Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Understanding where I do fit into, after all these years [on hold]

Beware - absurd question ahead. Premise: I could be labelled as "a computer developer." I want to move into the USA and, while looking for jobs, I find myself thinking how to express me in a way to ...
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Is it appropriate to put politically aligned internships on a non-political application

I work for a small office that does cold-calling for a senator in my state. I took the job initially as a way to put something (anything) on my resume, but now I'm having doubts as to whether or not I ...
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Is it OK to add programming language logos in the resume? [duplicate]

Is it OK if I add the technology logo along with its name in my resume to make it more presentable ? Like : Technical Skills: Java
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Should I put irrelevant jobs on my resume? [duplicate]

I'm a fresh college grad trying to get into the IT industry. I graduated with an Information Systems degree two months ago. I worked as a sales rep, valet, software and hardware mobile technician. I ...
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How to structure a resume to show a completed professional examination?

This is related to my question that I asked here. Now that I have the status of CISA exam passer (See answer from Rory in link), Where can I best present this achievement in my resume? I am ...
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How can I leverage my experience organizing a large group in an Online Game?

I'm in the midst of writing a CV, and I know for a fact that I have experience in organizing groups and planning activities (both informative/educational and recreational). I know this due to playing ...
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I am going to be a teaching assistant for a course twice, How should I mention it on my resume under positions of responsibility?

I am going to be TA for Computer Architecture Course twice. The next session is from July’16 to December ‘16. Currently I have written like this: “Teaching Assistant for Computer Architecture Course (...
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Translating research into a resume

I am a pure mathematics undergraduate at an American school interested in pursuing internships in quantitative finance. The past few summers I have worked at various universities doing NSF-sponsored ...
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When listing an internship on my resume, should I say that I received a return offer?

This summer, I had an internship and did well at it - I received a return offer, to come back as an intern again next summer. However, I'd like to see what else is out there. Is it wise to note on ...
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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 is best: one resume or multiple versions? [closed]

There seems to be a controversy as to how one should handle resumes: One resume, all inclusive for all jobs (but maybe editing specific job titles) Multiple resumes, each catering to a specific ...
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Agreed upon standard or format for resumes and applications [duplicate]

Is there any agreed upon format or standard for job applications and resumes? Because every business wants you to fill out everything from scratch, except for some sites which try (and mostly fail) to ...
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Why describe the level of proficiency in a skill by using percentages?

Lately I've come across a lot of resume, portfolio or business websites showing the level of proficiency in a certain array of skills by using percentages. For example, I saw something like this on ...
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Use of LaTeX symbol on a resume [duplicate]

I've been using LaTeX for a couple of years as an engineering student, and I figure it's a worthwhile skill for my resume. Since I'm writing my resume in LaTeX, I'm tempted to use the LaTeX symbol (\...
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Applying for Job Listed in a Different Language

I recently moved abroad. I've been learning the native language for a couple of years, and can converse at a basic level, but I'm still not proficient enough to speak or write in it at a fluent level (...
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Would employers look down on reverse-engineering a game?

I have a hobby of reverse engineering games, specifically to make cheats for them. I want to document the process doing so on my blog, which potential employers will see. I will do so on an old single ...
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How would I place a three week workshop experience on a resume?

I was lucky enough to be able to attend a paid three week workshop experience at a national laboratory with the intention to learn and develop introductory coding skills. Where would I place this ...
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Programmer with mobile and Full stack development experience, what is the name? [duplicate]

Hope its a right place for asking this type of question, if not, please point to right place. Here we go .. Lets say a programmer has skills in mobile applications development (like Android, iOS) ...
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Can / Should I put project budgets on my resume?

I work as an engineering manager. I am wondering if it is commonly-accepted practice to put your projects' financial budgets on your resume and discuss them in interviews. I'm thinking something like ...
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Would it been seen negatively if a part of a Qualification's name was omitted?

One of my Qualification is titled Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Games). in comparison to a normal Bachelor of Information Technology it's the exact same having the exact same Core ...
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Worked for two companies in past years but under the same boss. How I put this on resume?

I'm writing my resume. In the latest four years I worked for two companies, let's call them company A (from date X to Y) and company B (from Y until now). While I was working with company A I worked ...
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Is it better for me to keep an old referee's contact details if i have been unable to confirm them?

When i was made redundant from my old job my employer (that being the man who hired me, not the company that brought the company then shut our department down) agreed to become my referee for my ...
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It is rude to ask for a reply only via email when applying to a job?

I'm job going to send out some resumes to apply for several software developer position. In my resume there is my mobile phone but I'd rather be reached via email, should I tell them explicitely or ...
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How to mention my freelancing projects of a suspended profile?

I have been working on Upwork as a Software Engineer for 3 years and had a very successful career until my profile got suspended few days ago. I worked in a company for 1 year but after that i just ...
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Resume Writing: To list as one company or two?

My first, major career position that I landed was with a small-sized company. Shortly after I was hired, the company was purchased by a very large corporation. After acquisition, the parent company ...
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Should I leave two short term jobs off of my resume?

I have only just graduated University and plan on attending graduate school. In the past I've held part-time positions, and some of them only lasted a few months. Mostly this is because they were not ...
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Is it wise to put CV on homepage [duplicate]

I'm unemployed and looking for a job. I have applied to all workplaces near me that I can imagine my education would be suitable. Now I'm at the point that I can't imagine who could recruit me. I'm ...
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How to get back in workplace after a long absence

I've been out of the workplace for 3 years due to some severe health problems (8 surgeries within 2.5 years). The surgeries are finally behind me, but I don't know how I can re-enter the workforce ...
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How can I give a friend critical advice on her terrible resume?

I recently referred a friend to my workplace and asked her to send in her resume to us. She is very qualified but her resume is absolutely horrible. It's written in a terrible font and half her work ...
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Should I lock my resume from editing to make it read-only?

Through a few friends I know who work as recruiters at some temporary agencies, for certain contracts the department was told to edit resumes (and heighten them so the pay rate is a few dollars higher)...
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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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Can I claim my anonymous blog on my resume?

I am considering starting an anonymous technical blog. I do not want to use my real name or picture online. If I have such a blog, can I still claim it on my resume when I apply for a job? If yes, ...
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Should I put “Power User” on my resume

I'm curious if the term "Power User" has outlived its usefulness. There are several different definitions. Some include nothing more than knowing keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word, while others ...
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Adding projects to résumé as a consultant

Is it advised for a consultant to ask its customers the consent to list a selection of projects into his résumé? Specifically adding each one a little detail, such as: project name customer url (we'...
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Should I mention PSR Coding Standard (PSR-1, PSR-2) in resume? [closed]

Should I mention PSR Coding Standard (PSR-1, PSR-2) in resume? It will be good for a programmer or not? Please guide me
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Online publications in CVs

Do you think it's a good idea to put online publications on your CV? I am talking about articles published on sites like DZone.com and the alike. If it is a good idea, how, in what form should I ...
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Is it acceptable not to include nationality and the date of birth into CV?

I have recently received some criticism that my CV does not include the date of birth and nationality, and I that should add this information in further applications. From the other side, I am not ...
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online education and applying for new job [closed]

Right now I have two completed diplomas in my field: a 2 year diploma, and a 3 years advanced diploma. I'm also taking online courses to complete a Bachelor of Computer Science. It will take another ...
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How to Show Certifications in Your Resume that is Partially Fulfilled

I am IT auditor and will be soon taking my certification exam - CISA from ISACA. Certification requirements call for passing a rigorous exam as well as a certain number of years of related job ...
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What counts as projects on my resume? [closed]

I am a senior CS student trying to build my resume. Right now I only have one-semester work experience on campus that was related to CS. Unfortunately, I could not get an internship. Many companies I ...
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Should I include a field specific job that I was released from at the end of the probationary period?

I was just released from a major job in my field at the end of the probation period because of apparent performance issues (I was not made aware of them during my employment). It was my first full ...
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Which personal information should I publish on my website as a resume?

I am planning to develop my own website as part of a (public) resume. I am not sure about the information that I should share on this public space. I guess I'll include the same information which I ...
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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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Would it be inappropriate to list only 1 semester on a resume even though I attended 3 semesters?

Recently I was asked for my resume. I went to a 4 year university for computer science. The first semester I did OK (3.11 GPA), however the next two semesters I dropped several classes and didn't ...
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About remote jobs in Stackoverflow [closed]

There are many remote jobs listed in SO, I was wondering how does it work? For example, I'm in Japan, and applied for a job tagged remote in US. And luckily I passed the interview, so, what's next? ...
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What to write on a background check

I'm wondering what is the proper approach for the following situation: I'm technically a contract employee at a large company. On my resume I did not mention I was a contractor and put my title and ...
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I received a CV from an agency but received it direct from the person first - where do I stand?

I have received a CV from someone asking for employment and then received it from an agency about 1.5hrs later. I understand that the agency spoke to the individual and he then found our company and ...
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How to mention “waiting for results” on CV? [duplicate]

I am a software developer and studied Software Engineering in a BS program. It is now 5 months that I have taken the final/8th semester exams but results have only been announced for 7 semesters yet. ...
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How to introduce myself in 10 minutes?

I am invited to an interview and was asked to prepare an introduction of myself and my proficiency, i.e. explain briefly my CV and an example project I am currently working at. I was given a time ...
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Is it ethical/professional that I associate acquired skills with my employment history in resume?

I am now updating my creative resume for my job prospects. I wanted to highlight my work experience and my skills, but normally, I would have to choose either skills or work experience to show on the ...