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Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Do people actually list the name of the school (within a university) on their resume? [closed]

I came across this blog post about the Harvard Extension School which says Every student and alumnus at Harvard identifies with the school he or she is affiliated with. And, like it or not, “...
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Can using auto generated resumes from job application reduce my chance of getting accepted? [closed]

Considering my previous question here and one of the answer, one thing I thought I might be doing wrong is most of the times when applying online for a job, I tend to use auto generated resumes that ...
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Unsuccessful in one position but Recruiter Offered to Forward Resume to A Different Role — Update Resume?

I was recently unsuccessful in one search at a company but in all cases, I had positive feedback; they went with a candidate who had deeper knowledge in a specific aspect of the role. However, the ...
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LaTex CVs and automated cv parsers [duplicate]

There is a good motivation to use good LaTex templates for job applications: nice and professional look. However, I see that a lot of job application portals try to extract information from pdfs and ...
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Fired for inappropriate behavior. How to handle resume and future jobs? [duplicate]

So a month ago I was forced from my job for inappropriate behavior. I am still claiming that it didnt happen... so essentially someone I was working training at the time was placing claims about me ...
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How do hiring managers view someone auditing a course? [closed]

I'm a graduate student who is taking a full load and I am considering formally auditing another course in addition. The audited course will show on my transcript but wont have a grade assigned to it. ...
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A decent stack-exchange score for resume

I am a fresher, and I have been working on my resume for sometime now. I have a 400+ reputation on stack-overflow, that I gained in a year. I am not sure if I should put this reputation on my resume. ...
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Should I bring a resume to this meeting?

I am a veteran student attending a Midwestern US university. One of the fraternities on campus has decided to seek a live in Resident Director from the veteran population, and has been coordinating ...
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Should I delete certain academic credentials from my resume?

I graduated from my master's program in International Relations just four months ago in May. I went to a top-10 school for my field of study in the US. I am still in the process of looking for ...
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How to write a resume with a 10 year gap

2008 challenged my survival after being laid-off. Three gravely ill family members required me to care for them, sadly until they passed away. Making a few attempts to start a home business and ...
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Are technical certifications of any value to a seasoned DevOps professional? [closed]

I know this is pretty specific, but I couldn't think of another place to ask such a work-related question. I've been working full-time in industry for over 8 years; first half of this was as an ...
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How to better format resume. [duplicate]

I'm looking for better ways to format my resume. As a "typical millennial" I've done a bit of job hopping and I'm looking for my next opportunity. As it is currently, I have my 1st contract job ...
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How and where to address thru-hikes in a resume? [duplicate]

I quit my job more than 6 months ago. Since then, I've thru-hike accross the US along the Continental Divide Trail (148 days of walking, 2800mi/4500km), and now I'm engaged in thru-hiking the Pyrenees,...
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How to list three part-time, concurrent jobs on resume?

I currently work three part-time, concurrent jobs to maintain a full-time salary. I usually go for listing one of them as the current job on my resume but I feel like my responsibilities in this part-...
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Phrasing a job description [closed]

I have quick question maybe I am overthinking it but would like to consult how to describe the job responsibilities I have in one sentence. Basically what I do is I am working in web development for ...
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How to cite a yet to be published paper in a Resume

I am the first author of a paper that was presented at this conference: https://www.wirn2018.polito.it/program/ The papers accepted at this conference undergo publication process in a volume by ...
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How to handle interview questions about my terrible compulsory internship? [duplicate]

Between 2014 and 2015, as part of my Bachelor's degree, I took an internship with a local arm of a globally recognised technology company. This was a bad experience for everybody involved: I was a ...
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How many years of job history should I include on my resume?

I've been in the IT industry since 1999 including several jobs in between. I was a Director with an organization for 7 years, and another 7 years at my current job as a Director as well. This gives ...
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Is it appropriate to request internal recruiter provide feedback on resume before submission?

I am currently exploring the job market for a more senior role and have been working with a recruiter internal to the company I am targeting. I work in the Information Security profession. If after ...
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How do I explain a 17 year gap in my resume? [duplicate]

I had a stellar career in senior management in the construction industry. My career stopped at the C level. I started at the bottom and worked my way up. I have a degree in Business Management which I ...
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Preparing resume without job experience or education degree

Many programmers nowadays learn programming on their own and don't feel the need to attend to college since they've already attained the knowledge. So my question is: Without a job experience in a ...
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Who should I list as my manager on my resume?

When I was hired for my current internship position, I was told that I would be reporting to person X - his name was listed on my offer letter, and he is who I corresponded with before my assignment ...
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How to/should I list mentoring experience on my resume and LinkedIn?

I'm a young professional and have participated in mentoring programs offered by my university as an alumnus. Normally these programs involve mentoring students and helping them transition into ...
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Should you group achievements by organization or include them project wise? [closed]

Lot of international or impactful resumes I see, mention the achievements or duties performed group at organization level under Work Experience section. Example: Organization name - Work done ...
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Leveraging a New Part-Time Job to Transition into Full Time? [closed]

I have recently been trying to transition into doing full-time work at a company as a junior developer but have had some issues I am seeking advice about. I have applied for about 100 jobs so far and ...
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Started a new job a week ago, I want to leave

So I started a new IT job just over a week ago. The interview went great, I met the people I would be "working" with and reporting to. At the time, they had a contractor in that was doing all of ...
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Can I use my English name when applying for a job?

I am Chinese and I am applying for graduate jobs in the UK. Is it ok to use my English name when applying for jobs?
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Putting projects from books on resume

I've been reading a book called "Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide". In this book, you create projects under the guidance of the author such as: GeoQuiz: In your first app, you will ...
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Dangers for working temp job for only short period [closed]

I have a full-time job as a software developer that is enough to support me, but I am looking to find a temp job to help pay off student loans quicker, among some other expenses. I interviewed with a ...
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Let go after revealing LGBT status, should I include this job on my resume? [duplicate]

I started working as an administrative assistant in Wisconsin through a staffing agency in March, and one morning in June (about 3 months in), I got a call from my agency coordinator and was told that ...
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Is a PhD application worth mentioning in a CV?

Before accepting my current job I forwarded a PhD application at my local college. I didn't win the PhD, since there were few spots available (let's say I placed 20th on 45 people, and they took in ...
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Left previous job due to altercation with manager, how to avoid him taking revenge during background check?

I have a job on my resume. I left it due to problems with one of my managers. I had no problems with anybody else there (including the other managers), and I am sure if any of these other managers ...
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Resume Summary For Senior Unix Administrator

This question pertains to presenting oneself when starting a job search, not targeting a particular job. I have many years (25+) administering traditional UNIX systems (HP-UX, AIX, Solaris) as well ...
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How should I list a Job title that infers professional credentials I do not have

In Ontario, and all other Canadian provinces, the title "Engineer" is protected by law and any non-licensed individual or company using the title is committing a legal offense, and can get fined. ...
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How critical are proper margins on a resume?

I have been told repeatedly by career centers various pieces of advice about resumes and one of the things that often shows up with little to no explanation is to have 1" margins and use 12 point ...
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Does it make sense to omit a failed master's degree from my resume?

Due to some reasons, I failed most courses in my master's degree. Would it make sense to leave this degree work off of my resume? FYI I went there as part of a leave of absence from my job and not ...
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Why do people say it's a bad idea to lie on your resumé? [duplicate]

I've been browsing the internet lately, looking for tips to improve my resumé. One sentiment that I constantly ran into was that it's a bad idea to lie on your resumé. Literally every site I visited ...
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Is it acceptable to create a company name for my resume as an independent consultant?

I’m a former management consultant and for the past year have been busy with numerous engagements for corporate clients on my own accord. In this, I also draw on the efforts of vendors and peers. I ...
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Should I include a job on my CV which only lasted 6 weeks? [duplicate]

I am leaving a job only after 6 weeks as they over estimated my experience and capabilities. They were really nice about it: verbally promising to be really good refs. So I am leaving on good terms. ...
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Which Job title to use in CV?

I have a question to all of you experienced professionals. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Information Systems/Data Science in Germany. Next year I plan on moving to the USA and applying for ...
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Listing many open source contributions for well known software projects on Linkedin?

I'm an avid open source contributor for few well know open - source software libraries. Besides writing code, I've written a few articles on medium.com related to these contributions. Therefore, ...
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Is it appropriate to mention on my resumé that I was replaced by two people?

Pretty straightforward: I contracted for one year with a team and during that time I established a quality assurance framework that has been scaling up for several months. Now my contract is up and I'...
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How should I know what I have already achieved in my last workplace? [closed]

So I have watched this video about resume mistakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tdyZWbGWO0 and read the article about the resume mistakes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2017/07/22/the-...
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Is it unprofessional to ask a coworker at your workplace to review your resume?

I am a co-operative education student at my plant and am interested in working here full-time. However, I do not graduate from college for another year and am still actively searching for other job ...
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Resume for a second career already in progress

After some years in sales and sales management, I went back to school for computer science and after a couple of years in that program I left it for an software job that I've now been at for almost 5 ...
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Unfair dismissal, what do you think? [closed]

My friend got an unfair dismissal; what do you think? My friend has worked in an IT field in a medium size organisation in UK for over 15 months. Recently he was given a disciplinary hearing to ...
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Job title not matching the job activity

I have recently landed my first professional job as an contract equity research analyst at a small firm through a friend. Generally speaking, such role requires one to have completed at least a ...
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Do cover letters add any benefit when applying to engineering positions that do not ask for one? [duplicate]

I am applying to research and design engineering positions in the medical device industry and have noticed that all applications have an option to upload a cover letter but they are never required. I ...
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Show 2 current jobs in my resume?

I am working with 2 companies, one full-time and one part-time. Should I only show my full-time company on my resume or both when applying for a new job? Both of these jobs are in the same field of ...
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How do I word my current internship position on my CV? [closed]

I got a summer internship at a reputable company. I was initially accepted as a software development intern but as of now (a month has passed) I have not worked with any actual code, I have simply ...