Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Listing short but relevant work experience on resume

I'm updating my resume and would like to emphasize a short but relevant work experience from 3 years ago (web development), which was followed by a year of work outside my usual competence area (c++) ...
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Do you have to change your last name with your Alma Mater if you legally change your name?

I am wondering if employers might try to verify that I attended a college and if I need to update them with my current last name as it is different than the one on my diploma.
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Should I pay for someone to write my resume? [on hold]

I don't have the time to write my own resume. Is there anything wrong with paying someone else to do it for me?
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How do I recover from faked experience on a résumé? [duplicate]

I padded my résumé because I wanted to write experience commensurate with my (real) skill level (and years of effort which can't be directly documented). The bright-line I used to justify this was, ...
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Performance statistics to highlight for web dev work on a resume

I recently launched a new Wordpress website for an organization I've been working for, and I'm wanting to update my resume as a result. I know "I made this website" isn't enough - a lot of people ...
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Which is more beneficial: more internships, or longer internships? [on hold]

I am a sophomore computer science major and I plan on only taking three years to graduate. Consequently, I have a limited amount of time augment my experience and resume. I came into computer science ...
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Good place to get resume templates that don't suck? [closed]

I'm using Word 2013 on my PC. Not all that impressed with the resume templates. It's awkward trying to add new content. Looked online and found some okay ones, but nothing that great. Any ...
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impact on resume if business fails

I'm thinking of quitting my job and starting a business that might possibly fail within a year (I heard a lot of them do) Will I have problems getting hired again if the business fails? Will this be ...
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Software Development career - how to add or change languages?

I am a software developer that has primarily worked in Windows development in the Delphi language. At present, I am looking for a new job, and want to work in a different programming language (C# or ...
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How to boast not “sitting on the job” on resume? [duplicate]

I'm a proactive engineer, always looking for improvement points, and giving support to my colleagues, and after running out of tasks, I ask for new ones I do classes and code open-source in my free ...
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How to Explain Taking the Summer Off? [closed]

We're nearing the summer when internships are crucial for budding developers, and I have yet to receive more than a handful of interviews. I had an internship at a fantastic company last year, but ...
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slightly different font on my resume? [closed]

Given the massive amount of resumes thrown around out there, and how many of them recruiters need to go through, I was thinking of putting a different font than Arial. I think Courier New might be a ...
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What's the difference between a Resume and a Curriculum vitae? [duplicate]

In a lot of ways they seem to be the same thing with different names, but I've seen a lot of professionals who provide both on their online portfolios, and I was encouraged to prepare both for my own ...
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Is there anything that I shouldn't include in my CV?

I've worked a lot of random jobs; bike mechanic, bus driver, warehouseman, theatre technician, systems support specialist II, web developer, plus more. I've only ever prepared specialized resumes in ...
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How to include online courses skills in a resume [duplicate]

I'm looking for an entry-levels job, and (almost) all my relevant skills come from online courses on coursera.org How should I list these in my resume/CV? Should I create a section 'Continuing ...
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Is it appropriate to use Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as selling point in a personal statement?

I have a personality type as indicated by Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) of INTJ (introversion, intuition, thinking, judgment). This is one of the rarest personality types, occurring in only 1-2% ...
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Should I emphasize my non-traditional career path in a cover letter?

I have an unconventional career path from management to engineering, which is considered backwards to traditional, when a person first gets hired for sort of junior engineering position and then grows ...
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what documents should we bring for interview [closed]

I read an article on Forbes discussing the things we should bring to the interview. What documents should we carry while going for the interview? Should I bring my design portfolio? What about ...
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Should I put that I was fired on the job application site? [duplicate]

After working for a year I was fired due to product mismanagement. (I worked at a restaurant and ate food that was going to get thrown out. GM didn't like it. GM also didn't like me because me and one ...
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How do I reflect a single company's complicated history (such as buyouts) on a CV?

I have worked for my current company for over a decade at this point. This company was bought out a few years ago, adopting the larger company's name. This larger company then sold us a couple of ...
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Policies and guidance when receiving religious affiliation information on a resume

This question is similar to this one, but is the converse position. I started a consulting business awhile ago and was looking for some software engineers to fill a position. I wear all the hats ...
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How to list my technical skills [duplicate]

I am applying for a few researcher positions that don't specifically require programming skills (i.e., they don't have programming skills listed in the job postings), but based on the job ...
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What interpersonal skills should I list? [duplicate]

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? [closed]

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 it's similar to 3-4 projects

How do I define roles and responsibilities for a project if it's similar to 3-4 projects I have worked on? Should I 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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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 ...