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Should I remove older low level jobs/education from my CV at this point?

Rule of thumb: Your CV (and cover letter, if applicable) should be customised for each job application. It should not be a generic description of who you are, rather it should portray why you are ...
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Should I remove older low level jobs/education from my CV at this point?

Have them as a single line so it avoids a gap you might need to explain: 2013-14 Some School 2014-15 Tesco, Sales Assistant 2015-20 Junior Developer I don't think anyone would question that. On the ...
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I don't have a surname, so what should I use in my CV or LinkedIn?

I had a coworker, who had only one name. In company records and all, he was called as "FirstName FirstName", probably also in passport and work visa (its mandatory in my country). So, in ...
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Can I put a personal private github repository on my resume?

You can but it's probably better to instead talk about the project on your resume (rather than the repo) and the sort of technology you used to create it. A private repo is essentially no different ...
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I don't have a surname, so what should I use in my CV or LinkedIn?

On your CV or on LinkedIn, you want something that identifies you to the reader. There is no legal consequence. So it would be not unreasonable to enter your name both as surname and given name. Like ...
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Should I be honest in a yes or no question regarding lifting X amount of pounds?

Being honest on the application form is always the best policy. You can write on the application form that you can lift 30 pounds if that is truly the max you can handle. If they are interested, then ...
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Will it help or hurt (or neither) to showcase irrelevant talents such as musicianship on a software engineering resume?

A resume is supposed to be a targeted list of items / accomplishments which showcase why one is fit for a particular role. IMHO, unless a hobby or a skill is related to the job post / role you're ...
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Mentioning experience of (non-malicious) bot-building in interviews?

Will the negative moral implications of building a bot outweigh the things I learned from the process? It might. I regularly have to reserve a spot on a court for a sport I play. I would be rather ...
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Should I remove older low level jobs/education from my CV at this point?

The ideal thing to do is to tailor your CV/resume to the specific position that you are applying for. If the older jobs/education are relevant to the position you are applying for then yes they ...
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Should I remove older low level jobs/education from my CV at this point?

First of all, the answer by Sourav Ghosh is entirely correct, however speaking as a hiring manager there are a couple of points I would like to add. 1, 2 and 3 are specifically related to how you ...
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Should I put all present positions on top, regardless of start dates?

Personally I would break it into two sections "Current employment" - sorted by either amount of employed hours (i.e. whichever is your more significant employment) or by relevance to the ...
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Should I put all present positions on top, regardless of start dates?

Nobody cares. I know it sounds strange: honesty is essential to the resume. But the point is, any solid hiring manager or in-house recruiter barely reads 90% of these. I "read" (mostly don't ...
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Should I Tell a Prospective Employer I’m Looking For a 2nd Job?

Almost all employers have a policy around doing work elsewhere: It ranges from "it's fine", "must be disclosed", "must be approved" to "nope". First check with ...
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Will it help or hurt (or neither) to showcase irrelevant talents such as musicianship on a software engineering resume?

Most likely, it would be neutral to negative. If I'm reviewing a resume, I'm probably spending 60 seconds looking through it to figure out if this person is worth having a phone call with. If I spend ...
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I don't have a surname, so what should I use in my CV or LinkedIn?

Working in Luxembourg for 7y, I see 2 sides to consider on your question : Socially : I personnally never met someone without a lastname. My personal reaction would probably be to be surprised then ...
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