Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Can / Should I put project budgets on my resume?

I work as an engineering manager. I am wondering if it is commonly-accepted practice to put your projects' financial budgets on your resume and discuss them in interviews. I'm thinking something like ...
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Would it been seen negatively if a part of a Qualification's name was omitted?

One of my Qualification is titled Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Games). in comparison to a normal Bachelor of Information Technology it's the exact same having the exact same Core ...
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What to do to fill education Gap in CV [on hold]

I have a long long gap in my education ! After completed my college i went to Muhammad Ali Jinnah University , where I studied from 2006 to 2008 Aug and then i dropped out because of some stress/...
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Worked for two companies in past years but under the same boss. How I put this on resume?

I'm writing my resume. In the latest four years I worked for two companies, let's call them company A (from date X to Y) and company B (from Y until now). While I was working with company A I worked ...
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Is it better for me to keep an old referee's contact details if i have been unable to confirm them?

When i was made redundant from my old job my employer (that being the man who hired me, not the company that brought the company then shut our department down) agreed to become my referee for my ...
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It is rude to ask for a reply only via email when applying to a job?

I'm job going to send out some resumes to apply for several software developer position. In my resume there is my mobile phone but I'd rather be reached via email, should I tell them explicitely or ...
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How to mention my freelancing projects of a suspended profile?

I have been working on Upwork as a Software Engineer for 3 years and had a very successful career until my profile got suspended few days ago. I worked in a company for 1 year but after that i just ...
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Resume Writing: To list as one company or two?

My first, major career position that I landed was with a small-sized company. Shortly after I was hired, the company was purchased by a very large corporation. After acquisition, the parent company ...
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Should I leave two short term jobs off of my resume?

I have only just graduated University and plan on attending graduate school. In the past I've held part-time positions, and some of them only lasted a few months. Mostly this is because they were not ...
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Is it wise to put CV on homepage [duplicate]

I'm unemployed and looking for a job. I have applied to all workplaces near me that I can imagine my education would be suitable. Now I'm at the point that I can't imagine who could recruit me. I'm ...
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How to get back in workplace after a long absence

I've been out of the workplace for 3 years due to some severe health problems (8 surgeries within 2.5 years). The surgeries are finally behind me, but I don't know how I can re-enter the workforce ...
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How can I give a friend critical advice on her terrible resume?

I recently referred a friend to my workplace and asked her to send in her resume to us. She is very qualified but her resume is absolutely horrible. It's written in a terrible font and half her work ...
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Should I lock my resume from editing to make it read-only?

Through a few friends I know who work as recruiters at some temporary agencies, for certain contracts the department was told to edit resumes (and heighten them so the pay rate is a few dollars higher)...
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How to include work experience on resume

I am writing my resume for a travel position, I have only ever waitressed but have a passion for travel. I have completed a weeks paid work experience for a luxury Destination Management Company which ...
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Can I claim my anonymous blog on my resume?

I am considering starting an anonymous technical blog. I do not want to use my real name or picture online. If I have such a blog, can I still claim it on my resume when I apply for a job? If yes, ...
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Should I put “Power User” on my resume

I'm curious if the term "Power User" has outlived its usefulness. There are several different definitions. Some include nothing more than knowing keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word, while others ...
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Adding projects to résumé as a consultant

Is it advised for a consultant to ask its customers the consent to list a selection of projects into his résumé? Specifically adding each one a little detail, such as: project name customer url (we'...
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Should I mention PSR Coding Standard (PSR-1, PSR-2) in resume? [closed]

Should I mention PSR Coding Standard (PSR-1, PSR-2) in resume? It will be good for a programmer or not? Please guide me
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Online publications in CVs

Do you think it's a good idea to put online publications on your CV? I am talking about articles published on sites like DZone.com and the alike. If it is a good idea, how, in what form should I ...
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Is it acceptable not to include nationality and the date of birth into CV?

I have recently received some criticism that my CV does not include the date of birth and nationality, and I that should add this information in further applications. From the other side, I am not ...
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online education and applying for new job [closed]

Right now I have two completed diplomas in my field: a 2 year diploma, and a 3 years advanced diploma. I'm also taking online courses to complete a Bachelor of Computer Science. It will take another ...
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How to Show Certifications in Your Resume that is Partially Fulfilled

I am IT auditor and will be soon taking my certification exam - CISA from ISACA. Certification requirements call for passing a rigorous exam as well as a certain number of years of related job ...
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What counts as projects on my resume? [closed]

I am a senior CS student trying to build my resume. Right now I only have one-semester work experience on campus that was related to CS. Unfortunately, I could not get an internship. Many companies I ...
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Should I include a field specific job that I was released from at the end of the probationary period?

I was just released from a major job in my field at the end of the probation period because of apparent performance issues (I was not made aware of them during my employment). It was my first full ...
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Which personal information should I publish on my website as a resume?

I am planning to develop my own website as part of a (public) resume. I am not sure about the information that I should share on this public space. I guess I'll include the same information which I ...
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Added bullet point of international experience to resume

Good afternoon, Working on my resume and I have recently flew to the middle east to work alongside the customer providing technical training. I want to include this in a bullet point in my resume ...
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Would it be inappropriate to list only 1 semester on a resume even though I attended 3 semesters?

Recently I was asked for my resume. I went to a 4 year university for computer science. The first semester I did OK (3.11 GPA), however the next two semesters I dropped several classes and didn't ...
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About remote jobs in Stackoverflow [closed]

There are many remote jobs listed in SO, I was wondering how does it work? For example, I'm in Japan, and applied for a job tagged remote in US. And luckily I passed the interview, so, what's next? ...
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What to write on a background check

I'm wondering what is the proper approach for the following situation: I'm technically a contract employee at a large company. On my resume I did not mention I was a contractor and put my title and ...
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I received a CV from an agency but received it direct from the person first - where do I stand?

I have received a CV from someone asking for employment and then received it from an agency about 1.5hrs later. I understand that the agency spoke to the individual and he then found our company and ...
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How to mention “waiting for results” on CV? [duplicate]

I am a software developer and studied Software Engineering in a BS program. It is now 5 months that I have taken the final/8th semester exams but results have only been announced for 7 semesters yet. ...
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How to introduce myself in 10 minutes?

I am invited to an interview and was asked to prepare an introduction of myself and my proficiency, i.e. explain briefly my CV and an example project I am currently working at. I was given a time ...
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Is it ethical/professional that I associate acquired skills with my employment history in resume?

I am now updating my creative resume for my job prospects. I wanted to highlight my work experience and my skills, but normally, I would have to choose either skills or work experience to show on the ...
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Rewriting resume so it falls under federal government standards? [closed]

I recently saw an IT job announcement for the US Federal government and I'm confident that I have the necessary experience/background to successfully apply for it. Unfortunately, my 2-page resume was ...
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Can I round my GPA on my Resume

I have a Masters GPA of "3.499" and many jobs in my field have a requirement of a GPA of "3.5". The online job application portals are just filtering out my resume due to this 0.001 difference. I just ...
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Feeling stuck after relocating. Considering changing “specs” [closed]

I got my Bsc in CS from Polytechnic Univ. of Bucharest in 2014. I moved to London in February, this year. I have been struggling to get a job since. My experience with C++ consists of an year and in ...
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should i mention percentage of marks in resume for applying for job [closed]

I have previous experience in a different field and now i have to apply for software fresher job..should i mention my previous experience in my resume? Should i mention the percentage of marks in ...
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Order of the CV

I have a CV including the topics (among others) 'Academia' and 'Work Experience', which is a standard approach. This order makes perfect sense, if you finish school/university and start on your first ...
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Cumulative jobs in resume

I am new to the north-American job market (I am an immigrant) and I am struggling to prepare my resume and everything else. My biggest question at the moment is how to present the information that I'...
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How do I list a single contracting job for multiple companies on my resume?

I'm currently working for multiple companies. My work site is at one company(let's call it Company A). I will be working at A for the duration of my employment. This company is contracting another ...
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Job Application Confusion.. Help!

I applied for a job and did not hear from the place for 2 weeks. Finally the recruitment agency (not the company itself) contacts me about the app saying "sorry, that position was filled, but we have ...
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A software engineer and an accountant [closed]

I currently work as a senior software engineer. During my spare time I have learned financial accounting and have managed to get myself certified as an accountant. My question is, will there be any ...
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Putting development from ready-made templates into resume

I am an immigrant software developer in Canada and I have just started to look for jobs. Things are very, very different from back home and one of the many questions popping in my head is: I have ...
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Told everyone I graduated but turns out I didn't [closed]

I am finishing my bachelor degree. I finished my exams, applied to graduate and started applying to full time jobs in my field. I had a couple of interviews and have a couple more lined up. Today, I ...
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Returning to work after long term disability

Here is my situation I have been out of work for nearly 12 years (currently on Social Security Disability Benefits). My previous job title was Senior System Analyst for a major company (I got disabled ...
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What are the most efficient ways of proving my suitability without a proper degree? [closed]

Currently I'm a university student, but I'm having troubles with it, and actually some reservations as well. I'd rather just start working - the problem is that I can only seriously consider a ...
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Adding several target jobs to my CV [closed]

I've been working for several years as a Web Developer and Infographic Design. Sometimes, as Content Editor. Is it a good idea to add these three jobs in the "Target Jobs" fields of my CV?
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Is a low rank university on resume a deal breaker?

Up until now I've applied to some 20-30 Software development jobs. Some of my friends also applied to the same positions and few of them got the job. The thing is, I have the longest experience among ...
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How do I describe a role where I study different software solutions in my CV?

As an intern, my current role is to study different stream processing frameworks, in order to integrate them later (by me) into a platform created by the company. By studying a framework, I mean ...
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Client Name vs Client's Each Applications in Resume

Currently I handle multiple different applications on a client. Is it better to write down the client name only or list down each applications that handled by me (currently 3) in my resume?