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Questions relating to resumes and curriculum vitae (CV).

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How can I list programming language proficiency in a way that's visually appealing?

I'm an Information Technology major. The communication class I'm currently taking has us write up a resume tailored to the field we want to enter. I was wondering, how can I list the proficiency of ...
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Can I use my fake last name in LinkedIn and resumes?

For my personal family related reasons I don't use my legal last name online. I would like to change it, but unfortunately it's impossible to do in the near future. Also I'm eastern European and I use ...
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How do you diplomatically call a situation 'very bad' in a resume-like document?

I need to list in a resume-like document how a system I've worked on was so misconfigured as to be ludicrous (like I cannot describe the level of incompetence that led it its state when I found it), ...
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How to note that I worked for company's supplier on resume?

The title pretty much says it all. I'm creating a resume to apply for a large company "A." My last job was at company "B," a small, but high-quality supplier of components for ...
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What do you put for company location on a resume/job application in this scenario?

So I work for a company that's located in city A. My position was originally physically located at this company in city A. It was then changed to remote after COVID hit. However, my company purchased ...
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How to add group talk in my CV?

I recently gave a presentation on the research that I have been conducting with my group. It was a group talk. We all talked for 3-4 minutes, for a total of 10 minutes. This talk was the end of the ...
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Section for project in progress in my resume

Some context I am getting my MS in CS from a non-cs background and had one internship experience and a Bootcamp experience. I have a couple of major projects and a few relatively small projects in my ...
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PM Intern as a compsci student?

I'm a second year CompSci student based in the UK hoping to get a career as a software developer. I've been offered a Project Management internship in an online banking company. I don’t have much ...
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How to Phrase "Continued Duties as ... Prior to Promotion" in Resume?

Perhaps not the place for the question, but figured this is the best place to ask it. (If it's not, please guide me!) I am currently updating my resume to include my current position (Team Lead) ...
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How can I say how many years without being specific in my CV

In my Cover letter I have something like this "With 5 years experience in IT, I am confident in my abilities " I do not want to be specific about how many years I have experience. I want to ...
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Can I put fake experience in different skills than I am working in? [duplicate]

I have been working as a PHP developer for 2 years. Now, I want to switch to Java. I have gone through a course on udemy.com , and also some DSA. If I update my resume as 1.5 years of Java Experience, ...
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Dealing with a sequence of bad luck early in my career as a dev? How to address on the resume?

I started as a dev in August 2019 for a government agency that was heavily tied to downtown office space. It was a one year contract (common in Canada for government) that was not renewed because in ...
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SWE achievements

I have heard about Google's XYZ résumé formula but I struggle to describe my experience with it. Accomplished [X] as measured by [Y], by doing [Z]. The hardest part is ...as measured by Y... but ...
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How do I really know what my job title is?

I’ve worked at a company for a very long time now. I was hired in position “A”, unfortunately when Covid hit, I was furloughed for a while. My boss brought me back from furlough and told me I could ...
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What should I do if I have little to no references?

So I’ve been working the same job for about 5 years or so now. In that time I’ve received good performance reviews and small pay bumps! My first boss at this company had pretty bad ethic issues with ...
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CV: Student work as education or work experience

During my Bachelor and Master studies, I worked as student assistant at the university. The first job was teaching assistance (leading exercise courses, homework/exam grading). The second was research ...
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CV: Translate GPA when applying for an international company

I graduated from a German university and the German rating system ranges from 1.0 (best) to 4.0 (worst). This is exactly the opposite of the American system. When I want to apply for an international ...
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When a former company moves their location, do I need to update it on my resume?

Worked for two former companies, each moved cities. Updating my resume right now and noticed that the companies are no longer in the original cities I have listed. Do I need to update the cities? It ...
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How do I list contract to hire on my resume?

I was placed through a staffing agency for 4 months at a company. The company ended up hiring me full time after the placement contract expired from the staffing agency. I’ve been with the company ...
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Do I have to state a temporary furlough on a resume?

I am curious: do I have to state my temporary furlough on my resume? I’ve worked with a company for nearly 5 years. During Covid in 2020 I was furloughed for about 4 months and then brought back. I’ve ...
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Is there a point where you can list open source work as "experience" on your resume?

I have a friend who wishes to break into the software development world in the US. They aren't employed right now, so they have the time to contribute to open source projects. Would it be appropriate ...
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Do I need to list Javascript/CSS/HTML skills on resume if frameworks/libraries are listed?

If I've listed skills like Angular or other Javascript/CSS/HTML frameworks and libraries on my resume is it still necessary to specifically list HTML/CSS/Javascript as skills? I feel like one would ...
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Mistakenly put wrong year on resume, would it affect my background check?

After accepting an offer and submitting the background check report, I was notified by the immigration team that there is a discrepancy in the employment history I entered in the immigration ...
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Coworker using the wrong title on resume

My coworker has a Junior software developer title given by our company yet I saw him wrote that he is a junior software engineer on his resume. All he does on the job is to write code and create ...
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Education Verification Question

Attended school from Fall ‘14 - Dec ‘18. Forgot to apply to graduate because I am dumb. Kept putting it off and had terrible anxiety about not having completed coursework and being unable to graduate. ...
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Why would a candidate hide one or more than one previous employers name?

In a US located company's Front end engineer candidate's resume (he is at Costa Rica), I saw a candidate list his 3 most recent previous experience position's company name are generic "IT Company&...
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Boss didn't pick up on fake resume

I work for a small chess tutoring company. While I was on vacation for a few weeks, my boss (and owner of the company) interviewed and hired a new candidate. This individual starts next week. When ...
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How to explain a 2 month job

I left a job after 2 month and i have it in my resume. my reason was because some teammates did not seem to want to work. i had some litirally apply makeup while on duty. Its a front desk job at a ...
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Same title at different levels in different companies

I am updating my resume after a long time at the same company, and I have an issue with the way the titles across my last few employers compare with each other. If I list the exact job titles at each ...
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How to prevent a brief job from hurting my job prospects

I just left a company that I was at for almost 5 years for a much better job (double the pay, responsibilities that are more closely aligned with my skillset, etc.). I had a couple reservations about ...
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How can I add an achievement to my resume as a bullet point if the sentence begins with a passive verb? [closed]

I want to write in my resume that I was granted a scholarship after some awards I have got in different competitions. Which bullet point of the following two suggestions is more preferred? Granted a ...
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How to list a secondment on my resume

I've been asked by my employer to undertake a secondment to another division. The understanding is my existing role will be filled on a temporary basis by someone else. Should I note this as: Manager -...
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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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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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