Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae.

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Should I include hobby SysAdmin (System Administration) activities in my CV?

When I was younger I used to develop various modifications for some games and also run servers for them, which I maintained and kept up to date etc. I am now trying to find employment as a System ...
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Omit Junior from job title on resume - likely outcome?

My job title is currently Junior Software Engineer. When I sent out my CV with the title Software Engineer instead, I received a much better response. If I get offered a role I applied for with ...
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How to put non-standard job description/achievements in a good light on resume?

I have been able to increase the scale and profitability of our department by creating a strategy that is completely outside-the-box and turned out to be 100s of times more effective and efficient ...
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Normal Verbiage on Resume [on hold]

When I was taught how to write resumes they say write to use lot of adjectives, i.e. Teamed with engineers to develop software application To me it seems artificial, why not say Worked with ...
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Should I include Cover Letter if not asked

I am applying for a job, but they don't ask for Cover Letter. Should I include a cover letter anyway. If I was on the hiring end, I would look straight at the applicant's resume, and if I am ...
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Job Ad says “Give us an idea of your ideal starting salary” [duplicate]

I came across a job ad that says to give them an idea of the salary I wanted through the cover letter. What I was hoping to do was leave out the salary part in the cover letter, then discuss it when ...
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Should references in a resume be upfront, or upon request?

I've read several posts here about advising NOT to put references in resume, but when I see "Furnished Upon Request" or "Available upon request", it gives my sixth sense a queasy feeling. If I was on ...
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Should I mention an honorary role that included very limited responsibilities?

I currently work for a small company. A couple of years ago, our CEO set up a sister company, and several of us did odd-jobs to assist in getting it up and running. At one point, he was concerned ...
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Should you preemptively explain the reason for your short employment in the cover letter?

I will start applying for jobs soon, but my experience will have a recent 3 month long work in a single company (which from what I have learned, is a general bad impression). Should I preemptively ...
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Will a job title change in resume affect my career?

As an employer of software industry with 3 years of total IT experience, in which I have worked as: Network Support Engineer in Company 'X' for 1 year 3 months and Software engineer in Company 'Y' ...
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Putting Dates for Short Experience Period

Some of my work experience are more than 1 year so I can easily put dates for them on my resume in this format: Year1 - Year3 But I also got some work experience which last a few months only. So, in ...
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How do I recover from using a fake resume during my career?

I'm currently working as a contractor as a software engineer for a technology firm for the past 3 months for which I have faked my resume. This happened due to some unavoidable circumstances, so ...
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How do I make a career out of IT? I'm a little lost [duplicate]

Quick background: 23 y/o, turn 24 in October B.S. in IT ~1 year of experience in small computer repair shop ~1 year of experience at school district as a computer tech ~1 year+(present job) at a ...
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Are the certifications from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments well regarded in the investment management and banking industries? [closed]

Some background: I am an IT developer focusing on the financial services/finance industry. I've just recently left a permanent position where I conceived, architected and lead the development of a ...
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How to put newly learnt skills on Resume

In my current job, I have recently learned new skills and technologies. When looking for a new job, I see that prospective employers are asking for those skills, which is great. How do I strike the ...
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Adding hobby projects to resume?

I'm a developer (edit: I should clarify I also do SysAdmin, game design, etc) and hobby projects are a huge part of the industry. Should I add my hobby projects to my resume, and if so how do I ...
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How to fill in professional experience using online-system?

I'm applying for a job, where on the online-system, I'm asked to fill in my professional experience in series of drop-down selection. Please see attached screenshot. What gets me confused that I have ...
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Company name dropping etiquette (CV's/LinkedIn)

I'm looking for some opinions on what is considered acceptable when looking to bolster your CV with the names of big, or interesting, companies you've worked with. In particular, in my situation as a ...
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How to List Personal/Side Projects as a Work Experience in Resume [duplicate]

I got an employment gap in which I was working on my side projects. I wonder how I can write them under Work Experience in my resume. EDIT: This is NOT a duplicate of the other question. I am asking ...
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Would applying for jobs repeatedly with modified/updated resume annoy recruiters enough to ban the candidates?

I am talking of the situation when the application is rejected at the resume screening stage without human contact, not post interview. In the age of online applications banning would be as simple as ...
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What to include on a resume regarding temporary work? [duplicate]

I wonder how I should include a temporary assignment that did not go well. It was for a 3 month contract but it was ended early by the employer. Should I include this on my resume or should I ...
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Would adding humor to my CV hurt me?

I'm applying for an internship position as front-end engineer, and I'd like to make my résumé stand out a bit. I'm not going to add colors or drawings, I'm not even a designer, I'd just like to leave ...
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Should I include political work in my CV?

Should I put political work and outside activities in my CV? At least in my country (Germany), it is quite common to put outside activities (e.g. being on a sports team or activities) onto your CV. ...
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What constitutes relevant and marketable work experience?

I want to build up my resume, being able to claim more marketable experience, but my current position at work does not afford me the opportunities to move in the direction that I'm interested in. ...
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Is it ethical to put a job title representing the work I actually performed instead of my given title on a resume? [duplicate]

I recently received a phone call from the HR department of a company I applied to, who were interested in interviewing me. I was caught off guard however, when the job they wanted to interview me for ...
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Can I put a job that I have only worked for two weeks on my resume? [duplicate]

I am currently working for retail and I am NOT liking it at all and this is my first official job besides nannying and tutoring which is like "under the table jobs" they are not with any agencies. And ...
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How can I find accurate start and stop dates for my resume from jobs that I had 20 to 35 years ago?

I have been working in the same type of job for over 35 years. In putting my resume together I no longer remember the exact start and stop dates for jobs from several years ago. How do I get these ...
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How to show off a large raise on a resume?

TL;DR: A while ago, I was looking for a new job to get a change of pace and try a new work environment. I was underpaid when I started, got some raises, but I was making more than enough for my modest ...
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Getting interviews and passing them that require coding and scripting skills

How do people who have knowledge of coding and scripting languages, but no work experience with them get jobs that seek those skills? I do have a computer science degree, but that was last decade. ...
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Isn't stating quantifiable metrics on resume achievements carrying the risk of revealing insider/confidential information?

Always wondered - resumes nowadays are supposed to have numbers and explain strategies, etc. but isn't there a risk of insider information (and potentially confidential information) about the employer ...
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Is there a way to explain on resume that the scope/role of the employee constantly changed to make leaps in performance?

I am asking because I would like to describe this as an achievement on my resume. I will use an analogy to simplify my story: I have a team of graphic designers and we get more and more requests but ...
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Training done, certificate received, should I put it on my cv/linkedin profile? [duplicate]

Recently I had a four-day training about Android development. The training was paid by my employer and delivered by an external company. It's the first time I've taken this kind of training. ...
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Do I include current boss as a reference on my resume while seeking a new position

I am in a dilemma; I am seeking a new position in a system of 'good ole boys' and am somewhat fearful of retaliation. I am in great standing with my present boss with all positive reviews and ...
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Last man standing (legacy system decommissioning)

My question will be whether the situation I'm going to describe should be mentioned, emphasized, or omitted when writing a resume. After many years with the company an Application Developer sees a ...
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Pursuing a full-time position while completing coursework for my bachelor's degree

I'm almost done with a computer science major in college, and all but one of my computer science courses will be finished by the end of the next semester. I have 2 years work experience in co-ops and ...
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Should I include membership on the board of a non profit company unrelated to my profession on my resume?

I'm a graphic designer & web developer, just out of high school, and was hired to work on a site for a local historical preservation group after graduation. Now, the group has presented me an ...
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How to include large school projects in CV for Freshers

I am a fresh graduate of Software Engineering and I need help on creating a good CV for freshers. As I have no work experience, I want to include some of our large academic software projects which I ...
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How should incomplete freelance projects be presented in a CV? [duplicate]

I've got a freelance project that's technically finished but I'm waiting for the client to sort out domain registration, which could take up to a month. The deliverable website is available in a ...
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How to sell my small company or start-up background when applying for jobs at significantly larger corporations? [closed]

Note: I hope this question is more relevant than my previous one, but please help me rephrase if it isn't. I have a strong track record at a small growth-stage, start-up like company, and that's my ...
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Interviews and old companies that no longer exist

I am thinking of looking for a job again, or at least seeing whats out there. My problem is that I have had an usually long string of jobs where the companies no longer exist. Either they were ...
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Will not disclosing that I worked as a contractor not an employee count against me in a hiring decision? [closed]

I recently accepted a job offer for a job that I really want. However, I did not include on my resume that I work as a contractor in my current position, nor I did in the application. However, I put ...
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Should I include my current job, which is only 4 months long, in my resume? [duplicate]

I landed myself in my first job pretty quickly soon after graduation. However, in to my second week, I knew this job wasn't for me. I convinced myself to stay longer, for at least a year, thinking ...
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Adding unorthodox content to a resumé [duplicate]

I have developed a porn website. Would it be a positive to mention this on my resumé and include it in the porfolio on my LinkedIn profile even when I’m applying to places where I wouldn’t work with ...
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Personal projects involving questionable websites on resume

I have an open source project that has gained a decent amount of attention and popularity, though it is far from well known. I believe it represents my skills quite nicely. The thing is, it is ...
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Is it absolutely necessary to specify on CV whether a course was taken distance/online or not? [closed]

Is it necessary, and why? Would it somehow imply that either the distance/online course vs the full-time course weight different values? What about executive/weekend-format courses? Isn't ...
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(When) Should I stop listing Eagle Scout on my resume?

I am an Eagle Scout, and felt pretty good about including 'Eagle Scout' on my college applications. After college, I felt good about including 'Eagle Scout' at the bottom of my resume when looking ...
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To what extent can career progression be damaged by not having formal education? [closed]

If I have strong experiences and major achievements (even some that are recognized as remarkable across the industry), would missing formal educational qualifications still limit my opportunities to ...
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Is it ok to put the courses that I have self-studied in my resume? what should be the wording?

Is it ok to put the courses that I have self-studied in my resume? what should be the wording? I'm going to compose a CV as a network engineer I need to know if it's OK to have self-studied courses ...
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Someone requested my resume, what should I include in the thank you letter?

I am a social worker trying to move into the for-profit industry. I have a second job as a cashier at a well known retail store. A customer and I were having a conversation as I rang her up. I told ...
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Should you mention security exploits that you've discovered on a resume?

I'm sure I'm not the only soon-to-be graduate who is pondering on this question. Would it be a good idea to put exploits that I have found on a web application, programs, etc on my resume? Would it ...