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Questions tagged [resume]

Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Resume: Working for the same company through multiple temp agencies [duplicate]

Back story: I started working for a well-known company (WK Company) through Temp Agency A. Several months later, WK Company decided to consolidate everyone to the same temp agency, so I started work ...
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What variations are allowed to a “European cv” template (if I want it to be still legitimately called a “European CV”)? [closed]

In order to apply for a certain position, I need to submit a "European CV". (this) Assuming that I keep the "style" (font, formatting, etc.), what variations am I allowed to do (if I want it to be ...
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Should I Put Useful Java Libraries on my Resume?

I'm currently 2 months into my first full time software engineering job, and getting a lot of experience with technology they don't teach you in college, like Project Lombok, Mockito, Google Guice ...
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Can my current boss, at my employer, request the resumes of all that work for her? [closed]

Many of us have been here for years. It just seems strange...as far as I know, none of us are applying for a job. She just wants it to "get to know who we are". Can she not get our information from ...
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Mistake in years of work in resume [duplicate]

I have made a mistake in my resume. I have worked in one company on different positions. I have written in the resume wrong years for two consequent positions, but not the latest one within the ...
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As a newly-graduated Computer Scientist, how badly would spending a year teaching english abroad hurt my resume? [closed]

I'm a computer science student living in the United States graduating this fall. Going into the workplace immediately after graduating, my employment prospects look pretty good. I've got around a 3.75 ...
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Putting experience on resume from a project that used source code without permission

I'm currently a senior at my university and am looking to graduate this upcoming summer. I've been trying to add more depth to my resume, and one of my biggest sources of experience has actually been ...
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List or not a bad experience in a resume

I would like to get more help on my question where I cannot get a clear view. I worked for company A (very good and large company) on a project for 2 years (with a 2-year contract, until Dec 2016). ...
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Listing travel experiences on a resume [closed]

Would it be acceptable - and perhaps beneficial - to list some of my cool travel experiences, say, to Istanbul, Norway, Moscow, on my resume? I'm job searching now in New York and wonder whether that ...
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Is it ok to list undergraduate education at the bottom of my resume, while listing my graduate education at the top? [closed]

I want to put my recent graduate school education (completed May 2017) and teaching experience at the top of my resume, and then followed by my industry work experiences prior to grad school. Then, ...
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List a multi-partner project in a resume if you worked with the smaller, unrecognizeable company?

I've got a scenario where Applicant A has listed "United Nations" as their employer on the resume. The truth is, the UN was actually involved in the project, and subcontracted or were partnered with ...
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How to improve resume without job experience? [duplicate]

Recently I finished my degree in statistics at a renowned university in my country. However, I'm having some difficulty getting a first job due to lack of experience. Now I'm doing some online ...
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How to list a possible gap

I hope you can give me some inputs, I need some external view on my situation. I worked for company A (very good and large company) on a project for 2 years (with a 2-year contract, until Dec 2016). ...
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How do I list a live streamed event on my CV?

For artists, it's traditional to list the location of an exhibition or a performance on your CV/resume, but I am having a bit of trouble listing the performances which the audience was distributed ...
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Can providing a Github link potentially be bad?

I was reading these three WPSE links (1,2,3) about providing a Github profile when applying for software development jobs and what you should include, but can it hurt your chances if the job isn't ...
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Strategy for applying to a company where I'm not sure of the role I'd best serve in?

I'm a software engineer hoping to transition into UX. I've done a very short basics course, but as yet don't have a portfolio to show (and would be far away from being able to produce one given the ...
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Is it unprofessional to use Google Docs to create a resume?

Several years back, when I finished my undergraduate college degree, it was pretty standard to use Microsoft Word to create a resume. I had then kept one job for many years without having to switch, ...
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How should I represent having transferred schools on my resume?

I just graduated and am looking for my first non-internship job. I transferred schools, and got a significantly better GPA at my newer school. How should I represent my educational history and GPA ...
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How to explain video game terms in a technical resume? [closed]

I'm a Software Engineer who has developed small video game projects in college and in my free time. I'm currently struggling with explaining video game concepts such as "health points", "level", and "...
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Does edu email or personal domain look better on a resume? [duplicate]

Does the HR prefer an edu email from a prestigious school or a personalized domain which demonstrated some degree of technical skill?
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How large does a dollar impact have to be to look good on a resume? [closed]

I've read a lot of resume advice that says numbers are good things to add. For example, saying that you hit $500K in sales instead of simply saying that the sales volume was high. But if the number ...
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Is it appropriate to add things you studied on your own to your CV? [duplicate]

My question is about software engineering/programming related fields, but don't know maybe it can be applied to other fields as well. If I read a couple introductory books on a technology, for ...
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Is it required to show the bachelors degree on your CV if you have completed masters degree? [closed]

A friend of mine has completed his masters successfully with good marks but he actually did not complete his bachelors degree. He lied about having a bachelors degree in the new college in UK(masters) ...
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Structure my Resume when opportunity is small

Background: Not long after I finished school, I started volunteering at a community center while job searching. Turns out, it was the best thing I did. I networked with really great people, and they ...
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Will taking over my Dad's company harm future job prospects? (CEO Position) [closed]

There was a question on here recently about somebody being worried about having taken a job at his dad's company. Somebody replied he should not worry if he does not have a C-Position. I am in a ...
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Remove experience from CV/LinkedIn which doesn't show up on search?

I have a 2-year position at a startup listed on my CV and LinkedIn, I gained some valuable experience working there. The startup operated under stealth mode, and so didn't have much of a web presence; ...
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How should I rectify wrong information on my resume, when I already received the offer?

I received an offer from a company via a competitive coding contest. The information that was conveyed through my resume was slightly wrong by mistake. Instead of having an overall experience of 3.5 ...
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How many projects shall I list on my resume when applying for internships in AI and machine learning?

Is it a good idea to list every project (that show some advanced knowledge beyond the university course materials) I have done, or shall I list only those published research papers? Or is it better to ...
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Worked for my dad's company but now want to apply somewhere else? How do I best present myself?

I think I've made an unwise decision. After I graduated I began working at my dad's company which is a very small company in IT. I did have a lot of freedom initially and learned a lot, but would now ...
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omitting work experience

I was fired last year for reporting sexual harassment and discrimination with the company I was with for 6 years. I filed a lawsuit and when I google myself it shows up. I am struggling to find work ...
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Job omitted from resume [duplicate]

I quit a job after a week. The next week I was offered a new job which I accepted. I'm waiting for the background check to come back. I didn't put the job I had the week before on my resume. Will the ...
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using an alias adress for a job application [duplicate]

Some email providers allow you to 'tag' an email address by putting a + and something after it, and I often use this to sort my emails. If I were to put myemail+comapanyName@example.com instead of ...
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Should I include a job on my CV that only lasted 3 weeks? [duplicate]

To get everyone up to speed, here's the backstory: Back in January 2017, I went through a traumatic event which has lead to some ongoing mental health issues which I'm currently being treated for (as ...
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being laid off from internship because of international family emergency

How do I explain being laid off because my father in law was dying? He lived in India and I had to go over there and be part of the prayers and everything that lasts about 1 month. I told my ...
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Describing a job experience in my CV that's not directly related to the position I'm applying for?

TL;DR: How should I go about describing a job experience in my CV, which takes half of my overall working experience, but was not focused on the job I'd like to apply for? My first job was as a ...
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Mentioning the gap period in my latest resume

I have taken a break from my software development career four years ago. I plan to return to the industry and I am updating my resume and the cover letter accordingly. I am planning to mention in my ...
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What, if any, personal interests should I put on a resume?

I'm a 3rd-year college student applying for internships and co-ops. My career advisor generally encourages putting a "Personal Interests" section on resumes. Generally, not many of my real personal ...
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Should I include very responsible internship position that I did nothing at in resume?

Recently I finished my first internship after freshman year in a university. It was a complete disappointment. I applied to a position that sounds very serious - "Machine Learning Software Engineer" ...
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How should a Graduate Certificate be listed on a résumé?

I recently completed and was awarded a graduate certificate. After a conversation with my colleagues, it appears that there is some contention about how it should be listed on a résumé. One group says ...
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Keeping certain skills a secret to avoid pigeon-holing

I don't believe this thread is a duplicate, as my main question is whether I should ask a possible reference to not say anything (the CV query is only secondary) I am a graphic designer who also has ...
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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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How do I represent a buy out of my team on my resume? [duplicate]

My business unit (X) was part of a large well-known company (Y). Last year it was purchased by a small company (Z) (not very known) and became a subsidiary of (Z) and became X LLC. I moved with the ...
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Can emails count as being cover letters, or should a cover letter be a proper document?

I posted a job description which asks for a cover letter and a resume. I've received some emails with cover letter-like content, but no attached cover letter. I'm torn between accepting the email ...
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As a job-hunting director/VP candidate, list current temp work? [duplicate]

I’ve been job hunting for 7 months as a Director/VP candidate (former management consultant). For fun and extra cash, I have taken a temp job at a national, speciality retailer. I enjoy it but omit ...
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Recruiter finds candidate via LinkedIn and still wants separate resume

A buddy of mine has been looking for work for a long time. He is a help-desk professional. I had a drink with him last night, and he was talking about a recruiter that had asked him to send him a ...
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Bringing in Internet Moderation experience on a resume [duplicate]

I'm a moderator on a big subreddit on reddit. I'd like to bring this experience into an interview and/or somehow include on my resume (as it's actually fairly cumbersome volunteer work, I did css, etc)...
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Shall I set my current position as “writing master thesis”?

I have started my master thesis and because it is the last leg of my study career and is something quite specific compared to just "following courses", I am thinking to set my current position in ...
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On my resume, is it ok to include certifications I got for a scribe job I was fired from? [duplicate]

Background: I am a pre med student/biology major in undergraduate year of university. I was recently fired from a scribe job because my training progress was slow. I had three other classes in my ...
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How to decline to provide references for a job offer?

I've been contacted by a recruiter with a job offer. Besides my CV they asked me for 2 references. I'm fairly junior in my field (web development), I started work 1 and a half years ago at the very ...
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Fake Experience Dilemma [duplicate]

I graduated from a US university in 2012 as a fresher and took up unpaid internships/jobs for mostly an year until I joined a consultancy in 2013. The consultancy put 7 years of fake experience on my ...