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Questions tagged [resume]

Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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How do I list different academic positions at a single school on a resume?

I've been a professor for 20+ years and have kept my CV up-to-date. I would now like to create a resume for applying for (software) industry positions during my sabbatical. My CV lists all of my ...
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Would it be okay to put “Freelancer / Self-Employed” to cover up 2 years of unemployment gap after graduating college?

I was wondering if I should include any text on my resume and LinkedIn for reasons to why I was not working 2 years after graduating college. And if I should, how should I phrase it other than "being ...
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Got laid off after a month without a clear reason - how do I explain this on my resume/in upcoming interviews?

I started a job in January as a Project Coordinator for an electrical company. When I was hired, the position was advertised as "Admin Assistant", but after I was hired, the owner of the company said ...
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Whether to include age 18 exams on CV when I also have a degree from a typically non-traditional route (Open University)? UK

Background: I left school age 18 with good grades in the usual exams (A-levels, and GCSEs before that, for those familiar with the UK style system). Most of my peers opted to go to a standard ...
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Is it a good idea to mention in my CV, as a programmer, the number of reputation points on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I work in academia, as a lecturer, teaching computer programming and I am thinking of getting hired at a software firm. I was thinking to put in my CV my StackOverflow account, including how many ...
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Should I code my own website from scratch or use a service as someone in tech? [closed]

I work in the tech industry as a data scientist. I generally know how to code with HTML/CSS and Javascript, as I like to attend hackathons where those sort of projects are popular. But I'm not a web ...
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Application: Should I attach a resumé, cover letter AND write an additional application in the email?

I am currently trying to find a summer job in Dublin in the field of graphic design or web design. I already encountered that specific problem when applying in Austria, but I am completely unsure how ...
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How do freelancers handle confidential projects in their CVs & in Interviews? (Software Development) [duplicate]

I am quite new to freelancing, and I'm wondering how freelance software developers handle confidential projects in their CVs? I recently spoke to a developer who told me that he is working on a ...
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I was technically employed, but have nothing to show for it - How do I explain this?

For the past few years I've been "working" at my father's company. My dad's business is in software development, but it's in Field A. I am trained as a software developer, but am focused on Field B - ...
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Would it be a good idea to mimic a company's visuals in my CV when applying for a job?

I will be moving in couple of months to another city and already started looking for potential companies to which I could apply for a job. Most of them have a defined brand, with specific color ...
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How to mention that I've brought sponsors for my college fest?

I'm studying my bachelors in a reputed institution. As many other colleges do, my college conducts a technical and cultural fest and we generally ask various industries, restaurants, etc. for ...
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Programming Language Competency and Resumes

I have a question that I'm hoping can provide me a solid answer or at the very least a better understanding. Regarding the skills you list on a resume at what point do you list a skill or language? ...
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How to Mention Projects and Tools of a Customer in Job Application

It is clear to me that naming any business partners of the current employer can get me into legal trouble or at least mark me as a big unreliable mouth in a job application or interview. I would like ...
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Should I mention that I am underqualified in my cover letter?

I am an entry-level programmer (just graduated university 2 years ago) living in a smaller city, so the job market is a bit dry and their aren't a lot of opportunities for people just starting out. I ...
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Getting very low reply rate with relatively good resume [closed]

I've been working as an expat for more than 4 years. Recently for family reasons we had to move to Europe, to a pretty conservative country. Since moving here, I've been told that with my profile I ...
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Graduating with excellent grades except one resit in August. How to put on resume/discuss with internship company? (Europe)

I'm graduating cum laude with good to great grades in all courses, near the top of my class, which should be a nice starting point for a good first job. Or rather, I would graduate if not for one ...
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Omit to list a job demotion on resume. Is it going to impact background check for a new job offer?

I have been extended a job offer and the company is going to process the background check for me. In one of my previous jobs, I was demoted to a senior analyst position from a manager position. ...
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How do I address an incomplete masters degree on resume [duplicate]

I am currently applying to jobs and I have finished all the coursework for my masters, but failed masters thesis. How do I put this on my resume? Do I put all but thesis? I know I can't leave it of my ...
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How to Include Soft Skill Activities

I’m a software developer and I’m looking to update my resume with some “soft skill activities” that I have done within the past few years. For instance, I started swimming with a local masters team. ...
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Will my job offer be withdrawn/rescinded after background check? [closed]

I am freaking out at the moment. I jumped the gun and gave my current employer two weeks notice before the employer would tell me if my background check is satisfactory. I know, stupid of me. The ...
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Contracting experience

I have been contracting since 1998 for several different contract companies working power plant and refinery shut downs. The work I do is specialized but I do it for at many different sites for these ...
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Will mentioning my Team Lead experience increase or decrease my chances to land a Senior Developer job?

Question When applying for a Senior Developer position after having experience as a Team Lead, what is the expectation of being perceived: as overqualified? as unsuccessful on current job? Will ...
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Dilemma about which position title to put in resume [duplicate]

I applied for the position of Head Teacher in an ESL school (my current workplace). However, up to now I deal with admin work and creating learning materials. It's a long story. Anyway, I’m about to ...
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My colleague works in an area with high security, yet he lacks the maturity and knowledge to be there

I work with the government. Sometimes we work with sensitive private data to find clues about tax crimes. Now there is this one new colleague of mine who is too nosey, he is looking into data that ...
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Worth quitting job and risk having a gap in resume/cv?

I'm currently working for a seemingly great company. However I don't really feel challenged, often bored with the work I get and sometimes even flat out don't have any work to do. Furthermore the ...
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Putting an almost completed and highly relevant qualification on resume

I am applying for an entry-level position that favours having a certain qualification. This qualification is comprised of several classroom/practical units and a work experience component. I have ...
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How to add previous job experience on my curriculum vitae while in charge of multiple departments?

TLDR: Worked at a start up where I was in charge of everything that was not finance related. Without a degree or real work experience I was responsible for all other departments and I learned myself ...
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What position should I include as my professional position in my resume?

I am professionally a Software Engineer. I used to work as an associate software engineer for a company two years. And Since three months I am working as a software engineer for another company. Now I ...
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What do I put first on a CV (professional experience/education) if I'm currently doing grad school but I've held a relevant job in the past?

I've studied A for Bachelors and A_1 for Masters. Then I've had 1.5 years of experience in company related to A_1 . Then I've attempted a career pivot by doing a Masters (1 year) in A_2 and now I'm a ...
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Preparing a resume/portfolio with two experience fields

I am a full-stack web developer with projects in production and I'm also a data scientist who is studying Master of Data Science. I'm now focused on data science but I consider both fields important ...
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What is the concrete minimum measure of Microsoft Word as skill on resume?

It's common to see Microsoft Word to be listed on job postings. This type of skill seems somewhat arbitrary and broad, and depends on industry - expectations from graphic designer would be different ...
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Ask our software representative to be a reference while applying at his company

In short I’ve been working at my current company for just shy of 5 years and due to any substantial career advancement I’ve decided it’s time to start the job hunt so I can move forward in my career. ...
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Putting future classes on my CV

I am applying to grad school in Spain right now and looking for some advice. I will be moving in Feb. to take a Spanish course. However, my grad school application is due in Jan. I'm wondering if it's ...
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Best way to show date on CV

The best way to show time at a workplace on a CV is start date - end date. However, my question is this: What's the best way to show various dates, without being long winded. Jan 2015 - Aug 2015, ...
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Proper way to truncate a resume

Im touching up my resume and Ive got a question I cant seem to find an answer for online. I have worked in IT for over 2 decades. My early career was software development and support focused, ...
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I am at the top 7% os stackoverflow, does it gives me an advantage if I disclose it at my cv [duplicate]

Hello at stackoverflow I am at the top 7% of their users. Is that a somewhat good indication about how good/bad I am as a Software Engineer? I mean if I apply to a Hellenic Company as Software ...
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Postpone a resume send request without losing a lead

Updated with more insight I've kept in touch with a senior manager in order to keep a lead for some job in a year or so (just started a new one). I emailed him recently to know things went on his ...
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Does providing university email benefit resume?

I am in the final year of my degree and starting to look for jobs. I have a university mail and a general all-purpose mail. Does it matter which one I provide in my resume? Will providing the ...
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Should I add semester projects to my resume?

Will adding projects from my Software Engineering degree to my resume improve my job application?
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Adding Consultant Experience to Resume and LinkedIn [duplicate]

A similar question has been asked here, but I believe my situation is slightly different. I recently started working a consulting position at a fairly well known company, lets call it Company A. I ...
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Is there a reason not to merge my resume and portfolio?

I work as a designer and currently have my resume in the same (styled) PDF file as my portfolio. It's clearly readable and scannable, so I'm not worried about that part. I don't upload my resume or ...
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Is a text only resume (.txt) unprofessional?

I currently use a word processor to store my resume in a specific format and I can produce a PDF when necessary. Lately, I've been wondering if storing my resume this way is a good idea. I was ...
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I have been in charge of a non-registered “organisation”, should I put this on my CV/linked in?

In 2015 I started an esports team, that later bridged into me doing a lot of web-development, marketing, graphic design and some other minor work. I never registered the team as an organisation, as we ...
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Will listing my major GPA instead of my cumulative GPA on my resume cause problems?

So I just started working in an admin position in a financial office and I think I may have slipped up. I listed my major gpa on my resume as just (GPA:#.#) as I had been under the impression that ...
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Sharing promotion letter from an old employer

I am currently searching for a job. Can I include the promotion letter from my old employer in my portfolio? It includes words of appreciation, new designation, and allowance.
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In a CV, Should I write exact programming languages name (Python, Java, C, …) or regroup them as categories (object oriented, procedural, …)? [duplicate]

I am doing my last year in high school and next year, I'll need to get my first job while doing my studies. I learned some languages by myself. In my CV, should I write "Python", "Java", "C", etc... ...
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Do I need to convey to foreign recruiters that the education I received from a Catholic university was in no way religious?

I am french and attended a private university in France for my college education. I currently have a Masters in Computer Science from this university and also worked there for two years as an adjunct ...
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Being Hired as a Vendor or Contractor, how do you put it on your resume?

I did an internship/co-op at a company, and then I went back to my home university. From there, I continued to work with them on the project and they hired me as a Vendor to be able to get a badge and ...
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Should I focus on unusual situations in my resume if my most of my workday comprises of “routine” duties?

Background I'm used to explaining specific job duties and results on my resume (for US full time positions), to give more information about a title, skills, and what the job comprised of. However in ...
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CV Question regarding languages and military service

I have two questions. Where should I include my military service (compulsory in my country) on the CV. Would you put it under work experience? Should I include so-called "dead" languages (ie. Latin) ...