Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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

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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Resume Convention: University or Department First? [on hold]

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: ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Familiarity with subject related literature as a skill in CV

I'm currently studying Computer Science at University, and I'm going to apply for an intern position at a few companies. Reviewers will probably be flooded by similarly looking CV and resumes ...
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Should I include a company's name on my resume?

First off, I'm a computer science student and I'm planning on doing an internship next year. Currently I'm working for a non technical company for the summer but I'm completing technical programming ...
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Skill based resume - what tense? [duplicate]

In a 1 page skill based resume, what tense should I use? For example, under Marketing, I've listed 5 skills - 3 were used in the past whereas 2 are being utilitized in my current job. Is mixing past ...
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Is it appropriate to put MOOC's free courses in the resume?

As you may already know, Coursera, Udacity and EdX have free courses as well as paid courses (which are basically the free ones with a certificate of completion). My question is, when I complete a ...
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I had to take an extended medical leave. How do I report this absence of time on my résumé? [duplicate]

I am a 2nd year college student. After my first year of college, I unfortunately had a musculoskeletal problem for nearly 6 years that impaired basic functioning. I had to take extended medical leave, ...
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Job hopping on Applications [duplicate]

Ive had a decent work history up to October 2014, but since that time, I've had 3 jobs. All of them in call centers. I quit one hoping the next would be better, but they are all the same. One had ...
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Is a picture of my e-ID on my resume a good idea? [duplicate]

I recently redesigned my resume to make it easier to read and edit, by removing nested tables, moving certain areas, and combining others. Part of what I did was replace some of my personal ...
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Do ranking and prestige of a university matter? [closed]

What factors should I consider in deciding whether to transfer to another university? I am currently studying Computer Science at Westminster University, which is ranked 100/126 in the UK, or 11/15 ...
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Which company to mention in LinkedIn or resume: Actual Employer or the Client

I had been employed by company X but after couple of months I had been shifted to client location at company Y and I worked there for almost 2 years before resigning. Also, Company Y is more renowned ...
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Resume automatically screened - at disadvantage due to formatting?

This might be a simple worry, but I am curious about other peoples experiences. I am applying to my first real-world job (not in academia anymore) and I am worried my resume will get screened because ...
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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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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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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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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?