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Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Listing graduation date for a non-traditional student

I had to take a few years off from my degree program (Bachelors) due to financial problems. In that time, I got a full time job in the industry I majored in. I'm completing the degree this semester. I'...
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Removing an experience because of a company's fraud

I've been working for a company from November 2019 to October 2020 as a software engineer. Though, by putting in a lot of effort, I found out the company managers have been providing a fraudulent ...
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How to effectively mention an exam-preparation-break in resume [duplicate]

As I didn't get chance to learn new technologies in my previous job, I resigned from there and prepared for higher studies. Job market also went down that time due to COVID. Now I got a chance in a ...
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Should one reference projects that violate ToS on their resume? [duplicate]

I just graduated and I'm applying for data science jobs, one of the projects on my resume involved me scraping a website's data. This definity violated terms of service as I was required to sign into ...
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Job-oriented training at training institutes - Under which section of the resume should this be mentioned?

Some graduates and students do job-oriented courses or internships by paying a fee. Under which section of a resume should these job-oriented training / internships be mentioned?
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Boss demanding I “tone down and redact” my LinkedIn profile [closed]

I keep my LinkedIn (professional social media platform; sort of like a glorified online resume/CV) and my CV current every month (just a minor change if needed, make sure I didn't miss any typos), ...
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How explicit should I be about my programming skills on my CV

I'm a recent Computer Science graduate and am now applying to jobs on the free market. During my course of studies, I've acquired skills in a wide range of programming languages and popular/specific ...
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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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Which resume to bring when asked to interview for another position

I applied for a position using a resume that is tailored for software development, but was asked to interview for a data analyst position (which I would be happy with). I have a second version of my ...
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Are past irrelevant job experiences relevant to add in your resume as a software engineer? [duplicate]

I'm a software developer who has worked professionally for 3 years. Prior to becoming a software engineer, I was working in the banking sector as a banker my work revolved handling customers and doing ...
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How to include English name on resume

I'm an American teacher working in China, and my students are writing resumes to for their college applications. All of my students have English names that they plan to use when they attend college to ...
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Who makes a good reference?

When you leave a company in Germany the company is required by law to hand out a letter in which the employment, the duration, and your role are described. The employee can request an extended version ...
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Is it okay to use a different job title on my resume?

My job title is not representative of the work I have done during my most recent position. This isn't a situation where my title is some quirky one that only people inside the company would understand,...
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How to mention accreditation in progress on a Resume?

If you're currently studying for an Accredited Professional title and also actively job seeking, can/should you put on your resume Accredited Professional (In Progress), if you expect to take/pass the ...
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What participle do you use when writing past work experience? [duplicate]

When describing your responsibilities for a job you once had, do you write in past participles or present participles ?
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Should I write in my resume, the college degree that I shifted from

Here is my situation, I am planning to apply to a certain semiconductor company and they are hiring for junior software developers. I took IT-related courses which I recently finished. When I entered ...
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Can I mention unpaid internship experience on my resume and LinkedIn profile?

I have recently completed an internship at a company. In this internship I was not paid. I had already agreed to work unpaid at the start of the internship since completing an internship at a company ...
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Hobby turned into industry preference, how to linkedin/cv/resume about my 3 year “hobby” since it is the career path I pursue now?

I have a MSc in computer science and my love for Unreal Engine 4(UE4) shaped my MSc education into working with game artificial intelligence. Creating my LinkedIn profile/cv/resume for applying to UE4 ...
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How relevant are HackerRank-alike certifications on CV/LinkedIn?

The companies nowadays use HackerRank/LeetCode style questions as a major part of their interviewing process (whether is's good or bad is for another discussion). Let's call it a day. I am not an algo-...
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Should I mention my name change in my resume, when it would expose me as Transgender?

I am transgender. I legally changed my name a couple of years ago. I'm worried prospective employers might try to verify my older experience when I was using my old name, and conclude that I'm lying ...
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What are the most popular recruiters' filters when they decide (not) to contact the candidate back? [closed]

What are the most popular recruiters' filters when they decide (not) to contact the candidate back? This is a question I'd like to ask here, in order to receive answers based on facts and your ...
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What things to consider while writing resume and cover letter with no experience? [duplicate]

I am about to start applying for jobs in IT as Web developer. I am pretty new to it. I have never applied for job in my life. Moreover, I have never work before anywhere including IT. I do have ...
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How should I give an accurate job title to my voluntary work?

I recently did some voluntary work for a large NGO, and I would like to add this to both my CV and LinkedIn profile. The issue is that I have no idea what an appropriate job title might be. They asked ...
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New job gone bad - how to move forward?

I recently accepted a new position that is turning out to not be a good fit. I've been there a little over a month. I'm not likely to be fired, but I just don't want to work there. I'm normally not ...
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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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I tried to move to a different career track, but I'm back to my old one. What should I put in the CV

I worked as a software engineer since beginning of 2013 in a couple of companies. In 2019 I decided to try my luck in Data Scientist role in a new company (A). I didn't liked it, so - feeling it may ...
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Adjunct Lecturer for 3 years applying for entry level software job. How do I convey leadership qualities?

Title says it all. I've been an adjunct lecturer for 3 years while completing my masters degree. I want to convey that I have leadership skills through this position. What's the best way to say it or ...
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How to explain a gap in my resumé (tried to change job)

I worked in IT (software engineer) and, fed up with this job, decided to try and change to another career. I went back to study (woodworking) but it didn't work out in the end. I am now considering ...
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Omit unpaid internships on resume

I worked as a remote unpaid intern for less than 3 months. It has been more than three years since the internship. Is it ok to omit the internship on my resume as I only have an offer letter, the ...
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How to evaluate a resume writing service

My resume doesn't seem to be getting the attention I feel it deserves, regardless of the fact that I have some fairly specialized skills that are in demand. I've taken a couple stabs at rewriting it ...
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What job title should I list on my Resume when working on AI and Backend Projects?

I have implemented few Deep learning models (computer vision) and deployed them in Django. I also have developed a ML project using Django ORM. Now I have experience in ML, in computer vision and with ...
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Should I include the courses I taught in my resume?

I've been working for 2 years already as a developer in my company, during this time I also imparted some courses on how to use tech in industry. Now that I'm looking for a new job, should I include ...
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One column or two column resume for passing the ATS? [closed]

I will be applying for graduate student internships for summer 2015, and I am interested in making a good quality resume. I am planning to use latex to typeset it. Most companies, such as JP Morgan, ...
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3 Year Employment Gap Due to Family and Personal Illness

I recently encountered a student with a 3 year employment gap because of ill family members and their own illness. They had completed a graduate degree from a top 20 engineering school in a very in ...
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Can/should I omit “Senior” from title my resume

I currently have a "Senior" title with a company I am currently furloughed from and am looking for new opportunities as it is unlikely that I will be recalled with my company. While I have ...
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Do I need a full curriculum vitae (exhaustive CV) in Europe?

While job searching I've always only used what I understand is an American style resume: a sales document that's at most two pages long and which distills my professional experience down to core ...
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Re-entering job information after uploading resume

When a job application asks me to enter job info, after uploading a resume, should I re-enter all the positions on my resume (jobs/clubs/etc.) or just the relevant ones or just paid jobs? I am a ...
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How to effectively transition from one career path in which you are highly qualified to another in which you are not? [closed]

Context: From the moment I was born, my family pushed me to pursue a career in the IT industry. My education was dramatically accelerated, and I managed to pick up extensive work experience, highly-...
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Including side projects on resume that have somehow negative connotation [duplicate]

(CS Undergrad) Hello! Since the hiring season is beginning, I thought I should create some side projects to put on my resume. Therefore, I created a couple of chrome extensions. But here's the problem:...
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Background check - how many years back info required - US hire

hi I got an offer from a large company subject to passing background check. Does anyone has experience using First Advantage. Whatever agency you have used, can you pl tell how long back they want to ...
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Should your resume include undergraduate courses once you've completed a graduate degree?

I did a double major in two related fields in undergrad, and now I'm finishing a masters degree in one of those fields. I'm going to be a recent grad with little more than an internship and some TA ...
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How to ask former co-workers what they thought of me?

Question How do I gracefully ask former co-workers what they thought of me and my work? Summary I recently got laid off and have been organizing my resume. I'm finding that personal branding is ...
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Have I become unattractive for Headhunters because I stayed with my company for too long?

Since beginning my career as a developer I changed Jobs exactly once to my current employer. I personally think I developed into a quite successful consultant in my current job. I learnt a lot (most ...
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Am routinely being recruited by former co-workers for new jobs. Are we all job hoppers and might it have resume implications later?

I work on a development team that kind of sticks together across companies. There were 12 of us when I first interned with them. They all got deemed redundant during a cost cutting initiative. They ...
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How to put training I've been doing during the COVID 19 outbreak on my resume?

A few weeks into COVID-19 stumbled upon an entrepreneurial classes. In doing so I've learned how to do websites, web hosting, and internet marketing. Mind you this is only "training." The ...
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Should I include marijuana retail on my resume? [duplicate]

My boyfriend and I live in Washington state. He has been trying to get a new job, but is unsure if he should include his most recent job on his resume. He worked part time at a Marijuana retail shop ...
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Resumes: How to discuss “growing out of incompetence” in a positive light?

Some background I'm currently entering my second year at university and I'm a computer science major. I did 4 years of FIRST Robotics FRC in high school, where I learned how to program robots using a ...
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Is it worth continuing the search for my first job if there's the possibility I'd leave it in less than 6 months to study abroad?

Biting the bullet, so I thought I'd ask here (first time). I feel like I'm quite the overthinker. I still want to get my first job, but I'm currently less than 6 months in on a potential flight to ...
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job title for my half technical half managerial job

I have B.Sc in Computer Software Engineering and because my passions were located somewhere between software engineering and industrial engineering or management science (such as Business Analysis, ...
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If applying for a federal (US) position through a talent finding service, how should my resume be formatted?

Will the talent agency be expecting a one page resume, or the more detailed and information-rich federal resume format?

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