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Questions tagged [resume]

Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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How to positively present “why I want to leave” in interviews with <1 year in current company due to working significantly below my level

Related to this previous question - in essence: I was taken on for a senior-level strategic type role but then after a few (about 3/4) months of carrying out that role (not due to performance) I was ...
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Can my job offer be rescinded due to dates?

In December 2018, I left my most recent job at a bank. Before doing so, I had been sending out a host of resumes, all of which said 2017-Present. I also sent a resume to a friend to be referred to ...
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How to list internship (I had to take for my bachelors degree) on CV

I was required to take on an internship in a company related to my studies for completing my bachelors degree. It took 6 months and during this period, I was working on a project in the company which ...
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Been asked to work significantly “below” my level for a sustained period — can I ask company for measures to mitigate it e.g. learning time?

Background info: This is a follow-up (but not a duplicate) to this question: Recruited for a senior SME technical role but assigned in the medium term to a much more junior project Basically I was ...
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Mistake in years of experience in resume?

I have 3 years 9 months of experience but since notice period for my organization is 3 months so I calculated that I will be having 4 years of experience on my last working day. I have mentioned in my ...
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Is it appropriate to use Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as selling point in a personal statement?

I have a personality type as indicated by Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) of INTJ (introversion, intuition, thinking, judgment). This is one of the rarest personality types, occurring in only 1-2% ...
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Risks of sending resumes to recruiters

I recently contacted a recruiting company to look for a new job. The recruiter asked me to send her my resume. I would like to know what the risks of doing so are. I read I should be very careful in ...
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Inconsistencies between resumes

I applied for a job, and have gotten called in for an interview. The application process was done through a third party website where I had to fill in some personal info, education info, and work info ...
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Is it appropriate to slightly change the name of my degree?

If I have a "BS in Software Development", would it be okay to change the name to "BS in Software Engineering" on my resume? Could it negatively impact background checks or education verification if ...
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How do I mention the quality of my school without bragging

I am currently studying at a US university that is among the top school for the field I'm in (CS). However, the university itself is not well known outside the US, and certainly not as being on par ...
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How to make skills assessment fair? [closed]

I have been experiencing a hard time tracking my work records. This leads to difficulties in assessing my skills over the time by myself, by current employer, or prospective employers. Over the time,...
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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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Leaving Job after 5 months, how do I put it on my resume

I have a feeling I will be let go shortly and I want to update my resume. I have only been with this company since December and I haven't been able to be successful here. How do I put it on my resume?
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How can I make a CV worse?

I am asking this question for somebody else. Anyway, he is 16, and has just started 6th form. He has been looking for jobs all summer and still is, and has not been successful. He has applied to over ...
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Applying for computer science internships, using email with .dev ending [duplicate]

Google Domains recently released the .dev domain extension and I was able to register jdoe.dev (example). Would putting john@jdoe.dev on a resume be a bad idea or potentially too confusing? My fear ...
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Retail & Fast Food: First time writing a resume

I've recently graduated early from my high school, and I'm hoping to apply for a job in retail, or on a fast food crew. Unfortunately, I'm lost on what to say, and how to describe my skill set. I ...
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Should I omit my grades from my CV for retail/entry jobs? [duplicate]

So I have been applying for jobs for three weeks so far, mostly retail. I have not received a single response as of yet. I admit I don't have much experience. I did pretty well in my A-levels(high-...
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Change name of work on CV

I am doing casual teaching at my University (Tutoring, marking assignments and answering student questions). I am a data science student, and the papers that I am helping with are related to data ...
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Leaving 6 months after an internal promotion. How to show on CV? [closed]

I worked at a company for 2 years and I then became ACCA qualified. I was promoted to a role within the same team, but with different and greater level of responsibilities. At the time, I wanted to ...
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Experience letter or success story

I was working as a solution architect and consultant for a project in one of largest banks in the country through one of the international IT consultancy companies. My project allocation contact ended ...
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Should I include 2006 Time Magazine Person of the Year on resume? [closed]

I am the Time Person of the Year for 2006, and I was wondering if this is a good idea to include this on my resume? I figured it might make me stand out and be more noticeable amid all the many other ...
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How to explain degree with gap in CV? [duplicate]

Long story short: Started degree A and dropped out after earning about half the credits for graduating Started another degree B and finished it, getting also a PhD after it Managed to finish degree A ...
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Should I mention the new company name of my previous employer, in my CV?

I worked for two years at company ABCD, a decade ago. Around three years ago they changed their company name to HIJK. I verified that they had changed the company name, and had not closed ABCD and ...
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How do I describe an unofficial role on my resume and LinkedIn?

I'm a web developer. At my company my niche is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and, by extension, site speed. The position is sort of half-official, as it is understood and agreed upon by my ...
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If your reference changed jobs, what should be the job title?

When listing references in your CV/resume, if one of them changed jobs recently (within same organization or to another organization), should you use their former title (through which you got ...
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First job ended badly, still put it on resume for reference?

At the end of this week my contract of my first (full-time) job comes to an end. This did not end well and I'm not really on good term with my (soon to be ex-)boss. I am worried that when applying for ...
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Will job offer be rescinded after education check due to unfinished degree? [closed]

I recently signed an offer letter with a company for a sales position. I have a Bachelors listed on my resume, but the position did not require it, only listed a Bachelors as preferred. I filled out ...
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Friend wants my recommendation but I don't want to give it to him

I met my friend in my first year of college (Computer Science), so I can tell that I know how well he works and how knowledgeable he is. He's a good friend, we chat occasionally, meet up to have ...
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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 should I add the months of work experience on my resume?

If I worked at a company from 1 June to 10 Aug, and the online application just has a field for months, am I supposed to include Aug in the months or leave it because it was not even half a month.
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When writing a CV, what should I do with 'weak skills'?

I'm presenting writing a new CV, and I've got a set of programming skills I consider to be 'strong' and programming skills that I consider to be 'weak'. Example C++ for me would be strong as I know ...
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Must I explain the reason for a gap in my employment history on the resume itself or is the cover letter sufficient?

My employer granted me a one-year sabbatical in 2016. As a result, my resume currently looks like this: Foo Widget Corp, Senior Engineer, January 2014 -- February 2016, February 2017 -- Present In ...
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How to put education on your resume that you have not yet completed?

Currently on my resume for education I have the following: University I went to Graduation date: Month, year Bachelor of Science in Subject I studied GPA: 4.0 ...
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Job application in UK: using US style resume or not

I am planning to apply for jobs in UK (hopefully London). I am currently working as a data scientist in the US. Should I change the style of my resume to UK CV style? Or, should I apply with the same ...
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A decent stack-exchange score for resume [duplicate]

I am a fresher, and I have been working on my resume for sometime now. I have a 500+ reputation on stack-overflow, that I gained in a year. I am not sure if I should put this reputation on my resume. ...
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What to write in mail having resume [closed]

What should I write in an email when sending a resume to someone who has given me an email address and asked me to share my resume. Extra question(trivial): Should I attach my resume as a PDF or DOC ...
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Should I list ALL relevant skills in my resume?

I am preparing a resume for a data-science/data-analysis role. In the Skills section, I'm listing the tools that I'm skillful at plus the skills. For example: Data Science tools: Python, Pandas, ...
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Proper way to truncate a resume

Im touching up my resume and Ive got a question I cant seem to find an answer for online. I have worked in IT for over 2 decades. My early career was software development and support focused, ...
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How to describe work experience from before the existance of the industry term?

Today I came across the term "Robotic Process Automation" (sorry if this is old news). I realize this is something I've actually been doing for the last 8 years, although the term itself seems like ...
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Job responsibilities - developer Cv

I have a short summary in my job responsibilities which looks like: Development and maintenance of internal web applications using HTML, CSS, Javascript, React.js, Ext JS. However, there is one ...
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How to get a job using a particular technology based on my experience at current company, but use of it in current project is confidential

I've worked for this company for 5 years. For the first 3.5 years I was recruited for, and worked with, a team doing "Technology X" which is well established at the company and in the industry. For ...
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Studying a career, got a really good job offer outside that career

I'm a student, 22 years old, currently working as an android developer, studying Computer Science and currently 2 trimesters away from graduating. I received a job offer on Networks related area, they ...
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Is is okay to pluralize a type of company I worked for on my resume?

I have worked at mutliple companies but only one of them is a Cloud 100 company. Is it okay for me to write the following sentence in my resume: I have implemented information technology solutions ...
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How to address prior difficulties when reapplying to a job

A few years ago, I had an internship at a software company. For the first part of the internship, my performance was good, and I was making positive progress. At around the second half, there was a ...
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Unfinished degree on CV

I am currently studying mechanical engineering in Croatia, and I have worked 5 years as a software developer. I am moving to another country where I want to work as a software developer. I have one ...
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Does Stack Exchange profile count towards problem solving skills? [duplicate]

Note that linked duplicate has 0 mentions of how Stack Exchange on resume relates or doesn't to problem solving skills, so it does not address my specific question. Within the context of jobs for ...
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If I tried and failed to start my own business, how do I apply for a job without job experience?

I currently have a huge problem. Normally when you leave school in my country (Germany) you do an apprenticeship for a specific job or start studying. Well I decided to try my, or let's say our, own ...
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Should I include a photo on my resume? [closed]

I am curious about average opinion on this, what do people think about a small headshot photo on a paper resume?
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Is ok to divide my Resume into 2 sections, one showing work experiences and the other for a more detailed explanation on my skills?

I'm currently trying to rewrite my professional resume realizing the mistakes I made on the previous one. Now I want to keep my resume clean and easy to read. I think I should also keep the technical ...
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Can I put an expired certification on my resume?

I had a Cisco cert that expired about a year ago. I let it expire because I wasn't working with the technology day to day in my current job, but now I am. I'd like to be able to put it on my resume as ...