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Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Is there any way to create a separate machine and human CV? [closed]

When creating a website its best practice that you consider both standard visitors (on a variety of devices) and also those visitors who are using screen-readers. Something might be perfectly usable ...
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How does one handle name changes of employers on Linkedin work history?

Working in the IT field and having skills that are in demand, I have changed jobs quite a lot over the years. My Linkedin profile lists around a dozen positions. Due to mergers, acquisitions or just ...
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Can I leave a job off my CV?

My first role was for 5 years, and unrelated to my current role. I left the role under bad terms with management. Since then I have 7+ years of experience working in other roles more relevant to the ...
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Nearly Perfect Offer, Except for Title

I'm about to receive an offer that is quite aligned with my experience, and the pay is excellent. However, I'm concerned about the implications of the title change based on my career trajectory. At my ...
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Should I resend an application to give a shorter resume?

Almost 24 hours ago, I submitted an application for an engineering job through that company's email using a resume template that I used when I was applying for internships as a 3rd year university ...
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Should I keep a short duration on my resume?

TLDR - I have a role on my resume that has a duration of 6 months, and I'm unsure if I should keep it or not. I'd like to keep it since it was a high role within the company, but with a short duration ...
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Strategy of interaction with the employer when applying for a job in a foreign company

I am planning to get a job in a foreign aerospace company. It is so atypical and unusual for me, it seems complicated and long, potentially life-changing. But this is the way to achieve my goals. ...
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How to include "company health metrics" on resume

I've been wanting to revamp my resume and I'm curious about the best way to include numbers for company performance and growth. Obviously, I can't take sole credit for my previous companies hiring ...
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How to indicate I wish to start work before graduation date (and conceal university time period?)

So. Two questions: I need 1 more course to complete my Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science (Specialization in Software engineering). I finished 45/46 courses. The last course will be completed ...
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How to show incomplete degree on resume [duplicate]

For my university, I was in the Bachelor's of Science Specialist in Computer Science program. The specialist program requires 40 CS courses (4 years worth) completed, and the Major Program only ...
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Should I put C, C++, Java and Python projects in my resume if I want to go into web development?

I have been learning C, C++, Java and Python but I want to go into web development and I will soon start learning its languages and technologies. Would it be useful to put projects made in the above ...
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Would a software developer candidate's tech blog be looked at during the hiring process? [closed]

This podcast episode, (with a transcript) is about learning in public, in the context of software development, where having a tech blog is one example of that. The episode contains the following ...
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I want to change my career but options seems limited and difficult

I have more than 11 years experience in IT support and administration (first-third level support), having worked on complex and large environments. I always wanted to change my career towards software ...
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How do I explain my unfinished Master's in a field I don't want to be in?

I got a BS in applied math & cs in 2020, then got laid off from my IT job due to a pandemic budget cut. After 6 months of not being able to find a job, I decided to try something new and applied ...
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Will it help or hurt (or neither) to showcase irrelevant talents such as musicianship on a software engineering resume?

I am curious whether including a link to my music projects would help or hurt on my software engineering resume. Assume for the sake of the question that the music projects showcase a major talent. ...
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Mentioning experience of (non-malicious) bot-building in interviews?

I built a bot to reserve sports courts at my university's athletic facilities. I did it because the reservations opened during a time when I am usually asleep, and also demand is high (pretty sure ...
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Should I be honest in a yes or no question regarding lifting X amount of pounds?

So I've filled out some job forms and when it came to one question regarding lifting something, I answered no cause it was much too heavy for me. So the question was, Are you capable of lift 75lbs ...
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Should I put all present positions on top, regardless of start dates?

I currently have multiple employers. One of these employments is ending, but since I order by start date first and it is my most recent position (chronological), it would be placed on top. This means ...
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Should I Tell a Prospective Employer I’m Looking For a 2nd Job?

I’m happy with my current job and I have no plans to leave the company I’m working for. But I’m also the sole breadwinner for my family and inflation is making it increasingly difficult to live on a ...
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Can I put a personal private github repository on my resume?

I created a prop-line generator for e-sports and I do not want it to be public/open sourced available for everyone to use. However, I would like to personally mention this project on my resume is ...
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Should I remove older low level jobs/education from my CV at this point?

I am updating my CV. I am 26 and have been working full time for about 8 years now, I have some decent experience which I think looks pretty good on paper. I'm a senior developer at my current (small) ...
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How do I put on my resume that I am a backup to my managers?

I have no manager experience and I am looking to move up in my company. My manager left 3 months ago and I am applying for their job. I want to say that I have been acting as their backup in their ...
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How can I accurately and truthfully present my experience in Software Engineering on my Resume?

I believe I've gotten mostly inappropriate roles for my level of expertise throughout my software career. I judge this in hindsight by most corporate or startup developer roles I've had ending before ...
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How to express to potential employers that a company I own will not take any of my time?

I have spent the last 6 months building out a crypto currency mining operation that is now operating hands off. I look at statistics at the end of the day and don't have to spend any time running the ...
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Fired from software engineer role at FAANG for poor performance: What to put on Resume? [closed]

UPDATE: I refocused this question to honor the answers that those contributors like Flater put a lot of of effort into. However, I tried not to materially change too much as that can make reading the ...
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How can I list programming language proficiency in a way that's visually appealing?

I'm an Information Technology major. The communication class I'm currently taking has us write up a resume tailored to the field we want to enter. I was wondering, how can I list the proficiency of ...
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Can I use my fake last name in LinkedIn and resumes?

For my personal family related reasons I don't use my legal last name online. I would like to change it, but unfortunately it's impossible to do in the near future. Also I'm eastern European and I use ...
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How do you diplomatically call a situation 'very bad' in a resume-like document?

I need to list in a resume-like document how a system I've worked on was so misconfigured as to be ludicrous (like I cannot describe the level of incompetence that led it its state when I found it), ...
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How to note that I worked for company's supplier on resume?

The title pretty much says it all. I'm creating a resume to apply for a large company "A." My last job was at company "B," a small, but high-quality supplier of components for ...
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What do you put for company location on a resume/job application in this scenario?

So I work for a company that's located in city A. My position was originally physically located at this company in city A. It was then changed to remote after COVID hit. However, my company purchased ...
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How to add group talk in my CV?

I recently gave a presentation on the research that I have been conducting with my group. It was a group talk. We all talked for 3-4 minutes, for a total of 10 minutes. This talk was the end of the ...
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Section for project in progress in my resume

Some context I am getting my MS in CS from a non-cs background and had one internship experience and a Bootcamp experience. I have a couple of major projects and a few relatively small projects in my ...
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PM Intern as a compsci student?

I'm a second year CompSci student based in the UK hoping to get a career as a software developer. I've been offered a Project Management internship in an online banking company. I don’t have much ...
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How to Phrase "Continued Duties as ... Prior to Promotion" in Resume?

Perhaps not the place for the question, but figured this is the best place to ask it. (If it's not, please guide me!) I am currently updating my resume to include my current position (Team Lead) ...
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How can I say how many years without being specific in my CV

In my Cover letter I have something like this "With 5 years experience in IT, I am confident in my abilities " I do not want to be specific about how many years I have experience. I want to ...
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Can I put fake experience in different skills than I am working in? [duplicate]

I have been working as a PHP developer for 2 years. Now, I want to switch to Java. I have gone through a course on udemy.com , and also some DSA. If I update my resume as 1.5 years of Java Experience, ...
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Dealing with a sequence of bad luck early in my career as a dev? How to address on the resume?

I started as a dev in August 2019 for a government agency that was heavily tied to downtown office space. It was a one year contract (common in Canada for government) that was not renewed because in ...
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SWE achievements

I have heard about Google's XYZ résumé formula but I struggle to describe my experience with it. Accomplished [X] as measured by [Y], by doing [Z]. The hardest part is ...as measured by Y... but ...
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How do I really know what my job title is?

I’ve worked at a company for a very long time now. I was hired in position “A”, unfortunately when Covid hit, I was furloughed for a while. My boss brought me back from furlough and told me I could ...
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What should I do if I have little to no references?

So I’ve been working the same job for about 5 years or so now. In that time I’ve received good performance reviews and small pay bumps! My first boss at this company had pretty bad ethic issues with ...
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CV: Student work as education or work experience

During my Bachelor and Master studies, I worked as student assistant at the university. The first job was teaching assistance (leading exercise courses, homework/exam grading). The second was research ...
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CV: Translate GPA when applying for an international company

I graduated from a German university and the German rating system ranges from 1.0 (best) to 4.0 (worst). This is exactly the opposite of the American system. When I want to apply for an international ...
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When a former company moves their location, do I need to update it on my resume?

Worked for two former companies, each moved cities. Updating my resume right now and noticed that the companies are no longer in the original cities I have listed. Do I need to update the cities? It ...
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How do I list contract to hire on my resume?

I was placed through a staffing agency for 4 months at a company. The company ended up hiring me full time after the placement contract expired from the staffing agency. I’ve been with the company ...
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Do I have to state a temporary furlough on a resume?

I am curious: do I have to state my temporary furlough on my resume? I’ve worked with a company for nearly 5 years. During Covid in 2020 I was furloughed for about 4 months and then brought back. I’ve ...
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Is there a point where you can list open source work as "experience" on your resume?

I have a friend who wishes to break into the software development world in the US. They aren't employed right now, so they have the time to contribute to open source projects. Would it be appropriate ...
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Do I need to list Javascript/CSS/HTML skills on resume if frameworks/libraries are listed?

If I've listed skills like Angular or other Javascript/CSS/HTML frameworks and libraries on my resume is it still necessary to specifically list HTML/CSS/Javascript as skills? I feel like one would ...
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Mistakenly put wrong year on resume, would it affect my background check?

After accepting an offer and submitting the background check report, I was notified by the immigration team that there is a discrepancy in the employment history I entered in the immigration ...
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Coworker using the wrong title on resume

My coworker has a Junior software developer title given by our company yet I saw him wrote that he is a junior software engineer on his resume. All he does on the job is to write code and create ...
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Education Verification Question

Attended school from Fall ‘14 - Dec ‘18. Forgot to apply to graduate because I am dumb. Kept putting it off and had terrible anxiety about not having completed coursework and being unable to graduate. ...

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