Questions tagged [work-experience]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,...
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Your subordinates make you useless [closed]

I am a programmer who has 7-8 years experience and I work in a small (and growing) company, we have hired 5 people till now. Thanks to our hireing process, they are really brilliant, do things really ...
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Relieving letter [duplicate]

I worked for an IT company for 2 years and was very loyal in 2014. During my tenure at the company, the CEO did not prove my incentives. I thought this was the first time and I let it go. But the ...
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I'm returning to the workforce after a long-standing medical concern. Do I share this with a potential employer? [closed]

Some background I was formerly ambitious and driven. I had some great side gigs during university, got an academic scholarship to study for free and after graduating I found a position in the head ...
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Bug bounty hunt to build experience for getting into pentesting

Already raised this in other forums but many comments seem to suggest that a recruiter would be the best person to ask. Just a bit of background, I work in 3rd level software support at the moment ...
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CV/LinkedIn modification to become more Keyword centric [closed]

I am in the final stages of My PhD (in Petroleum Engineering, unfortunately). I got my undergraduate in chemical engineering with a one year industrial diploma at an oil company (R&D), and a ...
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Can I get job in MNC without 9 months exp. certificate of last company and with 6 years exp. certificates of previous companies? [duplicate]

Problem I am a java developer with 7 years experience. In India, I worked in 4 IT companies. I have 6 years exp. with exp. certificates of previous companies. I have 9 months experience in 4th ...
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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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Asking logistics questions during an Interview?

Background: I am sophomore college student currently working on my way towards a computer engineering degree. Despite being very young, I have 3 years experience with a Fortune 500 software company, ...
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As a freelancer I can't pass any technical interview. [closed]

I've faced a weird situation when I can't pass any technical interview. I'm talking about mobile development jobs. The reason I'm failing is "we require deeper knowledge". As an experienced one, I ...
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How to put small scale programming at tech support job on resume

I currently work in tech support but our company has something called RCI, which is time alloted to us to work on and improve things in our work environment, because I have some familiarity with Java ...
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Saying Good Morning to Your Boss [closed]

So for the past 2 1/2 years while working in a law firm, I would enter my boss's office on a daily basis and say, "Hello or Good Morning" only to be stared at (like a deer in the head lights)and ...
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Quality of work suffering due to workload [closed]

I am 25 and have currently around 2 years of work experience. Further, I have quite recently changed my job to another company in our group. I asked in my first position for review talks about me and ...
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Can 1 year of work experience be good on a resume, even if you work only part time on the weekends?

As my first job, I have been working at a respected restaurant company as a busboy since July of 2015. The employer, when I went to the interview, asked if I could work weekends, which would be ...
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Problem and the end of internship while writing final report/thesis

I'm a student at the end of my degree and I'm also at the end of a not so good internship where I developed my thesis. I don't want to bore you with the details of my internship, so I'll just ...
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How to overcome “young and inexperienced” reputation?

I work (8 months) at a smallish healthcare company, as a SQL Data Analyst, that is transitioning to a technology/product model. We have around 80 people and 10 in my department. The issue I'm facing ...
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Why do interviewers ask leadership questions even for “follower” positions?

I remember trying out for choir in college where I had to go through an interviewing process. The director asked me questions like "How did you form, lead, and manage a singing group?" as if I was ...
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How to show website work samples that are internal-only?

I work as a contractor building and modifying websites for various companies. I would like to get a regular job, and of course most employers want work samples. Most of my very best work is on ...
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Should work computer/tech work colleagues be judged depending on whether they attended a computer science university?

I just witnessed an incident at my company where one of my colleagues accused another colleague and his arguments were based on the University he graduated from. Is it correct to engage in such ...
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Built a startup for 2 years that didn't get anywhere, how do I show it on my resume?

I have been working by myself on a startup for nearly 2 years. In those 2 years I did not make a profit. Granted, the startup was very ambitious. The startup was official and incorporated, but I did ...
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Is a Letter of Experience required to be stamped?

I have got letter of experience from my previous employer on company's letter head, but it doesn't have a company stamp or seal upon it. Would it be considered as a valid experience letter? Or is ...
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Had a prospective interview,now have another job. How to approach prospective employer?

Last month I had 2 interviews with companies that are likely to be employing in January. One of the companies is a dream company, the other is a company that I would still really like to work for. In ...
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Self-assessment on “largest project”

In the course of applying for positions in software development, I have been asked to indicate the team size and number of lines of code of the largets project I have worked on. Unforunately, while I ...
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Should i leave traineeship after the time scheduled? [closed]

I am about to leave my traineeship after the time scheduled (6 months, now is 4 and a half) because i have a huge amount of little problems which i don't know if they are reasonable or not. I will ...
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Do I need to indicate coop/part time/full time status on my resume?

I started at my company as a co-op student in January 2014 (full-time hours between semesters, basically an internship) and completed two back to back 4 months terms. After that I continued to work ...
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How can I get a programming job abroad with some experience but no formal computing qualifications? [closed]

I don't have a degree in computer engineering or related field however I have studied international politics at university. After I graduated and started working, I became interested in programming, ...
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Should I list work experience that is not relvant to position applying for? [duplicate]

I am applying for a teachers aid position, I was told I should by a current teachers aid, I currently am work for a student transport company and transport Special Needs students. I have been working ...
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What is a New Grad Rotational program? [closed]

Many IT companies offer this type of job opportunities for new grads to gain working experience, which is good. But will it always lead to a full-time position after completing the program. If not, ...
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My colleague always ask for help. Should I help him always?

So my colleague always or at least most of the times ask for my help like he expects me to explain everything from scratch for every project. He wants to learn but doesn't quite catch up everything ...
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Programmer now given a cold call list on top of current workload. Time to leave? [closed]

Edited to fit in Stack Guidelines: I am a programmer with a heavy/healthy work load. I have 3 years of experience and since day 1 with this company I am at, I've been handling projects solo, from ...
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What does a recruiter ( or the interviewer ) look for in a resume of a mid level software engineer? [closed]

I have been working as a software engineer for the past 2 years since graduating from college. Recently, I have been contacted by a recruiter for a new position which I am interested in. He asked for ...