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 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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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 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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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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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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Is it possible that my experience as a freelancer is irrelevant in the real workplace?

First, a bit about my background: I'm developer/designer who started freelancing right out of college. For better and for worse, I'm entirely self-taught, and always made it to clients what my ...
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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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When changing careers, should I address my lack of experience in the new field in my cover letter?

I've worked almost exclusively in academic research for the past few years. I'm now seeking a new job, and am considering working in an applied non-academic setting. This means I'm applying for a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If I don't have a relieving letter from a job, should I exclude those years worked from my total experience?

I started working as a software engineer for an MNC in India, right out of college. After working there for almost 2 years, I resigned and left the company without serving the notice period. I did not ...
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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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how to indicate on a 1 page resume that you have more working experience than listed? [duplicate]

should I indicate that I can disclose full working experience upon request?
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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 ...