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Questions tagged [resume]

Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Question about resumes and LinkedIn for employers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Listing LinkedIn profile as a full CV - looks lazy, or convenient for recruiters? Do you think that it's lazy or unprofessional to use LinkedIn to make a resume? (I'm talking ...
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Indicating that the candidate had help preparing their resume.

I am helping a friend who has limited English skills to prepare a resume for mostly general labor jobs (e.g. cleaning/maintenance of apartments). Do I 'dumb down' the resume so it seems like it was ...
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Do prospective employers usually call or email for scheduling interviews?

I know there is no direct answer to this but i am hoping those have been through the process or are HR managers can help me with this. I sent out resumes to maybe 5-8 places and it had my old phone ...
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What username to use for my own domain on a resume? [closed]

I've been reading around, but I want to see what would employers or what does the general prefer to use or see for their e-mail address? I have my own domain. Some say to do: resume@johndoe.com And ...
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What are some good tools one can use for creating and maintaining an online CV? [closed]

I've recently started to look for some jobs online, and it appears that each time I want to apply for some position I have to either fill out some online profile at a specific website, or try to ...
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Including the Cover Letter at the End of the CV

I figured out I may as well send a .PDF file featuring my CV and Cover Letter. It sounds simpler to handle on the other side. The cover letter begins on a new page so when it's printed, it looks like ...
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Do employers visit online resumes/websites for extended versions of resumes? [duplicate]

How realistically can I expect an employer to visit an online and extended version of my resume? I'm currently a Junior in college, studying Computer Science. Since I'll be graduating about this time ...
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Sending a CV to a Company with No Visible Information

I found an open position announcement for summer term in my department's job announcements board. The announcement contains only the qualifications that they're looking for, but no information about ...
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Generic cover letter, or none at all?

I'm an undergraduate student that is actively looking for any involvement in personal projects, internships or employment opportunities within my field of study. As a result, I tend to carry plenty of ...
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Do employers expect a ultimate career goal in career objective? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I include a career objective on my resume? There is a field, career objective, in CV which is confusing to me. I am certain that employers do not want some vague ...
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How could I explain a 2 year gap in obtaining a degree due to dropping out and then returning?

I began college in 2007 and then dropped out in 2009. I returned late 2011 to finish my final year and have completed it just last week. So basically it took me 5 years to do a 3 year degree. It was a ...
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How should I represent myself in a cover letter when applying for a job in which I have zero experience?

I was recently informed about a job at a kitchen, working as a general assistant; the tasks would be simple: clearing tables, preparing food, washing up, etc. However, I've never formally worked in a ...
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How can I put my resume online when I already have a job?

I know some people don't put their resumes online on job-seeking services because they think it will cost them their job. How can I keep it confidential? Do I use a fake name? How do I list my ...
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How to list a mashup of employers on resume when working for different companies that are the same company

If you are thoroughly confused by the title of this question then I completely understand because it confuses me a bit too, so I will elaborate on my situation. A while ago I applied for a job at a ...
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How do I frame a job maintaining a vendor application?

My main job for the last 4 years has been as a "developer" maintaining an install of a large enterprise Classic ASP web application provided by a third party. This was my first web developer job. Any ...
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Listing long time work experience with interruptions due to education on a CV

I'm currently studying computer science and am working part time at the same company for five years already (started at the place before I started university). However, I interrupted work for several ...
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How should I indicate project contributions on a resume when internal roles and responsibilities are not clearly defined?

Throughout my career I've worked in teams where everybody does everything and nobody really has the ability to claim ownership of a specific feature or successful implementation. As I'm updating my ...
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How to display contract work and “career breaks” on a resume

I'm a contract software developer, and as such I've hopped from job to job as I do project work. Some projects have been three months long, and some have been up to three years long. Also, due to ...
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Quality of paper for “just in case” resumes brought to an interview.

I make it a habit of bringing extra copies of my resume in my folio to interviews that I go on. I also bring my references in case I am asked for them at the end of the interview. This way, if one of ...
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Are side projects acceptable “work experience” for an entry level worker?

Are side-projects good to list in lieu of work experience? I have a few on my resume, because I haven't had a job yet, and I want to demonstrate my ability. But some of the recruiters that I have ...
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How can I improve a resume to avoid looking like a job-hopper?

I feel like my resume is cursing me. In the last five years I have held just as many jobs. For the first of those five years, I had two jobs lasting a few months each. The next job lasted me two years ...
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As a student, how should programming language familiarity be described on a CV/Resume [duplicate]

I am second year Computer Science student and I was going to apply at Microsoft as a Microsoft Student Partner. I am required to create a CV/Resume. Technically I don't have any work experience at ...
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Listing LinkedIn profile as a full CV - looks lazy, or convenient for recruiters?

I am considering putting a line at the bottom of my one-page (US) resume like this: "References available upon request. For a full CV, please view my LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/...
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Protecting resume against recruiters, double-presentations, and MS Word?

Early in my career, I encountered unethical recruiters in the tech industry. In the worst case, a recruiting firm sent my resume to dozens of companies without my consent. This resulted in a double ...
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How should I handle a resume submission that did not occur when I said it would?

A couple of weeks back I discussed submitting a resume for a potential internship with an employee of the company in question, who said he had spoken to the relevant department head and had been told ...
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Is it good idea to shorten URLs in a CV?

I want to place some links to projects I worked on in my CV. However some of these URLs are rather long. Is it good idea to shorten these URLs using on-line URL shorteners? Is it common practice? ...
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What is the appropriate way to present a StackExchange profile on a paper resume?

I'm interviewing for technical roles and think that my contributions to StackExchange sites deserve mention on my paper resume. This could be particularly helpful in situations where I'm not working ...
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Can I give my resume personally to an employer if I already sent it to HR?

Is it a good idea to knock at an employer's door to personally hand a physical copy of one's resume to its HR department, even after sending it electronically through the "official" way? I think it ...
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Should I include short work experience on my CV?

After only three weeks from the day I left my previous job I have been invited by this company to join their team. I accepted the invitation right away, but now three other weeks have passed and, for ...
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Should I put blog links or public profiles like LinkedIn or StackOverflow in my resume?

When should I put blog links, or links to public profiles such as LinkedIn, StackOverflow (or other SE sites), Facebook, Twitter, etc on my resume? Or is this a bad idea entirely that will make my ...
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If I own a company, can I use my company email address on my resume?

I've read that it's not recommended to use a work email address on a resume, but if I own a company and have an email address under the company's domain, would it be appropriate to use that? Or should ...
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What steps can I take to avoid having potential employers take a position of high responsibility less seriously because it was reached quickly?

This question's hopefully less close-able cousin. What steps can I take to avoid having future potential employers take a position of high responsibility less seriously because I reached it quickly? ...
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Why is a one to two page résumé recommended?

When I was getting my degree, we had a course about how to market yourself as a job seeker, and one thing our teacher had a strong opinion on was that your résumé should be no longer than two pages (I ...
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How can I reduce the size of a long resume without hiding all my skills and experience?

I'm in the US and have 30 years of experience with a bunch of different companies, working in high-tech and the software industry. I have a lot of links, skills, and education which has pushed my ...
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How to list contracting on resume

How do I list contracting on my resume? Specifically, I'm paid by company B (a staffing agency) to do work for company A. Company A is much more impressive than company B -- everyone locally will ...
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Does putting LaTeX as a skill on my resume make me look too academic?

I know some LaTeX and plan on learning more to write papers and the like but is it something I should list on my resume when applying to the business world? I've heard tale that one should look as un-...
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Should one put one's “Belbin team role” in the CV?

Is it appropriate to put one's "Belbin team role" in a CV when applying for a standard job (as in, one that does not mention such a team role as a requirement)?
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When is it more appropriate to use a résumé versus a CV?

This English and Language question answers what makes a résumé different from a curriculum vitae (CV). But when is it more appropriate to use one over the other? Are there industries that expect one ...
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Should I include information about my reputation on professionally-relevant Stack Exchange (or other Q&A) sites on my resume?

Should I include any information about Stack Exchange, or more generally, any Q&A, sites that I am an active contributor to on my resume? If so, how prominent should this information be and at ...
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If you've lost contact with a person, should you stop listing them as a reference?

At a previous job I knew this person very well, she was actually my manager for over a year. Unfortunately when I left I didn't really keep in contact with her and I haven't talked to her for around ...
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Is it inappropriate to add a religious title on the top line of your resume?

I make my money in software development, but my real love is my "calling" as an ordained clergyman. As such, my proper title is "Reverend," and thus the top line of my resume is "Rev. Michael ...
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How important is a grade point average on a resume?

I admit i wasn't the best student in college. My years in college were spent working at a job. How important is it to include my grade point average on a resume? Also, at what point should i stop ...
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Should I describe myself by my current position or my desired position?

I currently am a programmer in job title and largely what I do. However, I am applying for UX/UI/ect Design (and front end development) positions. My current skills are important for the positions I'm ...
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How best to indicate that I've been the “go-to person” on a resume

For the past 7 years or so, wherever I work, I end up becoming "the guy everyone goes to ask technical and programming questions". Because of that, I'm always "promoted" (sometimes formally, sometimes ...
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Is loyalty (depth) or diverse experience (breadth) more important to a hiring manager? [closed]

From a long-term goal setting and "hireability" perspective, is it more valuable to have gained significant experience in one company or to have a diverse portfolio of companies and hats on your ...
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Is it better to invest energy in curating an online resume (LinkedIn, StackOverflow Careers) or a Word document?

Not that you can't do both, but which has the bigger bang for the buck? Will there come a time when we don't send resumes around, just hyperlinks to online profiles such as LinkedIn?
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Should I include a career objective on my resume?

These usually are overly vague and don't add much. Are there circumstance when these are worthwhile?