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Questions tagged [resume]

Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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How should I list a Job title that infers professional credentials I do not have

In Ontario, and all other Canadian provinces, the title "Engineer" is protected by law and any non-licensed individual or company using the title is committing a legal offense, and can get fined. ...
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How critical are proper margins on a resume?

I have been told repeatedly by career centers various pieces of advice about resumes and one of the things that often shows up with little to no explanation is to have 1" margins and use 12 point ...
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Does it make sense to omit a failed master's degree from my resume?

Due to some reasons, I failed most courses in my master's degree. Would it make sense to leave this degree work off of my resume? FYI I went there as part of a leave of absence from my job and not ...
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Why do people say it's a bad idea to lie on your resumé? [duplicate]

I've been browsing the internet lately, looking for tips to improve my resumé. One sentiment that I constantly ran into was that it's a bad idea to lie on your resumé. Literally every site I visited ...
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Is it acceptable to create a company name for my resume as an independent consultant?

I’m a former management consultant and for the past year have been busy with numerous engagements for corporate clients on my own accord. In this, I also draw on the efforts of vendors and peers. I ...
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Should I include a job on my CV which only lasted 6 weeks? [duplicate]

I am leaving a job only after 6 weeks as they over estimated my experience and capabilities. They were really nice about it: verbally promising to be really good refs. So I am leaving on good terms. ...
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Which Job title to use in CV?

I have a question to all of you experienced professionals. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Information Systems/Data Science in Germany. Next year I plan on moving to the USA and applying for ...
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Listing many open source contributions for well known software projects on Linkedin?

I'm an avid open source contributor for few well know open - source software libraries. Besides writing code, I've written a few articles on medium.com related to these contributions. Therefore, ...
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Is it appropriate to mention on my resumé that I was replaced by two people?

Pretty straightforward: I contracted for one year with a team and during that time I established a quality assurance framework that has been scaling up for several months. Now my contract is up and I'...
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How should I know what I have already achieved in my last workplace? [closed]

So I have watched this video about resume mistakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tdyZWbGWO0 and read the article about the resume mistakes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2017/07/22/the-...
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Is it unprofessional to ask a coworker at your workplace to review your resume?

I am a co-operative education student at my plant and am interested in working here full-time. However, I do not graduate from college for another year and am still actively searching for other job ...
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Resume for a second career already in progress

After some years in sales and sales management, I went back to school for computer science and after a couple of years in that program I left it for an software job that I've now been at for almost 5 ...
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Unfair dismissal, what do you think? [closed]

My friend got an unfair dismissal; what do you think? My friend has worked in an IT field in a medium size organisation in UK for over 15 months. Recently he was given a disciplinary hearing to ...
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Job title not matching the job activity

I have recently landed my first professional job as an contract equity research analyst at a small firm through a friend. Generally speaking, such role requires one to have completed at least a ...
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Do cover letters add any benefit when applying to engineering positions that do not ask for one? [duplicate]

I am applying to research and design engineering positions in the medical device industry and have noticed that all applications have an option to upload a cover letter but they are never required. I ...
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Show 2 current jobs in my resume?

I am working with 2 companies, one full-time and one part-time. Should I only show my full-time company on my resume or both when applying for a new job? Both of these jobs are in the same field of ...
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How do I word my current internship position on my CV? [closed]

I got a summer internship at a reputable company. I was initially accepted as a software development intern but as of now (a month has passed) I have not worked with any actual code, I have simply ...
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How to handle bad impressions when having unfortunate first + last name combinations when presenting yourself digitally?

Many people have first and last names that, when combined, lead to unfortunate words or sounds. WARNING - Reader Discretion is Advised: For explanation purposes, unfortunate combinations of first ...
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What is the best professional email address for my own portfolio domain? [duplicate]

Ok I am a full-stack developer I do freelancer projects. I have a portfolio site and my domain has my own name ex: "myname.com". so what do you think a best professional email address would be. so ...
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How to tailor my resume after getting fired? [duplicate]

A bit of history: I'm in my mid-30s and finished university in 2015. English is my second language, and my verbal and written communication skills are not that great. I had been driving Uber for 2 ...
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Mentioning about a exhibition on CV

Recently, I participated as an exhibitor at an Internet-of-Things (IoT) Tech Expo in Amsterdam. It was a great experience and I think this is something I should mention on my CV. Is this a good ...
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Modifying CV when going from full time professional role to part time work while studying

To give a brief outline of my situation: I was lucky enough to get a full time job as a programmer for a large bank at the age of 19, straight out of college. After working there for a few years I ...
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How can I describe being a Youtube educator on my resume?

I make YouTube videos on intermediate/advanced economic theory and would like to put it down on my resume. What title can I use to describe this on my resume, other than "Educational Youtuber"?
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Should I report to my employer that my Resume had an error on it? [duplicate]

I was hired by a new employer about 3 months ago. During the process, I submitted a resume multiple times, had an interview, and all my references were called. On my resume, I mistakenly had a part-...
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Do I include a 6-mo job on job applications or background checks? [duplicate]

I left a job after 2.5 years to take a new position. I was laid off after 6 months and a few months later, rejoined my old employer in my previous position. I don't include the 6-mo job on my resume (...
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How to specify my foreign degree in my resume?

I'm actually writing my resume to apply in California. I'm French and I don't know how to translate my study. I studied for 2 years at a French university (2ème année de Licence Maths/Physique-Chimie/...
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Explaining recent title change on resume

I've been working with this company for about 2 years now. I've performed well and in my time here I've received multiple, pretty significant raises, but my title has remained the same: "Software ...
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I lied about my job title. Will that affect my background check or employment verification? [closed]

Let me be candid. I have worked as a software Engineer all my career with 2 years of product management experience (did a startup 4 years ago). I wanted to switched to PM full time but was not getting ...
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Username shared with inappropriate website

I'd like to start populating my new public github page with personal projects in order to show it to potential employers, however, I noticed that the first thing coming up in a google search of said ...
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Small mistake on CV, called on phone interview

I was called by a recruiter about a good opportunity in a company that is very close to my house. So I updated my CV and sent it over to the recruiter, who he forwarded to the company and on Tuesday ...
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Modern vs Classical visual of CV [closed]

When looking for CV templates (I use latex), I chose this one: https://www.overleaf.com/latex/examples/resume-example/vmjzzkmgdjst#.WyVGLFUzbDc Mainly for its simplicity. I think we can call it has ...
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Taking an extremely impressive internship off my resume

I am graduate student pursuing my masters. In the summer between my college and graduate school, I interned at a very famous company and worked on an extremely fancy sounding project. The internship ...
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How do I indicate on my CV that I took a semester off studying to work fulltime?

How should I include in my CV that I deferred from university for in the middle of my undergraduate degree to work-full time? Should I leave a gap in my education years? Or should I just say the ...
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How to overcome 'lack of local experience'

I am a software engineer from Australia and at the moment I work remotely for an American IT firm. I want to apply for a new job in some Australian company but the issue is that majority of the ...
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Should I mention Canadian PR status in my CV?

I hold a Canadian PR (permanent resident) but I'm currently working outside of Canada. Do I need to mention my PR status in the CV, as I'm not sure recruiters read cover letters. I've applied for a ...
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I prepared my CV in LaTeX and exported it to PDF. How to deal with a recruiter who insists on CV in Word format?

FOREWORD I prefer to create documents in formats such as LaTeX, Markdown or RMarkdown. They're platform and version (of the particular editor) independent. You can export them to good looking PDF ...
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How to correct wrong roles of past and gaps on cv

In the past, I was unfortunate enough to end up working with recruiters who sold my CV to people who were looking for a full stack developer, even though my CV shows that I only have front end ...
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Should I include non-work experience on my resume?

Recently, I attended a leadership retreat hosted by the student life organization at my university. Personally, I grew a tremendous amount in the three short days, and wanted to include this ...
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What would a suitable pet project size for my resume be? [closed]

I'm planning to apply for a job that requires proficiency with a programming language I always liked but haven't worked with for a while. I studied the recent state of the language in question quite ...
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How can I mention my sole industry experience of 2 months in my résumé, while applying for industry jobs?

I'm applying for industrial positions for data scientist and related. I've a lot of relevant academic experience (e.g. PhD in math and postdocs), but very little industry experience. For the later, I ...
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Including referrals phone number to my cv? [duplicate]

I have sent out my resume to different companies, and on the reference part I did not include my reference's phone number to avoid fraudsters. Instead I put in place "available on request". Is this ...
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Should I add middle-school achievements to my resume, as a person who attends high school?

Will potential employers be interested in any of my achievements from 8th grade, as someone who attends high school? I am sixteen years old. In eighth grade, I received highest honors in ...
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How to present myself being a jack of all trades?

I've been facing this difficulty from long time. I have worked on various technologies and completed all projects on time before deadlines (<2% rework) every time. My technology variety varies ...
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How to politely write 'I work best when working alone' in a CV

Usually in CV one would write how collaborative he is and how he appreciates a team work. At least, this is what most companies want to find in a candidate. In my own CV I would like to point out ...
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Previous employee falsely claimed my work in resume

The secretary before me left the company before I started there. However, she claims on her resume an additional two years after she was gone - this would be when I was there, and the work done during ...
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Mentioning my aspiration to enter into an unrelated field in my resume

I am a xamarin mobile app developer. But, I do not find my satisfaction in software development. I would like to work in Machine Learning/Data science field. I have done some online courses and I am ...
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Listing company award on LinkedIn and/or resume

I recently received an award at work during the yearly awards ceremony. Those awards are celebrating 10 employees on 5 different categories (2 employees each) out of 800 or so employees and each award ...
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My new job is about 75% proprietary software - Should I be worried?

So this is my second job out of college. Job 1 was at a team doing embedded software, so I did a lot of C, Javascript, HTML, CSS, and some Python and Java. This new job mentioned Java during the ...
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How to ask for feedback on job performance from former employer?

I worked as facilitator and support staff for an outdoor program at a college for three years. The director of the outdoor program has often friended my coworkers and classmates but treated me ...
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What is minimal acceptable font size on a resume?

What is minimal acceptable font size you should use when building your resume outside of legal note? I would like to avoid expanding beyond 2 pages.