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Questions tagged [resume]

Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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How to compete with people who lie on their resumes or exaggerate their qualifications?

Some time ago I was hired for a .NET developer position. My (then) boss, after praising my abilities as a developer ("We didn't know you were this good"), confessed that she was about to throw my ...
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My employer faked my resume to acquire projects

I joined a company in India two months ago as my first job. I was pulled into the project within a month. I am comfortable working as a shadow for the project. Recently I as well as others with 1-2 ...
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How to describe in a resume that I left college due to the age limit for immigration?

I studied for two years in a university towards a bachelor's degree and then left because my parents and I had to immigrate to another country before I turn 21 (the age limit for an immigrant's child)....
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Who can I ask for help if no one replies my CV?

Since my last post several months ago, I have been searching for job actively. I have been sending CVs to companies, and learning a new technology for work, which I would prefer to use (Direct3D). ...
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Contributions in a CV for developers

Reading this question, I wondered why this style of "contributions" in CVs is popular in different places. It's not popular where I live and I always wonder what the readers of those CVs in other ...
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How would a developer who mostly fixed bugs for years at a company call out their contributions in their CV?

Looking at several CV writing blogs and tutorials, everyone suggests to call out your contributions something like this: Developed project X with 50$ million profit. Developed this application ...
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How do I list my HSED on my resume

I have a HSED (high school equivalency diploma) which is slightly different from a GED. When I got my HSED 2 years ago, the instructor said it was closer to a high school diploma than a GED. Should ...
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Discrepancy between resume and interview

A while ago I went for an interview and talked about my actual previous work experience, not realizing that the interviewer was having a slightly different version in her hand. When I got back home, I ...
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Removing jobs from my previous career from my resume?

I'm a mid-career professional. About 7 years ago, I changed careers. The two lines of work are both related to technology but have little in common otherwise. Line of work "A": I was laid off ...
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Should I flag up incorrect information on CV (degree title) to HR now I've accepted an offer and going through the background check process?

I accidentally listed having a Bachelor of Arts degree on my cv whereas my it should be a Bachelor of Science degree. I’ve listed the BA like this in my CV “Bachelor of Arts (Maths and Statistics)”. ...
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CV - State third party agency job

I was working with South Western Railway through Adecco for the past 2 years. Now, I have switched to South Western Railway themselves (without Adecco). How do I list that down on my CV? Should I ...
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Should I justify my “bad” GPA in my application?

I'm in the last year of my bachelor studies and I'm looking into writing my bachelor thesis at a company (hopefully abroad). Preparing my applications is do struggle a bit about my resume: My ...
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I have to retake 1 class to graduate - how should I apply for jobs now?

As the title says, I have to retake 1 class in order to graduate. This is at an American university for a bachelors degree in mathematics, and the class I must retake is only offered in the fall ...
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can i add my current one month job experience in resume? [closed]

I have been joined in a company as a software engineer fresher and worked for a month. I want to apply to other companies which are doing more exciting work and paying better. Can i add my current job ...
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Should I mention my contract types (part/full-time) in my CV and certificates?

When writing about work experience in CV, should I mention if a job was part-time? Also, should the employment certificate clearly mention the work hours of the job?
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Can I put on my resume the experience I got while I was in school?

For the last 2 years I have been working as developer. Coming September, I'm going back to school for ~4 years. I will be studying and working as a part-time developer. After I'm graduated, can I put ...
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What to write in email when sending CV to family friends? [closed]

My dad suggested I send my CV to his friend who works at X Company. The thing is I'm not sure what to write without sounding too desperate.
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How to deal with cover letters for two different jobs?

Variants of this question have been asked before, but I could not find an exact duplicate for this situation: Some company offers jobs A and B. The jobs are very similar, and I wish to apply to both, ...
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My position is ending because of grant funding, I've been there three months how do I convey that on a resume

I've been a research assistant at a medical school for three months now. I was told that there was a chance that funding might not be renewed. I'm applying at jobs and one asked what was going on. ...
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How do I update my resume when a new contractor company has been hired to replace old contractor

Background: For the past couple years I have been an onsite contractor for a U.S. Federal Agency. The company that has employed me for the past couple years is at the end of their contract and will ...
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Which industry am I working in? Software development or financial services?

Question: I am a software developer working in a financial service company. The company does NOT sell financing software or digital product. My work does involve an understanding about the finance ...
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I listed a wrong degree date on my background check. What will happen? [duplicate]

I had a pretty complicated college history. I transferred to a small college after spending a year gathering credits at two colleges in NYC. For the two colleges in NYC, I also took high school and ...
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Can my job offer be rescinded due to dates?

In December 2018, I left my most recent job at a bank. Before doing so, I had been sending out a host of resumes, all of which said 2017-Present. I also sent a resume to a friend to be referred to ...
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How to list internship (I had to take for my bachelors degree) on CV

I was required to take on an internship in a company related to my studies for completing my bachelors degree. It took 6 months and during this period, I was working on a project in the company which ...
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How to positively present “why I want to leave” in interviews with <1 year in current company due to working significantly below my level

Related to this previous question - in essence: I was taken on for a senior-level strategic type role but then after a few (about 3/4) months of carrying out that role (not due to performance) I was ...
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Mistake in years of experience in resume?

I have 3 years 9 months of experience but since notice period for my organization is 3 months so I calculated that I will be having 4 years of experience on my last working day. I have mentioned in my ...
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Inconsistencies between resumes

I applied for a job, and have gotten called in for an interview. The application process was done through a third party website where I had to fill in some personal info, education info, and work info ...
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How do I mention the quality of my school without bragging

I am currently studying at a US university that is among the top school for the field I'm in (CS). However, the university itself is not well known outside the US, and certainly not as being on par ...
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How to make skills assessment fair? [closed]

I have been experiencing a hard time tracking my work records. This leads to difficulties in assessing my skills over the time by myself, by current employer, or prospective employers. Over the time,...
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How can I write in my resume that I can relocate without any problem and do not need any kind of 'relocation money'?

I am a junior software developer thus it's not very profitable for a company on their own and I fully understand it. But I always wanted to live abroad. I do not need any visas (I am an EU citizen) ...
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Been asked to work significantly “below” my level for a sustained period — can I ask company for measures to mitigate it e.g. learning time?

Background info: This is a follow-up (but not a duplicate) to this question: Recruited for a senior SME technical role but assigned in the medium term to a much more junior project Basically I was ...
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Leaving Job after 5 months, how do I put it on my resume

I have a feeling I will be let go shortly and I want to update my resume. I have only been with this company since December and I haven't been able to be successful here. How do I put it on my resume?
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Applying for computer science internships, using email with .dev ending [duplicate]

Google Domains recently released the .dev domain extension and I was able to register jdoe.dev (example). Would putting john@jdoe.dev on a resume be a bad idea or potentially too confusing? My fear ...
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Is it appropriate to slightly change the name of my degree?

If I have a "BS in Software Development", would it be okay to change the name to "BS in Software Engineering" on my resume? Could it negatively impact background checks or education verification if ...
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Should I omit my grades from my CV for retail/entry jobs? [duplicate]

So I have been applying for jobs for three weeks so far, mostly retail. I have not received a single response as of yet. I admit I don't have much experience. I did pretty well in my A-levels(high-...
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Retail & Fast Food: First time writing a resume

I've recently graduated early from my high school, and I'm hoping to apply for a job in retail, or on a fast food crew. Unfortunately, I'm lost on what to say, and how to describe my skill set. I ...
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Change name of work on CV

I am doing casual teaching at my University (Tutoring, marking assignments and answering student questions). I am a data science student, and the papers that I am helping with are related to data ...
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Leaving 6 months after an internal promotion. How to show on CV? [closed]

I worked at a company for 2 years and I then became ACCA qualified. I was promoted to a role within the same team, but with different and greater level of responsibilities. At the time, I wanted to ...
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Experience letter or success story

I was working as a solution architect and consultant for a project in one of largest banks in the country through one of the international IT consultancy companies. My project allocation contact ended ...
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Should I include 2006 Time Magazine Person of the Year on resume? [closed]

I am the Time Person of the Year for 2006, and I was wondering if this is a good idea to include this on my resume? I figured it might make me stand out and be more noticeable amid all the many other ...
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How to explain degree with gap in CV? [duplicate]

Long story short: Started degree A and dropped out after earning about half the credits for graduating Started another degree B and finished it, getting also a PhD after it Managed to finish degree A ...
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Should I mention the new company name of my previous employer, in my CV?

I worked for two years at company ABCD, a decade ago. Around three years ago they changed their company name to HIJK. I verified that they had changed the company name, and had not closed ABCD and ...
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How do I describe an unofficial role on my resume and LinkedIn?

I'm a web developer. At my company my niche is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and, by extension, site speed. The position is sort of half-official, as it is understood and agreed upon by my ...
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First job ended badly, still put it on resume for reference?

At the end of this week my contract of my first (full-time) job comes to an end. This did not end well and I'm not really on good term with my (soon to be ex-)boss. I am worried that when applying for ...
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Will job offer be rescinded after education check due to unfinished degree? [closed]

I recently signed an offer letter with a company for a sales position. I have a Bachelors listed on my resume, but the position did not require it, only listed a Bachelors as preferred. I filled out ...
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Friend wants my recommendation but I don't want to give it to him

I met my friend in my first year of college (Computer Science), so I can tell that I know how well he works and how knowledgeable he is. He's a good friend, we chat occasionally, meet up to have ...
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How should I add the months of work experience on my resume?

If I worked at a company from 1 June to 10 Aug, and the online application just has a field for months, am I supposed to include Aug in the months or leave it because it was not even half a month.
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When writing a CV, what should I do with 'weak skills'?

I'm presenting writing a new CV, and I've got a set of programming skills I consider to be 'strong' and programming skills that I consider to be 'weak'. Example C++ for me would be strong as I know ...
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Recruiter wants very extensive technical details about all of my previous work

I was recently cold-called by a recruiter on LinkedIn who had seen my profile/resume. The position seemed to be a very good fit for my skill set so I replied that I was very interested. Within minutes ...
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Must I explain the reason for a gap in my employment history on the resume itself or is the cover letter sufficient?

My employer granted me a one-year sabbatical in 2016. As a result, my resume currently looks like this: Foo Widget Corp, Senior Engineer, January 2014 -- February 2016, February 2017 -- Present In ...