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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 ...
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Wise to list proprietary language experience on resume?

My entry-level position suddenly sprung a proprietary scripting language into everyone's lap. Think of it as PASCAL/PERL. Anyway, since this is an entry-level job, I'll definitely be moving on some ...
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Would it be harmful to have a company that frequently has security blunders on your resume?

I'm about to take a position with a certain group that hasn't been getting very good press about their computer security. Even if my job doesn't really pertain to that sort of work, am I still in ...
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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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Include years experience on CV? [closed]

I have been programming in C# .Net for nearly three years, and only C# .Net. I'm filling in my CV/resume and it looks a bit rubbish because I don't know any other languages (that I'm confident enough ...
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Doing a passive job search while employed, dealing with the barrage of messages from untargeted Recruiters, HR people? [closed]

I'm currently employed with what is basically a startup company, I took the job to gain more experience on the platform I want to work on. I want to entertain options for possibly moving into a new ...
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Is it necessary to make a portfolio website for web developer

I have worked on around 15-20 sites . I have used different skills / languages on there. So i am confused how should write those in my resume . Or should i create a portfolio website where i have ...
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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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Will you list C++/CLI on your resume?

A follow-up of Languages on a resume: Is it better to put "C/C++" or "C, C++"? Would you list C++/CLI on your resume? How? How would a resume reviewer initially react to it if ...
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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 do I use programming experience at a non-programming position on my resume for a programming position? [closed]

I currently work in tier 2 support for an ISP, but don't want to remain here indefinitely. My overall ambition is to be a programmer as it is what I really love to do. The problem is that I came to ...
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How to include programming-related hobbies on a resume?

I'm sure a lot of software developers have pet projects and hobbies that they do outside professional tasks. I have my own, and I'm struggling with how to include them on a resume. These are not ...
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How to present self-taught knowledge?

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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Should CSS be listed on your resume under Languages? [duplicate]

I have some doubts like Whether CSS should be put under Languages or not? Although Wikipedia says Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language ... But do they write CSS under the ...
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How do I weigh quality of code versus quality of product when deciding whether to add my open source app to my resume?

I've made significant, well written code contributions to an open-source project. Unfortunately, the project as a whole is both unpopular, and, to put things mildly, not particularly flashy. Unlike ...
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How many skills should I list on my resume, CV?

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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Tips for a solo programmer's resume [closed]

Short version: I've been a solo programmer for 5 years, right out of school, and am looking to for resume tips as I aim to get a job with a larger, well structured company. Long version: I am a 26 ...
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Do you care if the person you're interviewing owns or contributes to Open Source projects? [closed]

Do you care if the person you're interviewing has created or contributed to Open Source projects? From the pool of people we've interview over the years at my workplace, I haven't found one person ...
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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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Portfolio Snippets [closed]

I just got out of school. And was about to make my portfolio.... but really all my code looks so simple that I wonder what are good enough code snippets to add to a portfolio ??? Or is my view of ...
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What stands out on a Junior's CV [duplicate]

I am looking for advice, hopefully from people more experienced that me. I am going to start applying for junior positions for .net development in the summer. At the moment the only thing on my CV is ...
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Writing Resumes for Internships? [closed]

I'm an undergraduate student starting to look for internships. I understand a lot about how to embellish a real-world resume--emphasizing tasks done at previous jobs and whatnot--but I'm not sure if ...
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How can I measure my experience as a hobbyist?

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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MySQL proficient?

I've been looking to apply to various web development intern jobs, and I feel comfortable with the PHP/CSS/HTML that they are asking for, but what does MySQL proficient mean? I've designed my own ...
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What are typical responsibilities and achievements recorded on a CV, for a programming job?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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)

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?

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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Where and how to mention Stackoverflow participation in the résumé? [closed]

I think I have good enough reputation on SO now. Well, this may not be that much as compared to so many other users out there but I am happy with mine. So, I was thinking of adding my profile link ...
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listing my programming experience on my resume

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?

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?

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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2answers
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How to describe styles and approaches of C++ programming?

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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How do I assess whether my expectations to the interviewees are adequate?

Our company is hiring C++ developers and we have to estimate applicants skills based on resumes and (usually) code samples. I find it problematic to decide whether I'm realistic in my assessments. ...
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Languages on a resume: Is it better to put “C/C++” or “C, C++”?

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?

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

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 ...