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Graduation year on resume for older candidate

I wouldn't say I'm old, but I'll certainly be getting there soon enough. I was reviewing my resume today, is there ever a point where a job candidate should not list their college years or graduation ...
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How to get over long (5 year) unemployment rut in software development?

I graduated 2009, Bachelors of Computer Information Systems, minor in Math, in western Canada. That's all my local University offered and I rationalized the minor helped even me out against Comp Sci ...
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Date of employment: what to do with last month?

What should I do with the last month of my contract. Put the current month in which I ceased the activity, or put the next month? For instance, if I worked from Sep 1 to Oct 31, should I put Sep - ...
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Best way to display added responsibilities in same company on resume

I've been working for a small company for 1.5 years as a Software Developer. Recently the Technical Writer was let go and I was asked to take on his responsibilities on top of my current duties. Being ...
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Including High School work experience in graduate Resume/CV?

Back in year 10 of (UK) high-school I carried out "work experience" as part of my schools curriculum. I worked for my uncles electrical Services company as an electrician's assistant. This was back in ...
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How should I list a paying side project that is concurrent with “real” job?

I saw other questions that seem similar to this (How to List Personal/Side Projects as a Work Experience in Resume, Are independent projects appropriate to list on a resume?) but I didn't find what I ...
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Should I list the bachelor's when I have higher degrees?

For someone who has one or more higher degrees than the bachelor's, under what circumstances (if any) should they omit their bachelor's degree from their resume? As a concrete example, I have a ...
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Is this a bad resume for a banking job? [closed]

What can I add to my resume that will help give me a higher chance of getting called back? I've only worked in the food industry since I have started working (I'm 20). I don't really know how to make ...
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How to express my interest in multiple positions on my cover letter

With most companies I apply to, they allow the applicant to attach one resume and one cover letter. If there is more than one position that I am interest in, which in most cases there are, I say that ...
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What do people in Human Resources / Hiring think about resumes with skill bars?

This question was asked on graphicdesign.stackexchange.com, but I wanted an HR perspective. See the bottom-right of the resume below.
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How to describe a minimally related consulting position on a resume: Should I list my billable hours percentage?

I am trying to strengthen my resume, and I hear it is important to support job descriptions with hard facts or direct results of one's performance. I am listing my experience as a consultant, which I ...
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Is it ok to not include phone number on resume?

I have a phone but I very much seldom use it. I prefer the communication through email (which I had already included in my job resume). Is that okay if I don't include a phone number in my job ...
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How to make leaving a PhD seem like a positive thing on a resume

I have a feeling this question has been posted before, but I wanted to ask as my situation is slightly different. I've recently decided to leave my PhD program in the social sciences in order to look ...
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How to say that I have attended big competitions and get no result?

In the Activities field, I decide to write down two volunteer jobs and two competitions I have attended. For the volunteer jobs, it's easier to say because I don't lose or win anything; the result ...
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Is it OK to have a “Looking to Avoid” section on a resume?

If I have a strongly held conviction that it is always important to use the most cost-effective tool to solve a given problem, and I know a list of certain tools that represent deal-breakers to me ...
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Do recruiters care about seniority titles?

A recruiter contacted me for a senior position, but with a maximum salary that is mid-level at best. As far as I can tell, there is no added responsibility coming with the senior title. Now, I want ...
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Handing out resumes during a seminar/workshop/yearly event?

I will be attending a bi-annual event as a potential employee (I'm currently a junior in college). I will be carrying my resume with me to pass out to potential employers if it is requested. My ...
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LinkedIn Family Endorsements. Good or bad? [closed]

I am working on a resume for a job, and am also including a link to my LinkedIn (Linkopedia according to my dad) for an extended resume including endorsements. My parents, who are proofreading my ...
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How can I make a CV worse? [duplicate]

I am asking this question for somebody else. I am in the UK, in Kent or the outskirts of London. Anyway, he is 16, and has just started 6th form. He has been looking for jobs all summer and still is, ...
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Career reputation impact, going from Large Notable Company to Small Unheard-of Company [closed]

I am likely to be offered a job in an interview today, and I am not certain whether I can take it. Namely, in thinking forward, my current employer for 3 years following college is a very noteworthy ...
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Is it appropriate to have a “technologies used” section for each employer?

I've had jobs both in the software development and IT fields, both using very different technologies with some overlap. I want to highlight that I am proficient in both areas. My original resume had a ...
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How to list multiple staffing agencies but same employer?

I'm going through a rough patch at the moment due to layoffs within the company I work for. I'm trying to figure out how exactly I should put the job on my resume. I originally interviewed with the ...
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Are plain or attention grabbing résumés more effective?

Here are some example résumés. Example 1, most attention grabbing. Example 2, styled but subtle. Example 3, most standard. Is a plain or "attention grabbing" resume more effective? Or perhaps in ...
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Should I tell prospective employers about my past mental and physical health problems to explain why I have underachieved? [duplicate]

I'm a PhD student in my late 20s, looking to start a career outside academia. My academic performance has been good but not outstanding; I have almost no work experience apart from a small amount of ...
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A contact's glowing referral has exaggerated my volunteer/work experience

I am applying to jobs and I have been using my "volunteer" experience at a university's software development laboratory under the experience section in my resume. I say "volunteer" because it was ...
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speculating on applicant's national origin and gender

I have noticed colleagues, when reviewing applicant resumes together, sometimes speculate on the national origin and gender of the applicant (usually based on their name). This seems to be harmless ...
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Should one mention office launch experience in CV

I work for a big retail enterprise and help the company to develop its branch in my local city. I'm in charge of office construction and launch. The office is a place for software development team. ...
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Laid off 3 months into first job out of college. How to present this to prospective employers?

I graduated from college with a Bachelor's recently. I had already lined up a job at a small-ish web developer, which I started at shortly after graduation. However, the week before I started, the CEO ...
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Can your Stack Overflow Careers profile be used as an official resume?

Like the title says, can your Stack Overflow Careers profile be used as an official resume? Is it professional?
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How to write the project roles and responsibilities in Resume for the creation of university web portal?

I'm one the team member of our university web portal creation, where i worked in creating the database and interactive web pages with HTML, Javascript , JQuery, Ajax and PHP. But i haven't involved in ...
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How to put something on your resume that is hobby-like but is incredibly relevant to positions you're applying for?

I saw this question (How should I show relevant volunteer work on a resume?) which answers half of my question, but not the other half. I'm a programmer that does some open source work (above), but ...
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How to organize technical skills on resume? [duplicate]

How would I organize the technical skills I have on my resume? This is what I have but I'm not sure if this is the best way to organize. Skills Programming Language — C, C++, Objective-C, Python ...
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Showing college credit earned during high school on resume?

I am a college sophomore applying for internships. During my senior year of high school, I attended classes at a college full-time as part of my school's early college program. These credits ...
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Rules for creating a developer cv? [duplicate]

I read it should be one page for every 10 years and an agent told me employers seriously considering you want all the details. I know a developer whose 10 years are split over 7 pages with details of ...
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Citing Multiple Projects for One Employer

I have worked for an IT Consulting Company for the passed year or so. I have worked on multiple projects (in-house, start to finish) for many different clients. I'm looking for an elegant way to list ...
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Submitted Resume with Factual Mistake - Just noticed! What to do? [duplicate]

I submitted a copy of my resume through a company's application web app. Also have a connection there and had them pass another copy along to the relevant parties. After the fact, I felt my resume was ...
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Different Resumes versions on the Web (one is “fake”)

I'll start by saying I have a computer science degree, and my first job I got was with a consulting firm who offered to train me in the relevant technologies (under contract). I signed the 16 month ...
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How do I show on my resume that I have stayed with the same group of lawyers for 10 years even though we moved as a group to three different firms?

How do I show on my resume that I have stayed with the same group of lawyers for 10 years even though we moved as a group to three different firms? I have stayed with the same "rainmaker" or lead ...
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Is mentioning having a disorder in a cover letter a bad idea? [duplicate]

I am currently a university student applying to companies for internships. In my first two years at university, I was experiencing symptoms of an autoimmune disorder that went misdiagnosed as ...
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Online Presence with Wikipedia

I am currently a senior in college in the job hunting phase. I have a rather significant online presence with an upcoming website, LinkedIn profile, StackOverflow Careers profile, etc... I also have ...
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Should I mention an unrelated degree on my CV? [duplicate]

Here's my situation: I'm almost 26 y.o. Nationality: Russian, currently living in Toronto. I have just finished my undergrad degree in Computer Science and was thinking of maybe getting a job in IT ...
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Should a CV/resume be customised or just the cover letter?

Since a cover letter will already include the highlights of the CV that are relevant to that particular company and job advert, is it necessary to tweak the CV as well?
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What to write in CV about university degree unrelated to job

I am looking for front end development work, for which I have relevant experience to list. My degree is in politics. Should I just write my degree, university and classification or should I expand on ...
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Listing skills on resume [duplicate]

I want to know if I should list technical on which I have knowledge, familiarity and reasonable level of expertise, but no work experience in my resume. If yes than how to list them in a resume so as ...
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Work Experience Mistake on a Resume

About month-and-a-half ago, I submitted my resume and an application for an analyst position. I had some voluntary work experience which I listed under "Professional Experience." Later did I notice my ...
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How much personality should you put in the CV? [closed]

People used to advice that emotion or personality is bad for your professional. However, many new studies say that you do something not because it's rational but because it's emotional (like the ...
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How to present a job where the company was bought out while you worked there? [duplicate]

I'm working on updating my resume and came across this issue. The company I work at was bought out almost a year ago, while I continued working there during that time. To further clarify, timeline ...
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Are endorsements for skills on LinkedIn something that HR people look at?

I am a senior at a University and soon I will be looking for a full time job as Software Engineer (hopefully). I was wondering - how critical are endorsements on LinkedIn? It seems that one's ...
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What is the proper way to describe highly collaborative projects in your resume?

Good resume style dictates that you are clear about your contributions to a project. The advise is to use action verbs, to specifically describe what your contribution was, and what the outcome was. ...
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Can working with niche apps/tech exclusively hurt your career in actual software development? How to get out of the cycle?

I'm finding myself in a bit of a pickle. I've been at a pretty comfortable IT group for almost a decade. I got my start here working on web development, mostly CRUD, but have demonstrated the ability ...