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As a recruiter myself. For your personal GitHub I don’t care and don’t even noticed when I review CVs. I click on the link and review the code. GitHub’s accounts are not emails, and while having a formal handle can’t hurt it’s very difficult someone will read too much into it because real code people do not care. You should avoid rude words as those usually ...


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A bit of context is necessary. Is this GitHub account being used in any way for professional use? Are you referencing work done under this GH account on your CV or resume? Does anything on that GH account identify you as an employee of your company? If the answer to all of these is 'no', do what you like, so long as you are following GH's terms of service. ...


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I understand that the answer might not help 3 years ago but I share from my own experience. Maybe someone else will need it. I have 20+ years of experience too. I was never explicitly "accused" of being overqualified, but I was occasionally asked: "Why did you do programming AFTER you were a project manager?". On one hand, I think that ...


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To do a real PhD means to be paid to lead a scientific research project, from the first year. It's a full time job, and goes under work experience. Many universities leave PhD students in a grey area where they are not students but they are not staff either, to make sure PhD students can't make any claim regarding pensions, etc. When I am hiring somebody ...


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When I was doing my PhD we were known as Post Graduate Researchers - which is indeed what we were doing. In my country (UK) PhD candidates occupy a funny grey area between 'student' and 'real job'. Sometimes it can be advantageous to refer to yourself as a student (e.g. you don't pay council tax) and other times it is better to refer to yourself as a ...


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Both previous answers are valid, but to add more perspective: What are your tasks under your PhD program? As far as you only: Attend classes, and perform course assignments Write papers Conduct research for your thesis Prepare/review/defend/publish your thesis This is just academic experience in my book and should go under "education". If by ...


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