Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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How do I mention my own small online business in my resume?

How do I mention my own small online retail business(B2C) in my resume? I have been working on it for the past 5 months and it has grown to generate a revenue of around 4k a month (projecting at 48k a ...
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Writing a resume with no job experience? [on hold]

I have no job experience whatsoever. How should I write such on a resume?
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Should I create a new e-mail if my current one contains an online nickname? [duplicate]

I use a nickname that makes me identifiable anywhere on the internet. As neither Stack Overflow, nor most of the SE sites are related to my "internet persona", I decided not to register with that name ...
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Software developer vs Software engineer [duplicate]

I have BSc in applied math and computer science. And master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering. I am interested when can one use title Software Engineer and when can he/she call himself ...
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Should I include the dates of my degrees on my resume?

Based on how I was taught to put together a resume, I've always listed something like the following for my educational background: Education: Master's Degree, 2000, Large University, Field of ...
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1 day per week or One day per week [closed]

I am currently writing my CV and I was wondering if it's better to write 1 day per week or One day per week. What's your opinion? Best
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Should references be mentioned on resume? [duplicate]

Is it still necessary to put anything about references on a resume? It used to be that a resume should included a statement like "references supplied upon request" or something like that, but is it ...
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How to write a good plain text CV/resume [closed]

I want to convert my CV to plain text and I'm looking for ways to structure the content effectively without relying on visual formatting (use of blank lines, markdown-like use of dashes and asterisks, ...
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Should I include my master's gpa? [closed]

I got a bad GPA in my masters first semester because of my bad handwritting(3.33) most of my classmates have a 4/4. I go to Rutgers University which is 34th ranked for computer science. I was ...
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Categorizing programming language familiarity on a CV/Resume? [duplicate]

I have this problem as a student where I know I'm not an expert in any language yet but I want to show I'm competent with some. I tried this categorization but I'm not sure it's the best approach to ...
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Intern Turned Full Time, Time Obligation Considered Job Hopping?

I am a recent college graduate of less than 1 year. For 3 years during my schooling I was employed by a company as an intern during the summer and winter breaks. The company would provide aide while ...
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LinkedIn: best way to handle listing an internship with two time periods as one position

I was an intern May - August 2015 and I starting interning at the same place again last week. Is it unprofessional/deceiving to list the timeframe on my LinkedIn as May 2015 - present, even though I ...
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Customize cover letter to interviewer name?

Last week I applied for Co-op position at a company, they requested that I address the cover letter to someone on the online posting. This week I received word that I would have the interview, and I ...
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Gaps on CV on Linkedin

I have work experience of roughly 7-8 years. I have linkedin profile. The thing is during my career, I have two gaps, one roughly 4-5 months, other similar - none of them more than 6 months. The way ...
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What is a professional term for “fixer-upper” in a workplace environment? [closed]

I'm writing my resume and I need a word that will be widely recognised in a professional workplace environment to describe how I am the main fixer-uperer i.e. the person everyone goes to when things ...
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How to positively mention dropping out from graduate school in resume? [closed]

I dropped out from a Masters program at well reputed academy just a year ago and was trying to understand will it raise recruiter eyebrows? I have my bachelor degree at MU. I left the 3 year Masters ...
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Filling a gap on my resume, is this ethical?

I have a few long gaps in my resume. I spent a lot of that time traveling the world. This isn't just one gap -- there's two or three gaps over the past decade and a half. I also worked on my own ...
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How can resume show my preference for long-term jobs?

This is related to How to handle numerous temporary positions in a resume or application form. I'm not worried how it looks to have many short-term contracting jobs; that's the nature of technical ...
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Getting information from recruiters for job vacancy

I am a recent (mature) Computer Science graduate who is just entering the job market. In all the advice I have seen regarding CV's (resume for the US folks), it has said to tailor the application to ...
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How to handle numerous temporary positions in a resume or application form

I have several short term temporary positions in my employment history (1-3 months general admin positions) that I undertook due to relocating (needed a job ASAP before finding a suitable permanent ...
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Should I mention my published short story in my resume? [closed]

I've written a completely unrelated science-fiction/horror story set to be published in a forthcoming anthology. I'm being paid for the story. Should this be anywhere on my resume? I'm applying for a ...
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Handling Forced change in Companies in my CV [duplicate]

I used to be working as a part of a team for a company X, 1 year later, the team grew up to be a company Y by itself and I moved on with it. I haven't changed jobs or responsibilities, but I instead ...
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Writing two job responsibilities at work

How can one write his job title in the CV if I have two responsibilities at work like : CRM Developer / .Net Developer ? Should it be like? Title: CRM / .Net Developer OR should I only write one ...
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Can a job be added to a resume even if I was only there for a short time? [duplicate]

I accepted a job which I resigned after the third day as I felt it was not meant for me, finding it intimidating and overwhelming. I am not sure if I should add those "three days" to my resume as part ...
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What to do if one of your work references does not have a public facing number?

Essentially, one my reference is unable for policy reasons is unable to give out his number (I don't know why, but this is answer I received). I know he has and will give me a good reference, but I am ...
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I sent the wrong resume? [closed]

I sent a resume to Google but I forgot to change the company name from my previous application in the objective. I want to send the correct resume but I have no idea where to send it ? The email ...
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CV writing on a creative way [duplicate]

I would like to replace my traditional MS Word based CV. I am looking for solutions, that are as lightweight and portable as a PDF formatted document. Do you have maybe some ideas how to do it?
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Including in-progress digital coursework on a resume

I am currently applying to internships and I am in my sophomore year of college. I meet all job requirements for a job except for one major one which is AngularJS. I am enrolled in course for ...
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Is this behavior job hopping? If not, how to make that clear? If it is, how can I address this?

So, in my last year of schooling, I got a job at the school cafeteria which was dependent on my student status, which therefore only lasted 9 months. A year ago I graduated with a CS degree, and even ...
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How do you add a continuing education course?

I did not take the course, I designed it and delivered it. Any idea how to add this to a resume?
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How to show website work samples that are internal-only?

I work as a contractor building and modifying websites for various companies. I would like to get a regular job, and of course most employers want work samples. Most of my very best work is on ...
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Whether to put wording like “open to opportunities” on LinkedIn if not actively applying

Should I put wording like "seeking a new opportunity" on LinkedIn etc profile, if already employed and not actively looking to leave but unsure about my future to see what's out there and invite ...
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App questions on termination with temp agency [duplicate]

If I worked for three different temp agencies and worked for each one for less than three months, should I leave those jobs off my resume?
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Tense in Resume writing - A small question [duplicate]

I am writing my resume and have got one confusion regarding the tense to use when detailing present and previous job descriptions. I will ask my question with an example so that it is easy to ...
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Should I mention my future immigration status on my resume?

I am at final stage of obtaining my US permanent residency (Green Card), hopefully within the next month or so. My current employment contract will end in less than two months, and therefore, I need ...
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Which language for cover letter, CV and interview [duplicate]

I am an italian guy who wants to send my cv to a danish company. This company is set in Milan and I think that italian is the only language they'll speak in the workplace, but their site, facebook ...
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Built a startup for 2 years that didn't get anywhere, how do I show it on my resume?

I have been working by myself on a startup for nearly 2 years. In those 2 years I did not make a profit. Granted, the startup was very ambitious. The startup was official and incorporated, but I did ...
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Would it be beneficial to list a game I'm developing on my resume? [duplicate]

I've been working on & off on a game for about a bit over a year in my spare time, and I'm trying to decide if it should go on my resume when applying for jobs. My thought was to show that I enjoy ...
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Is a punctuation error in a list a critical mistake on a CV? [closed]

I basically was listing things like this: item 1, item 2, etc and I used a period instead of a comma: item 1, item2. etc Is this considered an important error?
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How to not talk about a previous job in an interview

I had worked for a company which turned out to be family business. Because I did not want any part in certain business activities, I quit - and surprisingly was even allowed to do so, but of course ...
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Who are the most suitable people to be chosen as job references in résumé?

I am in the process of searching a new job. If I would be asked about references who I know, whose name should I include in the résumé/job application form etc. Please help me choose the best ...
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Résumé Advice When Full Time and Contract Work Overlap

I am working on updating my résumé. I am employed full time (and have been for over a decade), but the last three years I've also done some contract work on the side. I am very careful to keep the ...
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How to handle a deal breaking mistake in a cover letter or résumé?

I recently applied for a great job. I'm scheduled for an interview tomorrow and objectively it seems like I'm a good fit for the company and have a fair shot at the position. I made a HUGE mistake in ...
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Should I list a company on my resume after they bullied me out?

I have been working for this medical practice as a receptionist for the past 3.5 years. They aren't exactly lawful in their operation and let's just say a few past employees had to go to Industrial ...
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Do I need to indicate coop/part time/full time status on my resume?

I started at my company as a co-op student in January 2014 (full-time hours between semesters, basically an internship) and completed two back to back 4 months terms. After that I continued to work ...
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Where I can enter and present my programming skills? [closed]

Is there any website in which I can record all my programming languages, frameworks, IDEs, to show it to possible customers/employers? Everyone knows many job-application websites in which he ...
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Internship resume

I am applying for programming internships. Is it preferable to list the University you will be transferring to from a community college? Example: Education: Community College START 2014 - ...
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How to represent being fired from first two jobs

So I got a retail job as soon as I turned 16, and was employed there for over a year and a half. I loved it there but took advantage of the system and stole a few clothing items. While it isn't an ...
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Applying for job that is different than my last job position [closed]

How do I apply for a role that may not not seem related to my experience, but I think it is? For instance, I am applying for a customer service position with the Post Office, but my last job was ...
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Acceptable to ask for CV feedback at interview?

After every interview the interviewer always will ask "Do you have any questions for me?". I was wondering if it would be appropriate to ask for feedback on your CV/Resume or would it come as ...