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I have a short summary in my job responsibilities which looks like:

Development and maintenance of internal web applications using HTML, CSS, Javascript, React.js, Ext JS.

However, there is one problem I have with it. Particularly I think it implies (the way it is written in English) that if I developed say a single web application then I used ALL the technologies listed there. Which is not the case and not even possible in some cases.

However, what I want is a summary sentence, which implies that I might have developed say 3 (or more) web apps, and in one I used only Ext JS, in other only HTML/CSS maybe combined with React.

  • "web applications" has already implied that it's more than one application. If you really want to highlight it more you can say "Development and maintenance of multiple internal web applications". Of course, don't really use bold like me in your CV ;) – tweray Feb 28 at 20:39
  • @tweray OP here: couldn't finish account creation, so replying to you here: that is not what the question asks :). – user100722 Feb 28 at 20:42
  • @giorgim I am not sure what you want to ask about then. The sentence clearly implied what did you do (maintain multiple web applications) and what are the technology involved (HTML, CSS, Javascript, React.js, Ext JS). I don't see by any way it can really be interpreted into one (or each) of these applications involve all the technologies listed. – tweray Feb 28 at 20:46
  • @tweray I think in english the way it is written it implies that EACH web app I wrote is written using ALL of the tech listed. – user100723 Feb 28 at 20:49
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is more of an English language question than a Workplace question. I think it would work much better on that stack. – Justin Cave Feb 28 at 23:27
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You're overthinking this.

Particularly I think it implies (the way it is written in English) that if I developed say a single web application then I used ALL the technologies listed there.

It doesn't.

I certainly didn't read it like that, and I'd imagine most other people wouldn't either. If they do misread it, then it also doesn't really matter - it's hardly like they're going to get an impression that's a million miles off from what you're doing.

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I'm a native English speaker and I wouldn't assume that.

If it makes you feel better you can use this:

Developed and maintained multiple internal web applications using HTML, CSS, Javascript, React.js, Ext JS.

or this

Development and maintenance of internal web applications (HTML, CSS, Javascript, React.js, Ext JS)

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Your CV's job (resume's job) is to get you the interview. That's it. So list your experience.

The job of the hiring manager, during the interview, is to figure out whether your experience meets their needs. She will ask you detailed questions to understand what you can do.

Any hiring manager worth her salt knows that you don't use every kind of technology on every project.

In all cases tell the truth. But don't overthink your CV. Seriously.

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I agree with @JChrisCompton +1

However, if you want another alternative and be sure that any ambiguity is removed, you may use:

Development and maintenance of several internal web applications, using (where applicable): HTML, CSS, Javascript, React.js, Ext JS

(highlight only used for emphasizing the modification)

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