Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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How to include activities demonstrating leadership from games onto a resume?

Over the past 4 years while at school I've been almost fully responsible with running the ins and outs of my guild. Its been a full time job managing literally hundreds of people ranking from the ...
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Should I list specific router and server models in my resume?

I've been told before to be as specific as possible with this, but I'm not sure that's the way to go because it would quickly turn into a laundry list of router and server models. How should I list ...
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Should I include a job I worked at for 4.5 months on my resume?

I left the job as I had some work permit issues and had a period where my new work permit was delayed and I was unable to return to work for a few months. The relationship between my employer and I ...
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Apply through website or directly email director?

I'm applying for a job with a large company that uses an online application system. I found the opening through a discussion group specific to the (small) field - posted by the department director ...
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Irrelevant jobs vs long employment gap

In your resume, is it a good idea to put an irrelevant job rather than having a long employment gap? I just move to another country and things are very different. I keep looking for a job in my field ...
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What does “will recontact you …” mean to my CV?

I recently sent a CV to a technology related company, and they asked about my previous work experiences in more detail by emails. After some conversation through emails, their last response was ...
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how to write in cv if same job title and responsibilities in present and past organisation [closed]

I have same responsibilities and work in my past as well as present organisation. Also job title is same. How should I write it in my CV so that it does not become repetitive. Should I mention my ...
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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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Highschool Experience Resume [closed]

I am a high school student looking at applying for an internship. The specific company is a programming-type company. I need to make a resume but have absolutely no experience in doing so. My ...
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Why are video resumes not more popular?

It seems like for certain jobs (e.g., Sales, Consulting) soft skills are critical. Video resumes, in addition to paper resume seem like a good fit. Why are they not more popular? Are their any ...
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How should I address academics on my resume if I had a mediocre GPA? [duplicate]

I've had a few jobs now on my resume, I had great sat scores, but a mediocre GPA... Since I already have experience, I don't list my GPA, but left the SAT scores. What is the best approach to my ...
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Need information about edX course certificates [closed]

I'm writing this question in order to understand how well known and recognised are the edX online courses. I made some research and found that i have to pay in order to get a "Verified Certificate", ...
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How to list sequence of promotions within a company?

Suppose I was hired as a Junior Manager from 2010 to 2012, then was promoted to Senior Manager from 2012 to 2014. On a resume/CV is it appropriate to list my title as Senior Manager (2010-2014)? ...
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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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How should I describe my employment in a startup that failed on my resume, to a recruiter or at an interview

In a nutshell I describe my last position as a "start-up that stopped", slightly flippant I know but if's difficult one to describe. A number of recruiters, when fishing for leads are intent on ...
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Uneployment gap at resume because of army: how to indicate that? Should I put army years to the software engineer's resume? [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer. My job history looks as follows: Company B, 2009 - present Company A, 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2009. So, there is a time 2006 - 2008, during which I was in the army (There is ...
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Mentioned Client name on CV, would be be a problem during the HR interview?

I'd worked with a leading IT Services company before, now on my CV I have mentioned one of the Client names that I had worked for a longer duration while I was with this company. I've applied to ...
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Which IT (developer/sysadmin) skills can be valuable in non-IT jobs? [closed]

I'm currently thinking about a career change away from IT to a totally unrelated field and I'm wondering about what to put on my new résumé. I will be undergoing training so this résumé isn't for an ...
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How does one show (not tell) community SysAdmin work they've done?

As a developer and SysAdmin, I do a lot of community work (like online community). With development, I can host my home projects on a repo like Github to show it to potential employers. I can link to ...
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Listing short but relevant work experience on resume

I'm updating my resume and would like to emphasize a short but relevant work experience from 3 years ago (web development), which was followed by a year of work outside my usual competence area (c++) ...
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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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How do I recover from faked experience on a résumé? [duplicate]

I padded my résumé because I wanted to write experience commensurate with my (real) skill level (and years of effort which can't be directly documented). The bright-line I used to justify this was, ...
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Performance statistics to highlight for web dev work on a resume

I recently launched a new Wordpress website for an organization I've been working for, and I'm wanting to update my resume as a result. I know "I made this website" isn't enough - a lot of people ...
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Which is more beneficial: more internships, or longer internships? [closed]

I am a sophomore computer science major and I plan on only taking three years to graduate. Consequently, I have a limited amount of time augment my experience and resume. I came into computer science ...
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impact on resume if business fails

I'm thinking of quitting my job and starting a business that might possibly fail within a year (I heard a lot of them do) Will I have problems getting hired again if the business fails? Will this be ...
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Software Development career - how to add or change languages?

I am a software developer that has primarily worked in Windows development in the Delphi language. At present, I am looking for a new job, and want to work in a different programming language (C# or ...
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How to boast not “sitting on the job” on resume? [duplicate]

I'm a proactive engineer, always looking for improvement points, and giving support to my colleagues, and after running out of tasks, I ask for new ones I do classes and code open-source in my free ...
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How to Explain Taking the Summer Off? [closed]

We're nearing the summer when internships are crucial for budding developers, and I have yet to receive more than a handful of interviews. I had an internship at a fantastic company last year, but ...
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What's the difference between a Resume and a Curriculum vitae? [duplicate]

In a lot of ways they seem to be the same thing with different names, but I've seen a lot of professionals who provide both on their online portfolios, and I was encouraged to prepare both for my own ...
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Is there anything that I shouldn't include in my CV?

I've worked a lot of random jobs; bike mechanic, bus driver, warehouseman, theatre technician, systems support specialist II, web developer, plus more. I've only ever prepared specialized resumes in ...
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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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Is it appropriate to use Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as selling point in a personal statement?

I have a personality type as indicated by Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) of INTJ (introversion, intuition, thinking, judgment). This is one of the rarest personality types, occurring in only 1-2% ...
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Should I emphasize my non-traditional career path in a cover letter?

I have an unconventional career path from management to engineering, which is considered backwards to traditional, when a person first gets hired for sort of junior engineering position and then grows ...
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what documents should we bring for interview [closed]

I read an article on Forbes discussing the things we should bring to the interview. What documents should we carry while going for the interview? Should I bring my design portfolio? What about ...
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Should I put that I was fired on the job application site? [duplicate]

After working for a year I was fired due to product mismanagement. (I worked at a restaurant and ate food that was going to get thrown out. GM didn't like it. GM also didn't like me because me and one ...
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How do I reflect a single company's complicated history (such as buyouts) on a CV?

I have worked for my current company for over a decade at this point. This company was bought out a few years ago, adopting the larger company's name. This larger company then sold us a couple of ...
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Policies and guidance when receiving religious affiliation information on a resume

This question is similar to this one, but is the converse position. I started a consulting business awhile ago and was looking for some software engineers to fill a position. I wear all the hats ...
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How to list my technical skills [duplicate]

I am applying for a few researcher positions that don't specifically require programming skills (i.e., they don't have programming skills listed in the job postings), but based on the job ...
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What interpersonal skills should I list? [duplicate]

I am filling a CV template for a particular job interview with a financial company. There is a Section titled Skills and Competencies that contains the following fields: "IT Skills: Organization ...
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Should I put honourific on a CV/Resume

So I've got a higher degree and some profesional body membership (note, not charted status or similar) that entitle me to use postnominal letters. Would it be expected to see these accompanying my ...
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What's a good job title for one who has worn all the hats at a software start-up? [closed]

I recently left my job and I'm trying to figure out what title to put on my resume. I was somewhat of the technical co-founder, but not officially so. As a lot of folks who have worked in startups ...
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Where do you draw the line between working at one company and working at two when listing work experience?

So some time ago I switched jobs between two companies. Or maybe I didn't. What actually decides if you need to list a work history as one job or two? In my case I switched between what are ...
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Define roles in resume if it's similar to 3-4 projects

How do I define roles and responsibilities for a project if it's similar to 3-4 projects I have worked on? Should I keep repeating the same stuff or do something else to notify the employer that I ...
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How to write a resume using bad bosses as references

I work from home full time several months a year off and on for a small agency. They have little respect for their workers, but I need the money. I want to apply for a new job doing the same work, ...
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Passage from developer to QA: how can it be interpreted from a potential recruiter?

For about a year, I have worked as a developer in the same company. I have worked with many different technologies, in the web development area: this means that I have worked essentially with J2EE but ...
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Specify 'Paid/Unpaid' Internship On Resume Cover Letter

I read this post which deals with openly paid internships, but I don't think it fully answers this specific question: When looking for a paid internship only, is it a good idea to include this in ...
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Work experience as student researcher? Volunteer then paid?

I am a research intern in the summer. I will be investigating my own research topic. I am planning to volunteer (not being paid) at the lab two months earlier for approximately 20 hours a week during ...
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Should I include my Github page on my resume?

I am looking to become a developer and while I have been studying I have made a Github page and have filled it mostly with scripts or simple games that I have made plus a couple basic web ...
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How do I explain being unemployed for nearly two years due to untreated depression

For the first three years of my career, was always employed. Then, after I got laid off because the last company I worked for went under, I couldn't motivate myself to look for work for one year and ...