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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When do you drop old technologies from your resume?

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 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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Resume dilemma for professional job

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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it worth listing testing or self-learning repositories on my résumé?

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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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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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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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 ...