Linked Questions

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Should I put volunteer firefighter on my developer resume? [duplicate]

This turned out to be a little more complex than the title suggests. I have many years of professional programming experience, so several months ago I left my last job to pursue freelance software ...
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1answer
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How to list full-time volunteer work on resume not related to career [duplicate]

I've been serving as a full-time volunteer for about a year now, receiving a small stipend each month from a non-profit religious organization to help with rent and the bills. The work involves ...
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How do I list these volunteer events on my resume? [duplicate]

I've done various volunteering activities before that were long term, but in the past couple months I've been volunteering each weekend at 5k races or local marathons. Each race is put on by a ...
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2answers
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How to represent jobs I was not paid for on applications? [duplicate]

I am an 18 yr old college student who is living with a family(not related in anyway though) who has willingly taken me in due to my difficult circumstances. However, they are economically struggling ...
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2answers
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Including serious work I provided free of charge on my resume [duplicate]

A friend of mine started an initiative and applied to several foundations to get a grant. He needed me, being a copywriter, to write his website's copy and formulate a medium-term content strategy. He ...
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1answer
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Is writing considered a volunteer job? Is it worth mentioning it? [duplicate]

I am contributing a lot in a wikipedia-like service, which is mostly driven by the community. I am writing, editing, reviewing the articles etc. What would you think(in a hypothetical recruiter role),...
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6answers
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How to include activities demonstrating leadership from games onto a resume?

Over the past 4 years while at school I've been almost fully responsible with running the ins and outs of my guild. Its been a full time job managing literally hundreds of people ranking from the ...
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2answers
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What should a recent graduate list on a resume if they have no work experience?

I am a Computing Science student graduating soon. I have a lot of experience with many programming languages and other technologies, but no employment history. How can I communicate my skills through ...
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4answers
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Should I include volunteer work as experience?

I worked as a System Administrator for a small religious nonprofit. I helped setup a server and a database to help keep donation info backed up and digitized how donations worked by making a simple ...
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How to put something on your resume that is hobby-like but is incredibly relevant to positions you're applying for?

I saw this question (How should I show relevant volunteer work on a resume?) which answers half of my question, but not the other half. I'm a programmer that does some open source work (above), but ...