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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Can I Put My Past Company's Project in my Resume? [closed]

I am building my resume now but I am unsure if I am allowed to put my past company's project in the Project's section of my resume. I am not planning on disclosing proprietary details, just the name ...
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1answer
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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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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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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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3answers
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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”?

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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1answer
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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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4answers
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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 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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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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How can I let prospective employers know I'm a great developer?

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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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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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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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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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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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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At which point do you “know” a technology enough to list it on a resume

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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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 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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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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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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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 to handle people who lie on their resume [closed]

Moderator comment Please note that this is a two year old question that has just been migrated from Stack Overflow. Please take your time to read all the answers and ask yourself "would my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...