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You asked, How would I fill out the accomplishments section without it being a regurgitation of my resume? In general, you don't need to be concerned about it being a regurgitation. In practice, it's common for that text box to essentially be a cut and paste from an applicant's resume. This leads to an obvious question, why would employers make me do ...


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Yeah, I'd put it on there. When asked about it, tell the truth. Try and do so in a positive way, without running down your employer. "It was a mistake, I was really not a good fit for them." It's basically a "bait and switch", and the chances are you'll be interviewed by someone who has at least heard of this practice and understands why you left. One or ...


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If you are proud of your personal project I would absolutely include it onto your resume, especially if the project is completed. It demonstrates that you are self-motivated and am able to follow through on a goal. If it showcases other skills outside of your usual work it also highlights that you have the ability to learn and adapt to new techniques on your ...


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As a technical interviewer, I've been through hundreds of resume, however I don't remember seeing a candidate listing out his grade for individual modules. People list the courses to demonstrate they have studied these subjects, and interviewers may choose to ask . questions from relevant topics. If in case some interviewer does question you on the grades,...


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This is based on my personal experience applying to companies with their own job portals (Software development) and interactions with HR when filling such forms. Don't worry too much about the box, pick any top X things (can be top 3 or 5) that stand out in your resume, and put it there. Your resume and Cover Letter are there to help the HR/hiring manager ...


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put my personal projects on the resume or nah? If I had a fairly challenging technical project that I was working on in my spare time, I would definitely put it on my resume as it helps demonstrate my technical capabilities. In fact, as an interviewer, I've seen many a personal projects on the resumes of candidates, some of whom went on to get offers, as ...


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Be honest and forthcoming. Don't try to hide it or lie about it. If this is a good and smart company they'll give you an opportunity to talk about it and about how you've worked and studied to improve in this area. If you don't get this job because of this, don't be discouraged and don't use that as justification to be untruthful in the future. Life is a ...


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Does it make sense to write cover letters ? Yes, but ONLY if it's the right cover letter. There is an astonishing amount of confusion of what a resume and a cover letter is for. Resume: This is describes you and your professional history. Your experiences, skills, achievements typically by going through your education and work history in chronological ...


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You have mentioned CV in your question rather than resume which makes it sound like you are not in a location where resumes are common such as America. There resumes are generally advised to be limited in size, to one or two pages and are very succinct and to the point so the cover letter is an opportunity to give more information and to supplement the ...


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I don't think you really have enough evidence here to say that they didn't read them or that they never do. Assuming you're referring to the application you talk about in your other question it may be that they would have read the cover letter and used it as some form of tie-breaker in the event of trying to decide between two candidates who looked equal on ...


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If it's a job that stands out to you, it's worth doing. When I went through my first job application process after I finished university I wrote one cover letter for a job that felt perfect. I didn't with any of the others. I ended up getting an interview at that place, and they even mentioned the cover letter in the interview saying that there aren't many ...


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Has it sense to write cover letters? Yes, but as I see it, CV's are more relevant for the application process compared to Cover Letters. Both are important, but CV's are more. In my experience, there are cases where Cover Letters are not required nor asked (some even don't have a place where to put your cover letter), but CV's are always asked or required. ...


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The advice on low-quality job blogs tends to give baloney examples like “increased customer satisfaction by 11%” as an example of an objective quantifiable result. But is it really? If the interviewer is in anyway critical, they’re going to be asking all kinds of questions including whether or not that figure is even knowable. Just because something is given ...


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How do companies verify such figures on a resume? For all intents and purposes, they don't. However, tread carefully. If you claim savings that don't appear to make sense, expect probing questions to determine if you can back them up. When people make up numbers and statistics, they tend to make particular mistakes. Sometimes, they round up too much. For ...


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I've been asked to write a few of these over the years and I have always followed the format of: Name, Academic Institution (and accreditation). Excited to be here...what I do outside of work. I'm Clark Kent, and I just moved here from Krypton. I attended Fortress of Solitude University, where I obtained a B.A in Journalism specializing in Superhero ...


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I have no idea if your resume as a designer should reflect your abilities. I thought that was what a portfolio was for? In any case it might be a problem if you're going through recruitment agencies, as they invariably like to make minor changes before sending it over to a client (your potential new employer). They will usually strip off your contact ...


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As you are not a designer/artist/clown etc and this isn't part of your portfolio. Generally, a resume/CV has one main job: to get you an interview/job. When considering a candidate one of the questions any manager will be asking is "Will user379468 get work done or generate work for me?" Word/PDF is standard and will be easy for them to deal with, anything ...


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As you say in the question, it should be brief. It should also be professional. Generally, say who you are, what your professional background is, and then perhaps a sentence or two about you personally. Something like this: My name is Elena93 and I just moved here from Boston. I have a degree in cake decorating from Boston State, and have done ...


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How severe a mistake is this? Enough to rescind the offer? Giving or taking 2 months compared to 5 years is few time. However, I suggest you admit your mistake. Reach out to your company and explain to them about the typo, so they are aware of it in case it's found out. This will save your chances in case +- 2 months is something "enough to rescind the ...


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You should definitely reflect an accurate position - that you are now studying towards outcome b) having previously being working towards outcome a). As you say otherwise you risk being asked about something you have very little knowledge of yet!


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Don't be shy on a resume. It's where you should be bragging about those experiences that best demonstrate your capabilities. If you were employed as an intern for the full duration of your time (your title never formally changed), then list the position as an internship and detail your activities in your description of the position. If you're now an owner ...


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(This answer may not be suitable for Germany) This is quite a general answer. There will be exceptions for some industries. Nationality No, you do not need to include your nationality. But if you need to obtain a visa to work in the country (and will need employer assistance), you should make that clear. Date of Birth No, you do not need to include your ...


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I can only speak from personal experience, but most likely your children are not the reason: in Germany, it can be incredibly difficult to get into academia. Our university has a daycare for children and if you can’t get a spot there and no one from your family can take care of your children while you are at work, you are allowed to take the children to ...


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As you didnt put a location I will bring in my German perspective: Here, it is common to get only yearly contracts when working in academia(even for doctoral degree roles) and thus having an unstable income. Another point is you will need to work long hours in order to finish your degree, which might be a problem when you have to take care of your children....


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(It is in dispute if this answer is suitable for Germany) Are children a reason to be rejected for a job? Yes. Are children a VALID reason to be rejected for a job? No. How can I prove they rejected me for this invalid reason? You cannot. Remove the personal information from your CV. You may want to take a close look at your CV to make sure there are ...


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So you were fresh out of the university and you were unable to build a viable app on your own? That is pretty standard. Things like project management, ui design, ui implementation, database design, architecture, etc... are all viable skills. Most people are really good at one or two, okay at three or four of them and then horrific at others. Coming ...


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Now, I don't know what to say to future employers / how to portray myself in the best possible light. Simply write about what you did - and think of positive adjectives. Were you left to work alone on fixing problems? Then you "prioritised and fulfilled tasks independently". Did you talk to customers directly? Then you probably "coordinated with customers ...


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So, your first answer is that you straight-up aren't as good as a developer who's had three years of standard experience (startup or otherwise). "Junior-level" often means as much as five years. You haven't had more senior developers hanging over your shoulder explaining what you're doing wrong, you haven't been exposed to other people's code, you haven't ...


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Yes, the term relevant is subjective, but I think you are a mistaken on a few things. Firstly, just because the role is for a credentialed teaching application, it doesn't mean they only want people with experience with "credentialed teaching", they want people that have the suitable credentials. Whether you have these credentials or not is very separate ...


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Being on the high end of "doing" is an "achievement". What you have to do is look at the results, which is typically some form of work product, how it is delivered (you say faster and better than your peers), and how that impacted your employer (things delivered faster, better, cheaper, more revenue, greater profit). Those are your "achievements". I gave ...


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I find a couple items of interest based on your question: You base everything on the opinion of one. Who is this person? What does he do? Is he just browsing resumes on this free site? What sort of qualifications he/she has? He offers no improvements to your resume except to say you're a "doer."Whatever that means in the context of what you're trying to do ...


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First and most important advice in writing CVs and resumes: WRITE FOR THE POSITION YOU'RE APPLYING and frame it in a way that's attractive for that position. Essentially, you need to "sell" yourself to the recruiter and the hiring manager. Do your research and understand what they're looking for. As a hiring manager (I'm not a recruiter, mind, I'm their ...


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I wouldn't go so far as to consider this unprofessional, though as an interviewer I might find it slightly odd. The only situation in which I would consider browser compatibility relevant to a resume would be if the material related to web design, which you have suggested is not the case. As mentioned by others, the safest option is really to export it to a ...


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viewed in Firefox, the text is not properly formatted, and looks like I copied and pasted it without looking it over. This means that your file is not properly formatted, probably as a result of copy-and-paste from various sources with different high-level styling that map similarly to fonts in Chome but map differently to fonts in Firefox. This kind of ...


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If the recruiters explicitly demanded that you share your CV as a Google Doc, this suggests that they are accustomed to working with Google Docs and are probably already using the best browser for it. So I wouldn't be too bothered by imperfect Firefox rendering. You could certainly create a PDF copy and send both links, but if they did mention Google Docs ...


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I like DarkCygnus's answer but I have a different approach to this question. I think the action of having people visit a public Google Docs would be unprofessional entirely. I think you'd get less calls that way because nobody wants to have to click links - especially in a security standpoint - to view resumes when you can easily just attach it to a email ...


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Is there a professional way to mention in my cover letter that my cover letter and resume are best viewed in Chrome? I would strongly suggest you save your cover letter in PDF format and share that via Google Drive. That way the format will be preserved, the text will be aligned, etc., regardless of the way they decide to visualize it. Mentioning that it ...


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If these courses are generic, and the learnings from them are the general expectation for your role you are applying for, I would advice not listing them directly as it creates fluff in the resume and the hiring manager may end up missing other important details. Instead, you can use keywords from the courses in your objective statement, and at other places ...


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The fact that you used jQuery is not a good sign. I would refrain from demoing such an app for job interview purposes. The industry is moving away from jQuery and towards frameworks like Angular, React, and Vue. Telling them you're using an outdated technology will only hinder your employment chances.


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You can write a series of blog posts on how do you write your application with the snippets of the code. In your posts you can decide how deep do you want to go into your application. For example if you do not want to give out the idea behind the application since you want to be first on the marker you still can share how did you implement some generic ...


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It depends what have you got to lose, ie why you don't want to share it before it's finished. Are you going to be making money from this app / service? If so, it would make sense to keep the code secret before launching, but you said you don't even have a domain name yet, so I'll assume that's not the case. Then it's just a demo. So, when is your ready date?...


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Provide your resume and cover letter as separate files. Two files with names like “Resume.pdf” and “Cover letter.pdf” make clear to a recruiter or manager reviewing the application that both were provided.


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If you are using a job portal, you should probably only be uploading your resume. If there is a section of the portal for personal information including the types of roles you are looking for, make sure you fill that out completely. Also ensure you have a very brief general summary statement at the top of your resume. If you are emailing the company, just ...


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In the example linked, many of people used sophisticated methods to attack or exploit a system or vulnerability. They didn't use a already made tool to exploit something (like downloaded a malware factory to lock people's computers), and they didn't use random luck. Their attacks were on purpose and exploited a system at the lowest level. With that said, ...


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I don't think there's any good answer to this question. But if I were doing the evaluation, I'd think about three things. Intent. What was the intent of the crime? Was this a crime of curiosity, to "see if it could be done" or "exploring the system", or was there a financial, revenge, or even ideological motivation? Beyond this, each motivation should ...


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This is not actually a matter of security, but of psychological evaluation and human-associated risk assessment. A sentence does not necessarily make a person evil or destructive. If one hacked a gov site out of curiosity and you hire him in your company and put him in charge of data security, automatically granting him access to your data, his has no ...


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While other answers are correct in saying you do not need to mention it and if the company is paying, you should just accept it, they may be missing your main reason behind this. You may be trying to make yourself more "attractive" to the company (or less of "burden") during the application review phase itself. If they toss out your resume simply because ...


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In your specific case, I don't think you are "starved for space" so I would want to challenge that assumption. You have enough information for potentially 1.5 pages or so (I'm assuming from your possible option to "expand CV to 2 pages"). 2 pages is an acceptable length for a resume/CV if you have enough information to include there which isn't just a dump ...


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Why Not Both? Build projects that demonstrate principles. Also, this is a nifty link for resumes. I found it to be a good place to start when thinking about resumes. I would also add an "Achievements" section, for whatever work you have done that mattered.


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Focus on both! No two jobs you will be applying for will ever be the same. As the Job Description calls for it let one or the other shine. And as you go through your career you will have more choices to make, in regards to what skills, methods and strategies you are familiar with and capable of using. Tips: Focus on relevant projects, key words, and tools ...


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