Linked Questions

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On a resume, how can I explain self-taught software? [duplicate]

I took on the bookkeeping position at my former job, just prior to the firing of the bookkeeper. I knew nothing about the bookkeeping software and had to teach myself the A/R, A/P, payroll and tax ...
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How can a self taught programmer beef up the education section on a resume? [duplicate]

I'm a self taught programmer with 6 years of professional development experience. Due to only having an Associates of Arts degree, the "education" portion of my resume is bare. I already have a ...
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How to approach a company looking for a job self-taught, without formal qualifications? [duplicate]

My situation is quite unusual. I'm a ~junior level developer with solid knowledge of physics and maths. I was taking a degree in Physics last year (2nd year) and left because I was not learning ...
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Listing skills on resume [duplicate]

I want to know if I should list technical on which I have knowledge, familiarity and reasonable level of expertise, but no work experience in my resume. If yes than how to list them in a resume so as ...
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Is it appropriate to add things you studied on your own to your CV? [duplicate]

My question is about software engineering/programming related fields, but don't know maybe it can be applied to other fields as well. If I read a couple introductory books on a technology, for ...
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1answer
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How to write a resume for self educated computer systems experience [duplicate]

I have been using Linux, mainly Debian and Gentoo, for years now and am very fluent in Bash as well as how Linux systems are designed as I have spent an obscene amount of time setting up config files ...
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How to get interviews as a self-taught programmer

I am a self-taught programmer with all of my professional experience in the restaurant industry. I have been teaching myself to code for some time now and I am hoping to change careers. I have ...
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4answers
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How much weight is given to self-taught programming skills? [closed]

I was an "IT drone" for about 14 years (tech support, then systems admin). I taught myself how to program, at first just to automate some of my work, then later producing some in-house applications ...
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How to get hired being a young and self-taught software developer? [closed]

I'm 18 years old and I have studied Software Engineering and Fullstack Development on my own at home. I believe I already have enough knowledge to develop a medium-sized website or app. So I'm ...
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Where to include part time Master project in Resume?

I'm currently working full time as Senior Software Engineer. At the same time, I'm also taking a part time master degree on Software Engineering The master degree requires a final year project and I ...
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Documenting self-taught skills that are *not* conducive to portfolio building or certification exams

A common (perhaps the most common) way that self-taught persons are able to substantiate their self-learning to employers is through a portfolio (e.g. see this question). For example, a self-taught ...