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What is the relevance of resumes in the age of GitHub, Stack Exchange, Coursera, Udacity, blogs, etc.? [closed]

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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How much should I know about Hibernate before I add it to my CV/Resume? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: At which point do you “know” a technology enough to list it on a resume I have been holding off adding Hibernate to my CV (resume, for American readers),but we are ...
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Resume dilemma for professional job [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 some ...
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Should I use acronyms when listing technical jargon on my résumé? [closed]

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

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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Should I develop a product with minimal use so I can say I developed it? [closed]

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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Tailoring your resume for a career switch within programming [closed]

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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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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When do you drop old technologies from your resume? [closed]

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 you address the gap on your resume after a self-funded sabbatical? [closed]

There are a ton of questions on Programmers.SE about whether or not taking extended time off is a good idea and what to do during that time off to maintain your skill level: https://...
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What is a *slightly* less extreme equivalent to being "fluent" in a language? [closed]

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 know ...
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Can a fresher from a college write design patterns under "area of interests " in resume? [closed]

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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Should I not show all my skills? [closed]

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 include serious personal project in Resume? [closed]

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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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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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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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 many skills should I list on my resume, CV? [closed]

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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Putting books read in resume

Is it a good idea if I put the books I read on my resume, or at least those related to software development?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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