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Should I put the college I went to on my LinkedIn profile if I didn't earn a degree? [closed]

After about a semester and a half I flunked out of college (this was about 7 years ago). I was told it was acceptable to put the amount of credits I earned on my resume, but I was wondering if that ...
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I would like to donate my time to a 'for profit' company [closed]

I am a programmer with 10 months of experience (.NET) and I have some free time currently (1 month) because I'm changing my job. I'd like to learn new things by doing some project for free just to ...
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How to put unfinished education on a resume [duplicate]

What is the best way to put on your resume you attended some college, but do not have a degree?
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How can I justify my eagerness to be trained in mathematics to my employer?

Our office has a budget for training. But on one condition: It should improve/help or at least be useful to the current work we do on our team (VBA Development using Access/Excel). I am eager to ...
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What can companies do to uncover fake diplomas such as those purportedly sold by Axact?

So I was reading this article in New York Times about Axact, a Pakistan-based Company that seems to be in the business of selling fake diplomas. The case of Axact is also not some small operation ...
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Can I get my grandad to write a review for university? [closed]

You always see the general "you can't list family members" when it comes to references, but what if you're working at a company where your granddad is also your boss? He has a different last name to ...
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Will dropping out of college be a problem in searching for software jobs

I am currently working in an IT company. I want to switch into software development. I dropped out of my BE after trying for five years. I then got a BSc degree through distance education which is in ...
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How to properly add a technology that I'm currently learning to a resume

I am a web developer and am constantly learning new technology. Currently I am heads down on Angular.js but also the pending JavaScript release (JS.NEXT), Node.js and React.js. These technologies ...
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Do UK graduate employers take into account which university you got your degree from, or just the grade you achieved?

The question excludes the top 10 UK universities. I am currently an undergraduate studying Software Engineering at Westminster University (ranked 90/120 in the UK) and have been offered the chance ...
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Should I include university education on my resume if I dropped out? [duplicate]

I have already seen similar questions, like this one: How to explain that my experience makes up for my lack of qualifications?, however I don't think that they fit my current situation. In my ...
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Resume Question regarding graduate school

I am about to graduate from college (undergrad) in the upcoming months and have been accepted into graduate school for computational mathematics. Truth is, grad school is my second choice and would ...
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Do you have to change your last name with your Alma Mater if you legally change your name?

I am wondering if employers might try to verify that I attended a college and if I need to update them with my current last name as it is different than the one on my diploma.
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In USA, what benefit does a degree from a more prestigious university hold when searching for IT work?

Here in USA I currently work as an IT Consultant at a large Massachusetts-based retailer. Looking at the demographics of the IT personnel, about 50% of them are from India. The vast majority of these ...
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How to include online courses skills in a resume [duplicate]

I'm looking for an entry-levels job, and (almost) all my relevant skills come from online courses on coursera.org How should I list these in my resume/CV? Should I create a section 'Continuing ...
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When specializing is seen as a bad thing in interview

I was in an interview for a development position and mentioned I was specializing my csc degree in networking. The interviewer didn't seem to like this and went on about "how does programming fit into ...
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Can anything be done about low marks on transcript? [closed]

Many of the jobs I'm applying for ask for the college transcript. I've gotten some low marks and now the school has started including the class average in the transcripts. Is there anything I can do ...
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How to mitigate the negative effect of quitting college in my CV? [duplicate]

I know some potential employers in the IT/Development field think that quitting shows I can't get stuff done and chicken out on difficult tasks. The truth is I quit because I got a job during my ...
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Dates on CV: Ending of studies vs Date of award [duplicate]

Due to thesis correction times and other standard administrative matters, the date between my effective ending of academic duties (i.e. the thesis discussion day) and the date in which the award was ...
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Is experience or academic background more important in trainee selection? [closed]

I am looking to apply for a trainee position at a big European space company. There are around 60 positions available, of which 2 are interesting for me. Unfortunately the company has the policy that ...
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How to put education on your resume that you have not yet completed?

Currently on my resume for education I have the following: University I went to Graduation date: Month, year Bachelor of Science in Subject I studied GPA: 4.0 ...
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Writing an open letter to say how much I want to work at a specific company [closed]

I am a junior in high school, and I dream of working at a specific company after college. I want to write an essay about why and how I want to get to work there, what I'm doing in order for it to ...
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Listing Self-Taught Credit-Based Courses on Resume

I would like to put them on my resume, because they enhance my profile. I put it under education since it's ongoing; should it be listed somewhere else? I don't want potential employers to skip over ...
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Education Gap With Work Experience [duplicate]

I have a confusion that actually my B.E Computer science Batch 2008-2012. but, since I backlog on one paper I did not complete my graduation on 2012 and joined in a small IT Firm. I completed my ...
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Accredited degrees, final year projects, course titles, do they really matter? [duplicate]

These are a few questions aimed at employers really and those that sort through CVs. So I guess first thing is does accreditation matter to you? Would you rather take on someone who has an accredited ...
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Should I mention an unrelated degree on my CV? [duplicate]

Here's my situation: I'm almost 26 y.o. Nationality: Russian, currently living in Toronto. I have just finished my undergrad degree in Computer Science and was thinking of maybe getting a job in IT ...
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Final year in computer science bachelors [closed]

It is my final in computer science bachelors degree and I would like to begin my career search early, what should I be looking for? I have not done any internships or anything like that.
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What do employers think of Audited Courses? [closed]

Afternoon all, I'm curious if anyone has had any experience with employers and audited courses (i.e registered in a course, but not for credit). How do they perceive them? I'm faced with a scheduling ...
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What positive reason can I give for the one year break in my academic life [closed]

I'm filling an online form for background verification from my new company after getting the offer letter. I have done my engineering for 5years (4years course + 1 year gap). I had a year gap between ...
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What can I do if my pay is kept low while under contract?

I am currently pursuing a degree in engineering. I am not, however, an "Engineer in Training (EIT)", which is an official, regulated title that comes with it's own rights/responsibilities (not to ...
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Answering the Diversity Question for Mathematics Instructor Applications

As I apply for several other colleges who are hiring part time math teachers, I find myself wondering about this question as it is asked on ALL college instruction applications. Some of the questions ...
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Can added qualifications make up for experience? [duplicate]

I often see the discussion about qualifications and experience. Some people do not have many qualifications in terms of education but their experience makes up for it. In a similar way can extra ...
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What's the difference between networking on your own vs at an MBA program? [closed]

An alleged advantage of an MBA over other (often cheaper) postgraduate management education options is that it offers an opportunity to network. In case I am already good at networking, go to many ...
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How to approach my boss about helping me fund further training/MBA? [closed]

I work in a small-medium-sized business (150-200 people) which is doing incredibly well and I have been a sales manager for about 3 years here, gaining a lot of tenure and reputation as an ...
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Is it reasonable to require quiet working environment?

A couple of days ago I've done this exam for a professional programmer degree. The problem is that since I was the only programmer thaking the exam on that day I was put together with graphic ...
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Is it absolutely necessary to specify on CV whether a course was taken distance/online or not? [closed]

Is it necessary, and why? Would it somehow imply that either the distance/online course vs the full-time course weight different values? What about executive/weekend-format courses? Isn't ...
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If I de-emphasize my dropping out on resume - but highlight my achievements - must I explain the full story at the interview even if not asked?

Following some advice I read on this website, I decided to de-emphasize on my resume the fact that I dropped out from college, but put a few bullet points mentioning my achievements. I basically ...
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List exceptional academic achievements (top grades, published articles, awards, sponsorship) on CV despite dropping out?

I am aware that a few similar questions have been asked here, but I wanted to know specifically how it would come across if I list some of the exceptional achievements despite ultimately not being ...
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If I study so slowly that my CS degree takes 5-6 years, will anyone value it? [closed]

I dropped out of high school and went on to study in open uni. I had a year before my conscription for a 3 year service, and I planned to study during my service to make the best of a horrible ...
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Is it considered unethical to apply for a internship using an ID card that was just to maintain student status [closed]

I am a college dropout student who was enrolled for a under graduate course last year but later dropped out. Now, I am studying myself full time using books and online videos. I am also planning to ...
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How can I decide between two great opportunities/career paths? (and be happy with that decision) [closed]

I'm stuck in a situation that my friends and family keep reassuring me is a great dilemma. This whole year, I had planned to go to law school and was admitted to a couple of top 10's. I'm an engineer ...
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How to explain that my experience makes up for my lack of qualifications?

I am a few years into my career after education and I believe I have been very good at what I started, have an aptitude for development in a big corporation (was promoted a few times already and ...
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How can I convince management to offer training to employees?

I work for a midsize software company. Recently we have experienced some attrition for a number of reasons, one of the chief complaints is that we are not offering training for our employees. There ...
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Employee evaluation - where to start? [closed]

I recently started managing a small team for the first time. One of the responsibilities I have is to evaluate the performance of each team member. I work at a small startup, and we're pretty much ...
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What regard do hiring managers have for similar degrees?

I graduated college about 3 years ago. I received my Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems with a focus on Web Development. I chose this degree as it focused on Web Dev and was available ...
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How to self-train enough when my growing department hires people more qualified than I?

I joined my company about two years ago and the company grew rapidly in size from a very young tech organization of about 100 employees to IPO, especially thanks to my department and - according to ...
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Is it ethical to write answers to work-relevant Stack Exchange questions on the clock? [closed]

First off, this is intended to be an extension to the question "Is it ethical to read programming books on the clock?". I do realize the irony of asking this on Stack Exchange itself, but hey, I'm not ...
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Can I excel in my field if I have great achievements - but no complete formal qualifications? [closed]

I am rephrasing my question as my other one was not specific enough and was put on hold. I am worrying because I dropped out from my first uni degree, entirely due to personal health and family ...
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If I get a graduate school interview after accepting a job, do I mention I may need time off for graduate interviews? [duplicate]

I have a job interview coming up, and I also applied to five Ph.D programs. I do not know if I will be asked for an interview, but my concern is that I might be offered the job and then have to take ...
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Should I include education section in resume if I dropout college after K-12 [duplicate]

This is my follow up question to the How do I make companies to consider me for the job irrespective of my very young age? After completing K-12 I joined college for graduation but within a month I ...
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How to elevate engineering culture at large corporations? [closed]

One thing I have realized working at a large corporation is that it doesn't matter how smart you are because if everyone else doesn't see the value in what you are doing then you are not going to get ...