Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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How to list time on fellowship in PhD program on resume

I'm a PhD student in computer science. I'm strongly considering leaving with a Masters once I complete my coursework. I don't plan on quitting until I have a job offer, though. I have two ...
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Advice for including work in a background check if not on resume due to job being a poor fit

I've gotten to the point in my career where I have enough work experience that my resume has gotten rather lengthy. So, to keep it focused, I recently trimmed some irrelevant and outdated information. ...
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What should I call a university on my CV, if the university has recently changed names?

The university I studied at has recently (a few months ago at the time of writing) changed its name. When including my degree from this university on my CV, what should I put? The name on my degree, ...
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Should I list on my resume my entrepreneurial project as freelance or own

I read that listing your side projects on your resume is a good idea. I'm currently working on an e-commerce project (I am a software engineer) since 2 years ago. It's a big project with a lot going ...
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so many resumes? [duplicate]

I am trying to applying for an IT job, here is my situation -- I have a pdf resume (latex --> pdf) format is here: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/two-column-one-page-cv I have a linkedin ...
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Where to include part time Master project in Resume?

I'm currently working full time as Senior Software Engineer. At the same time, I'm also taking a part time master degree on Software Engineering The master degree requires a final year project and I ...
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What should I tell the interviewer as to why I left a job after 4 months? [duplicate]

In October, I took a teaching job after leaving a school I had been at for 4 years. I left that job because I was frustrated due to a lack of behavioral support for the students. My new job is NOT the ...
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Is it acceptable to keep your current employers name private on your CV and when dealing with a recruiter?

Is it acceptable to keep your current employers name private on your CV and when dealing with a recruiter?. I intend to soon begin searching for a new job but i do not want to disclose the name of my ...
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What are some tips for making a technical resume? [closed]

I'm currently working on a Masters in Computer Science. I have a BA in Economics. As such, I have no work experience in any computer-related positions. I was considering law school, so I have a lot of ...
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Inappropriate to list my client's net worth?

I've worked as a freelance web developer and have had a client with a net worth well into 7 figures. I feel proud of this achievement and want people to know my skills are scalable, but I could see ...
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How can a quantitative fisheries scientist break into the business consulting field? [closed]

I have degrees in biology and fisheries science. I have >6 years of experience managing data, analyzing data, writing technical summaries of the analysis results, writing technical RFPs to secure new ...
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How to say that my grades are the best possible?

Let's assume that I hold a BSc and an MSc degree. In the BSc, the marks were 1-10, and I got a GPA of 8.5. So I can easily write on my CV "GPA: 8.5/10". In the MSc, the grading system was ...
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Online Resume post successful offer

I am recent graduate student who have secured a stable position at a financial firm. I have posted my resumes on online sites such as Monster, Dice, Indeed etc to aid employer exposure during my job ...
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Preparing for a software internship interview [closed]

I'm a 2nd year computer science student and have an in person interview with Yahoo in a couple of days for a co-op (internship) position. This is my first ever software related interview, ever. This ...
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How to present a self certification on a CV or LinkedIn?

Recently I applied for a job that required a certificate in six-sigma, which I don't have. In my application, I argued I had all of the relevant experience (8 years') to be able to do the job. I ...
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How can I include a secondary, tangentially related project/achievement on my CV? [duplicate]

A little background on me: I'm a freelance IT consultant and contractor who specialises in doing short and mid term projects involving a particular set of technology for a vendor (Let's say Microsoft ...
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Non-manager reference

I've been happily employed with a company in a technology-related job for several years now. However, as it is for many people, I've been offered another opportunity that I'd like to pursue. My ...
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Revised CV soon after application, what to do

I have recently graduated and started job hunting. I sent two application using a CV that I have now revised and improved quite significantly - I didn't have any project descriptions, just a generic ...
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How to adjust CV that should not contain any information that allows inferences on the genderof the applicant?

The application for a position that I am interested in requires a CV that does not contain any information that allows inferences on the gender of the applicant ("no picture, no first name, no e-mail ...
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What do recruiters mean when asking for an 'updated resume'?

I now am looking for a new job. I have my resume posted on sites like dice, monster and so on. This resume contains all my details: contact info, technical skills, working history and education. It ...
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Should a resume include information that you are looking to relocate?

I currently live in Philadelphia PA and today I was contacted by a recruiter asking me if I'd be interested in talking about jobs in the area. I am currently looking for a new position, but I'm ...
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Can I put an expired certification on my resume?

I had a Cisco cert that expired about a year ago. I let it expire because I wasn't working with the technology day to day in my current job, but now I am. I'd like to be able to put it on my resume as ...
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How should IT certifications be emphasized on a intermediate level systems administrator's resume? [closed]

I'm a sys admin with about 6 years of experience. I have a boat load of certs, but I wonder at this level if I should avoid playing them up too much? Initially the first line of my resume looked liked ...
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Dropping off your resume in person for a job that does not exist [closed]

In another question titled "Personally Handing a Resume to an Employer", the consensus was follow the correct procedure which normally means do it online. If however the job does not exist there is no ...
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Dates on CV: Ending of studies vs Date of award [duplicate]

Due to thesis correction times and other standard administrative matters, the date between my effective ending of academic duties (i.e. the thesis discussion day) and the date in which the award was ...
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How to list full-time volunteer work on resume not related to career [duplicate]

I've been serving as a full-time volunteer for about a year now, receiving a small stipend each month from a non-profit religious organization to help with rent and the bills. The work involves ...
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Do previous, unrelated jobs look bad on a resume once you have had a real job?

I'm a software developer who has worked professionally for 2.5 years (5 years total experience). During my senior year of high school and a while after, I was programming for a company as an intern ...
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How to move into a development career with no formal programming education, but lots of informal experience [closed]

I am becoming extremely frustrated and I don't know if my current situation is common or if I am doing something wrong. A little on my background: I am a technical person by nature. I moonlighted on ...
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How Should One Write Certifications on His Resume?

If one completed a certification program, and he keeps it through the years by 1) paying a membership fee or 2) taking the course again when required (around every year or so), how should he write the ...
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Should I mention an interesting but failed task in my resume as an achievement?

I recently implemented a very interesting feature - centralized logging system with the help of Logstash, Elasticsearch and Kibana. But after a few days I had to revert it, remove from the project, ...
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One column or two column resumes [closed]

I will be applying for graduate student internships for summer 2015, and I am interested in making a good quality resume. I am planning to use latex to typeset it. Most companies, such as JP Morgan, ...
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Submitting resume in microsoft word doc format or a pdf generated by Latex? [duplicate]

I am a graduate student and am planning to apply for an internship for Summer 2015. After looking at the websites of various companies offering internships, the most common file-formats acceptable ...
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Should I mention on my CV that I want to get a buy-to-let house?

I am changing careers and therefore will be starting from the bottom again. The new job I am applying for will be in a business call center for a bank and I am hoping to work my way up again. A goal ...
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How should I handle Resumes with coded Projects made entirely by me? [closed]

I am looking to go to certain job sites and submitting my resume/cover letter/reference letter. However, these jobs are either software tech jobs or dev jobs that normally ask for project experience. ...
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Experience on my resume: Intern or Volunteer?

In the past, I have worked for a small company where I knew the owners. Although I worked for free and was never registered as an "employee," I only did it for the experience. On my resume, I ...
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How does one get past HR Gatekeepers? [closed]

I am looking for a new job but, it seems to be a complete lottery in terms of getting past the recruitment gatekeepers. It seems that, if you ask 5 HR consultants what should be on a CV, you'll ...
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List very basic language skills, or not at all?

Say I'm applying for a job which has some global scope and in which foreign language skills might occasionally come in handy. If I took 1 semester of Portuguese, 1 semester of Spanish, 1 semester of ...
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(How) do I mention related mainstream software package on my resume?

I'm applying for engineering jobs which for the most part have extensive experience in Solidworks as an essential requirement. However, the package I have experience in is SolidEdge. Now, I know ...
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How do I represent a lengthy career marred by a recent short stint at a role I was let go from in my CV?

I left a Team Lead / tech lead with minimum management role in a large organization after 9 years to join a small company. Unfortunately, the new role was above my skill level (more management than ...
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Does writing 'About me' section like this give me negative affective? [closed]

Currently, in my CV, the first section is the About me section. It says like this (I'll reserve the format of the text): Broad knowledge, is what my friends proud of me. Never stop asking ...
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How to put education on your resume that you have not yet completed?

Currently on my resume for education I have the following: University I went to Graduation date: Month, year Bachelor of Science in Subject I studied GPA: 4.0 ...
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Advisable to include certifications in progress but not yet completed in resume

I am currently a CFA candidate pursuing the chartered financial analyst certification from the CFA institute. This certification demonstrates expertise in investments knowledge and is highly regarded ...
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How much help should I get from my boss when solving difficult questions?

I am working as an intern for a GIS (Map) Team. The team is relatively new and small with about 6 people. As an intern I am working on some very back-end stuff. These are things I have never done ...
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How far back should employment history go for programmer/architect role?

I've been a professional developer/team lead/architect continuously since 1992 so have a lot of experience. Most of the rules of thumb I've seen say to list around 10 years of experience, mostly ...
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politically-driven demotion in public sector

A friend of mine was demoted in his/her job in a government agency. There seems to be no wiggle room to discuss this decision, as it was driven by political rather than performance reasons -- they did ...
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Is it better to admit that I failed part of my degree, than to have a 8 month gap in my CV? [duplicate]

I have just started looking for a new job which will be my second job out of university and so far I've had one telephone interview which went mostly well. The interviewer did raise some concern that ...
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Should one put future employment on one's resume?

Should one put future employment on one's resume, e.g. a job one will start in a month or two months?
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Should I include specialization or focus courses during my studies in my CV? [duplicate]

I am a student of mathematics with an interest in computer science/numerical analysis. Should I specify in my resume the courses in which I emphasized and focused the most during my studies? (The ...
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Terminated after 5 months, should I add it to a resume?

I'm FOR SURE being terminated from an "at will" position on Thursday. Things didn't work out on both sides. They expected more out of me, and I of them. (I was told I would be mentored, which ...
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To what extent can my volunteering and social responsibility experiences damage my career, if the causes are debatable/political?

Volunteering and social responsibility/charity work is widely encouraged here in the UK as part of ones' professional development - and recruiters/firms/career advisers expect people to list this ...