Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae.

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Why is it bad to use personal pronouns in a CV?

I am applying for a new job, and I am rubbish at writing CVs, so I often have a look at the examples and templates on-line, and it says that you should use not use personal pronouns in these examples. ...
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What should I put on my resume for my education?

I'm an engineering student at an extension school and, as they remind us continually, we receive the same diploma as the main campus, zero difference. I was always told to put the name of the school ...
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Didn't keep in touch with previous supervisor.. As a student, should I still put the contact info on my resume?

I am a university 2nd year computer science student and I did a summer job as an IT Analyst when I was 3/4 through my first year. My summer job as an IT Analyst went great and my supervisor, manager ...
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How can I categorize my computer skills in resume?

I am preparing a resume for my job search. I have the following set of computer skills to list: Excel, SPSS, Minitab, Matlab, MS Project, Visio, ARENA, ProModel, R, SQL, Java, Python, LATEX ...
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Achievements on resume

I am trying to come up with achievements to put on my resume but I am having trouble actually finding anything that could qualify as such. Don't get me wrong, I am certain I am doing a very good job ...
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Should I leave this job off my resume?

I worked at a job for 12 months but I decided to resign after I broke a few company rules which made me look bad, and made my experience working there really awkward. My manager wasn't happy about it ...
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Resume - stuck on experience [duplicate]

I want to prepare a resume , I finished M.Sc. in 2012, and have 7 months as internship experience in java from June 2013 toDecember 2013, And From January 2014 to till now I am working as a .net ...
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How to add task improvement/efficiency in a Resume

I am about to finish a semester internship and looking for the right way to highlight the results of a software that I wrote. In a nutshell, I automated a task that would take around 6.5 hours for an ...
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Can I add suggestions I made that weren't implemented (by me) to a resume?

I've left my place of employment and I've been fixing up my resume, etc, but while adding to an "Achievements" section, I thought about all the ideas I originally brought up to the company. Being much ...
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Best way to list consulting/contracting experice on resume/linkedin

About one year ago I started working at a software development consulting company. Since then I have had many engagements and my resume is growing (length-wise) at a rapid rate. I have just quit my ...
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technical resume and projects

I'm a junior software engineer. I have a one page resume with a second page crammed with a few previous work projects and then a link to my github profile. Since I did not get good grades in school ...
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Entrepreneur experience in resume

I co-founded a start-up in fashion industry, I intend to leave because of financial reason and not having a central role. My work was mostly involved in designing site & marketing. 1) How do I ...
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Are accomplishment-based resumes appropriate for support (back-office) positions?

Some hiring managers prefer 'accomplishment-based' resumes over 'responsibility-based' resumes: I tend to discount resumes that only talk about responsibilities for instance. I want people who ...
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Is it OK to ask a company how they got my email address?

I got an email from the HR department of a company about a job opportunity. The email is addressed directly to me, so I was wondering if it is okay to ask them where they got my email address, or ...
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Communicating professionalism of freelance programming on a resume

Edit: revised question ---- When trying to break into any career the biggest hurdle is building professional experience in that field. On any resume it's the most desirable quality for any ...
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Where is the line between acceptable incomplete information and lies?

I know that claiming to have a degree that you don't have would be too much, and bring me into legal trouble, beyond being fired. But can I get away with following stuff? I did French at school, ...
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Are self-employed positions disregarded on a resume?

A lot of my experience in my field (programming) is volunteer or contractual work. For example, for a couple of years I volunteered at my university to mark assignments, on a couple of occasions I've ...
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Long absence due to illness [duplicate]

I have been absent from the job force for 7 years due to an illness. I have spent years and no small effort to come back into the workforce. I can no longer go back to the career I was in and although ...
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Can I omit previous work experience from future job applications and my resume?

I managed to get myself fired from my last full-time job, and finding other work since then has been difficult. I used to put that job down for previous work experience, along with my termination from ...
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how to make classic Resume to reflect everything [closed]

Well i don't know is this right place to ask or not but i wanted to know how can i make resume show everything, done even a bit task also. As we don't have proofs every time for what we have ...
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Why advantages does tailoring a resume have over sending out generic resumes?

Note: I am speaking from the perspective of a recent college graduate applying to firms with graduate programs/schemes. I don't know if this makes a difference or not! There are many, different, ...
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How to write a resume for a career change [closed]

This is a topic I've been fretting about for a couple of years now. I served in the USAF as an Aerospace Ground Equipment mechanic for 13 years and can no longer do my job due to blowing out both of ...
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What are the chances of faked work experience being discovered? What would the impact on potential employment be if it was?

A friend of mine has been unemployed for nearly 8 months, and is coming to the end of his unemployment benefits. After reading about how difficult it is to find jobs after 6 months of unemployment, I ...
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How can I determine when to list hobbies/side projects on a resume when the quality might be somewhat low?

I am a ASP.net developer and in my free time I have created a basic JavaScript games because I'm bored/find it fun. It helps with my job as I get a better understanding and practice with JavaScript. ...
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When should I include information in my resume to indicate I have a high IQ?

When should you add info on projects or associations that you joined that are exclusive to extremely intelligent people (e.g. Mensa, in my case)? Researching on the internet implies a general ...
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How to refer to an ex-employer that no longer exists?

I previously worrked for two employers that no longer exist due to different situation, and I don't know how to refer them in my resume. Company A was running successful and my ex-boss sold it. ...
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How should I represent my first short term role on my CV after a very conventional career path?

For the last 9 years I've pursued an extremely conventional IT career path with jobs of 2 - 3 years with increasing responsibilities. As such, my CV nicely represents a "reverse pyramid", with the ...
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Several short-term jobs in the resume

I worked in a big company for two and a half year, after that I didn't quite fined the right job. Since I left that company I had 4 Jobs, first for two months, second for two months, thrid for 8 ...
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Applying for a job by email and snail mail simultaneously - should I “warn” the HR that I duplicated my application?

If I apply for a job and send a CV by email (the expected way), but I believe that mailing paper resumes has some advantages as well - it's an actual piece of paper after all, someone can leave it on ...
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How to explain that my experience makes up for my lack of qualifications?

I am a few years into my career after education and I believe I have been very good at what I started, have an aptitude for development in a big corporation (was promoted a few times already and ...
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Job offer: the new job title sounds unimportant [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer with 10 years of experience and a great resume. During the last few years my job title has been some variations of Senior Software Engineer. I've been looking for a new job ...
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How to know what real world skills I have used during my work that I could list on my CV? [closed]

I am an entry-level programmer, working for just over a year for a company. I want to refresh my CV and describe what I did during the past year in the project I was involved. However, I couldn't ...
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Adding skills to your resume that are not part of your job description?

I work for an insurance broker that manages several billion in assets and I do a lot of analysis and I have taught myself python to solve analytics problems. This is not a part of my official job ...
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How can I make the 'Key Skills' section look attractive on my CV?

I'm a junior developer with only one year of experience. Because of this lack of experience I decided to use the hybrid CV format. In my understanding, the most important part is the key skills ...
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How to include creative abilities in cover letter/resume?

I found a job posting which explicitly states they are looking for creative people. I consider myself to be fairly creative but am unsure how to include this in a resume or cover letter. I don't see ...
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Should a year of Americorps service be listed as “professional experience” or “volunteering” on a resume and LinkedIn?

There was a competitive application process to get into this Americorps program and I did receive a living stipend (barely enough to cover basic living expenses). I'm inclined to list my Americorps ...
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Does HR google your email address or username? [closed]

How common is it for HR or recruiters to google your email or handle name address to find out more about you?
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Typo in a resume? [closed]

I am a graduating student in college and I recently started hunting for internship jobs as part of our university's academic requirements. I am currently looking for Internships related with IT ...
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Who is an expert?

I never feel comfortable calling myself an "expert" in any skill on the resume, because obviously I don't know everything on any topic. I know nobody knows everything, but I still have this fear that ...
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Adding non professional work to a professional resume

A close friend of mine has been working late shifts as a delivery driver for a local takeaway to earn some extra money to make ends meet. He has been working here for about a year and a half. No ...
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Techniques for presenting a portfolio when an employer is asking about a candidate's ability

I have recently been applying for jobs as a programmer. I have created a small portfolio with specific examples that display my knowledge of various facets of programming and how my work experience ...
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Should mailing address go on resume? [duplicate]

I know it's similar to this question, but should a mail address (i.e. where you live) be included on a resume? In other words is there any down side to this?
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Should I put work not related to my profile on my resume?

I currently work for start up company. My current designation is of Developer. However I have been involved in the company in various capacity: Hiring(Conducting technical interviews). Things like ...
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What should I know when applying for my first job?

I am entering the workplace for the first time. What do I need to know before getting started? This post is a community wiki meant to help answer questions that would otherwise be considered 'too ...
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personal logo on cv or label? [closed]

I have a professional logo that was developed using my name and can be found as the banner on my website. Is it appropriate to use it in the header of a cover letter for a blind mailing seeking a ...
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How can I improve my chances for summer internships as an undergrad? [closed]

So I am an undergrad, second-year student majoring in both Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering. My grades are average in my class. I have been having a difficult time trying to ...
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Highlighting foreign academic honours in my résumé

I am about to apply for jobs in the USA, with a Canadian B.A. and the French equivalent of an M.Sc. I had a GPA of only 3.1 for my bachelor, but managed to receive a "Mention Très Bien", which is the ...
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How should students applying for internships/co-ops mention classes they have taken and the things they accomplished in class?

I'm in my schools co-op program. An instructor said I should include the "awesome courses I have taken and what I did in them". Is this recommend? A potential problem could be that the reader wouldn't ...
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Mentioning academic concession when sending transcripts

I am applying for co-op jobs through my school. Some require me to send a transcript. Last semester I missed a lot of school due to illness and did poorly, which I'm worried will negatively impact my ...
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Is it ok to leave out my country of residence?

I would like to know if it's ok to not show my current country of residence in my resume? I know by experience, that most recruiter would prefer hiring people from the same state/country and I would ...