Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Would a Minor in Math be useful for a Computer-Science Major in finding a job after graduation? [on hold]

I'm a senior in college studying computer science. I've already finished all math courses needed for my major degree, but if I took two more upper-level math classes I could graduate with a minor in ...
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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? [on hold]

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?

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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how to specify academic projects on resume [duplicate]

I did 2 mini projects in my academy. How should mention it on my resume? What should I specify under Projects in my resume?
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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 ...
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How to explain I didn't communicate well with my previous employer?

So I've been employed at a "real job" for approximately three months, and have come to the conclusion I don't communicate well with my employer. It's not that we're not civil, or don't like each other ...
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Is there an ideal format for a resume with extravagant achievement? [closed]

I would like to ask about the ideal format of a persons resume if their achievements are overwhelming. For example, I am a consistent scholar, having received various awards since elementary. I've ...
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Can a “not-so-good” project on a resume hurt my chances?

I'm currently working on a website that's not-so-good. It has been for years and I'm hired as a contractor to improve it for 3 months. What I'm worried about is when I do put it on my resume, even ...
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Mentioning family on CV

When writing a personal interests section in your CV is it appropriate to mention your family/children, if the majority (or all) of your spare time is taken up caring, playing and being with them? It ...
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Is a research project worth the time to have it on my resume?

I am an undergraduate computer science student heading into my last year of my bachelor's degree. Lately, I have been weighing the difference between committing to a research project with one of my ...
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Why are interviewers unaware of what's on my resume? [closed]

For reasons that are not relevant for this question, I went to several interviews at multiple companies in the past few months. What I noticed is that, in the vast majority of cases, interviewers ...
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How can I prove self studied knowledge to a potential employer?

I am a second year business student who is looking for internships but I don't have a lot of work experience. However, I have completed various personal projects. Furthermore, I have gathered ...
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Should I put an internship I left unceremoniously several years ago on my resume?

I'll be a freshman in college this year, and I'm looking for a computer science internship. I've had 2 CS internship experiences in the past, one this school year/summer, which was very positive, and ...
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Writing resume - first job out of college did nothing for 5 years

I thoroughly enjoy my current job and learn from it every moment. I have been at this job for almost 5 years. Due to family issues I am looking for job overseas and have been applying to vacancies. ...
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As a non-IT manager of IT folks, how do I represent familiarity with programming/technology?

I am a business-educated manager who works a lot with IT folks and programmers, and want to figure out what's the best way to represent this on the resume or linkedin. I am not a programmer but ...
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Does using a specialized library mean I have experience in that field?

For example, I have a project where I used Bullet Physics to drive the physics in my C++ project. Does this mean I have physics programming experience and could I put it on my CV/Resume? I'm a ...
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If I want to emphasize leadership experience, is it OK to highlight jobs outside my functional area where I was a leader?

I am applying for middle/senior management positions at younger companies (avg employee age 30) in a function where I am manager since only 2 years. Is it OK to give a lot of weight also to roles I ...
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No Job Title or Job Description - Help

I've been at my current job for a little over 7 years with no job title or job description. No one has a description and I've been told they have no idea what they would give me as a title. Updating ...
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Is it correct to say “remarkable culinary skills” in a résumé? [closed]

I’m writing a résumé for someone and under skills I’d like to say that they have excellent skills at baking, cooking, and other kitchen-oriented things. Not sure if I’m phrasing it right, but I want ...
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What is the correct way of mentioning project experience in CV?

We are 3 engineers and one product manager working in the project. What I want to mention is that as an engineer, I am one of the main people in the development of that project. What is the correct ...
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Incorrect Graduation Date on Resume - Background check

So, I had an interview at a company and in my resume I listed by graduation date as 2009. My school operates on a full year basis (September to April) and though I completed by courses on ...
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How to describe AWS / Google Cloud Platform experience for a Microsoft application?

I have specific project experience using AWS and Google Cloud Platform for hosting virtual instances and handling scalability, although I have not used Microsoft's version of the same service (Azure) ...
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should I put my work experience that is not related to software development on my resume? [duplicate]

I graduated from a university 2 months ago with a BS in Computer Science and I made my resume for an Entry Level position in software developer. I did include other jobs I did in the past(retail). ...
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Must I list a previous company in my resume?

I was hired for reputed Company A as a fresher from campus recruitment. After five months, I was asked to resign (not terminated or fired) as I could not pass the tests they conduct during their ...
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How to portray responsibilities that are unusual for my title on my resume?

To put it very briefly - I am a vendor relationship manager working with software/IT service providers, but our company decided that I and others like me should be heavily involved in areas of IT ...
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Should I include hobby SysAdmin (System Administration) activities in my CV? [duplicate]

When I was younger I used to develop various modifications for some games and also run servers for them, which I maintained and kept up to date etc. I am now trying to find employment as a System ...
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Omit Junior from job title on resume - likely outcome?

My job title is currently Junior Software Engineer. When I sent out my CV with the title Software Engineer instead, I received a much better response. If I get offered a role I applied for with ...
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Normal Verbiage on Resume [closed]

When I was taught how to write resumes they say write to use lot of adjectives, i.e. Teamed with engineers to develop software application To me it seems artificial, why not say Worked with ...
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Should I include Cover Letter if not asked

I am applying for a job, but they don't ask for Cover Letter. Should I include a cover letter anyway. If I was on the hiring end, I would look straight at the applicant's resume, and if I am ...
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Job Ad says “Give us an idea of your ideal starting salary” [duplicate]

I came across a job ad that says to give them an idea of the salary I wanted through the cover letter. What I was hoping to do was leave out the salary part in the cover letter, then discuss it when ...
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Should references in a resume be upfront, or upon request?

I've read several posts here about advising NOT to put references in resume, but when I see "Furnished Upon Request" or "Available upon request", it gives my sixth sense a queasy feeling. If I was on ...
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Should I mention an honorary role that included very limited responsibilities?

I currently work for a small company. A couple of years ago, our CEO set up a sister company, and several of us did odd-jobs to assist in getting it up and running. At one point, he was concerned ...
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Should you preemptively explain the reason for your short employment in the cover letter?

I will start applying for jobs soon, but my experience will have a recent 3 month long work in a single company (which from what I have learned, is a general bad impression). Should I preemptively ...
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Will a job title change in resume affect my career?

As an employer of software industry with 3 years of total IT experience, in which I have worked as: Network Support Engineer in Company 'X' for 1 year 3 months and Software engineer in Company 'Y' ...
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Putting Dates for Short Experience Period

Some of my work experience are more than 1 year so I can easily put dates for them on my resume in this format: Year1 - Year3 But I also got some work experience which last a few months only. So, in ...
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How do I recover from using a fake resume during my career?

I'm currently working as a contractor as a software engineer for a technology firm for the past 3 months for which I have faked my resume. This happened due to some unavoidable circumstances, so ...
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How do I make a career out of IT? I'm a little lost [duplicate]

Quick background: 23 y/o, turn 24 in October B.S. in IT ~1 year of experience in small computer repair shop ~1 year of experience at school district as a computer tech ~1 year+(present job) at a ...
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How to put newly learnt skills on Resume

In my current job, I have recently learned new skills and technologies. When looking for a new job, I see that prospective employers are asking for those skills, which is great. How do I strike the ...