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Could I be blacklisted from applying to a company after submitting non-identical resumes? [closed]

Hello I think I messed up… I applied to two different internships at the same company, but for each internship, I used a different email and resume. The reason I did this was to make myself eligible ...
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Do you mention courses on your CV if you don't feel confident with them?

Over the last couple of years I've taken a couple of online courses through Coursera: Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Machine Learning. I've also been to a summer school on plasma physics. ...
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How do I write a resume with no references, bad history and a 4 yr disability gap?

I'm 35 and I've been on disability since 2021 for spinal stenosis but, due to a stupid error on my part, I'm about to lose my benefits and I'm panicking because I don't know how to write a resume with ...
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How should you put several roles on a resume that has evolved but not entirely changed?

I am looking over a good friends resume and he has worked for a midsize company for 9-10 years. After his first year he started working with the sales team on apps and tech, was in charge of a chunk ...
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Should I mention in my resume I have written exploit code thats incorporated into MetaSploit framework?

I have worked in cybersecurity industry for close to a decade and gained proficiency in using the open source exploit framework of MetaSploit for automated pen testing of systems that I was authorized ...
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For software engineer positions, in addition Leetcode-style questions, how likely are library specific questions (if listed on resume)?

I'm in the process of updating my resume and preparing for a job change. I'm interested in pursuing a software engineering position, and I'm wondering about listing libraries on my resume. I developed ...
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Gap in Resume/Employment History - Returning for Masters at 27 years old

My question concerns the perception of CV gaps due to returning to full-time education. The question Will a two-year gap in employment (or working part-time for 2 years in something such as a store or ...
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gap in resume for political reason

So, i am currently having a 2 year gap in my resume, that i can justify, but it would have me disclose political activity (those activity are not illegal, but are pretty fringe political wise) ...
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How much detail and context should be included in the work experience section of a resume?

When writing about work experience in a resume, how specific should you get? How much context should you give? For example where I used to work there were multiple undocumented systems and ...
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Does it have a bad impact on my resume if I quit my first job after 3 months? [duplicate]

I have just received a job offer from Meta for an AI engineer position, but my goal is becoming an AI researcher in Google, so I would like to keep applying for new positions in Google while I am ...
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Seeking Guidance on Resume Discrepancies for Background Check Concerns

My situation is a bit intricate, so I thank you for taking the time to read through it. Over the span of two years (from 2020 to 2022), I held various positions within the same company, transitioning ...
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Could one understate credentials?

Someone recently posted worrying about being seen as overqualified when trying to enter a new career direction, because they have an advanced degree in another field. This leads me to wonder: Could ...
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Putting "software engineer" on resume if the company is a flat org and told me we were all hired seniors previously?

I joined a relatively high caliber group of engnineers, who were all senior engineers from well known or top companies. However, our titles were only "software engineer", except a few that ...
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Does a Public Trust Check include a SF85P?

I recently accepted a conditional offer from a company that does contracts for federal agencies. They mentioned they will be conducting PUBLIC TRUST background suitability check. They said it's mainly ...
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How do I describe an industry project done as a part of coursework on my resume/CV?

I would be doing unpaid work for an IT company for 3 months as a developer as a part of my university coursework. Basically, the course's professor reached out to a bunch of companies for student ...
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How to list education on a resume as concisely as possible?

I am already working for a few years and I want to put the focus of my CV on my work experience and publications. Unfortunately, the space on my CV is scarce, so I am trying to condense its content to ...
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Should I include a work experience from >10 years ago?

I'm currently applying for a job and the job description states that "Practical SQL knowledge would be a plus". I do have a lot practical SQL knowledge, even though I haven't used it in ...
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What things should I focus on to find a frontend job abroad? [closed]

I'm currently working as a mid-level front-end developer. I have nearly 3 years of experience working in one of the top companies in our country. My goal is to find a job abroad in either Frontend or ...
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Background check with a BB bank

I recently got an offer to work as a summer analyst with an investment bank. I applied for this role back in July last year. Back then, I was working with lets say organisation B (under the company A) ...
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How do I avoid typos in a resume?

My resume accidentally had a typo in the name of one of the schools I attended. The school is [County Name] Technical Community College. I had accidentally listed it as [County Name] County Community ...
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Mentioned incorrect high-schools names during interview, should I contact and clarify?

So I had a job interview and we had some casual conversation, especially since I have family in the area. I was homeschooled through high school, but took some classes at local schools to supplement ...
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Work that I reasonably do without publications post Ph.D (R2 university)?

I'm a fourth year student in an Experimental Psychology Ph.D program with an accepted MA also in Experimental Psychology from a different program. I'm posting here since I'm about to graduate in May ...
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How to present co-authored research paper whose idea isn't mine on a CV

I am a co-author on a research paper published in a scientific venue. The coworker who is lead author had the original idea and did most of the implementation work. I've only been of accessory help ...
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How does one get past unlucky work history streak?

In the years leading up to 2023, I've been pretty good about my employment. In the last year, however, I have burned through three jobs in relatively quick succession. Job 1. Factory work. Was fired ...
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How to address contrast between current and past employment?

This is during interviews. I'm presently employed and it's not a good fit for various reasons. I'd like to work at something more interesting, challenging, with project work as time goes on versus ...
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Is it ok to provide a CV when a resume is asked for (US)?

I am applying for a new job in the US and the online application form asks for a resume. Is it ok to provide a CV, rather than a resume? (i.e. could it have a negative impact on my application?) As ...
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How do I go about adding a new job title to my resume for the same company, and do I even need to?

I've been working as an Animal Health Technician III in the state of New York for the past 5 years for the same animal hospital. I recently just took the VTNE which is a national exam for Veterinary ...
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Wrong Qualification on my CV, Currently doing background check

I'm a recent graduate with an Integrated Masters Degree in Computer Science. On my CV I have listed the qualification as two separate qualifications. A BSc in Computer Science and a MSc in Computer ...
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Which company name I should write on resume?

I am working for a small company owned by a big company . The big company have full ownership of the small company I am working for. My question is when I write my resume in working experience section ...
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Is there any issue if I make my prior job title more generic on my resume? For ex: "Sr Marketing Associate" versus "Sr Digital Marketing Associate"

I am working on updating my resume, and I was thinking about changing how I present my prior job title(s). I want to make clear, I am NOT suggesting overstating my title (saying I was a Manager when I ...
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Lied on resume and going to have background check

I recently received a job offer from one of the tech giants. They sent me a conditional contract and now conducting a background check. Unfortunately I have a lie on my CV regarding the starting date ...
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Should I edit my cv to change end date of employment period if it is incorrect after 1 year

That is how my cv looks like now: 09.2022–08.2023, Company A 01.2022–05.2022, Company B I was fired from Company B on May 24, 2022, and they took my laptop the same day and I didn't work for them ...
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What month and year should I write in my cv for a job from which I was fired just after a long vacation?

I started the job as a Java Software Engineer in 09-2022. I worked until the end of 04-2023. Then I took a vacation lasting 3 months, until the beginning of 08-2023. Just after I came back to the ...
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Changed Job Title on Resume

I applied at a job with a resume that had my job title as Software Engineer as I was instructed to change it to match industry standards while my real job title is Programmer. Will that look bad if ...
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Included expired professional certification on CV. Can there be background check issues?

I recently accepted a fairly senior job offer and am in the background check process. I uploaded my resume and completed the first advantage profile. I included my educational details for Bachelors ...
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Listing company on resume where NDA prevents company name

I have a company that I worked for where I am not allowed to mention that I worked for this company. How would I list this experience on my resume?
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Shall I mention I'm a heavy user of the product at the company I'm at applying at and making an income from it?

I have been a AirBnB host for 4+ years where I have two dedicated rooms that I offer for short term rental. This is not a small side income any longer but rather a big income as I am occupied 90%+ of ...
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Is it useful to split a CV into a HR section and Tech team section?

Since the HR team looks for cursory information (role name, years of experience, gap in CV and technology names like C++ or Java) to filter out CV's and since the Tech managers or tech leads would ...
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How do I title roles in a CV if I always was a contractor for my entire career?

Been a contractor for 10 years. Writing my first formal CV. Targeting Google as senior SWE. I purchased a CV review and got somewhat confusing recommendations regarding Titles. Contractors have no ...
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How can I showcase my expertise if I don't have enough job experience?

I am a Ph.D. student. I have been involved with academia for some time now. For some reason, I need a job in the industry but my CV is not garnering any interest in the industry. How can I showcase my ...
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Thinking about rejoining the workforce... how do I reference a company that no longer exists on a resume?

I am in my late 40s. I have a wife who is self-employed, a young child (still single-digit age), and am self-employed myself. My wife and I are both not doing great with our income the past few years, ...
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Should I include non-technical degree and non-engineering experience in my software engineer CV?

I've got 10 years of experience as a software engineer contractor. Before that I happened to receive Masters of Medicine in a mediocre eastern Europe university. And before that I was repairing cars ...
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Can I use my degree GPA on my resume?

My academic career had a few rough starts before I got into the right program and figured my life out. I started out in the wrong major and was struggling with some mental health issues which are now ...
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What tools are best for writing resumes? [closed]

What do people use to write resumes these days? Which tools are the best. I've seen lots of LaTex based resumes (there's even a tag for it on this stackexchange site). I'm guessing this is niche and ...
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In a resume, how should one handle a series of short-duration jobs in early career?

Long time answerer, seldom-asker here to ask y'all's opinion on something. So, I'm updating my resume now, and I have a problem. I've been working in industry as a software engineer for about 8 years;...
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How much time do you spend customizing your resume? [closed]

It is recommended to customize your resume and cover letter for every job opening you intend to apply to. This makes total sense. However, such customization takes time. If I want to apply for jobs on ...
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Is it okay to mention awards twice in a CV, once in the experience and once in the awards section?

I was told my a reviewer that I should not "double dip" awards in my CV. For example: University of XYZ, College of XYZ XYZ Fullride Scholarship Experiences. Experience #1: Description...&...
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Should I tell my company's client that they are being lied to? [duplicate]

I have been working as a shadow software developer in a company for a little over a year now. Not too long ago, my company told me to add experience to my LinkedIn profile as they are about to send my ...
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Should I embed a video into my PDF resume?

I saw a few tutorials explaining how in general to embed a video into a PDF and it got me wondering if I should put a video into my resume. Considering that my education, work history, hobbies, ...
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What is a "programmers" product akin to an "html" coders web page?

The title question addresses two questions really. What can a programmer show off in a "portfolio?" and Would a programmer need "GUI/Designers" whereas designers could get away ...
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