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Should I embed a video into my PDF resume?

Avoid like the plague! Firstly you're effectively "hiding" your key information behind having to watch a video, this is antithetical to the whole point of a resume which is to get the ...
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What month and year should I write in my cv for a job from which I was fired just after a long vacation?

Your employment continues, in a legal and financial sense, until September 2023 and so that's the date you should use for your CV. It's also the date that your former employer will confirm if ...
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Shall I mention I'm a heavy user of the product at the company I'm at applying at and making an income from it?

Yes you should mention it in your cover letter to AirBnB. Firstly, it will allow AirBnB to evaluate and manage a conflict of interest early on, potentially avoiding wasting everyone's time or ...
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Thinking about rejoining the workforce... how do I reference a company that no longer exists on a resume?

The first question is whether this old job is worth including. Does it show experience or skills that could be relevant for positions you're applying for now? If not, you can leave it out anyway. If ...
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Should I tell my company's client that they are being lied to?

Ever since then, this has been bothering me, Good. That means your conscience is still reasonably intact. I changed back my LinkedIn experience to normal a few days after their request Also good. ...
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How does one get past unlucky work history streak?

Getting fired three times by three different companies in a year is a huge red flag to future employers, and to be blunt, there's nothing you can really do about that. You say that it's due to them ...
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Should I embed a video into my PDF resume?

I would not suggest doing that. In several cases resumes are automatically processes to look for keywords and filter candidates. Having a video there will surely cause unpredictable things that could ...
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Should I include a work experience from >10 years ago?

You should include it, it's directly relevant. SQL hasn't changed that much in 10 years either. Practical experience like yours just needs a brush up to be up and productive.
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Can I use my degree GPA on my resume?

Resist the temptation to over-share. In my experience CVs or resumes are for the most part a piece of meaningless red tape that job seekers are forced to do. So many times I have been asked my ...
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How does one get past unlucky work history streak?

These are not high level jobs. They're in the sorts of positions where high turnover is half-expected and no one cares much about references or digs deeply into past jobs. Having said that, the ...
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Should I embed a video into my PDF resume?

Avoid including any nonstandard thing in your CV. Videos, sounds, animations, external links, interactive duck, anything. You want your CV to be as standard as possible. For one, assume there are ...
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How to list education on a resume as concisely as possible?

Unless your theses are easily publicly accessible and profoundly interesting to a particular employer, I would say that information is completely irrelevant and would only be included as padding on ...
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Should I embed a video into my PDF resume?

Your CV must be entirely printable (in black-and-white), no exceptions ever Your CV forms the basis for both you and the interviewer to talk around your experience and skills. That means both you and ...
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How does one get past unlucky work history streak?

Regardless of what I say, I expect a potential 4th employer to look dimly at the situation with the perspective that "if all these employers had/have some problem with him, then it must be him.&...
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Shall I mention I'm a heavy user of the product at the company I'm at applying at and making an income from it?

If I were a hiring manager at AirBnB, my thoughts would probably be: Pro: Is already familiar with our business model Knows our host-facing processes and probably also indirectly knows our guest-...
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How does one get past unlucky work history streak?

user1532080's comment is the answer: Your references from a past job can be anyone you worked with at that job. You do not have to use your direct supervisor, or whoever it was that was directly ...
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How to list education on a resume as concisely as possible?

I am already working for a few years and I want to put the focus of my CV on my work experience and publications. Go for the extreme. Only one line per degree. Education 2018 M.Sc. in Computer ...
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Should I include non-technical degree and non-engineering experience in my software engineer CV?

I wonder if I should mention my education and the non-software-engineering work experience. Education - yes. Non-relevant teenage work experience - no.
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Listing company on resume where NDA prevents company name

Be very generic on the resume. E.g Car Manufacturer (Confidential) Prepare your answer in an interview if they ask who you worked for. Check your NDA (and/or your contact at the company) for guidance ...
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Can I use my degree GPA on my resume?

Your GPA isn't required to be on your resume, unless that is considered a normal thing to do in your country or discipline. Using the term "degree GPA" or "program GPA" will ...
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How does one get past unlucky work history streak?

A resume is a sales pitch Don't mention jobs you don't want to mention. A resume isn't a biography, and you are under no moral or legal obligation for it to be a complete list of everything you have ...
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How to list education on a resume as concisely as possible?

The format you show on your post is fine (especially if you just graduate and don't have lots of real work experience in the industry). However, most resumes of people who have years of real work in ...
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Should I tell my company's client that they are being lied to?

IMO you should have rejected the request to lie on behalf of your employer and to list experience on LinkedIn that you don't have right away. Now that the damage is done revealing the lies will cause ...
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Is it ok to provide a CV when a resume is asked for (US)?

A CV and a US resume are the same thing. The most you might have to do is alter the CV to reflect American customs, and some of your wording to reflect American English. Other than that, you're fine.
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Can I use my degree GPA on my resume?

I'd leave it off. It's too complicated. Terms like "degree GPA" or "program GPA" are not well known standards so it's just going to confuse the reader. You don't want to appear as &...
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Lied on resume and going to have background check

Was it a deliberate lie, or simply an error? Either way the correct solution is to call them immediately and say "Hey, I just noticed an error in my resume; my actual start date at Universal ...
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Which company name I should write on resume?

There's no valid justification for using the big company name. It may own the small company, but you do not work for the big company, you work for the small company. Write that on your resume. If I ...
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Should I embed a video into my PDF resume?

Unless the job was for something like Video editing or something related to making visual content (Movie industry, Social Media Manager etc.) - I would 100% not do that.
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What university should I put in resume if have not decided which one to attend yet?

Me, personally, I wouldn't put anything on my CV that wasn't done. Now, you could discuss in your interview that you have offers from University X, Y and Z and you are still investigating the options. ...
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I have started a one-man limited company - should I describe myself as "CEO" on my CV?

Proprietor is usual. Don't say CEO. Similar would be Principal (often used in consulting).
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