Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Told everyone I graduated but turns out I didn't

I am finishing my bachelor degree. I finished my exams and applied to graduate and started applying to full time jobs in my field. I had a couple 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? [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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?
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Would a hack for a competitive video game look good on a resume, or would it call into question my ethics?

I'm considering developing a hack for a competitive multiplayer game and putting it on my resume. Is this a good idea, or would it cause too many questions? Could I avoid this by not distributing or ...
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How to include Competition Results on Resume

I just had a question as to how best to integrate competition winnings into a resume. I recently attended the AIAA Design Build Fly competition while also working on the SAE Aerodesign East ...
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Adding research assistanship leading to book to CV

I was research assistant of a Professor for two years. During that time, I helped him with the production of a book. This involved bibliographic research, dataset construction, graphs and table ...
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Is the CEFR (language scale) well-known enough to include on a résumé or CV? [closed]

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is a guideline used in European countries and more so worldwide to estimate the general abilities of a language speaker. Is it well ...
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Listing everything as technical skills

I really can't find a place to research this, and I'd like some professional input. How commonly do you see such organization on a CV: Technical Skills: Java, JavaScript, .Net, XML, J2EE, HTML, ...
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Do the HR think I'm stupid because I'm too old for an internship? [closed]

I'm 26 years old, wanting a CS internship, the reason I'm this old, is because I'm disabled, so I didn't start school at a young and didn't take full credits at university. But I don't meantion these ...
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Port of a util class as project on resume [duplicate]

Greeting everyone, I am actually a college student and I recently started to rewrite in C++ the Java Scanner utility class and wanted to know if it will be worth it as I initially planned to put it on ...
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1answer
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How to make sure not to mention confidential information in your cv [closed]

When mentioning a job position in industry on your cv, how much information can you give about the job content? First example: [Job title] at [Company]: performing mechanical simulations This ...
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1answer
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What should I do to make myself marketable for an entry-level position? (Information in text) [closed]

I am a recent college graduate with a BFA (Bachelor's of Fine Arts) in Creative Writing, and I am looking to find a job in the education or editorial industry. I have been applying like crazy, even ...
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2answers
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What do you call someone who worked in IT? [closed]

I'm arranging my resume so skills that belong together fall under the same heading. For example Development created easy to navigate websites using jQuery UI carefully wrote test cases ...
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1answer
267 views

Can images for sites like GitHub and LinkedIn be included in resume? [closed]

I know in resumes some people include the company logo beside each job they've had, and I'm' personally not a fan of that. However I'm thinking of including a link to my github or linkedin profile on ...
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3answers
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How to conduct an efficient group resume review session [closed]

I'm a manager of a team looking to hire a new member. The way we review resumes historically involves emailing them around, gathering comments, and telling the HR guy what to do. Since it's email, ...
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How to Represent My Company on my Resume?

For 10 years I ran a small SEO company (ABC SEO). I had roughly 100 clients in those 10 years (not all at once). Each client was different ranging from Lawyers, accountants, crafts, plumbers, ...
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How do I list a special project on my resume?

I'm hoping to get a job in management. Currently my only management experience is leading a special project at my current company. This project was a part time thing. I had about fifteen people ...
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Delete simple projects from github before applying for a position?

Currently I have some very simple programs on my github(Think almost hello world simple). This question Should I include my Github page on my resume? got me thinking, should I take down simple ...
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Resume question on title of business [duplicate]

I am doing my resume and have worked the last three years independently selling data as and information consultant. I typically would list the company name after the dates in that position, but I ...
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How should one list intermittent consulting work for one company?

I've done independent consulting work several times over the past year for a single company, with several-month gaps in between. What's the most appropriate way to list this on my resume? I'm not ...
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I'm returning to the workforce after a long-standing medical concern. Do I share this with a potential employer? [closed]

Some background I was formerly ambitious and driven. I had some great side gigs during university, got an academic scholarship to study for free and after graduating I found a position in the head ...
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Never had specific job titles so what should I do with my resume [duplicate]

I'm being treated for depression and I'm "cursed" with honesty. The titles I held with former employers and my specific job roles I held don't match what I want to change to. In many of the roles ...
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1answer
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Applying for a job that asks for references but no option to upload them?

I'm currently applying for a job that asks for my Resume, a Cover Letter, writing samples (journalism job), and references. It is an online application, and there are only options to upload the first ...
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Condensing a Series of Internships on Resume

TL;DR Is it reasonable to condense a series of short and very similar jobs into one entry on a resume? Details I am now in graduate school, and would like to make room on my resume for some ...
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How to write education programs admitted but not enrolled on resume? [duplicate]

I'm a senior in a 4-year college and just received admission to a 1-year master program. I have officially accepted the offer but have not enrolled in any master level classes yet. Since the ...
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“Some Familiarity” Skills on Resume and in Portfolio

As a graphic designer, I see several job ads saying, "some familiarity with X is a plus." I had used HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Flash, etc. a while ago. I could ...
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Should I mention competition participation on CV or open application? [duplicate]

I have a master's degree on maths. On college I took part national mathematical competitions with average results. Should I mention it on my CV or in an open application?
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How do I emphasise unusual talents in an application or interview?

I have Asperger's syndrome and have been blessed with a few Savant skills, one of which is a near photographic memory, another is pattern recognition. These make me both a fast study and an excellent ...
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CV/LinkedIn modification to become more Keyword centric [closed]

I am in the final stages of My PhD (in Petroleum Engineering, unfortunately). I got my undergraduate in chemical engineering with a one year industrial diploma at an oil company (R&D), and a ...
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When to include links in a resume [duplicate]

My comment in another answer sparked a conversation, so I decided to turn it into a question. When, if ever, is it appropriate to include a link in a resume? In particular I'm curious about links to ...
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On my resume, should I list employer company names in English or Spanish?

I'm a New-grad RN from Colombia and of course studied my major in Spanish. Should I put the names of the hopitals I did my practices in, in Spanish or English, or both?
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How to explain many years to accomplish a degree?

I have a friend who is looking for a job in the technical industry. He is 30 and just finished studying his degree for 12 years, which is supposed to take 5. Before going on, let me give some ...
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What's a good short English term to say I suck at tech interviews? [closed]

I'm a relatively good programmer and can work very fast. But I can't keep all those keywords and parameters in my head, sometimes I need Google for even very basic stuff to make me remember. The job ...
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Adding Online Courses in Resume

So, I just graduated and for personal reasons I'll take some time off(possible LASIK surgery soon), and meanwhile I'm taking a couple online courses in my field (Computer Engineering), is it correct ...
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Should a “Native Speaker” fluency level be used only by real native speakers?

I am entering my information in an online database. It asks for the applicant's fluency in languages. The uppermost two choices are: Fluent Native Speaker I am not a native speaker but I am not ...
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reference or references for resumé

I'm preparing my resumé but I'm stuck on a point. I'll write a reference and as far as I see usually there is a references title in most resumés then details. But, I have just one reference. What ...
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Deciding between one or two pages for your resume

I know we have questions about why resumes should be one or two pages long but my question is, how do you decided between one or two pages? I'm a recent graduate and my school told us that generally ...
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Should I include my age in my resume?

We all know that the age can be calculated, only if you include your birthday, which I think anyone should do. I am from Argentina and some people just decide to include it and others don't But I ...
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What effect will listing my religion as an activity on my resume produce?

I'd like to list Orthodox Christianity as an activity on my resume. This is not a not-so-subtle evangelism tool but an actual activity. I spend (what I think) is a considerable amount of time ...
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1answer
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How to recover from a missing portfolio element?

The situation: I worked freelance from high school as a "web designer" (I'd label myself a front end developer now) for a bad client. Not good, not a client from hell, but overall, it was a bad time. ...
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Should I put my previous class projects on my resume if I am not confident about them but have no other relevant things to show?

I am writing CV to apply for business internship at Google as a undergraduate business student. The problem is the only relevant contents I can put seem to be my class projects, which I don't regard ...
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How to put small scale programming at tech support job on resume

I currently work in tech support but our company has something called RCI, which is time alloted to us to work on and improve things in our work environment, because I have some familiarity with Java ...
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Do some job application processes require multiple (different) resumes?

I've heard of having to go through multiple interviews to get the job, but someone was telling me some jobs require multiple (different) resumes. Is this true? If so, when does it normally happen? I'd ...
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Is it appropriate to include some quotes from my manager's evaluation in my resume?

I'm currently in my university's work-study program, had 3 internship so far. During my past internships(especially the most recent one), I got some very good feedback from my supervisor's ...
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I am 18. Do I have to list previous jobs before I was an adult? [closed]

I had two jobs. Both of them had lots of criminal involvement in which I had to quit for my own safety. Do I have to list these? It looks pretty bad on a resume because my involvement with these small ...