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Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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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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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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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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How do I explain a 17 year gap in my resume?

I had a stellar career in senior management in the construction industry. My career stopped at the C level. I started at the bottom and worked my way up. I have a degree in Business Management which I ...
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writing a brief description of yourself

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to explain jobs unrelated to profession?

I am a healthcare professional. I took time off to care for both my parents with terminal illness at different times, but within a 5 year period. I was burnt out on nursing and just wanted a routine ...
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Recruiter wants very extensive technical details about all of my previous work

I was recently cold-called by a recruiter on LinkedIn who had seen my profile/resume. The position seemed to be a very good fit for my skill set so I replied that I was very interested. Within minutes ...
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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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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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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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How can I write in my resume that I can relocate without any problem and do not need any kind of 'relocation money'?

I am a junior software developer thus it's not very profitable for a company on their own and I fully understand it. But I always wanted to live abroad. I do not need any visas (I am an EU citizen) ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 some one mention about number of commits in their resume under certain project [closed]

Can someone mention in their resume that he has the highest number of commits in the project repo or is it too braggy? If it is braggy and not the right thing to do than how should one tell of his ...
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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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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 ...