Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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No formal job experience - what to do for a resume? [duplicate]

I'm applying to my first actual job, pretty much. I've done work on elance/freelancer/odesk in the past (during full time student period) and currently have 5/5 average review on freelancer.com. I ...
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How to put unfinished education on a resume [duplicate]

What is the best way to put on your resume you attended some college, but do not have a degree?
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Fell ill - huge gap in time on resume - what do I do?

I'm having some troubles finding work. I'm a good, hard-working and honest worker who has a ton of experience in several areas. I won't list them, but I suspect that my issues with finding work are ...
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standard resume format for automatic parsing [on hold]

Recently I was applying for jobs on various company websites, they have a feature where they extract information from resume which is in MS - Word .doc or .docx format & fill the fields ...
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How should I list a Bachelor's of Computer Science on a Resume?

On my resume, I list the following University Name - City, ST Year Bachelor of Science - C.S. Should I list the full title instead (Computer Science) or should I ...
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I want to return to the IT Industry as a Software Tester [closed]

I completed a BE (IT) from RGTU University in 2011. After completing graduation I joined the family business but now I want return to the IT industry and boost my career in IT sector. Can anyone ...
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Risks in future career opportunities because of a legal name change

I'm considering changing my legal middle and last name, for unrelated personal/emotional reasons. As a man, this isn't common for obvious reasons. I'm worried that this will negatively affect career ...
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Data-oriented CV management [duplicate]

I have different versions of my CV: One 'full version' in TeX with everything I've ever done, which I keep for my own records One on my website One on Stack Overflow Careers One on LinkedIn ...
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Is it ok to put a 'Currently learning' in the skills section of a CV?

I have started learning programming a few months ago and while I am quite proficient in python, I am still a beginniner in many other languages like MATLAB and R. My skill level on those languages are ...
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List an important award from college on resume years later?

8 years ago (time flies doesn't it?), I won a first-place award at a national collegiate conference for software development. At the same conference, I also received first place in a PC ...
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Prepare CV for first job: How does talent manager consider freelance profile

I have been getting ready to look for my first job as a Data scientist and Software Developer while working on my Masters. Here I am in a confusion. Should I mention my freelance career for a Junior ...
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What is difference between “Offers Relocation” and “Offers Visa Sponsorship”?

So far, I thought these meant the same, but job postings on job sites mention them separately. What is difference between "Offers Relocation" and "Offers Visa Sponsorship"?
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Language Version on a resume: Is it better to put C++ or C++ 11

Shall I put C++ or C++ 11 in my resume. Also just HTML or HTML -5 ? MVC or MVC-5
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Rating skills on your resume [duplicate]

While reading this topic about software skills in resume's I remembered a discussion I have been having with myself for quite some time. In many resumé's, including those I received from prospective ...
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Regarding Software Skills in Resume [duplicate]

I have 5 sections in my resume which are Programming Languages:C, C++ 11,C# Web Technologies: ASP.NET, JavaScript, HTML 5, CSS Frameworks and Technologies: Slim DBMS: SQL, MySQL Other ...
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Job-Title: What to put when your boss and you disagree [duplicate]

I spent a few years doing systems administration tasks for a small company who's best idea of what to call me was an "IT Specialist". I had no official job title or contract, nor was I hired in ...
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Is it appropriate to include a personal picture into a programmer's resume? [duplicate]

Considering the candidate is applying for an international position (outside of his home country), is it a bad idea to include a profile picture into the resume?
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How long should I work at temp assignment before listing on my resume? [duplicate]

I was employed at a large pharmaceutical company for 25 years and let go due to site outsourcing overseas 3 years ago. The site has slowly closed off sections but has not entirely closed yet. Last ...
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Is it good or bad idea to send negative feedback to a company?

I sent my cv to this company for a web developer position and they sent me a huge test with a note says: "Don't spend more than 8 hours". I did the test and I took me more that 8 hours and sent it ...
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Job title conversion on resume [duplicate]

Job titles have changed three times over the course of my employment. The last title, Programmer Analyst IV, was supposed to be an "industry standard" and while there are other companies that use that ...
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How to list self-employment on a resume (multiple businesses)

I'm trying to avoid a gap on my resume. After leaving my previous employer I've been working on multiple businesses concepts over the course of two years. I researched each business individually ...
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What are the pro and the cons of having an online public Cv? [closed]

I am wondering if it is a good idea to put my Cv online to be able to share it more easily. For example on www.mywebsite.com/cv What are the pro and the cons?
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How to ask about work samples being requested that don't seem relevant to the job applied for?

I sent my portfolio as part of a job application for a small software company. Everything seems to be going well and we've arranged to meet. They've asked for additional sample work in the languages ...
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Should your Resume refer to the company's current name, or name at the time? [duplicate]

I have had several previous jobs where the faculty names have changed, or the company has since rebranded. Seeing the old company names looks dated to my eyes, is it common practice to update the ...
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Unfocused resume

For the past 15 years, I've worked in the telecommunications industry and have been retrenched from nearly all of them. Thinking back, I didn't manage by career path at all. I just took whatever ...
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Does a modern CV look good or is the classic design preferred? [duplicate]

I've been reading some tips on how to improve my resume. Well to be honest I haven't got much experience in I.T. And we all know that I.T. is a very competitive field. I'm just wondering if a modern ...
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Should a resume skill matrix include experience from college? And should skill ratings be relative or absolute?

My current resume has a skill matrix, where I try to give a relative indication of how skilled I feel in the .NET stack. In my current matrix, when indicating how much experience I have with a ...
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How to ensure a reasonable salary before interview?

I recently went to a job interview for a software developer position. It was for a programming language I don't use in my current full time job. I'm currently a web developer, I have 18 years ...
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Should I style my cv? [duplicate]

My website and most my social media accounts have a distinct style with a specific color palette. When sending a cv, should I follow this style, or should I keep it plain? I am a backend developer, ...
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How do I explain an employment gap resulting from not having an experience letter?

I got a job after my Masters, and worked there for 10 months. I had some issues with my supervisor so I left the place without giving proper notice. Naturally, I did not get the Experience Letter from ...
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When approaching potential employers, should I identify as an 'enthusiastic amateur'?

I'm currently undertaking a Masters course in "Information Technology", with a curriculum focus on programming and software development. My previous education was not in the sciences at all - it was ...
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Is there a difference between a software engineer title and a software developer title in Germany? [duplicate]

I was just offered my very first job, it's a new small to medium size company. It has a startup culture and very flexible. Graduated from a German Uni with a masters in CS. My offer is from a German ...
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My seniority got stuck in a gray area, how can I make it clear in my resume?

I worked at a company for a year an some days. When I entered, I was told that I would work at max 9 months (6 months mandatory, 3 optional) as a part-time Trainee. The first six months I did some ...
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under-1-year experiences in different industries - Explanation/Support for Strengths

I was an international student studying for Accounting in Canada and decided to stay while working. I am in my 20's (but faced no real age-discrimination) first position: small biz. Business/Tax ...
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Can I add this in my resume?

I have done a small project(or just a shell script). It takes the youtube videos links from a text file, downloads them using youtube-dl. and I have croned this shell script to run from mid night 12am ...
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Job title to use on resume [duplicate]

I am aware that there are several questions about job titles on resumes already, but I believe my question has a somewhat different spin, so hear me out before you click the duplicate button :-) My ...
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Get a part-time job even though you have a full-time job

I have a full-time job, but i would also like to apply to a part-time job to supplement my income. Should I leave off my full-time job from my resume in order to 'dumb down' myself as to be considered ...
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Explaining Two Long Employment Gaps When I was a Recent Grad? [duplicate]

I graduated from pharmacy school in May 2012 and had a difficult time finding a position. I had several interviews but in the end, I did not end up with a job. It wasn't until I was contacted by a ...
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How to explain a long (4 years) employment gap?

My partner was laid off during the peak of the recession (2011) from his job as a technical illustrator. He is currently 50 years old, and still looking for a job in that field. He's literally been ...
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Should I tailor my resume for each job application? [duplicate]

I have skills as web developer and a graphic designer, and when advertising my strengths, traits such as "innovative" seem to be good for software design, but not really important for graphic design. ...
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Plagiarism in resumes?

I'm in a position to evaluate some resumes and I notice that one of them has copied a company description from the company's website onto their resume directly. It stood out because it was in much ...
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As a new graduate, how can I make myself a stronger candidate?

As a new grad, I have nothing in my resume that anyone couldn't do and I feel like I will never go beyond average. My job and even money are just means to allow for a good life and I will never take ...
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Resumés for freelancing

I'm a professional freelance translator-interpreter, but I've only been working in the field (on a freelance basis) for a few years. I often get asked by agencies to submit a resumé, which they would ...
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Should one mention job experiences out of his field on LinkedIn?

A friend of mine who has water-treatment engineering degree recently moved to another country but struggles to find a job in his field. Because he did not want to stay at home unemployed (and because ...
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How should I refer to static or client-side websites on a résumé?

In my current job, I've built a number of static, mobile-first, single-page websites. Generally, these sites embed event live streams from YouTube and highlight social media. These sites don't ...
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Should i ask agencies about the name of their client

usually agencies doesnt include the name of their client( usually a company) should i ring them? or should i just put " your client's blah blah"? Question is, Is it okay to just put the "your client" ...
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How to communicate relevancy of my degree to interviewers?

As I mentioned in my previous question, I'm looking for a job. Now that I started with job interviews, I fear I'll face a very uncomfortable and stressing situation. As soon as I finished high school ...
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Should I mention programming skills in a resume? [duplicate]

I'm a fresh grad in civil engineering, I have to apply to write my first resume. I don't know if I should add "Programming Skills": At first, it seems really irrelevant to the job and it is more of ...
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Indicating That Company XYZ Is 'Kind Of A Big Deal' On Resume/CV?

Most resumes and CVs that I've seen simply state the name of the company, title or position and dates of employment. I've always done the same. However, I've heard people express, in one way or ...
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Should I start a blog to help build my online “resume”? [duplicate]

There seems to be a general consensus that putting blog links or public profiles like LinkedIn or StackOverflow on your resume is considered a good thing to do if the contents of your blog or profile ...