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Questions tagged [resume]

Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Lied on resume about obtaining a Bachelor degree

I put on my resume that I obtained a Bachelor degree at an University but in fact I enrolled and didn't complete my bachelor there. Now I know they will run a background check and will see that I ...
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Best way to phrase a 'side project'

I have previously worked as a company director for a now liquidated business. In addition to the above company's main objective - property development, I had a side 'money earner' of advertising ...
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Should I list my MPS degree on my resume?

In May, I will have a Master of Professional Studies in Informatics with a concentration in web development. The college is an accredited state university. I'm currently unemployed and seeking work ...
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Linkedin title for engineer during foray into legal [closed]

I've been an engineer for 10+ years and my technical credentials are conveyed pretty strongly on my Linkedin profile. However, a few years ago (early mid life crisis?) I wanted a change from ...
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Can I add a reference letter when I apply job?

I am currently studying at University and I done a summer internship and I got a great reference letter. I want to apply a graduate job and it is so related my past internship. So I have a question ...
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Including serious work I provided free of charge on my resume [duplicate]

A friend of mine started an initiative and applied to several foundations to get a grant. He needed me, being a copywriter, to write his website's copy and formulate a medium-term content strategy. He ...
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Same desired company, with an employee that has the same last name as yours [closed]

I badly need an answer right now. I am applying a job with the company that I really want. Too bad I was informed that there is a current employee there that has the same last name as mine. She's my ...
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Wrong Employment Information in Job application form but correct information in Background verification form [closed]

I am working for 2 years in my present company and in my last and second last company I had worked for 5 months and 6 months respectively. I have always stated this information correctly in all my ...
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How to handle a Candidate with a terribly formatted resume [closed]

A candidate made it through our initial screening somehow with a terribly formatted resume. It seems the skills we are looking for are there, but it's been 30 minutes now and I still cannot figure out ...
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Can I put a start date on my cv?

I made a speculative enquiry to a firm, who said they would keep my cv on file for suitable opportunities. I was going to send them an updated cv this week, as I have recently completed a benchmark ...
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Is it inappropriate to put this on my cv?

I am currently seeking new opportunities in the finance sector. The field I work in is male dominated, competitive and aggressive. Not saying this as a criticism, just stating facts! I know a lot of ...
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Listing a new company name on your resume [duplicate]

I'm the sole proprietor of an engineering consulting business and I've been working for five years, but without a company name. I've just traded under my personal name. Now I've registered my ...
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How should one present a challenging life/career period in their job application materials?

The last few years of my life have been challenging. I've had a parent with substance abuse issues, and my attempt at a game designer career didn't pan out as I hoped. I've since pivoted to focus on ...
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Writing job duties that I didn't actually do in the resume

A friend of mine had been working in a company for some time, and she wants to include it in her resume to apply for another job. The thing about it is, one of her duties in that company was to ...
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Why would human resources need my resume and grades at the end of my internship to extend my work contract? [closed]

I'm currently an intern in a very large company. My internship will end next month, I really like this job and my supervisor wants me to stay for the summer. He made a demand to extend my work ...
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The right place to put “Workshop organizer & instructor” on resume or LinkedIn

I've organized two workshops for beginners about web development for young adults that do not attend CS university courses. These workshops were four months apart, each lasting only one day (6) hours ...
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Hostile work environment at previous job… Should i list as reference? [duplicate]

I worked at an entry level job for 14 months. I was treated like trash by the managers every single day because I didn't fit into their "culture", avoided and ignored by the main store manager (my ...
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Job title for someone who inherited a business [closed]

What job title is appropriate on a resume or on LinkedIn for a person who has inherited a family business, completely owns it, and handles more or less all the day to day operations for it? Owner is ...
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Do recruiters/HR personnel screen on the basis of time spent at previous jobs?

First time, long time. I'm an IT professional in my mid-20s in the US. I have a very diverse range of experience and a good reputation among employers in my area, but I'm concerned about my future ...
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Does the list of bugs which I found in the Oracle JDK give any benefits to my CV? [closed]

This is more a specific question about particular career in Java-related development. Say I have found a certain number of bugs in the various versions of the Oracle JDK (in compiler, specification ...
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How to phrase certain achievements without reflecting negatively on the company or me?

A common resume writing advice is to support achievements with numbers. Currently, I have this line on my resume: Migrated whole test suite comprised of 100+ GUI tests and 700+ system tests to the ...
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Should I put a master's program I have recently enrolled in on my resume? [duplicate]

I am a high school teacher and am looking for a position at a different school. I was recently accepted and enrolled in a master's degree program in my field and intend to begin coursework in June. I ...
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How to assess non standard resume in a conservative industry

I will be interviewing more candidates early next week, since I asked this question here. In looking at resume today as the team lead, one candidate had very impressive background (CISSP, CRISC, and ...
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What should I say for “Availability” in my CV if I'm applying for another job while currently employed in a part-time job? [closed]

Although it is a part time job (PT), I would prefer not to put my availability as "Immediate" in my CV cause I don't want to just leave my current company too suddenly without at least a week's notice ...
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Franchise business failed due to franchisor fraud, NDA signed, how to list on resume / linked In

I recently took a chance to started a franchise business on the side of my normal job. During the course of the franchise myself and other locations became aware of fraud being committed by the ...
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Mistake in Cover Letter [duplicate]

Before asking my question I searched this site and came across these two (1,2) pages that are similar to my problem, but also slightly different. It's not the misspelling of a word or stating the ...
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USA IT industry - How to deal with coworker who was found to have fake resume? [closed]

I work as a junior QA engineer in a big IT company in USA. My manager informed me that they discovered that one senior (yes, "senior") full-time, QA engineer in my team had actually lied on his resume ...
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How to have hiring manager still interested in candidate with impressive cover letter but weaker resume?

I'm finishing up my freshman year in college, and have begun applying to various internship opportunities for the summer. Despite attending a very rigorous degree program, I still have less technical ...
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Straight A's but no experience [duplicate]

I left school with 13 A's and above in GCSE's but since then it has been 2 years, I dropped out of college/sixth form with no qualifications and I have yet to have any experience in looking for jobs. ...
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Do I need to include this on my CV?

I have a very specific situation in which I held two jobs simultaneously but one was part time and one was full time. The part time one I was dismissed at the end of my 3 month probation but I'm still ...
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How bad does it look to consistently quit a job after a year [duplicate]

Quick background, I am a software developer with around 5 years of professional experience. I was updating my resume today and I realized the longest I've ever stayed at a single company was 1 year ...
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Is it Ok to Add an Addendum to a Resume?

As most of my one page resume consists of work experience and projects, I feel that my long list of "other skills" such as "google cloud, aws, scrum, kanban ...." could use some backing up by another ...
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To include my current 2 weeks working experience or not in the resume? [duplicate]

I have joined a an Enterprise company since 2 weeks as Senior Software Engineer (It's a permanent position), despite the fact that I have learned a lot since I have joined, but I can't wait to get ...
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Can I convince an employer to hire me by demanding lower salary in resume? [duplicate]

I want to a get visa sponsored job and that's the reason why the amount of salary doesn't matter to me for now. So can I use it to convince the employer to hire me? And I want to write it in my resume ...
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I'm disabled, but looking for work [duplicate]

I've gone over my resume with my former professor and gotten a glowing letter of recommendation from him. However, the first answer I usually get is that my resume only goes until 2014. That is ...
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“Responsible for official written communication” in resume?

I'm debating whether or not to include in my resume that I frequently prepare and send out official public communication in my organization, to show both language and responsibility skills. Is this ...
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Childhood “Publications” in Resume

Is it a good idea to put articles that I wrote at 8 years old, in a school newspaper, in my resume? For some context: I was told by an orientation guy from my university to put theses articles on my ...
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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). ...