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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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How do you keep track of your past projects?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Is it a bad practice having experience of anti-technologies?

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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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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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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Should I use acronyms when listing technical jargon on my résumé?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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What level of queries should I expect from an interviewer regarding my official software tasks? [closed]

Assumption: Post that I am applying for: Software developer Experience in years: 5 Background: I have been working with a robotics company and I am not a robotics person. I haven't handled a ...
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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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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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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 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 ...