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How can I measure my experience as a hobbyist? [closed]

If you have a job programming with a language then it's safe to say that the number of years at a job is the number of years of experience you have. But a hobbyist doesn't always program with the same ...
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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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listing my programming experience on my resume [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 ...
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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 ...
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Putting a programming language on your resume? [closed]

How much experience do you need in a language before you can put it on your resume? There is one language I'm in proficient in (Java) which I would definately put on the resume but say I took I couple ...
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How important is my job title? [closed]

I work on two internal, mission critical applications. Let's keep it simple and call them "Foo" and "Bar". Nobody outside of the company has ever heard of them - like I said, they're internal apps. ...
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At which point do you “know” a technology enough to list it on a resume [closed]

I recently had a programmer in for an interview, who listed Python, PHP, Rails and ASP as a few of their skills. In the interview however, they interviewee didn't enough know what control structures ...
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How do you quantify competency in terms of time (years)? [closed]

While looking for a job via agencies some time ago, I kept having questions from the recuitment agents or in the application forms like: How many years of experience do you have in: Oracle ASP.NET ...
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Is it a bad practice having experience of anti-technologies? [closed]

I had this doubt since a long time , having enclosed in CV the experience or knowledge of technologies that are 'anti' to each other or rivals in real world. For e.g. - A guy having RHCE ...
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Would you put your stackoverflow profile link on your CV / Resume? [closed]

If applying for a new job, would you put your stackoverflow profile link on your resume? This would show the employer you're an active member of the development community and also provide an insight ...
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Do you consider quitting your job if you cannot add anything new to your resume for a long time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When do you know it's time to move on from your current job? I just realized that I cannot add any new programming skills to my resume, for like 10 months. I am not ...
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Should I include GPL'd OS Projects on my resume? [closed]

I've recently had a talk with someone about how to include open source projects on my resume. I wanted to include a project of mine where I'd invested a significant amount of code and time: ~40,000 ...
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Do you write secondary languages in your CV? [closed]

Every programmer has a primary language that he works with most of the time and is therefore very familiar with. But there are also languages that you kinda know, in the sense that you used to know ...
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How can I let prospective employers know I'm a great developer? [closed]

I've recently read through Joel's guide to finding great developers, and I feel really strongly that I am smart and get things done. The problem is, I didn't learn how to get things done until about ...
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What do you put in the “Computer Skills” section of your resume? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: At which point do you “know” a technology enough to list it on a resume I'm having trouble selecting exactly what to put in the computer skills section of my ...