Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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What interpersonal skills should I list?

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?

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 its similar to 3-4 projects

How do i define roles and responsibilities for a project if its similar to 3-4 projects i have worked on? Should we 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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Including coursework in the resume

I am applying to an industry job in a field that is quite unrelated to the field where I recently got my PhD. However, through my research in grad school, I have gained substantial experience using ...
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Wording the cover letter when the list of qualifications for a job is long

This is such a basic question I can't believe I haven't thought of it earlier. It's a bit tricky to state. I was taught when writing one should avoid overly long lists. I believe this applies doubly ...
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24, Bachelors Degree, No Work Experience. [closed]

I hope to obtain some advice on this forum in regards to a conundrum I have developed for myself. I have recently turned 24 years old, and have yet to gain any sort of work experience. I have NEVER ...
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Deleting the start of my work history

Should I leave irrelevant jobs out of my CV, Linkedin, job board profiles, and/or application forms, even if that takes 8 years off the start of my work history and implies I am much younger? To ...
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What do Toastmasters roles do for hiring?

Is it helpful to include Toastmasters on your resume? Do HR people care about that? If so, what should you include? The awards you've achieved? The roles and jobs (e.g., club president) you had? Do ...
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Title for an R&D position in an educational startup [on hold]

I am looking for the correct title to refer a R&D position in an educational startup company. The job involves the following: Designing new educational products, online and offline. Oversight of ...
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Why is Professional Services considered a career progression from Technical Support?

I have always looked at all of the technical positions in IT as pretty much equivalent from an image and recruiting standpoint, so to say. All of them are important in their own way and have a ...
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In my last job I wore multiple hats; would it be OK to list separately each role I covered?

In my last job I was working on a software company covering several roles: Project Manager for projects A, B, C (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Product Manager for the main product (e.g. Windows), ...
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Taking a year off — what to write on LinkedIn in the meantime? [duplicate]

I find myself currently unemployed and intend to seize this opportunity to wait one whole year before actively seeking new employment. I do intend to take on a new job after this year, and in the ...
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Excluding Past Employment on Resume and Job Applications

I have a friend who was recently terminated during their probationary period at a workplace. The reason cited was a performance decline. This person was overqualified at the position, but needed money ...
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If your reference changed jobs, what should be the job title?

When listing references in your CV/resume, if one of them changed jobs recently (within same organization or to another organization), should you use their former title (through which you got ...
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Should the photo in CV be attached with a paperclip or inserted electronically?

In French culture, should the photo (passport size photo) in a CV be attached using a paperclip or be scanned and inserted electronically (via Word for example) and then print the CV in color?
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How to mitigate the negative effect of quitting college in my CV? [duplicate]

I know some potential employers in the IT/Development field think that quitting shows I can't get stuff done and chicken out on difficult tasks. The truth is I quit because I got a job during my ...
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Should I mention in a CV that I found the company on Careers 2.0?

I'm in an application processes for Software development. I'm now writing to companies which I found on stackoverflows careers 2.0 add's when surfing on stackoverflow. What I'm asking my self now: ...
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Are projects done as part of the academic training worth mentioning in job application?

I am a Computer Science student and I got to that point where I should start looking for jobs (internships/placements, not graduate jobs). During my undergraduate course I had a first year project and ...
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School education in CV

I have recently submitted my PhD thesis and am currently updating my resume. I known that school education is generally omitted after some years. I attended several international schools* (7) where ...
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Is there a neater or alternative way of saying “fully qualified”?

I'm a consultant who focuses on a particular vendor's technology. I've worked very hard to pass every single exam that the vendor publishes, and I'd like to show this off without sounding too cocky. ...
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Is there a point in putting “resume enclosed” on cover letter?

When I learned about cover letter writing I was taught to put at the bottom of the cover letter "Encl.: Resume (2 pages)" Do people still do this or is it largely obsolete with online applications? I ...
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AWS Partner Accreditations on Resume [duplicate]

My company is an AWS Partner, and so far I have completed the "AWS Technical Professional Accreditation" and was going to possibly do the Business one as well (there is also an economics one). I was ...
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I have a big mistake on my resume and I already sent it out [duplicate]

By mistake I don't mean a typo. See I am a graphic designer so I made my resume in Indesign so I could put my personal logo on it. However, I didn't notice that for some reason there is a green square ...
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How to present previous employer if company said not to disclose any information

When I worked at IBM my manager never made clear what was considered confidential and what I was allowed to say I did during my employment. I eventually called Employee Services Contact Centre but the ...
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Is it OK to include future achievements on my CV?

I am accepted to give a talk in March, but I need to send my CV now. Is it accepted/morally OK to include it on the CV with appropriate text that this talk is only about to happen? Thanks in advance ...
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Including LinkedIn on resume/cover letter [duplicate]

What are the pros and cons of including a URL to your LinkedIn profile on your resume or cover letter? I have most of my contact information on my cover letter and only my phone number on my resume, ...
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Correct usage of “I lead a team of N specialists” in CVs / resumes

Suppose someone's CV / resume says "I lead a team of 3 specialists". Would this mean: There are three specialists. This person is the most senior, line managing the other two. There are three ...
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How do recruiters see multiple concurrent jobs (1 permanent, 1 freelance in my case) in portfolios?

I was wondering if some recruiters would see it as negative, thinking I might not be focused or committed to my permanent job if I had a freelance project on the side. Obviously, more showable work ...
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How to list temporally nested activities in a chronological resume?

I'm currently composing my CV to apply for a graduate student position. Since I completed two degrees in parallel, my academic history is a bit nonlinear: October 2011 — September 2015:     ...
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How to put contract roles on CV? [duplicate]

I have worked in IT for the past 10 years. My CV is a mix of short term contract roles and long term permanent roles. I'm getting feedback from people who just skim my CV that I've "had many jobs" and ...
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Writing on resume while interviewing somebody

Our HR rep recently set up some interviews for external candidates to an open position and I was asked to participate. I was emailed a resume, but I was told very clearly (by the person in HR) that I ...
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Ok to ask for GPA?

A co-worker and I were going through several resumes that we received from college job boards, and we came across one that looked pretty good, to the point that we would want to interview him. ...
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How to set up resume applying for 2 jobs at same company?

I would like apply for two different positions at the same company, that I can easily cover. Let's say that I am a mechanic and in my current job, and previous jobs, I repair(ed) motorbikes and cars. ...
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Submit internship application on the web and then also ask for referral?

I am a graduate student and am interested in internships. I submitted a couple of applications two days ago, but found out today via LinkedIn that I have some friends who graduated last year, who ...
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How to list time on fellowship in PhD program on resume

I'm a PhD student in computer science. I'm strongly considering leaving with a Masters once I complete my coursework. I don't plan on quitting until I have a job offer, though. I have two ...
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Advice for including work in a background check if not on resume due to job being a poor fit

I've gotten to the point in my career where I have enough work experience that my resume has gotten rather lengthy. So, to keep it focused, I recently trimmed some irrelevant and outdated information. ...
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What should I call a university on my CV, if the university has recently changed names?

The university I studied at has recently (a few months ago at the time of writing) changed its name. When including my degree from this university on my CV, what should I put? The name on my degree, ...
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Should I list on my resume my entrepreneurial project as freelance or own

I read that listing your side projects on your resume is a good idea. I'm currently working on an e-commerce project (I am a software engineer) since 2 years ago. It's a big project with a lot going ...
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so many resumes? [duplicate]

I am trying to applying for an IT job, here is my situation -- I have a pdf resume (latex --> pdf) format is here: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/two-column-one-page-cv I have a linkedin ...
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Where to include part time Master project in Resume?

I'm currently working full time as Senior Software Engineer. At the same time, I'm also taking a part time master degree on Software Engineering The master degree requires a final year project and I ...
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What should I tell the interviewer as to why I left a job after 4 months? [duplicate]

In October, I took a teaching job after leaving a school I had been at for 4 years. I left that job because I was frustrated due to a lack of behavioral support for the students. My new job is NOT the ...
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Is it acceptable to keep your current employers name private on your CV and when dealing with a recruiter?

Is it acceptable to keep your current employers name private on your CV and when dealing with a recruiter?. I intend to soon begin searching for a new job but i do not want to disclose the name of my ...
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What are some tips for making a technical resume? [closed]

I'm currently working on a Masters in Computer Science. I have a BA in Economics. As such, I have no work experience in any computer-related positions. I was considering law school, so I have a lot of ...
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Inappropriate to list my client's net worth?

I've worked as a freelance web developer and have had a client with a net worth well into 7 figures. I feel proud of this achievement and want people to know my skills are scalable, but I could see ...