus years of experience as a graphic designer but I graduated only very recently. Is my experience considered only after graduation or also before? I got paid for the jobs and I have ...
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My contract is ending. Is it acceptable to just leave without any talk with the employer?

A bit of information: I know it's common at my workplace to renew contracts 1 day before their end (when the interested employee goes and asks for it). However, I usually think that if something is ...
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How do I answer questions about my unemployment period? [duplicate]

I had a period that I was unemployed due to being a caregiver for my grandmother. I marked unemployed in the employer section like it stated but it wants me to fill out all fields. I'm unsure how to ...
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Reading on the job [duplicate]

So a little bit about my situation: My company is in the process of relocation. I will be relocating as well. Due to this, workload has cut down significantly to the point where i am reading books ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...