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Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Presenting to be abandoned PhD programme on CV

At the moment I am a PhD student in Germany at a university and find that I spend most of my time developing software for data processing and analysis. In academia the software does not seem to be ...
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Should I include a separate section for publications on my resume if I've only published a single paper?

I've just published my first work related paper, should I include it in a separate section on my resume or just list it as a bulletpoint in the experience section under a job? I work in industry not ...
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What will be the job title for PhD student

I am doing full time PhD and receive scholarship from university. I want to add that as a work experience. What job title will be appreciate for making resume for industry job?
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What to include and what to avoid in my resume and letter, when applying for a software development company? [on hold]

I have worked all my life, starting at 14 years old as data entry. I'm now 36. In my life I've done plenty of stuff: Owned and manned a comic book store Developed industrial control systems Start a ...
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Resume: How to quantify my contributions as a software engineer?

I am updating my resume, and I'm wondering how to quantify my contributions to a startup where I worked for ~2.5 years. Most resume advice suggests to quantity your achievements, ie: "Boosted ...
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What unrelated experience to include on first job search resume?

I'm embarking on my first job search since joining a large software company in San Francisco. I've worked for this company for nearly 5 years (plus a summer internship prior to being hired). Prior ...
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How do i mention my work experience in my resume from multiple domains

I need suggestions on mentioning about my technical writing experience in my resume. I have total of 4+ years of experience in Software industry in Company A as a programmer and I was also ...
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First job out of college and it's unrelated to degree - what to do with resume?

I'm updating my resume to include my first job out of college. What I went to school for, and the job I ended up in, are different enough that previous experience counts for little more than proving ...
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Putting Continuing Education for Employment Gap on Resume

I left my job about two months ago in order to go back to school full-time and to build up my skill sets in data analysis since I have mostly been working with data manipulation for Software as a ...
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Would it be sensible to add number of years to the skill sets, as every agents asks?

In context of contracts, I get call by agents every now and then, they usually always ask for number of years I had been working with a technology. On my CV I am listing skills as text only. Would ...
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Talking About Unfinished Projects

I held a part-time internship position for almost two years where I worked on everything from marketing to IT at a startup. It was an amazing experience in learning how to use technology, such as ...
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Looking for a job in Data Science. Should my poker career be included?

I am a recently graduated Mathematician in Western Europe and looking for my first job. My interest would going towards the data-related world (Data Analysis, Data Science, Statistics...) in a ...
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Should I add my personal dreams in my life to my portfolio as Software Developer?

I hope I am posting this question on the right website. I am making a portfolio as a professional in software development and I am wondering whether I should mention my life-dreams. For example, one ...
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How do I represent a senior position at a company without discrete job titles?

Every software engineer* at the company that I work at has the job title "Software Engineer". We do have numerical engineering levels, but they are private to the engineer and to managers. Sharing ...
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How do I word a resume with bad employment history? [closed]

I'm 30 and I've been working since 2009. Below is a list of my jobs/dates: Retail, 3rd Key, 2009-2010, quit for another job Hospital kitchen, 2010-2012, quit but they worded it as a transfer for ...
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A short-term job situation in my resume

I have over 20 years of work experience in IT field. I left a job, where I was an IT senior manager for 5 years, to join a startup company. During the interview process I was given a title and ...
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Confusion about job portal accomplishments section

I'm applying for a job at a big company. They have their own job portal. There is a section where you have to input your previous work and education experience. In addition to the general facts like ...
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Should personal projects go on a developer's resume?

I've been trying to get a new job for the last 10 months since I started the one I'm on. The pay is good, but my management has no experience managing a software product (in this case, a company web ...
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Should I include a bad module grade (an important module) on my CV?

I am applying for internships as a software developer and I have to list relevant modules and the grade obtained. One of the modules that I think I should list is Data structures and algorithms (...
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Does it make sense to write cover letters if recruiters don't read them?

Job portals and specialists often recommend to write cover letters, to explain why I am suitable for job. However, I mentioned that during phone calls, and during job interviews they never mentioned ...
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How Companies Verify “Workplace Metrics” on Resumes

Nowadays job candidates are expected to quantify the impact of their work on resumes. (E.g. "Increased team work productivity by X percent" or "Automated 500 reports with SSRS, saving 100 man hours a ...
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Pros and Cons of Word vs Illustrator formatted resume [duplicate]

I wondering what the pros and cons of submitting a Microsoft Word based resume vs submitting a resume that has been designed and laid out in something like Illustrator. Obviously the latter give much ...
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How to write a brief description of myself for my first job?

I have just started my first job in a company as an engineer, I was asked to write a brief description of myself which will be sent to all the staffs. Could you please provide some template? how we ...
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Date disparity on resume before background check [duplicate]

I've been offered, and have accepted a job at a large tech company. The next step is the background check where, among other things, they'll be verifying previous job titles and dates employed. I ...
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Should I mention my program change on my resume?

I am currently adjusting my resume to a position that I hope to work towards over the upcoming school year. I had spent two years in one program and then over this summer I decided to change my ...
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Convincing future employers on my 'ridiculous' intern experience

Background: I just finished my 8 weeks summer internship in Shenzhen within a large multinational corporate. I got this internship through a UK government scheme which sends British students to China....
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Detailed personal information on resume [duplicate]

Should I put my nationality, date of birth and compulsory millitary service on my resume? I've seen many templates don't even mention anything from the above and I'm not sure if I can benefit from ...
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Are children a reason to be rejected for a job?

After working for 5 years in an industrial environment I want to change to Academia. My CV matches the positions where I applied so far pretty well, but until now I have only received rejections. I ...
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Dev: After 3 years of work I have nothing on my Portfolio - Feeling stuck! [closed]

So I am a developer. I have worked for my dads super small software company the past 3 years. I wasn't part of the regular team though. I had an idea for an app and somewhat naively started working on ...
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Job application instructions

I’m looking at a credentialed teaching application. On the page where all of the jobs are listed for the school district (not just teaching jobs, jobs like police officers, principals, are also ...
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How can I list my achievements in my resume if I don't have any

I used a free resume review service and was kind of disappointed from their review. The person who reviewed it kept mentioning that the way I worded my resume make me look like a "Doer" but not an "...
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Is it unprofessional to mention your cover letter and resume are best viewed in Chrome?

I recently had to fill out a job application and I was required to provide a shareable link to my cover letter and resume on Google Drive, which read: "Include your resume/CV (link to a Google Drive ...
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What are good ways to cite personal skill courses on a resumé

What are good ways to cite self-directed personal skill courses, such as improving memory, time-management, grammar improvement and sales courses on a resumé. ===ADDITIONAL INFO=== What category ...
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Should I attach my resume and cover letter as 2 separate files or combine them into a single file? [duplicate]

I am using online job portals to search for suitable opportunities. I think that, since the website is visited by several employers, there is no point in uploading a cover letter to the website's ...
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How to showcase a web application which hasn't been published yet?

I want to showcase a dynamic web application I created while I apply for job offers as a web developer. I used HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Bootstrap, JQuery, Ajax, API calls, JSON, some JQUERY plugin, ...
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Hiring “sentenced hackers” for security positions - a prospect or a ticking bomb?

It's not uncommon to see individuals who have caused damage / breached big systems and have subsequently been prosecuted that have received job proposals for infosec positions. This is usually tied to ...
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Software development skills or projects - what to focus on when starved for space in resume

Space in CV's is very limited resource, often forcing to find a compromise between amount of listed information and brevity. In case of software development CV's, which of these approaches do you ...
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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 ...