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I am getting my MS in CS from a non-cs background and had one internship experience and a Bootcamp experience. I have a couple of major projects and a few relatively small projects in my gitHub.

Questions Is it advisable to have a section in my resume for the project in progress that I will be working on while searching for a full-time job as a software engineer? Let me be more specific;

  • Project is still in the conceptual stage. How should this be added to my resume?
  • Since its a conceptual project some of the technologies might change, how do you explain the difference in what I have in the resume to the actual project during an interview?

I found this (1, 2, 3, 4) but my question is more about a project that is still in the conceptual stage and I am not sure how things will turn out yet.

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Questions Is it advisable to have a section in my resume for the project in progress that I will be working on while searching for a full-time job as a software engineer?

Generally yes - assuming that is you either need to explain a current employment gap or the project gives you a "selling point" about yourself.

Let me be more specific;

  • Project is still in the conceptual stage. How should this be added to my resume?

  • Since its a conceptual project some of the technologies might change, how do you explain the difference in what I have in the resume to the actual project during an interview?

Unless you actually have something significant to talk about I'd leave it off personally - "conceptual stage" sounds like you haven't really got a great deal of substance for talking about it.

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  • So I am currently getting to talk to a client about my first freelancing project and the client is a friend of mine. How would you qualify "significant" in this context? Commented Jun 9, 2022 at 23:53
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"Planning-phase of a xyz-project; exploring and evaluating usability of technology A, B and C."

Side-note: Not everyone here is a native speaker, it would be good to avoid abbreviations like "MS in CS from a non-cs background".

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