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Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Should I include the courses I taught in my resume?

I've been working for 2 years already as a developer in my company, during this time I also imparted some courses on how to use tech in industry. Now that I'm looking for a new job, should I include ...
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Omit unpaid internships on resume

I worked as a remote unpaid intern for less than 3 months. It has been more than three years since the internship. Is it ok to omit the internship on my resume as I only have an offer letter, the ...
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Do I need a full curriculum vitae (exhaustive CV) in Europe?

While job searching I've always only used what I understand is an American style resume: a sales document that's at most two pages long and which distills my professional experience down to core ...
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Re-entering job information after uploading resume

When a job application asks me to enter job info, after uploading a resume, should I re-enter all the positions on my resume (jobs/clubs/etc.) or just the relevant ones or just paid jobs? I am a ...
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3 Year Employment Gap Due to Family and Personal Illness

I recently encountered a student with a 3 year employment gap because of ill family members and their own illness. They had completed a graduate degree from a top 20 engineering school in a very in ...
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How to mention accreditation in progress on a Resume?

If you're currently studying for an Accredited Professional title and also actively job seeking, can/should you put on your resume Accredited Professional (In Progress), if you expect to take/pass the ...
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Can/should I omit “Senior” from title my resume

I currently have a "Senior" title with a company I am currently furloughed from and am looking for new opportunities as it is unlikely that I will be recalled with my company. While I have ...
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How to effectively transition from one career path in which you are highly qualified to another in which you are not? [closed]

Context: From the moment I was born, my family pushed me to pursue a career in the IT industry. My education was dramatically accelerated, and I managed to pick up extensive work experience, highly-...
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Is it okay to use a different job title on my resume?

My job title is not representative of the work I have done during my most recent position. This isn't a situation where my title is some quirky one that only people inside the company would understand,...
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Including side projects on resume that have somehow negative connotation [duplicate]

(CS Undergrad) Hello! Since the hiring season is beginning, I thought I should create some side projects to put on my resume. Therefore, I created a couple of chrome extensions. But here's the problem:...
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Background check - how many years back info required - US hire

hi I got an offer from a large company subject to passing background check. Does anyone has experience using First Advantage. Whatever agency you have used, can you pl tell how long back they want to ...
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Should your resume include undergraduate courses once you've completed a graduate degree?

I did a double major in two related fields in undergrad, and now I'm finishing a masters degree in one of those fields. I'm going to be a recent grad with little more than an internship and some TA ...
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Have I become unattractive for Headhunters because I stayed with my company for too long?

Since beginning my career as a developer I changed Jobs exactly once to my current employer. I personally think I developed into a quite successful consultant in my current job. I learnt a lot (most ...
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Am routinely being recruited by former co-workers for new jobs. Are we all job hoppers and might it have resume implications later?

I work on a development team that kind of sticks together across companies. There were 12 of us when I first interned with them. They all got deemed redundant during a cost cutting initiative. They ...
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How to put training I've been doing during the COVID 19 outbreak on my resume?

A few weeks into COVID-19 stumbled upon an entrepreneurial classes. In doing so I've learned how to do websites, web hosting, and internet marketing. Mind you this is only "training." The ...
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Should I include marijuana retail on my resume? [duplicate]

My boyfriend and I live in Washington state. He has been trying to get a new job, but is unsure if he should include his most recent job on his resume. He worked part time at a Marijuana retail shop ...
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Resumes: How to discuss “growing out of incompetence” in a positive light?

Some background I'm currently entering my second year at university and I'm a computer science major. I did 4 years of FIRST Robotics FRC in high school, where I learned how to program robots using a ...
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How to ask former co-workers what they thought of me?

Question How do I gracefully ask former co-workers what they thought of me and my work? Summary I recently got laid off and have been organizing my resume. I'm finding that personal branding is ...
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If applying for a federal (US) position through a talent finding service, how should my resume be formatted?

Will the talent agency be expecting a one page resume, or the more detailed and information-rich federal resume format?
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How to balance resume between different sections

Context I am a professional project/program manager. I'm working on looking for a new job in the next year (I know timing is bad). I have built a resume with resume.io, which produces beautiful, ...
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Is it misleading to list the awarding body of a qualification, rather than the school where I earned it?

In my CV, I have a TESOL qualification which is administered by Trinity College, London - which is a reputable institution. The School of English where I took the TESOL qualification isn't exactly ...
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How to mentions workplaces in CV when they have been merged

I have been working at place A for 2 years, after that the company A was merged with another company and formed a new company named B. How should I mention them in my CV so that recruiters does not ...
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Minimizing damage when looking for a job due to leaving the previous one after a month

About a month ago I was deceived into accepting a job where the job listing and the real job were light years apart. After realizing I wasn't going to be happy and failing to negotiate a better future ...
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What is the best way to include a GitHub page in my resume?

I'm a rising sophomore looking for opportunities for my Major and career. I've been told over and over to include my GitHub page in my resume as it's a way for potential employers to gauge my skill ...
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Considering a software fellowship. Is there a way I can make it not seem like job hopping?

I'm a year into my first job out of university. I wasn't really picky about the work as the salary was a lot better than my other offers. However, there is no future in this job. There is only one ...
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Is there any value in listing your high school on your CV?

I'm an university graduate. On my CV, I just have my university listed. I attended high school in the US, but am currently residing in the UK. I'm wondering if I should include my high school, along ...
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Career impact of leaving PhD

I have an engineering MS, I'm considering continuing onto a PhD but I am not completely sure about my desire to enter into academics. I'm thinking about giving the PhD a strong shot/effort for a year ...
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Should I be mentioning things on my cover letter already addressed in my CV?

I'm trying to draft up a cover letter template for the job search, but much of it is essentially repeating qualifications and internships I've already mentioned in my CV. Should I be mentioning these ...
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Would working on a large project vs making a small app for a company make your resume looks better? [closed]

so my company is contracting government's jobs. Recently, our consumer site has nothing much going on, so I was transferred back to own office to develop an e-claim mobile app for internal employees ...
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How to make a one-page CV for a software engineer with 10+ years of experience?

I have over 13 years of experience with 5+ companies and their corresponding+side projects. Despite trying my best I am not being able to squeeze my CV and so far it is still 4 pages lengthy. My ...
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Why recruiters ask a resume in doc format? [duplicate]

I have sent several applications over these months for different companies and contractors. Usually I sent the resume in PDF format. I'm curious and at some point also a little bit upset when ...
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Are the extra sections Stack Overflow adds to its resume useful?

I recently discovered that Stack Overflow has a section for jobs and it also builds your resume so you can download it. Since I was in school I was told to be concise and put only the necessary stuff ...
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How to choose which awards go on my resume and what matters most with listing them? What is most important to explain about them to hiring managers?

During university I consciously set out to win a ton of awards. 4 years later I have some 200ish awards like Top Whatever Under Whatever, Person of the Year, scholarships, fellowships, essay contests,...
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How to disclose a temporary job?

I recently got laid off in early April. I don't have any savings so I took a job since in late April to pay the bills. The job is in a different field and is about half my old salary, so I have ...
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Is it worth continuing the search for my first job if there's the possibility I'd leave it in less than 6 months to study abroad?

Biting the bullet, so I thought I'd ask here (first time). I feel like I'm quite the overthinker. I still want to get my first job, but I'm currently less than 6 months in on a potential flight to ...
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Two job titles in one job

My last job was as an Assitant IT-Manager, but I also worked with cloud services like azure & AWS in the same job. I am also pursuing certifications in above mentioned cloud providers. So can I ...
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How do I list a certification on my resume that I've prepared for but haven't earned yet?

How can I include certifications that I have prepared and studied for but not yet earned on my resume? I am currently preparing to obtain certifications for AZ-104 (Microsoft Azure Administrator) and ...
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job title for my half technical half managerial job

I have B.Sc in Computer Software Engineering and because my passions were located somewhere between software engineering and industrial engineering or management science (such as Business Analysis, ...
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Should a resume be titled as if you have the position already?

A friend of mine will soon apply for her first management position, and she was coached by a professional resume writer (who I don't know). That coach recommended to write the resume with the title of ...
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How to list all contracts done while in a consulting firm [duplicate]

I work in a consulting firm for a while and I have done multiple contracts with different companies. They never last long, between 6 to 12 months. The consulting firm I work for is not well known, ...
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Alternative ways to state you trained your replacement on a resume

Summary: I knowingly trained my replacement at work, as I had a higher-level role but was expecting to leave due to other commitments (i.e. it wasn't a "ruse" by management, for example). I would like ...
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Recruiter asks for curriculum without providing details about the job offer

Context I recently got contacted by a recruiter on Linkedin with a message similar to this: Hi ..., my name is ... and I'm a recruiter for company X, an engineering company that works across Europe ...
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How would I describe “extra” (unprompted, extracurricular) work I did for an employer that was of benefit to a company on my resume?

In my current job I authored and maintain a tool that is used organization wide and saves several hundred man hours a year. Unfortunately since it has proprietary logic I can't host it on git, but I'd ...
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How does an unsuccessful software startup attempt look on a resume?

I am coming up on 5 years at my first job, and want to leave it in order to pursue some personal development projects full time. I have been working on them in most of my spare time and think one of ...
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Can I add software engineering to my resume if I do not have a software engineering degree specifically?

So I have an aerospace electrical engineering degree. I am currently doing my masters in data science. For many years I have also had an avid passion for software engineering but I did not attain a ...
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How to mention prestigious academic work when applying to industry job

I'm going through the process of adapting my academic CV to an industry resume. In particular, I'm aiming for a position with a well-known and highly competitive American company. I've worked in ...
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Is it appropriate to state RegEx as foreign language knowledge in a resume?

A similar recent question made me think about a situation I overheard recently. A developer/DevOps friend of mine who has an easy-headed attitude to everything, often comes up with little quirks. One ...
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Can I date an experience on my resume earlier than the LLC was actually formed?

So up until now I have been listing a personal project (Android App) on my Resume under a "Projects" category for the past year. in this time I have spent close to 1000 hours on the project and am ...
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Is Stackexchange reputation useful in a CV?

I've heard the stories that putting SE reputation in the CV can make it look better. I wonder if it is true when it comes to applying for jobs. Is it appropriate to do so? If it is true, how much ...
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What is the best way to build my resume outside of work?

I am a junior software dev at a small software company. I can't really get anything from my company in terms of advancement as there are people in the way so I will need to leave in about a year. ...

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