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Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Adding internships to resumes preemptively

Something that I have noticed on LinkedIn is that people add their internships for the summer before they start them. I have found an internship for the summer but am now looking for fall internships ...
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About resume format for one year's worth of experience in developing

I need to know what is all the content needed on a CV while searching for a job, when you only have a year of experience?
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Should I be worried about my background check? [duplicate]

I was recently accepted for a job, and now I have to go through a screening process. I did not include a job that I'd left after 5 weeks on my CV, as I did not feel it was relevant and did not want to ...
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Use of “business” for non-profit organizations

I am writing my cover letter and wanted to check whether this phrasing is also appropriate if our clients include non-profit organizations: It will enable me to reach my full potential and ...
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How can a resume be formatted for better automatic import into job application webapps?

Many job postings require a job application to be filled out in addition to sending a resume. These job applications are done online on various webapps. Several of these webapps have a limited ability ...
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What do employers think of LinkedIn Learning coding certificates?

I have a graduate-level mathematics background but little coding skill sets, which has led to me getting many interviews but no job offers. I recently heard of LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com, ...
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How to add a small project contribution to my resume

TL;DR: My company hired a tech solutions group to connect legacy technologies as part of a large project. I gave them a small code snippet that was integrated into the final product. Can / should I ...
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Do I have to use my legal name on my CV?

Name discrimination in job applications is rife in certain countries (The United Kingdom, France and Germany to name a few). As an applicant, can I change my name to a "native" one on my CV in order ...
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Likeliness of being denied a Data scientist position because only knowing Python or R? [closed]

Many Data Scientist/Analyst job ads write requirements for the position are "Python and/or R". I have 5+ experience in one of the languages and curious how often applicants get turned down an ...
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Started new job and don't like it

5 months ago I left a job of 4 years to work at a big insurance corporation doing computer programming. Now that I am where I always wanted to be, I realized only after a few months that I do not like ...
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How much company information can I reasonable disclose on my resume?

I've signed an NDA. From what I can tell, it's fairly broad and generic. I'm not working on cutting-edge or interesting stuff, so it's probably pretty standard. I can't share the text here. ...
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Anticipated Graduation Date on Background Check

I recently accepted a job offer for a great job. My online application shows my employment and education history. For my current masters I had written down the anticipated graduation date as December ...
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Updating Resume to Reflect Change in Corporate Structure [duplicate]

My company is modifying their corporate structure and I am going to be reclassified as an employee of a subsidiary organization. The work I do is already for the subsidiary and nothing will change in ...
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Putting tools you use (but can't configure) on resume?

I'm a software developer. There are a few tools that I know how to use, but can't really configure. Example: I use Jenkins. I can set up what I need to setup for my project - I know my way around the ...
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Adding political volunteer work to resume?

If you have done volunteer work for a political candidate's organization and wish to put it on your resume, what's the best way to do so without potentially offending someone of the opposing parties? ...
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Should I Write Brainf*ck in My Resume? If so, How Should I?

Should I write Brainf*ck in my CVs? I know this is a weird question, but maybe the interviewer thinks "Hmm, this kid writes esoteric language." Or as an alternative, I would say BF or BrainF ...
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Include customer feedback on my resume?

I work in technical consulting on projects that include 1, maximum 2 people. At the end of each project, my firm sends the customer a feedback form with 5 simple questions - it is a KPI for the whole ...
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How can I market myself when all of my work is confidential to my employer? [duplicate]

I work as a software engineer for a government agency in a field that is classified, and so I cannot share it with other prospective employers. When my contract expires next year, I plan to pursue ...
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QA Software Tester resume - leave out company names

Several commenters said my post lacks context, so I will try to provide more of it. I am a software tester who has transitioned into this role recently. During the last year, I have been taking ...
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How should I list a custom degree on my resume? (post-Soviet Specialist degree)

The degree I have is a Specialist degree, it's a specific kind of degree that takes 5 years to obtain and is common in post-Soviet countries. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specialist_degree This ...
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Would companies be interested in seeing computer programs in a resume?

I am still 18 and started college, and I want to be a back-end developer. I have a fairly decent knowledge of programming and have been programming for ~8 years, but I've never really put in the ...
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Incomplete PhD on resume

Should I list an incomplete PhD degree on my resume? And how should I list it to make it look like an advantage? I was working full-time when I was pursuing my PhD degree and at some point I've just ...
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How to explain a year long gap in the resume during interviews?

I did my Master's degree in materials science in 2013. I eventually wanted to pursue a pursue a PhD, so I stayed at home and started applying for positions. However, I managed to join a position in ...
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English or French resume for Software jobs in Montreal?

I'm applying for lots of jobs right now, one place I'm looking is Montreal. I'm seeing some job postings in English, some in French, some in both. Most or all jobs list being bilingual as a ...
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I lied in my CV and I don't know how to fix it!

I was sending out job applications and I found my dream job. I have been called in for a third interview at one of the world's biggest companies in my field. However, while applying for the job, I ...
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How to identify individual accomplishments / successes for a resume, when I'm working in a Scrum team that is overall frequently failing to deliver?

I am a developer on a Scrum team which I joined in September and for reasons which will be evident, I want to leave and am trying to figure out resume lines. The Scrum team I'm working in is ...
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Will interning in a small company on a more interesting subject hurt my career?

I am a M.S student in data science/machine learning. I will have to start an end-of-studies internship in a few months. I have several offers in my area and am at a loss about which ont to choose. My ...
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Terminated from new position at old company; should I include it in my resume?

I was terminated from my last job; I was there for 17 years. I switched positions within the company and moved to another department. I was terminated after my 90 day probation. I was let go because ...
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Which resume format should I use when applying to a local branch of an international company?

I'm applying to work at an office in Germany of a company who's head office is in the US. The expected resume format is quite different between these locations. German resumes usually include a photo,...
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Complicated working experience on LinkedIn

I would like to ask, how would you deal with this not that important situation, that I am dealing with right now. I was working for one corporate for year and a half now and I would like to place ...
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Changing Cover Letter/Cold Email Introductory Phrases [closed]

What are the best or potentially more "eye-catching" or fitting phrases or synonyms for the opener "I am interested in... {insert subjects related to the firm you are cold-emailing/writing a cover ...
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Working for same client under two different agencies at different period under the same job title

I was recruited to work for company A (big company) through company B which was the local agency and paid by company B. I have held three different positions working for company A. Now company A has ...
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Should I put an old programming language to my CV?

I made several applications years ago programming in Visual Basic. Should I list that on my CV in part programming languages? The language is old and not developed anymore, however a few places ...
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How to best showcase work related projects on my portfolio?

I wanted to know how others are best showcasing projects that are work-related in their portfolios? I'm currently a Systems Analyst/Developer and have created quite a few UI, Batch, and Automation ...
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GDPR keeping CVs on file for how long

I sent a lot of cvs speculatively to employers in May 2018. I received the usual formulaic drivel ' we dont have anything suitable at the current time..... We will keep your cv under reference for ...
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ATS (application tracking system): no recent experience for the position [closed]

I have got a view onto the corporate ATS output and its conclusions, and it seems the system bases its conclusions on the most recent job. This means that all the candidates with no relevant ...
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How do I respond to interviewers about my lack of education and desire to go back to school?

I've seen similar questions, and would like to first note that although those questions provide some useful information, they don't provide further information on how to handle the inevitable ...
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How to distinguish which is the surname and which is the forename on a CV?

I have to interview several candidates which come from different cultures and backgrounds, some of these cultures have their names on the CV as: Forename Surname Others use: Surname Forename ...
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Difference in job title, Background check [duplicate]

I currently work at a tech company in the engineering department on the database operations team. I do strictly development work in my job, and everyone on my team refers to themselves as software ...
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Lied on my resume about some dates and don't know how to fix it [closed]

I have been working at a new job for a couple days now but I got an email about a blip in my screening. they are asking for proof I worked a certain time at my old job. I wrote on my resume that I ...
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My major and my Masters both rebranded. Should I update my resume?

I have a BA in Human Services and a Masters of Public Administration with a focus on Science & Technology Policy. Both degree programs have changed their names slightly since I graduated. My ...
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Reconciling the “team” nature of software development with the need to have accomplishments on my resume as a contract worker?

I am a software engineer two months into a one year contract as an employee with a company. In this company, I have run into a dilemma. No particular engineer is responsible for any given part of the ...
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Is it likely that my lack of post-secondary education is holding my resume back?

Just to summarize the important aspects of my resume, I have a career summary and list a few technologies I work with. After that, I list my last three relevant jobs: My current position: Small ...
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Working for a big company “through” another small company. Can I say I'm working for the first? [duplicate]

Scenario: I'm 20 (pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering) and a self-employed IT consultant with VAT number and everything needed here (Italy). For the past 2 years, I've been working for ...
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Should I omit “Co-founder” from my LinkedIn and resume?

I left my software engineering job ~1 year ago to build a SaaS company with 2 other co-founders. We built a professional product, had customers, and earned some decent press/marketing, but I've ...
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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? [closed]

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 ...