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Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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Can one experience be counted twice in resume?

I worked at a company for 4 years. In the first 3.5, I was an individual contributor (IC). In the last 0.5 year I was 50% IC and 50% leading few junior ICs. In my resume, I want to have two sections: ...
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I was offered a job but lied about finishing my degree [closed]

So in my last few years of college my dad was diagnosed with cancer and I dropped out to take care of him. I ended up working in a different field and I am really good at it, I've learned everything ...
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Resume fill gap while migration

I recently moved to US. Had to quit my last job Associate Data Scientist in June to follow up on the immigration process and interviews post pandemic. I got the green card a few weeks ago, have been ...
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I am an expert in two fields. Should I make 2 CVs or one?

All my qualifications are in electrical engineering, up to PhD level. Over the past 10 years, I have done so many things concurrently that I have become equally good at them. The positions I have ...
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How to Create a Parser-Friendly Resume / CV in PDF or Plain Text?

I use LaTex to write my Resume and CV. For many job application sites, even though they "accept" PDF files, they will parse them and then fill in a form automatically, to be "helpful.&...
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Is stakeholder management listed or inferred?

I have worked multiple times in technical projects that I was responsible for the successful synchronisation of all parties and update on progress. Basically I managed all the stakeholders. My ...
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How can I explain on my CV that I managed to successfully work with a difficult and needy customer without badmouthing the customer?

During the past year, I worked on a giant project ordered by a national government. This customer practiced what I would call a panic-driven-development - the project was ready and deployed months ...
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How to create a PDF CV that a suboptimal ATS can cope with without sacrificing the personal touch?

It is no secret HR's and recruiters tend to use more or less sophisticated applicant tracking systems (ATS) in order to quickly filter applications, and you can't hold it against them. However, while ...
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Length and font for a resume (tech) [closed]

I have been reading advice about the resume format. I have been reading that a resume should be at most 1 page long in one source, elsewhere at most 2 pages for 5+years of experience and another ...
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Start date doesn't match employer records. What date should I use on my resume?

I began working as a graduate teaching assistant at a university in the USA in the Fall semester of the year 2018. The Fall semester began in August, as is the norm at this university. I recently ...
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How to specify company in resume when selling products as a freelancer on a website

I have been creating and uploading/selling courses on Udemy as a full-time job, for a shorter period (<2 years). In my resume, is it acceptable to use the following title and company: Freelance &...
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How to write dates in my CV if there's a gap?

When I was in my Master studies, I did all the courses from 2012 to 2013, but I didn't present my thesis, so I didn't graduate. I got a job and I've been working there since 2014. Then, in 2020, I ...
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How much reputation on different websites is credible for employers and professional status

So either you are an employer in tech industry or you can try to think as one. One may say that people are superficial but in reality people have limited time and energy to screen someone's ...
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How to choose appropriate job title on Linkedin, if I'm a startup founder who is now looking for a job?

I founded a startup and worked for it solely for years, so I actually did almost everything such as marketing, business development, sales and etc. I'm now looking for a job in an enterprise company, ...
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How complex a project should be to add to LinkedIn accomplishments?

I want to add a project I did, to LinkedIn. This is an ongoing project, and I completed some initial part of it, which involves one Python program (calling multiple functionalities from multiple ...
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Simply being a bad worker or just in the wrong position?

To put it straight: I think I'm a mediocre (java) programmer - I've learned it at university, did always a good job in explaining basics to others (also as private coach for not so experienced ...
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Does quitting a job simply to learn skills online look bad on a resume?

I'm currently a software engineer (web) but I'm really interested in machine learning. While there is some overlap between the two fields, there are many new concepts and skills involved in ML that I ...
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Is a tumultuous 5 year period when first looking for a job due to a disability a significant red flag for modern recruitment procedures?

I'm disabled (autistic) and have found that if the company doesn't meet certain reasonable requirements that are thankfully considered a common standard in the industry I work in (IT), I struggle to ...
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Can I mention a very recently started project on my resume?

I'm in my penultimate year. I started working on a project from August 1st under my college professor in collaboration with Samsung research institute. Since it's just been a month, there wasn't much ...
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How to properly describe work history on a CV for roles where the work was for a seperate company than the employing one

I've had a few roles in the past that were structured like so: The government funded a public university to work on industry projects/research The university hired me over multiple contracts as a ...
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Which sounds better on a CV? [closed]

I need to publish a research article on my institution's website. Grad student coauthored with a PhD professor. Not in a student-tutor sense but rather we coauthored it as a research paper. It can be ...
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Should I list incomplete high school and incomplete undergrad on my resume or job applications (and if so, how)?

I have a PhD. What I don't have is a high school diploma, a bachelor's degree, nor a master's degree. Due to family stuff when I was younger, I dropped out of high school in 11th grade after already ...
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Does working for a mediocre company hinder job search for your next position?

Say I'm a software engineer for 7/11 but now I want to get a better job. Does have that 7/11 on my resume hinder my job search especially if I want to work for big company say software engineer for ...
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What does "Principal Position" means in the CV?

I am filing an academic CV forms and there's a question asking "Employment History – principal positions since the Bachelor’s degree"? What does "Principal Position" means here? ...
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If I mention Stack Exchange contributions in my resume, do I need to put my real name and/or photo in my profile?

I've read Is “Stack Exchange use” a valuable skill on my CV? and decided to include my Stack Exchange contributions in my resume when I start looking for a job for the first time. I consider simply ...
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Curriculum Vitae vs Resume

Which one is more recognized\preferred by recruiters between a CV and a resume? I am currently trying to find employment and I don't know which one is better.
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Do I need to mention unfinished university degree on my resume?

After graduating high school, I enrolled at university to study subject A. But due to a combination of things (major health issues, family problems, isolation and no support) I didn't perform as well ...
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Where can I mention my YouTube channel in my Resume?

I am a computer science graduate and have a work experience of 2 years. I have a tiny YouTube channel where I upload lectures on System Designing (relevant to Computer Science job interviews). My ...
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7 years of gap after 12th and 2 years of gap between my bachelors degree?

I completed my 12th standard in 2014, after that I wanted to be a musician however my parents didn't allow me to pursue music then I started learning myself learnt basics of guitar and music ...
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Should you reiterate expected behaviors in your resume

Someone asked me to take a look at their resume for them. They are looking for an entry level job with two positions for experience. One place I have gone back and forth about was their skills section,...
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how a work certificate should be?

I was working as a Website administrator for about 6 years. Like, regular updates of the content, structural changes and improvements to the website etc. As I had to leave, I asked my former employer ...
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How to mention unfinished or short studies on my resume?

I'm trying to apply in the field of data analytics and have experience in the form of studies, which are mentioned on my resume. I recently had an interview and became apparent that it could be ...
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Supporting statement, competency evidence, cover letter

I am an international applicant, and I am applying for a teaching job in the UK. In the online application there is a section for competency evidence questions, and there is another section for ...
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Can I mention handling of secret material on my resume?

I have worked at the armed forces and have been granted, signed and photographed for use and handling of secret material within the forces. I am wondering whether it's appropriate to mention I handled ...
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Should I Fudge an Unemployment Gap? [duplicate]

I've been steadily employed for the past 2.5 years at the same job but I've decided that it's not for me and I've been interviewing elsewhere. Prior to my current job, I was unemployed for 14 months ...
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Job description changed after starting the job. How to proceed?

Two months ago I joined a FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) company and I was very excited. I have 6+ years of full-stack software experience and I have a master's degree in Computer ...
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How to explain long time to finish college

It took me 7 years instead of the 4 to get bachelor's. I have no excuse other than I slacked off and skipped class/played video games. How to explain if an interviewer asks me why it took me so long?
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I need some advice on getting a career in computer science [closed]

In about a month, I'll be graduating from high school. I got accepted into university but not as a science student. The reason why I didn't get accepted as a science student is because I didn't take ...
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Should I add different jobs to my resume with overlapping timeframes?

Thanks to the remote work becoming more popular and my job allowing me to take on roles on different companies, I have been working full-time for one company and part-time for another. It's been ...
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How do companies in US count part time (20 hrs per week) work towards full-time work experience

Last year while doing my graduate studies, I worked for 6-months part time (20 hrs/week). My question is when quoting total work experience in US either on my resume or to a hiring manager, how should ...
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Recruiter forwarded me a take-home test from the client but won't give me contact info to send back to the client

In other words, they expect that I'll send the completed take home test (which took me 8 hours) to them and they they'll forward it to the client's engineering team. I asked the recruiter for a client ...
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How to decide on inclusion of relevant but controversial work experience on cv?

Recently I applied for a job that includes a lot of interpersonal interactions with customers. I have no/little work experience (still at university). But I do have quite a lot of experience ...
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Spent many years pursuing PhD but left with a Masters. How to present on the CV?

After ~8 years doing it I decided to quit my PhD and do something else. I left with a Masters certificate at the time, thinking it was at least better than nothing, in terms official documents. Since ...
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How do you count months of work experience on resume?

If I list that I worked from 1/2020-7/2020: will the HR person count this as 6 or 7 months of experience? So: is the month of July counted as a full month worked (and so the HR person counts 7 months ...
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Is leaving a role for the second time after only a short return going to reflect badly for future employers?

I began my career at large Company A. I worked there for several years, the last two of which were on a team that had begun imploding. I left Company A and worked for large Company B, also for several ...
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Questions regarding job application, supervisor's name, and may we contact question

I am an international applicant based in Europe, and I am going to apply for a teaching position at a US university. In the online application we are required to upload documents such as CV, cover ...
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Should I include resume references in this situation?

I'm applying for a job opening and I don't normally list references unless it specifically says to include them with the resume. However, this job posting says "must have references" and I ...
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What is a "USC resume"?

I saw a job posting from a company called Radiant Digital. The title of the position is "Senior Cloud Engineer- Need USC resumes only". Now, I am pretty tech savvy, but I can't find any ...
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How to list a degree and related certificate from 2 different universities in the same system?

I completed a bachelor's degree from University A. This was an interdisciplinary program where students could choose from specializations in different fields like graphic design, computer animation, ...
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Unemployed for a year - interviewer says they want someone with more experience

I have been unemployed for a year. Over the last ~10 years I have worked as a software developer, then a mathematical modeller, then back to software developer. These were all fixed term contracts, ...

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