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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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What is the relevance of resumes in the age of GitHub, Stack Exchange, Coursera, Udacity, blogs, etc.? [closed]

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? [closed]

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 [closed]

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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Should I include not-yet released projects on my resume/CV? [closed]

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 [closed]

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? [closed]

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 develop a product with minimal use so I can say I developed it? [closed]

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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Tailoring your resume for a career switch within programming [closed]

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? [closed]

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? [closed]

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? [closed]

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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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? [closed]

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? [closed]

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 include serious personal project in Resume? [closed]

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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What should a self-taught/no experience programmer's resume look like? [closed]

I asked a question a while back about knowing when you're ready to look for a job and got positive replies. Now I'm working on writing up a resume to begin my job search. The title pretty much sums ...
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Most effective way to increase programmer salary besides just doing your job? [closed]

If you have the time and resources, what would be the most effective way to increase your salary as a full-time programmer, outside of just doing your job? By "salary" here, I mean salary (adjusted ...
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How to get a job with no experience? [closed]

I am about to be a new college grad and I am trying to get an internship or a jr software engineer position. However, I have no experience at all in the field. All I will have is my degree and my in ...
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When applying for an entry level programming position, how do I include my coding examples? [closed]

I will soon begin the process of applying for entry level programming positions. As of now I have no professional coding experience, so all I have to show is some personal projects and code samples to ...
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How to present self-taught knowledge? [closed]

I work as a senior software engineer (5+ years of exp) at the moment at my company, developing some networked systems. Since a year, I've noticed that I'm becoming increasingly interested in ...
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How many skills should I list on my resume, CV? [closed]

I'm a maintenance programmer, and I work with a rather large list of technologies on a monthly if not daily basis. For example I'm competent (obviously not expert) in the following languages: Java ...
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Can “Junior” be used in a resume? [closed]

I don't know if "Junior" is a useful title. Can the title Jr. Developer be used in a resume? I want to be a good fit for something that is entry level, but still challenging. Examples: Jr. Web ...
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What are typical responsibilities and achievements recorded on a CV, for a programming job? [closed]

I'm brushing up my CV/resume and trying to think of responsibilities and achievements from my past jobs and projects. It seems there aren't many, but probably there're some that I just don't identify ...
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Is it reasonable to expect a new graduate to be able to roll his own blogging software? [closed]

When deciding whether to hire a new graduate, is it reasonable to expect them to have a software development portfolio, where they have produced at least something equivalent in complexity to a blog ...
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Tips for a first year CS student looking for a summer internship to gain experience? [closed]

I am a first year CS student and my programming experience is only what I have obtained in my computer programming I and II classes this school year. (console applications in C++) I want to find a ...
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Published Windows Phone 7 apps: good for the Resume/CV? [closed]

I'm a long time Microsoft developer who has recently started publishing Windows Phone 7 apps to beef up my current C#/.NET skills, and get more direct exposure to WPF/Silverlight, and of course ...
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Would be good to include your freelancer account in your Resume / CV when applying for a job? [closed]

I've been working as a freelancer for about two years in vWorker. Any person can visit a coder's profile, and see in how many projects the coder has worked on, (if the coders allows) see how much the ...
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Is “WinForms” a widely-known and acceptable substitute for “Windows Forms” on a résumé? [closed]

I'm always trying to hone my résumé to the bare-bones essentials -- no fluff. I want to keep as many points as possible to a single line, and to this end I have used the term WinForms in several ...
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what's the name of the position in an one man project (do everything from talking to the client to typing code) [closed]

I worked on a project where I did everything from talking about how the software should be and how they are doing the stuff at the moment with the client (end users) ... choosing technology to be ...
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Is it fair to use shortened url to mention and give links of live projects in my resume? [closed]

I have done or was part of some mobile projects that are uploaded in their respective markets and currently live, and I am already mentioning status as LIVE for respective projects. One of my friend ...
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Ruby but not Rails on my Resume [closed]

I have listed Ruby as a skill on my resume becuase I've been programming in Ruby for 5 years while I work on my Ph.D. thesis. I've mostly been using it to implement natural language processing ...
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Do certain corporations hold more weight on a resume? [closed]

Would a developer/tester position at Google, Apple, Microsoft, etc. (any large tech. company of which most people have heard) be more valuable on a resume than working as a developer/tester somewhere ...
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portfolio building, working for closed-source vs open-source? [closed]

I've currently graduated from my first run at higher education, landed my first full-time gig as a web application developer, and absolutely love it. My question is that in looking for jobs I ran ...
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Should I include `assembly` as programming language in the CV? [closed]

In the answer for one question someone wrote that assembly is not a language, it's a process. I tend to agree, since the assembly "language" is dependent on the architecture it will run on, which may ...
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How useful is a portfolio of home projects? [closed]

I am currently a University student on a 12 month internship, before returning to University for a final year. My questions is, how useful would it be to create a portfolio of home projects that can ...
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How to describe styles and approaches of C++ programming? [closed]

How can I say more than just "C++" on my resume, reports or other writings, to convey clearly what kind of C++ programming I've been doing? Are there well-defined styles of C++? ("Styles" might ...
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Languages on a resume: Is it better to put “C/C++” or “C, C++”? [closed]

I'm graduating in a couple of weeks, and my resume (as expected) lists the languages that I've had experience with. Previously I've put "C/C++", however back then I didn't have that much experience ...
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I have only two languages on my resume - how bad is this? [closed]

I have a question that can be best answered here, given the vast experience some of you guys have! I am going to finish my bachelor's degree in CS and let's face it, I am just comfortable with C++ ...
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How can I quickly weed out “copy & paste” coders? [closed]

I need a way to filter out resumes of folks who just copy-and-paste code then hope it works, and check it in if it does. All this happens without having an understanding (or care) to understand the ...
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In a resume, what all constitutes a Programming Language [closed]

In your resume, what would you classify as a Programming Language? For instance, under Programming Languages (or a similarly titled section of your resume), do you list C#, Java, C and leave it at ...