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I have previous experience in a different field and now i have to apply for software fresher job..should i mention my previous experience in my resume? Should i mention the percentage of marks in schools and graduation?

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    You're being pretty vague. What's your previous experience in? How many years did you work in that field? Did you recently go back to school to learn about software development? Do you have any software development relevant experience? And last but not least what the heck is a "software fresher"? A co-op/internship position? Junior developer? Without these details it's rather difficult - impossible even - to answer your question – AndreiROM May 9 '16 at 14:32
  • What country? (Filler to keep SE happy) – Patricia Shanahan May 9 '16 at 14:44
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Typically, no, unless they specifically ask for it.

As for previous experience in a different field, I'd consider it for two reasons. Firstly if there's a gap in your employment history. Secondly, if you can talk about it in an interview.

The average tech resume is a page. At the end of the day, your qualifications matter more than the breakdown of your grades. Did you pass with honours? Add that. Did you get a D in one module and a gold star in spelling? Less interesting.

Consider as well that you're writing a resume for someone who's going to be skimming over it, and might not be technical. Keep it simple, focus on qualifications and skills, and you ought to have an easier time.

As for grades? I tend to bring a copy of them to an interview on a first interview in case anyone asks. I found that its more for "does he have the degree" than "what's his grades" in many cases.

  • I agree that it's not normal to list the grades, but I do want to see them when interviewing in terms of the certifications. There is a big difference between someone who scraped through with 75% and someone who got 98% on their MCP for instance. – Kilisi May 9 '16 at 19:36

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