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Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Is it better to have a 10 year gap or a bad reference?

I made a mistake and was let go from a job I held for 10 years. How should I handle this on my resume? Do I omit my last 10 years of employment or list them when I think they will give me a bad ...
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How to cover for my employment gap through my side projects?

I resigned from a software company recently to pursue my passion for developing web applications. After I've resigned I started working on building several side projects each day. I worked on making ...
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How to present (in cover letter/interviews etc) a 7-year gap in employment up to today because I didn't need to work? Circumstances changed

There's a long history but in brief: I worked at (non-career-type) jobs for about 10 years, earning minimum wage or a little over that, contributing to our household with my partner who was much more "...
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I work on a company office with a remote team, does it counts as a remote experience?

Currently I'm working on a company that has a office in my city but my team on the company is based on another office. The company has other employees here but they work in different projects. Does ...
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Is It acceptable to write the First Letter of Each Word with upper case in CV? [closed]

Is It acceptable to Write the First Letter of Each Word with Upper Case in CV? E.g.: Determination to Achieve the Prefixed Goals (e.g. Learning Extracurricular Software to Improve My Professional ...
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Interviewing with an unmentioned 9 months of sick leave taken during a job

I was successfully working as a developer at a Company X when I got cancer. Treatments and side effects resulted in a sick leave of around 9-10 months. The company welcomed me back and I continued ...
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After being made redundant after only 2 months, how should I deal with that period in my applications/CV?

I'm a recent Comp Sci graduate and have been working as a software engineer for the last two months. I've just been made redundant (laid off) due to company cut-backs. I'm unsure of how I should ...
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How to ask for an endorsement?

I am a junior developer in a medium sized team, and have been given a specific project for the term of my internship. I have kept my supervisor/superior well abreast of my progress. At every step of ...
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Misrepresented my work history

I submitted my resume to a prospective employer where I combined two similar positions I held at a university. Both positions were full time lab scientist roles, but they were in two different labs ...
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May I include non-academic publications on my Linkedin profile?

In the Profile Section on Linkedin there is the possibility to add Publications (See Add Profile Sections > Accomplishments > Publication). I collaborated as a comic artist and author with several ...
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What is a professional way to rate your own level of domain knowledge in your CV?

I have just finished my 3-year training in Germany as a certified IT specialist for application development. I am working on my resume right now, but the hardest part is to provide realistic ...
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How should I address an ongoing lawsuit about wrongful termination with future employers?

A previous manager improperly terminated my employment and I'm involved with ongoing litigation related to this termination (i.e., suing for wrongful termination). How do I deal with this matter on a ...
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Internship and a full-time job at the same company on my resume [duplicate]

I have worked at a company for 6 years. Some months during the beginning of my career, I was on a paid internship with the same company. During my internship I had the same duties (same projects and ...
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Are professional publications and journal articles worthwhile to include in resume for specialty role in IT?

I am currently updating my resume to reflect new responsibilities assumed in my current position. I am thinking of creating a new section on resume to include publications, professional journal ...
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Is experience with foreign clients valuable for resume? [closed]

I am working in an industry that communicate regularly with foreign clients. Do you think it's worthy to be mentioned in my resume?
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Is a workshop experience relevant for graduate school? [closed]

Do grad schools consider workshop experience even if it's only for 1-2 weeks? If an applicant has this experience, do they even care?
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How do you track your professional achievements? [closed]

I find it extremely important to track my professional achievements because ultimately they explain the value I’ve created for my organization. What tools are you using to track and manage your ...
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Applying for a job with no relevant experience. What to say in the resume?

So I am building a resume for a friend who is a Computer Science student and seeking an entry job in the industry. Problem is that he never had relevant jobs before. Jobs he had are: Cashier at a gas ...
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How to explain why I don't have a reference from one of my experiences?

I'm in my final year of university and I have a panel interview coming up soon. They asked for the two references I provided to fill out a document as a part of the process. I interned at a company ...
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I lied on my resume. How should I reach out to my manager? [duplicate]

I got an offer for a tech job at a big company in Seattle. I am excited about the job, but I have a problem and that is that I lied on my resume. I put my undergrad, even though I didn't graduate. ...
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Can you omit a Bachelors degree if its hurting your chances?

My brother did private BA in mass communication. Doing a private degree in my country means doing the degree without going to any college. After that he did a two year Masters of Science in mass ...
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Scheduled for an interview and given option to send my resume

Through networking I am scheduled for an interview. The person told me I can send my resume if I want. Since the point of a resume is to get an interview, is it worth sending? In a certain sense it ...
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How and where to get honest/negative feedback about resume/overall profile for job hunting?

I need to know where can I go to talk to someone and give them my details, so they can give me the brutally honest truth as to why employers are put-off by me. The places I have applied never give ...
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Is it smart for a student to list athletic roles under Experience, instead of Hobbies, category?

Should a High School or College student list their athletic experiences, paid or not, for the school or not, under the category of Experience? This could be a resumé or a school application. Aren't ...
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What do I put on my resume to make the company I'm applying to think I'm mature enough to handle a job?

I just turned 14 this past fall, which means I can legally work a job. I've applied to several places, fluffing up my resume with everything I think could possibly help me, things showing i'm ...
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My resume says that I completed my degree but I still have one class to finish [duplicate]

I walked during my graduation 2 years ago but still had one English elective to take before technically completing my degree. Right after “graduation” I landed a job in my field and have worked there ...
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Appropriate to mention wikipedia articles on CV and in interviews?

Say that I had written and/or edited a few good Wikipedia articles. Would it be appropriate to put this on my CV or mention it on job interviews?
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Moving From Help Desk to Sales Engineer

I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do next and what type of companies I'd like to work for, I recently applied to Jr Sales Engineer position at a large software company and the role seemed ...
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Should I list a completely different profession in my technical resume? [duplicate]

I was a cook for 5 years but I switched jobs and now I'm a web developer. Should I put this information in my resume along with my experience in tech companies while searching for a job as a web ...
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How to list multiple related jobs on CV

Say I have a position of project manager at my company A. Now at the same time, I also have a sales related position on a company B, which is related to company A, say it is child company of A. On ...
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How to handle job title ladder changes on resume

The company I work for has changed titles and added an additional step in the ladder and I'm not sure how to appropriately reflect it on my resume. Previous Associate Engineer Intermediate Engineer ...
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Should I put programming books I wrote a few years ago on my resume?

3-5 years ago I wrote a few books on Python. I haven't updated them since, and I haven't worked much on Python either. Is it still worth mentioning that I wrote those books? Keeping in mind: The ...
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Adapting a programmer CV to general work?

I worked as an Android Developer for a few years (it was the only work I ever did, from the age of 19 to 23), as such my CV is composed of 3 Android roles and nothing else. Doing this work has ...
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I am a software engineer, should I include my Math.SE in my LinkedIn profile?

I am a software engineer and I have been working on my LinkedIn profile. I have added a link to my software blog to my profile and I thought about adding my Math.SE profile as well as I have been ...
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Is it unprofessional to forward friend's resume to an internship interview you won't attend?

So recently, I got an email inviting me to an interview for a paid internship. The problem is, I just accepted a paid internship recently and have already been working at said place for two weeks. I ...
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Add or not to the CV a work experience without a visa

I would like to ask about a theorical question that could have happened with a friend called Bob. Suppose that Bob worked with Alice, both from a poor country P and their company had a contract with ...
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How detailed should my work experience be?

I only have one year experience within the field I work (web development), but after finishing writing my CV, my work experience occupies almost an entire A4 page, detailing the projects I worked to, ...
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Should I mention on my CV I'm happy to learn a native language of the country?

I'm looking for a job abroad (Netherlands) and I expect my English skills to be enough for a successful application into positions I'm looking for (Data Science/Software Engineering). I'm planning to ...
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What does a 'resume' for a US company in Europe include?

I am wanting to apply for a job at a US company based in Europe (Switzerland). On their application site they ask for a resume. I am used to uploading one document with CV, certificates, references ...
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How should I sell the self-learned skills that I have not used in my previous jobs?

Almost all positions related to Data Science are asking for skill and experience in some specific tools/software/frameworks etc (besides the relevant theoretical knowledge). As a matter of fact, I ...
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How to approach or circumvent job sites that only offer a limited list of options?

I've seem that most job sites only offer a limited list of technologies and past companies. This leaves very little room for personal marketing. I can make a killer CV but I'm at a loss at how to get ...
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Lying on resume about work history [closed]

I am currently an undergrad student. One of the managers I know in a small company in the US let me use their name and say that I remote-interned there. So I added this work history in my resume/cover ...
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Removing long term experience off CV

My first role upon graduating was working in a start up for 4 years as a Software engineer. Unfortunately things really soured with Senior management after the 4th year causing me to resign and move ...
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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 my current project within a month. I am comfortable working as a shadow for the project. Recently I - as well as others ...
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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 ...