Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Is mentioning having a disorder in a cover letter a bad idea? [duplicate]

I am currently a university student applying to companies for internships. In my first two years at university, I was experiencing symptoms of an autoimmune disorder that went misdiagnosed as ...
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Online Presence with Wikipedia

I am currently a senior in college in the job hunting phase. I have a rather significant online presence with an upcoming website, LinkedIn profile, StackOverflow Careers profile, etc... I also have ...
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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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Should a CV/resume be customised or just the cover letter?

Since a cover letter will already include the highlights of the CV that are relevant to that particular company and job advert, is it necessary to tweak the CV as well?
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What to write in CV about university degree unrelated to job

I am looking for front end development work, for which I have relevant experience to list. My degree is in politics. Should I just write my degree, university and classification or should I expand on ...
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Listing skills on resume [duplicate]

I want to know if I should list technical on which I have knowledge, familiarity and reasonable level of expertise, but no work experience in my resume. If yes than how to list them in a resume so as ...
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Work Experience Mistake on a Resume

About month-and-a-half ago, I submitted my resume and an application for an analyst position. I had some voluntary work experience which I listed under "Professional Experience." Later did I notice my ...
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been w/the co 3yrs but in my 3rd position for 1mo. if i look for a new job, will it look bad on my resume? [on hold]

Ive been with my co for 3yrs. I held two other positions in a different dept. A month ago, I started a new position in a different dept. However, I'm not doing the job i signed up to do. In fact, its ...
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How much personality should you put in the CV? [closed]

People used to advice that emotion or personality is bad for your professional. However, many new studies say that you do something not because it's rational but because it's emotional (like the ...
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How to present a job where the company was bought out while you worked there? [duplicate]

I'm working on updating my resume and came across this issue. The company I work at was bought out almost a year ago, while I continued working there during that time. To further clarify, timeline ...
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Should I add my photo to CV if I get benefit from it? [duplicate]

I think everyone will agree with this statement: "A picture is worth a thousand words". It should also be applied to CV too. Searching on the internet, I find many advices tell me to avoid this, most ...
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How can I communicate on my resume that while working for 3 companies they were all the same position?

Where I work there are two companies responsible for hiring. First I worked four months hired by A. Then my contract expired and I was three months unemployed. Now I'm back at my old position, but ...
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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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I have a software engineering job interview but no related work experience

I have a entry level software engineering job interview this Friday but no related work experience to mention on my resume. The interviewer(s) sent me two forms for me to fill out and there is a ...
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Is the content of a performance appraisal admissible content during an interview/on a resume

Is it acceptable to reference (or possibly provide copies of) performance appraisals during an interview (or as part of a resume), if one has gotten especially sterling reviews during performance ...
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“Key technical skills” section for a computer engineer: what can I put? [closed]

Currently, in my resume on "key technical skills", I have this list (organized in a 5x4 grid so to save space and not hide other relevant information): Android CORBA JUNIT ...
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What tense should I use for current job duties on my resume?

I am searching for a more stable job but I have not left my current position yet. In my resume, I have listed duties in my former jobs in past tense, but that seems awkward for things I am currently ...
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Updating my resume after a rotational summer internship

I am trying to update my resume after having completed a rotational summer internship this past summer (3 groups within the firm, 3 weeks with each group). Because my time with each group was so ...
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Which of these is more of a professional Email Address? [closed]

Let's just say my name is Sharon Jane Still (Not really but same initials though). I have an email account that is imsjstill@gmail.com and another that is sjstill@outlook.com. My actual name is not ...
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Dealing with inaccurate job titles on CV, when HR contradict job description

I am currently hired as a Warehouse Colleague by a large Logistics company in the UK. After finding out about my technical background, qualifications and hobbies, they seconded me into the IT ...
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Fixing my Resume

I'm currently fixing my resume just make it ready for the near future opportunities. Here's my situation: The company I'm working in will be merging with another company, so this means that the ...
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Should I update online profiles and CV because of unpaid leave? [closed]

I'm taking a 6 month unpaid leave from my current employer so I can enroll on more classes at the university. Should I update my online profiles (StackOverflow, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc) and my CV to ...
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How to denote unpaid leave on CV

I'm currently on a summer internship while being in a unpaid leave at my regular work. What is the most succinct way to denote this on my CV so that I don't get misunderstood I'm doing the two jobs at ...
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How to list same contracting client with two different employers on a resume

I am on H1B visa in US and working as an application development consultant in a Big company (lets say company A) for 2+ years. For first two years i was an employer of company B working for company ...
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I was fired from Admin. Asst. position, after 2 months from cut-throat company, for making a typo in an email to clients [closed]

Should I include this job in my resume. If future employers ask if I've been fired, what is the best thing to say? I was an administrative assistant I really didn't like working in an environment ...
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How to list McNair Scholarship research on resume? [closed]

My husband received a McNair Scholarship; part of the benefit to the program is what they call a "Summer Research Institute", a program under which he was given funds to design and carry out research ...
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How to express creativity in a technical CV/Resumé [closed]

I'm updating my CV/resumé (I work as a software developer) and one of the comments I had from someone I asked to review it was that it didn't suggest much creativity. While it expressed by technical ...
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What to list under a job where I achieved nothing (and the business went bust)?

I spent about one year - my first job out of college - at a quasi-startup company, which went bust soon after I left. I believe my contributions were negligible and had no major influence on the ...
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Mention a private partnership for a Master Thesis on a CV

I am currently involved in an Engineering Master Program in a European country and I will soon begin the last year of my program during which I will spend approximately half a year working on a Master ...
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CV : english for technical terms

In my CV I currently mention some special fields I have experience in. I am interested in an job offer in these fields. The problem is, as I'm french speaking the fields in question are translated ...
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How to remove ambiguity from the meaning of an “executive” title in a corporate context? [closed]

I have seen the word "executive" being used for completely opposite levels of seniority: Someone is a "senior executive" means that one is a director or senior manager at a business. Someone is a ...
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What kind of management skills should a manager mention on CV/resume skills section? [duplicate]

Many CV/resume advice websites mention that it will make recruiter's life easier to put a "top skills/areas" section on the top of the resume, or an ordered skills section, emphasizing the ...
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Mentioning personal qualities on CV [duplicate]

I've noticed that a lot of CVs contain a segment that looks something like: I have fast learning skills, out-of-the-box thinking, high motivation, loyalty and dedication. I am a hard worker and a ...
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getting job with fake resume? [closed]

I am currently working with some company as java developer from past one year. And i handled two small projects alone. I can able to work like a 3 years experienced professional. i am looking for a ...
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How to structure a lot of workplace trainings into a resume?

I am a registered nurse and took many workplace trainings in hospitals during my career (still unfinished). When I put them on the resume, people have recommended that I add them in the "Experience" ...
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Are verifiable MOOC program's of study recognised by employers?

I've recently started a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) specialisation track with coursera. This is related to building upon my existing skills to take me to another performance level. I'm already ...
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Will a restructuring that “downgraded” my role look bad on CV - and how to make it look better? [closed]

So, technically speaking I was not demoted, but if I list my titles chronologically, it will appear that I was "downgraded" from manager to assistant team leader. This was due to an internal ...
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Should I include my TOEFL ITP test score in my CV? [closed]

I intend to send my CV for a position and on the recruitment note was written that candidates who have a good knowledge of the English language are going to receive priority on the selection process. ...
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Listing preferred form of contact on resume

So I'm getting ready to start catapulting my resume into monster, jobs.com, et al but something occurred to me. It's not improbable that I would be called on my cell phone when I'm at my current ...
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Include a Start-up that didn't launch on resume if unemployed for a year?

I worked at the same company for 24 yrs and progressed to a supervisor role over that time. Once laid off my wife and I looked into starting a mobile medical office to the point of having a business ...
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Should i stay in a job that i do not like, just because it is a big company and the experience gained would be valuable in future [closed]

What to do in a situation where you do not like your job but you also realize that experience and skills gained in the job would be valuable in future career? I am right now in a similar situation. ...
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How can I explain that working here has been my dream since forever

I am currently looking for my first job, after a six months internship. And I found a job offer from a great company (and my dream company) that says having an experience is optional. I was planing ...
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Listing 'soft skills' on a resume

I have been told a number of times that it is important to list some soft skills on your resume especially since, as a software developer, it is really easy to fill all the space with hard skills. ...
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Should I tell new employer I omitted a job on CV?

I'm a student and I have occupied a position shortly (work less than 7 days in total over 4 months) in a franchise during my studies a few years ago, but didn't make through the probation period, ...
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How do I put into a resume if I left/fired under probationary period

I would like to know if it is a good idea to put on my résumé a job I had for two or three month and for which I was fired or resigned from during the probationary period. If so, how do you include ...
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Interview: Should I admit to a typo on my resume?

I realized I made a typo on my resume after submitting. Instead of writing: Engineer in Training I wrote: Engineering in Training Luckily the typo is on the second page of my resume so it ...
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How to submit an unsolicited resume? [duplicate]

I'm looking around for jobs - particularly one for linux administrator positions. I've never worked professionally with linux, so I'm looking for a junior/entry level position. That being said, in ...
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company sales figures in a resume

We are always told that accomplishments on a resume must be quantifiable. How can "drove a sales increase of 20% to $50 million" be restated so as to not divulge financial data from a prior employer? ...
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What's a typical title for someone who opens / sets up branch of a company in a new country?

This was a company in its growth stage, so well beyond a start-up, 100+ employees, however I was hired to open the company's new country branch, with multiple responsibilities ranging from hiring, ...
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Send resume when not fulfilling the requirements [duplicate]

Is it ok to send a resume for a position when I have half the working experience the position requires, although I believe I could be a good fit? I understand if I don't get a call back, but would it ...