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How to include incomplete math grad program on entry-level programming resume [closed]

I am creating a resume so that I can start applying for entry-level programming positions. How can I include my time spent as a graduate student of pure mathematics since I did not complete my degree ...
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Is doing some work for credit worthwhile?

Not sure how to title this as it's not just about that. But suppose that there is a software like .NET BCL, and you notice some places where you can make things much faster. It's not a great example ...
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How do you visually represent programming skills? [closed]

I had a discussion with a recruiter recently that made me wish I could visually represent programming skills. In trying to explain how skills relate, what are the important properties of those ...
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Is the development of CLI apps considered “backward”? [closed]

I am a DBA fledgling with a lot of experience in programming. I have developed several CLI, non interactive apps that solve some daily repetitive tasks or eliminate the human error from more complex ...
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Never had a job - Will it matter for internship? [duplicate]

On my 20 years on this planet I have never had a job. I am a CS student who just finished his first year at uni with a 3.8 GPA. I will be applying for internships next fall, and I will have a nice ...
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Referring to freelance marketplaces as evidence of the experience for a potential full-time employer

I am currently a freelancer (JavaScript) developer, and now I am striving to work more on freelance marketplaces. Some time I want to move from Russia to Canada and find full-time work there. So: How ...
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The way to describe the scale of software in the CV

I'm writing my CV, and having trouble explaining about the software for enterprise I developed in my previous job. Now I'm thinking of writing following 4 things for each software. Abstract ...
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Listing editors and IDE's in your resume? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hiring developers - listing IDE as a requirement? I've seen this from time to time, that people tend to mention editors in their resume/CV and I've been guilty of doing ...
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What does an interviewer notice most on my resume? [closed]

When applying for a position such as a software developer for a company, what does an interviewer notice most on my resume concerning the work i have done? Is he/she concerned with the amount of work ...
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Counting product releases if you work on the backend/online services?

I am trying to update my resume, and I would like to count the number of "product releases" that I was directly involved in with a company. It would seem to serve as a performance metric. The problem ...
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Does a programmer really need college? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Becoming a professional programmer, without going to college? I am currently a junior in college, however I have had multiple jobs programming since high school. ...
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Continue working full time on projects or get a job for appearances on resumé? [closed]

Current situation: About five months ago I got a degree in something that has nothing to do with programming. Since then I have been intensively studying/working on programming projects the last five ...
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Listing technologies on a resume for a software position when your background is game programming? [closed]

So I'm thinking about applying for a entry level position in the software industry but my limited experience working and all my notable experience in college is with game technologies. Sure, the ...
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Why the programmer with Ph.D is a bad candidate for the employer? [closed]

I have found this comic pic on Steve Hanov's blog: The most of the points are true obviously. What I can't comprehend is, why having Ph.D is considered as a "bad thing"? Any thoughts?
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What is the relevance of resumes in the age of GitHub, Stack Exchange, Coursera, Udacity, blogs, etc.?

My resume is no longer relevant. It can no longer contain an adequate description of my technical abilities. One can get a much better sense of what I am capable of by looking at my GitHub ...
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What do employers look for in self-taught applicants?

I'm a self-taught programmer about to enter the job market. What I want to know is what is the best way to show my experience to employers? What do employers want to know about my programming ...
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What common term could be used for Web Services, Windows Services etc

My question is primarily concerned with making a CV. Normally under the Language section we list the individual programming Languages we've used. For example, C#, C++, PHP. Under the Platform ...
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Can I show previous company work in a CV portfolio? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What sources of sample work should be used in a job interview? When writing a CV, can I show previous websites I have been the main developer on, in previous/current ...
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Does contributing to open source projects to boost a résumé make sense? [closed]

I've only worked on commercial projects, and I'm having a hard time trying to find a project that interests me. I'm looking at a new job soon, and I'm thinking about contributing to a few open source ...
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Should I remove an 'embarrassing non-programming' project from my CV?

At a major IT company the project that I was working on got cancelled. The entire team was benched. Since the team size was large (>300) not everyone was immediately employable. To cover the losses ...
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Should I include not-yet released projects on my resume/CV?

I finished a website project with new technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3. But my company will not let it go to production. They plan to launch the new site in their new project version function. ...
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How much should I know about Hibernate before I add it to my CV/Resume? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: At which point do you “know” a technology enough to list it on a resume I have been holding off adding Hibernate to my CV (resume, for American readers),but ...
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Resume dilemma for professional job

On my resume, I list myself as having "7 years of hands-on experience programming in C". To clarify, I am a self-taught C programmer with some college courses thrown in the mix. I've worked on some ...
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Should I use acronyms when listing technical jargon on my résumé? [closed]

I'm wondering if I should use acronyms or initialisms when I list technical qualifications or mention specific technologies on my résumé or CV. For example: Entity Framework vs. EF vs. EF (Entity ...
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Is it worth listing testing or self-learning repositories on my résumé?

I have a GitHub repository with toy programs that I write when I learn something. For example, when I read an about an algorithms or data structures, I write up a quick implementation of of it to make ...
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Should I keep a technology I haven't used in a long time on my CV?

I worked with OfBiz and Opentaps for a couple months in 2005, and became very comfortable in coding with these back then. Now a few weeks back, I had a look to Opentaps code, and I don't think I ...
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Resumes: Open-Source Projects, Reinventing the Wheel?

When writing a resume, should I be concerned that certain open source projects I've created might be a hindrance to me because they would be perceived as reinventing the wheel? I've created a few ...
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How to present my startup experience in my CV?

I started doing Android mobile development (with a partner) sometime ago. I do this in part time. I'm trying to find out how to display this information in my CV, since I believe it is relevant for ...
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Experience With Similar Technologies: Convincing HR People?

Let's say that a job posting asks for experience in technology X. You have no experience in X but you do have experience in technology Y, which you're convinced is similar enough that the learning ...
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Should I develop a product with minimal use so I can say I developed it?

I appear to have done something wrong here, so let me try to rephrase this more simply so I stop giving the wrong impression. I'm in the planning stages of a project right now, on my own time; I'm ...
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Submitting Résumé To Bolster Bids on Side Projects While Employed

A friend is bidding on a IT project, and he needs to include my résumé with his response to the bid; I'm the "Subject Matter Expert." I will be helping him outside of my regular working hours. How ...
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Should I expect to know a lot about every language I put on my resume as a college student?

If I am asked to program an algorithm, say binary search, in languages other than Java during an interview, I will have a hard time trying to remember the syntax. Is it okay to tell my interviewer ...
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Tailoring your resume for a career switch within programming

I am currently interested in job prospects outside of my own area of programming. Specifically, I'm a web developer but want to make the transition to desktop application programming. How should I ...
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C++ skills higher than C skills?

I feel that the often seen C/C++ doesn't really describe my skills in my CV. So I'm planning to separate it into advanced C++ knowledge and mediocre C skills. Do you think this is confusing for the ...
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How do you keep track of your past projects? [closed]

After having hard time trying to remember details of my past projects several years ago I was wondering how programmers usually keep track of that? This kind of information comes handy with job ...
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When do you drop old technologies from your resume?

I have been reviewing several resumes we have for a new position. I noticed that a few of them had many old programming language versions and old applications on their resume (e.g. SQL 4.2, VB5, ...
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How do you address the gap on your resume after a self-funded sabbatical? [closed]

There are a ton of questions on Programmers.SE about whether or not taking extended time off is a good idea and what to do during that time off to maintain your skill level: Will taking two years off ...
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How much Stack Overflow reputation makes it worth putting in CV? [duplicate]

A lot of answers on here suggest linking to your Stack Overflow account on your CV. I only have 300 some points over on Stack Overflow, so I don't think I'll be mentioning it just yet. Still, I'm ...
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What is a *slightly* less extreme equivalent to being “fluent” in a language?

tl;dr: What is a less extreme (but still noticeable) alternative to the word "fluent", when saying e.g. "I am fluent in C++/Python/whatever?" I think I can call myself "fluent" in C#, because I ...
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Should I list a website I created as experience on my resume? [closed]

I'm a recent graduate with a degree in computer science and I was wondering if I should list a website I created as experience on my resume. The website wasn't technical in nature, mainly just ...
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Ideas on writing a meaningful resume which is not a compilation of buzz words? [closed]

I'm am about to commence redesigning my resume all over. What I'm stuck with is where should I draw the line between writing everything down and writing too little. I don't want my resume to be a ...
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In what category should WPF be placed on a resume?

I'm updating my CV and I'm wondering what category is the best to place WPF under. Since I wouldn't really recognize it as a programming language like C# or such. The general description is: The ...
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How do you report “startup experience” on your resume? [closed]

Say you've spent a significant amount of time (5 years) serially starting up companies, with enough success to keep going for 5 years, but not enough to retire rich. And now, with a mortgage and a ...
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Can a fresher from a college write design patterns under “area of interests ” in resume?

I have keen interest in design patterns. I have been reading a lot about them. Specially, from HEAD FIRST. Can I write about design patterns in my resume? I am a fresher. Going to sit in on-campus ...
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How do I demonstrate what I've learned outside of the workplace? [closed]

I consider myself a well-rounded developer. I read books, delve into technologies at home, go to developer meet-ups, frequent Stack Overflow, and so forth. But how do I show this to the prospective ...
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Should I not show all my skills?

I have been programming for a very long time and I have in depth knowledge of several technologies. Recently I applied for a web development job and in my resume I had listed all the skills - HTML, ...
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How to quantify product work in Resume? [closed]

One of things I do in my Resume is try to quantify the impact my work has had in the particular company I was with at the time. The reason is it shows the value my work had added to the business. Is ...
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How to include serious personal project in Resume?

My brother has come up with an interesting business idea that could be commercialised. For over a month I have been creating the foundation for SaaS. I have been treating this as commercial project so ...
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How to describe your skill levels in the CV? [closed]

What are possible/standard words to describe your skill levels in different programming languages in your CV? I currently use these three: expert advanced beginner I do not consider myself an ...
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Providing work experience on my resume [closed]

I have a question in writing my resume. I am looking for a career in Java/J2EE etc., I had worked as a teaching assistant for Data Structures in Java. This was from Aug 2009-May 2010. I got internship ...