Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

-2
votes
1answer
113 views

What is my job role title? [on hold]

Long story short, I am an IT professional that comes from a web development background. I have recently undertaken a new position as a front end web developer (contract) with a small start up. Upon ...
-1
votes
1answer
151 views

Should I include certification logos in my resume? [duplicate]

Is it a good idea to add the logos for the certifications I achieved at the top of my resume? Does this look professional enough to seek the attention of the recruiter?
1
vote
0answers
198 views

What can a felon do to improve his chances of getting a job? [duplicate]

In general, what are some suggestions that a felon should follow in order to find work. In regards to resume, communication, disclosure, and so forth. My specific situation is that I'm a statistician ...
-1
votes
0answers
64 views

Switching from Engineering to Journalism [on hold]

I pursued Engineering after 12th and realized after 3 years -I just can't do it....henceforth I left it and did my graduation in journalism . I am applying for MBA now, but my resume has already been ...
5
votes
3answers
364 views

How to deal with no evidence of skill in CV

I majored in Visual Arts last year and I'm trying to get into a Master degree course. In the meantime I would like to get a job in the IT field (I may drop the master course if I find a good job, not ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

remedy for academic gap year in interview [duplicate]

I've a year gap in my class 12, my results were bad in test so I decided to sit and prepare for another year, and after passing my +2 I took admission in a college and after 1 year I left that college ...
0
votes
1answer
227 views

Boomeranged to old employer 2 years ago. Want to look for new job [duplicate]

I worked for a company for 10 years in a management role. I left for what was a seemingly good opportunity. However when I got to the new job the position had changed between the time I interviewed ...
2
votes
4answers
315 views

Is it okay to use a Canadian phone number when applying to US jobs?

I'm a student at a Canadian university. I am planning on moving to the US. I'm looking for part-time and full-time jobs right now in the US. My question is, is it okay for me to use a Canadian cell ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Need some input about dealing with a 3 years gap due to depression after graduating [duplicate]

How should I go about it on my resume and interview? So far I was thinking: Customized presentation letter for every app Omit graduation date on resume How bad does it look? What should I tell ...
0
votes
2answers
432 views

When applying for a programmer position, how should I show projects posted on GitHub? [closed]

I am applying for a programmer position in a state government (if that matters), and I have a GitHub account where I have posted similar programming projects I have done for my current job (obviously ...
0
votes
1answer
242 views

Would employers believe if I have self-studied statistics?

I was educated to mathematician but failed to get a job because employers were looking for a statistician more than mathematician. I was wondering that if I read lecture notes and books used in ...
9
votes
5answers
531 views

How should I list my SE moderator position on my resume?

I understand that SE moderators are considered volunteers, so it would make sense to list this position under such a section on a resume. Since I have no prior work experience, I'm not sure how I ...
1
vote
1answer
151 views

Writing a resume when shifting focus

I've seen quite a few questions that are asking what to do when changing careers. That's all well and good, and there are some great answers, but what do you do when you're looking to more or less ...
4
votes
3answers
217 views

Should I list both universities if I started in one country but graduated in another?

I was studying computer engineering and during my third year, I had to travel abroad to another country because of the outbreak of a civil war in my country. This interrupted my studies for a year but ...
1
vote
4answers
275 views

How can I give useful feedback without going too far? [closed]

My friend has come to me for advice with their CV. I'm happy to help - and would like to - but I'm conscious that I sometimes go overboard with advice that nobody asked for, or am overly critical ...
-1
votes
1answer
131 views

Version controlling resume on GitHub [closed]

As I start applying to jobs, I'm realizing I have a lot of different versions of resumes on a couple machines, revised for different jobs, and with differing levels of detail (CVs for some PhD-level ...
3
votes
2answers
356 views

What is the typical communication method for asking someone to be a reference while I'm still working at that company?

I'm still working at my current job and will be done in one week. I'm wondering what is the typical way to go about asking someone to be listed as a reference on my future resumes while I'm still at ...
3
votes
4answers
534 views

Is it appropriate to use link texts instead of full URLs on a resume?

A HTML link with link text (anchor) would be useless if the resume is printed out. Like this: Google instead of just the URL http://google.com. In this era, can we safely assume that our links will ...
-2
votes
3answers
184 views

Is there a site where I can put my CV in and have it unofficially evaluated for jobs I'm seeking? [closed]

Is there a website where I can put my CV, and get unofficial evaluation of it for the industrial jobs I'm interested in. For example, someone in the hiring committee at a certain company can look at ...
4
votes
3answers
768 views

How to minimize the impact with walking into a job with no intention of staying for more than a year?

I hate my current job so much that it makes me physically sick. I've been there 2.5 years and on top of harassment I'm just not learning or growing. I have to quit because it's affecting my whole ...
4
votes
3answers
491 views

Should I list startups on my resume when applying to top-notch companies [duplicate]

I am a computer science undergraduate with no formal work experience. But currently I am working for two startups which are currently in their initial phases. I am a stakeholder in both and working as ...
38
votes
7answers
6k views

Removing gender identifications from resume

What is the general opinion on removing gender identification from a resume? What I mean is instead of Emily Smith (not my real name) using E Smith; instead of emilysmith@domain.com using ...
-4
votes
2answers
122 views

How can i improve my profile? [closed]

I have 2.5 yrs of experience at an IT firm. Currently I am in a career break of 1 yr which I took for higher studies. Due to some family problems I am not able to continue it and I'm now moving back ...
1
vote
3answers
289 views

Having a CV/ Resume in a non traditional format [duplicate]

I've been looking at some modern CV templates and have found that presentation, font selection, color etc are more prominent and this style of CV seems to fit more with modern design. A lot of the ...
6
votes
3answers
365 views

Should I mention my engineer title when applying for a less-qualified position?

I have moved in Canada last fall, right after having my engineer's diploma. Since then I'm looking for a job (as an engineer), and couldn't find one in my line of work. I should preface that I'm a ...
5
votes
2answers
596 views

Resume “too technical”

A recruiter I was working with gave me some feedback from the end client, saying that I will not be moving on in the hiring process, because "my resume was too technical". Most of my previous jobs ...
1
vote
3answers
393 views

Listing multiple degrees on a resume

I currently have 2 undergrad degrees, 2 technical diplomas and 2 masters degrees, all from different fields, and am looking to start a part-time PhD next year. Is there a space efficient way to list ...
3
votes
2answers
189 views

Should I use “I” in a resume summary statement?

I saw both on the web but I don't known which is "better". I used to write things like: I am currently working as... I am a versatile and creative professional who enjoys learning new ...
5
votes
3answers
377 views

Interviewing - how much to know about prospective employer?

I passed my phone screening interview and I have a 3-hour grilling to look forward to. I know I had better look on the company website to see what they do and what they value. However, other than ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

Putting work experience and education side by side in chronological order?

I am a soon-to-graduate undergrad/grad student (it is complicated) and been to three different institutions (some in parallel), sometimes leaving for a while and returning afterwards. Meanwhile I was ...
7
votes
4answers
501 views

For how long after graduating college should GPA be listed on one's resume?

I graduated college with a degree in computer science and a GPA of ~3.1, and I'm currently employed full time as a software engineer. My GPA isn't impressive, but it's not bad either. When I was ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

I submitted my resume with a minor mistake, should I resend it?

In one of my bullets for leadership experience, I state: -Organizing electronics team schedule, meetings, deadlines and other criteria I think the "other criteria" part doesn't make sense, Is this ...
15
votes
8answers
2k views

Is the mantra “Employers don't care where you went to school” True? [closed]

As a soon-to-be university grad from a less than 'prestigious' school. After reading this article Link. I have asked this question to a wide variety of people that I know who responded, to my ...
69
votes
9answers
15k views

Is “Stack Exchange use” a valuable skill on my CV?

I'm a programmer, and while updating my CV I asked myself if I should add my experience using Stack Exchange, and especially Stack Overflow, as a relevant technological skill. I've seen some example ...
0
votes
1answer
281 views

What is a life CV ?

What is a life CV compared to a regular CV? I have been asked to submit a life CV with my job application. What information would I need to include in a life CV?
4
votes
2answers
314 views

Project Shutdown due to Legal issues: How to represent on resume?

This is a continuation of a question I asked last week found here: Bankrolled my way to lead developer, does this count as experience? Two years ago, me and a couple online friends decided to write ...
12
votes
4answers
3k views

Can my resume mention a company that my product was resold to?

Last year I wrote and sold a software product to a small financial consulting group A, which now runs on their servers. They recently resold it, without any technical tailoring, to a major ...
2
votes
4answers
281 views

Can I claim nonprofit work at my company on my résumé?

I am actively working for a software development company. One of our clients is a nonprofit organization. I am doing a good portion of the programming for them. Is it appropriate to put on my résumé ...
1
vote
1answer
87 views

Resume Convention: University or Department First? [closed]

Last year, I did some research at a somewhat prominent university, and the time has come to add this to my resume. However, I'm hung up about how to note this on my resume, i.e. whether to use: ...
1
vote
2answers
203 views

How can I properly describe my years of experience on my resume?

I have in total: 3 month contract at one employer 2 years, 6 months at anther employer ( mobile applications ) In total this is 2 years and 9 months of paid programming experience. It's not ...
6
votes
4answers
689 views

Bankrolled my way to lead developer, does this count as experience?

About 2 years ago, me and a couple of online friends decided to write our own flavor of Linux, based off of Debian. Up to that point, I had been a regular user of Debian, but had no "accredited" ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Should company name changes be reflected on a resume? [duplicate]

When listing experience on a resume (electronic or printed), should company name changes be retro-actively applied to previous positions on the resume? For instance, say I hold two positions at ...
39
votes
8answers
10k views

Should I list an employer that fired me after two weeks?

I was let go from my last position after two weeks. They said I wasn't picking up the job quick enough but I was working as hard and fast as I possibly could. It was the first time in my life that ...
6
votes
3answers
584 views

Should I include API request number of my app on resume

I am currently in my third year in a Computer Science major Bachelor's degree program. I am applying for internships these days. I have no work experience but I have made a few apps and launched them. ...
44
votes
2answers
5k views

Listing a relaunched company on your resume

I did freelancing work for a client for 18 months about 5 years ago. Unfortunately for the client, the business didn't take off and development was halted. Final payments were made (I still have the ...
3
votes
1answer
271 views

Will I be able to find a programming job even with a 5 year gap [duplicate]

I have asked this question a lot in various forums and I got nice feedback, overall, the suggestion is to explain to employers my reason for the gap and for entry positions that is enough. The reason ...
26
votes
3answers
4k views

Adapt British English to American English in favor of having two different forms of the same word on a resume?

I have worked for a large company for several years while I was a student. The company has several divisions that are called "Something Centre" or "Something else Center", with the British English ...
-2
votes
1answer
64 views

Sets of interviews for estimator position over phone with Dubai company? [duplicate]

I am wondering what your thoughts are on this set of interviews I had with a company in Dubai. Interviewed in person 1v1 with a manager referred by friend, pretty casual in a hotel area, in Jordan ...
6
votes
6answers
1k views

How can I make it known on my resume that I want out of the gaming industry?

Based on my personal experience and what everyone has told me online, it seems like the gaming industry is brutal (extremely high expectations) and isn't good for someone who is running a young family ...
-4
votes
1answer
209 views

Chronic Illness, Third Degree and Cover Letters [closed]

I am having trouble getting companies to reply to my applications, believe because I got a 3rd degree from Oxford. Unfortunately the underachieving was strongly related to the onset of my Crohn's ...