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Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Covid-19 causing complications leading to shorter job durations than desired on a resume - how does it look and sound?

Currently I'm in somewhat of a conundrum. I'm a British software engineer who performs fairly decently in his job. I've got some interesting accomplishments on my CV and the like. I say that because I ...
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How good or bad is the idea of re-applying for job for which I was rejected in the early screening phase?

I have applied for a job in a big company and was rejected in 5 days with a typical template answer of "we regret other candidates had better profiles fitting the job". So, I can guess they ...
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Standard resume vs fancy resume (style) [duplicate]

For years I have been using a resume with unique font and unique color palette (very toned down, but different then standard black). I used to believe that my resume should stand out as much as ...
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Foreign language proficiency on industry (CS/SWE) resume

On a 1 page resume it feels like it may be a waste of space, especially if I'm applying to a software/engineering company where I may not necessarily explicitly use the language. Still, it is ...
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My current job title suggests that I have more advanced skills than I actually have. How to navigate a new job search?

Everyone with the same job title as me / in my department has a PhD, I only have 2 bachelor's degrees. I'm officially at an Engineer 1 level (I think level 2 was postponed due to COVID promotion ...
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How to explain the gap in my resume due to cancer?

I have been laid off at the same time as I was diagnosed with cancer. Now, after almost a year of battle, I want to update my resume and start looking for a new job. And I want to address the “gap” in ...
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While applying for a potential internship, should I mention to HR that it was my friend (intern there) who gave me the HR's email address?

I have obtained the email address of the HR from my senior (friend) interning at my dream company. As I am also keen to intern at the same company this coming May, in my writing of email to the HR, ...
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How can I condense years of dev work recorded on JIRA into a CV/resume? [duplicate]

I'm conscious that a list of some technologies and methodologies on a CV is uninformative and potentially misleading so would like to condense the actual verbatim work from my company's JIRA into a ...
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Resume or CV for Research Position?

I have recently started applying for research jobs. A lot of the applications for larger companies will start with attaching your resume. However, I am wondering if it may be better to attach my CV ...
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Stating reasons for leaving previous role in cover letter?

I am soon to start looking for a new permanent role as a graphic designer. I left my previous job a year ago after 2 years, to go freelance. I was always planning on looking for a new job and I only ...
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How to recurring represent fixed-term contracts

For the last 3 years, I have taught in an engineering school, usually between September and March. It is legally sealed with a fixed-term contract (as a regular employee contract, not as freelancer). ...
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Resume: how to best sort skills according to proficiency [closed]

In my CV, where I state my skills (e.g. programming languages, software etc.) I also want to add my proficiency level (beginner, advanced, expert or something like that). Also I want to design them in ...
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Is it awkward for experience to span multiple pages on resume/CV

I've recently come to learn that three to five-page resumes are common (and possibly standard, especially for contractors) for developers, so I'm overhauling mine. I'm relieved to no longer have to ...
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What do New York tech companies think of two short jobs on a CV for a junior engineer?

I'm not so satisfied with where I currently work. I'm a software engineer from country A, and I'm currently working abroad for a company in country B. This company, which has some really nice people ...
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How to say you taught/educated someone from a different field in your resume?

A friend who studied Computer Science is writing his resume for a new job position. On his previous work, he worked in a project that included engineers and scientists from different fields. He had ...
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Should I include a personal statement in my resume if there is no room elsewhere?

I am submitting an application for a place in the Facebook AI Residency. It states "Elaboration on these experiences should be included in the candidate personal statement." The application ...
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Is it okay to quote old performance reviews on my resume?

I've been coached to include a list of 'strengths' on my resume, in addition to my past experience and technical qualifications. I don't understand how me writing that I'm a detail-oriented team ...
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Software Engineering Internship: Knuckle down and do work or build my portfolio? [closed]

I am currently interning as a software engineer for a medium-large company. I have a lot of autonomy in my role to learn at my own pace with little expectation and oversight, essentially I can take on ...
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Freelance work on resume along with full-time job

I'm currently working in an organization from past 2.5 years. I'm not really happy with current technology I'm working in. I always wanted to do something better and hence trained myself with another ...
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Are 2-page resumes loathed in the Software world?

After several years in CS Academia, I'm applying to SWE roles. I have rich employment history for being 30-something years old, with technical and academic positions all of which have had strong ...
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I have had a lot of short term jobs. How can I consolidate them so they fit nicely into my resume/LinkedIn?

I graduated from University a few years ago. During my time at school I completed the co-op work placement program. This means I had several short term jobs (4-8 months). After graduating I have had a ...
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Putting freelance work on resume alongside regular day job?

For the past 6 months I've had a side consulting business in an industry that I'm interested in long-term. It's in a different industry than the one my regular day job is in, but they use a similar ...
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Is there a way to minimise risk when HR see I update my linkedin profile

One year ago, I joined my current company, but at that time I did not update my LinkedIn profile, now I want to update it. However, I am worried whether my company HR would monitor my profile from ...
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Is it professional to specify the end date of the current occupation if it can be determined now?

I'm on an academic job with a possible end date a few months from now. So, in case I don't find a suitable job, I will extend my contract. I wonder if it is common or expected to mention that end date ...
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Should I include my level on my resume?

Many companies do levels for Software Engineer as SE1, SE2, SE3... etc. For my title on my resume, should I list it as "Software Engineer 1/2/3" or is "Software Engineer" ...
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Wrong job title on resume, when should I inform my recruiter?

I have recently accepted a written job offer which is contingent on both background and reference checks. I was rather inexperienced with the entire job application process and resume writing at that ...
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Removing irrelavant skills from resume for specific jobs

Is it a good idea to remove skills that are irrelavant to the job you are applying for from your resume. Say the job is hiring a web developer and you know IOS or iphone programming and you know ...
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How to add (or skip) projects to CV in a professional way?

I checked the forum and other online materials about what to state in the CV and what not to. Regarding projects, I couldn't find a unanimous agreement. I've heard from 1-2 recruiters that they prefer ...
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Becoming a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) at a Startup. What would you ask future employer about? [closed]

What would you ask your potential employer/startup BEFORE becoming a CISO by them? I can think of: What is the current security strategy? Who this role reports to? What is the organization structure ...
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Writing a CV for teaching job

So, I have been trying to write a CV, I graduated recently so I do not have much work experience, and I want your help with somethings. I am mostly applying for a teaching job and for scholarship to ...
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Tips for applying for jobs while in a PhD program

I am a Statistics PhD student. I started my PhD upon the acceptance to my current university because this got so many people excited about me, and I didn't want to disappoint them. I finished my PhD ...
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How do you put skill level on a resume?

I'm applying for jobs as a software engineer, and my resume has a list of skills like "Java", "React", and "Python" that I'm trying to attach skill levels to. I have ...
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Projects on resume

can I add projects that are not related to my specialization(backend web developer) to my resume. Ex: Algorithm Visualization, Chess Solver.
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How can I professionally show my enthusiasm for a company I'm applying to when I love their consumer products?

I'm applying to a company for a large international franchise. The employees I've seen on LinkedIn seem pretty enthusiastic and open to nerding out a bit. Some of their recruiting initiatives also ...
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How to account for furlough on resume?

There is so much advice on how to account for furlough while you're still on furlough, but I can't find anything on how to show it on your resume if you're rehired. The typical format is start date ...
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Listing graduation date for a non-traditional student

I had to take a few years off from my degree program (Bachelors) due to financial problems. In that time, I got a full time job in the industry I majored in. I'm completing the degree this semester. I'...
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Removing an experience because of a company's fraud

I've been working for a company from November 2019 to October 2020 as a software engineer. Though, by putting in a lot of effort, I found out the company managers have been providing a fraudulent ...
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How to effectively mention an exam-preparation-break in resume [duplicate]

As I didn't get chance to learn new technologies in my previous job, I resigned from there and prepared for higher studies. Job market also went down that time due to COVID. Now I got a chance in a ...
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Should one reference projects that violate ToS on their resume? [duplicate]

I just graduated and I'm applying for data science jobs, one of the projects on my resume involved me scraping a website's data. This definity violated terms of service as I was required to sign into ...
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Job-oriented training at training institutes - Under which section of the resume should this be mentioned?

Some graduates and students do job-oriented courses or internships by paying a fee. Under which section of a resume should these job-oriented training / internships be mentioned?
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Boss demanding I “tone down and redact” my LinkedIn profile [closed]

I keep my LinkedIn (professional social media platform; sort of like a glorified online resume/CV) and my CV current every month (just a minor change if needed, make sure I didn't miss any typos), ...
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How explicit should I be about my programming skills on my CV

I'm a recent Computer Science graduate and am now applying to jobs on the free market. During my course of studies, I've acquired skills in a wide range of programming languages and popular/specific ...
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Are past irrelevant job experiences relevant to add in your resume as a software engineer? [duplicate]

I'm a software developer who has worked professionally for 3 years. Prior to becoming a software engineer, I was working in the banking sector as a banker my work revolved handling customers and doing ...
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How to include English name on resume

I'm an American teacher working in China, and my students are writing resumes to for their college applications. All of my students have English names that they plan to use when they attend college to ...
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Who makes a good reference?

When you leave a company in Germany the company is required by law to hand out a letter in which the employment, the duration, and your role are described. The employee can request an extended version ...
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What participle do you use when writing past work experience? [duplicate]

When describing your responsibilities for a job you once had, do you write in past participles or present participles ?
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Should I write in my resume, the college degree that I shifted from

Here is my situation, I am planning to apply to a certain semiconductor company and they are hiring for junior software developers. I took IT-related courses which I recently finished. When I entered ...
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Can I mention unpaid internship experience on my resume and LinkedIn profile?

I have recently completed an internship at a company. In this internship I was not paid. I had already agreed to work unpaid at the start of the internship since completing an internship at a company ...
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Hobby turned into industry preference, how to linkedin/cv/resume about my 3 year “hobby” since it is the career path I pursue now?

I have a MSc in computer science and my love for Unreal Engine 4(UE4) shaped my MSc education into working with game artificial intelligence. Creating my LinkedIn profile/cv/resume for applying to UE4 ...
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How relevant are HackerRank-alike certifications on CV/LinkedIn?

The companies nowadays use HackerRank/LeetCode style questions as a major part of their interviewing process (whether is's good or bad is for another discussion). Let's call it a day. I am not an algo-...

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