Linked Questions

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How can I reduce the size of a long resume without hiding all my skills and experience?

I'm in the US and have 30 years of experience with a bunch of different companies, working in high-tech and the software industry. I have a lot of links, skills, and education which has pushed my ...
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9answers
4k views

How relevant are maths competition results to software development positions?

I competed and was highly successful in a number of maths competitions. A few points: Regarding the applicability of maths to programming, from experience I know it to be a major advantage in ...
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5answers
30k views

After a few years of professional experience, should I leave college jobs on my resume?

I've been out of college and employed as a software engineer for about three years now, and in addition I've been doing a decent amount of freelance work at the same time. Now that I've started ...
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4answers
446 views

Is it unhelpful for a hiring manager to receive a resume that isn't at least a page long?

Similar to this question, but it really focuses on why a resume shouldn't be too long, rather than if it should be of a minimum length. Is a resume that doesn't take up a page useful to a hiring ...
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1answer
310 views

Trimming old items from my resume

I am a professional software engineer and I've recently begun to update my resume. All told, I think I have a nice collection of accomplishments and technical know-how. My big concern is to avoid ...
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2answers
656 views

Deciding between one or two pages for your resume

I know we have questions about why resumes should be one or two pages long but my question is, how do you decided between one or two pages? I'm a recent graduate and my school told us that generally ...
78
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1answer
8k views

What should I know when applying for my first job?

I am entering the workplace for the first time. What do I need to know before getting started? This post is a community wiki meant to help answer questions that would otherwise be considered 'too ...
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5answers
924 views

Does listing every achievements in a resume / C.V helps me to land a job? [closed]

Question: Assuming that I achieved many things throughout my life, does listing every one of them can help me to land into my dream job? This includes my elementary awards, high school awards, ...
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3answers
6k views

Should I list salary expectations on my resume?

In this question about resumes, one hiring manager brought up that he/she wanted to see Salary Requirements. There was a brief discussion on whether this was important information or not. ...
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1answer
557 views

European format or a single page? [closed]

It is often advised that a resume must be a single page. On the other hand, the European standard template for a CV is two pages long, and it is often advised to use it. I live in Bulgaria, Europe....
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3answers
472 views

Is it worth redoing a very long resume after I've already gotten an interview?

I submitted my 9 page resume (I have 15 yrs exp) to Amazon.com, and have been scheduled for my 1st phone screen with them. I've been wanting to convert my resume into 2 pages, however since I already ...
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0answers
87 views

Is the length of a resume significant? If so, what's the best length? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is a 1-2 page resume recommended? I've read that a one-to-two-page resume is the best, but why? And is it significant? I understand that employers have to read multiple ...
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5answers
3k views

Is there a recommended or optimal length of profile on LinkedIn?

1-2 pages is generally recommended for a resume. What about for LinkedIn? If it should be longer, what parts of a profile should be covered in more detail?