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A line should be drawn between "developed" and "took part in development"; the first implies that the person either did it alone or had a major role in the project. CVs should aim to be truthful and detailed, and while it's the recruiter/interviewer's responsibility to verify the information, an untruthful CV would end up wasting both sides' time.


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"Maintenance and support of project x, including major refactoring yy modules to allow integration with zz. This allowed the company to progress with MI reporting solution / comprehensive unit test framework / some other usefulness, resulting in a reduced total cost of ownership, a saving of approx $4m." Repeat per project. Mostly fixing bugs Spin and ...


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The way I see it, you can now safely remove the previous, un-related work experience from your resume, as you've already established a notable experience in your newer line of work. If I were you, I'd simply add a section in my resume citing my past experience briefly, just in case future employers would wonder what I was doing in past years, i.e.: 2011 - ...


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Honesty is the best approach here. Explain to the hiring manager that you listed skills on your resume that you learned on your own and not on the job and/or you listed skills and you realize that you didn't have a deep enough understanding to be tested on in an interview. Acknowledge it was a rookie mistake and you're sorry it created confusion for the ...


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You're overthinking things, just list it as what it is: EDUCATION 2017 HSED (High School Equivalency Diploma)


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As a former patent attorney, I am going to disagree with the previous answers. A patent application that was rejected does not indicate a "failure" on the part of a named inventor. Patent applications are rejected all the time, and it is rare that the inventors have much control over the process - it could simply be that the decision was made to focus on ...


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Is it OK to mention about a patent application in resume which is either under process or has been rejected? A resume is a tool to show off your work to potential future employers - so the question then becomes how does a failed patent show off your work? If anything, quite clearly, it does the opposite. It shows that you didn't do enough prior research ...


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Should this typo be mentioned to the HR? Yes. It's a simple mistake. Mention it and then correct your CV so this doesn't happen again in the future.


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It is best, as in any situation when you do an honest mistake, to be the first to recognize it and try to do the needed repairs. So just go to the HR person, tell them that you made a mistake, and ask them to update the information. Maybe you provide also an updated CV, with the mistake corrected. You can do the same thing after they find the error ...


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Be transparent. The job of your cover letters is to get you an interview, so write a cover letter for each job explaining how you are great for that specific job. And, mention the other job in each cover letter. Something like, "I also applied for Acme's Senior Widgeteer position; I have the qualifications and experience to fill that position as well as ...


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You propose: Should I write South Western Railway (normal) [Dates - To-date] South Western Railway (through Adecco) [Dates] But it is more accurate to format it as: South Western Railway [Dates - To-date] Adecco [Dates] You do it this way because you were an employee of Adecco during that time, you were not an employee of South Western ...


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You don't need to mention the "(normal)" there, it's implicit, the rest is fine.


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I think a lot of work places tend to be leery of gpas and what universities/colleges someone went to. Of course this is all speculations based on my own empirical evidence having been working for nearly 13 years. My advice is to concentrate on understanding the material. That would be far more impressive than any degree or gpa. I seen people with perfect ...


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There is an accepted rule that you provide in the CV only the information which is favorable to you. Otherwise, leave it out, and have an answer prepared for the case that they ask. It is going to be difficult (I guess) to find a job in aerospace without experience - also depending on the job you apply for. Maybe you try to get some experience in other ...


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Should I justify my GPA in an application and if yes which would be the most professional way? You need not, you should not. If you say that it is known that the course of your study yields on-average lesser grade points as compared to other fields, and an organization which will be suitable for your knowledge and experience, you can also expect that the ...


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OP, you are in a pickle, where your reputation has been damaged. You have the following options: Get some more relevant work experience with good references. After a while, the internship will become less relevant once you have proven yourself elseware. Many organisations only care about your last 2 work experiences. This may mean working for cheap ...


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In addition to @dwizum excellent answer, view your resume through the eyes of a hiring manager looking for an entry level math candidate. What does she see: One class not completed: Not a problem. The likelihood that his specific class is relevant to the job is almost zero Doesn't have a degree yet: no biggie. The degree is more about the mind set and ...


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Can i add my current job as a experience in resume? Certainly. You can add any experience that you think will help you. How will it effect my resume? It will add very, very little to the strength of your resume. And it would likely raise some red flags regarding leaving so soon. And of course it will raise the obvious question of "why do you want to ...


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There's no reason to get bogged down in the details - the general advice about job hunting and resume-writing stays the same - remain honest, but remember that you're marketing yourself. Generally when people are resume-writing while their degree is incomplete, but has a target completion date, they indicate along the lines of, BA in Mathematics, ...


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Your questions were, Can i add my current job as a experience in resume? Certainly you can - your resume is yours to write, you can put anything there that's truthful and helps represent your experience. How will it effect my resume? If you're really trying to ask, "how will it affect my chance of getting hired?" then there's some unfortunate news - ...


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Yes you can put it on your resume- I mean you did work there for a month after all so its not like you're lying. Some employers might find it alarming that you're applying to jobs just one month after joining a new company and it will almost be guaranteed to be brought up in an interview- if you get one. It can be a potential red flag to some employers.


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Your Arbeitszeugnis can mention it. You as an employee have a right to have your weekly time in there if you want. There have been no court rulings for any case where an employer put it in and an employee did not want it. As somebody reading it later, I won't mind if it's left out, as long as it's mentioned somewhere. There is no clear cut rule whether you ...


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After I'm graduated, can I put a total of 6 years of professional experience as a developer on my resume? When people think 6 years experience they think 6 years of full time experience. I would not advertise myself as having 6 years of development experience when most of that time has been with a part-time job while also being a student. 6 years for a ...


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(In the US, at least) a resume usually has a section where you list each job you've had, when you had it, etc. You should list your part-time work on that resume, but you should make it clear that it was part time. If it was for 20 hours a week or more, I'd be explicit about how many hours you worked a week, as that represents a lot more experience than ...


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Can I put on resume experience I got while I was in school? No. Usually the work experience is considered based on a full-time position. So without any mention of the part-time work, simply adding up that time to the overall experience would not be the correct thing to do. Can I put on resume experience I got by working part-time while I was in school? ...


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What you want to look for are samples of a cover letter with a referral. Generally, your email should state: Who you are What you do Who referred you Your relationship to them Their relationship to the company and/or the person you're writing to What you'd like to do at the company If there's a specific position open, name it and the reference number if ...


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Is the best way to convey that in the cover letter? You should save space in your cover letter for more relevant things. I think it's better to talk about the relevant experiences you gained in during that time rather than talk about why it was a shorter term. On the resume I could put an end date instead of present. What do you guys think? I think ...


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"Hi I'm X I was told to send you my resume by Y, do you have any openings for a Z?" What you say in the email is irrelevant, as long as you don't act like an idiot. You are using your connections to get this job, and while tact is important a decent resume and your dad's reputation is what you are counting on to get you into an interview.


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Write two cover letters. Each tailored specifically for one job. Any cover letter should be tailored to the specific job you are applying for otherwise you would just have a resume or CV. You have no idea how their hiring process works, and it's possible that your cover letters will be sent to two different managers who are each looking to fill one of the ...


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There is no reason why you shouldn't tell the truth. It is not your fault and it doesn't show poor judgement on your behalf by taking the job in the first place. Just put it in that you are a research assistant and if anyone asks why you're looking for something so soon after joining tell them why.


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Normally, Shoppers list the Client company, with a tag to indicate that this was a Contract position, as opposed to Direct employment. For example, from memory, my resume contains something like: Jan 1984 - Aug 1987: General Dynamics Corporation, Fort Worth Division, Fort Worth TX. (Contract) Nobody particularly cares who the contract firm (Shop) was. ...


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Development skills will transfer. Don't limit yourself to one industry. In my case I've got 21 years in financial services, 1 year in commercial printing, 2 years in medical (supporting clinical trials) and now am now working for a hardware distributor. In each case my development skills transfer as that is what I bring to each new job. The business (or ...


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You asked, Am I working in software development industry, or financial services industry? In the comments on your question, you clarified what you were looking for by saying, I'm more interested in IF there is a convention of determining which industry I work in and if there is one, what is it? I guess in the end, this is more about "the determination ...


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If I'm a network/system administrator for a mining company then I am working in the mining industry. My profession is IT, but my industry is Mining. Your profession is Software Developer and you work in the Financial Services industry.


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You work in the "Financial technology" sector, known as fintech.


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You work in the "Financial Services" industry, and your job title and skill set is "Software Developer". This will be important later in your career when you're applying for developer roles that want experience in the financial sector. It won't limit you to only working in software development roles that require financial knowledge however. The skills you'...


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A software developer frequently has two parts of their job: developing software using a specific language, API, or framework; and their domain knowledge. In some cases the domain of their employer or their division within a large employer is very important. Software development and other IT positions are not the only positions that face this dilemma. Other ...


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I really like John Spiegel's script. This explain that the company ended up changing your responsibilities to fit their needs, but left you doing work you had no interest in doing. I would add that you're happy to be a team player and help out in a pinch, but since this was a long term plan you decided it was best for your career to find another job where ...


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It might not be grounds for them to rescind your offer, but it might be grounds for recruitment companies and/or automated recruitment systems to toss your resume into the metaphorical rubbish bin when you send in a job application in the first place.


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I wouldn't be too worried. You've got your degree, and you'd finished your coursework by the date that you gave, and they're the things that will matter most. While it has been flagged, it's basically just an administrative discrepancy that may warrant further investigation. At worst, I'd think that you might be asked to produce some more paperwork, and ...


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Hiring managers are not looking for the slightest discrepancy for which to rescind your offer. They are looking for outright and intentional lies, deceptions, misrepresentations, etc. Your scenario doesn't appear to be a deliberate act on your part to misrepresent yourself. What you've stated seems like a simple mistake or misunderstanding and should be ...


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I would suggest mostly discussing as you have in your question. The twist, though, is you can present it as the company seeing this as your criticality, not a demotion. After four months, I was moved to a high profile project. I believe they assessed my repositioning based on wanting star players, but this project underutilizes my experience. In this ...


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First I wouldn't explain anything negative about your current role. Do not add that they took you off senior role (no amount of explaining would look good), do not add that you asked them, and finally do not say anything else bad. Simply say, I am looking for a role that fits my experience, and expertise and this role with your company looks like a good ...


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No need to freak out. At the point of sending out the resume, you held the position and the job. That should be proof enough for you. Edit: I was already offered the job and put the date that I left on the form for the background check. You did the correct thing. I'm reassuring you, nothing to be worried.


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My strategy when it comes to such things is usually: Do what is needed (even with a lower level role), and bring all your knowledge to the role. There is more than one project which I saved from being a senior in a junior role. There are certain limits to this (timewise). Sometimes Managers also do this to get additional control/insight into a project. And ...


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Whether it was an internship or thesis shouldn't exactly matter for the CV. What matters to the employers is what interesting skills have you developed during that time which they are going to want out of you. List it as a student intern, but then go on about what you personally gained from it and can take with you to your employer: Thingy Developer/...


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I was required to take on an internship [...]. How should I list this internship in my CV [...] If you were an intern, list it as internship period. To add: You joined a company for internship They assigned you a work which you felt interesting and later became the subject of your thesis. You completed the internship, with the thesis. So, you were an ...


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Explain it exactly how you have there. I wouldn't stick it out with a definitive date either because businesses can, and will, promise their employees the world and give them nothing instead. It costs very little for them to do just that, and employees are very "sticky" overall. This is especially true of employees who let themselves get steamrolled back in ...


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My question is how could I present/word this "interlude" to a potential new employer when asked why I'm looking again so soon (about 6 months)? Ummm... explain it exactly as you've explained it here. Any potential employer that would fault you for wanting to work in a position commensurate with your education and skills is probably not somewhere you ...


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Why calculate your experience for the reader? Quite frankly, the months don't matter. You are either a person with "almost 4 years of experience" or "more than 4 years of experience". 4 years precisely is only relevant on one single day. Is calculating your experience a desirable piece of data? It seems very obtuse when you should have simply written: ...


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