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I would argue that "in the age of GitHub, Stack Exchange, Coursera, Udacity, blogs, etc." the relevance of a concise and a well written resume is more important than ever. As an employer, I am not going to start with your github projects and blog posts. I might end up checking them if: your resume is relevant to my job requirements; and your resume ...


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Look at a resume as a distilled brochure that advertises highlights from your skills and experience. A combination of your github and SO profiles and a bunch of other online resources may be complete and accurate, but it isn't sorted or otherwise prepared for easy reading in any way. People who hire want you to tell them what you think distinguishes you from ...


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Most HR screening these days done by recruiters and corporate HR departments is automated resume reading. A human never sees your resume/application. A computer program that searches out keywords in a plain text, HTML or Word document determines if your resume matches the specified job criteria. If it's a match, a HR person, who knows nothing about GitHub ...


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The movie superstars, who command multi-million-dollar flat fees to appear in movies, still have resumes with a headshot and recent achievements, which they send to directors/producers when they're interested in a role. Thus, the first and foremost function of a resume. It tells me you're interested enough in the job to do the work of compiling or tailoring ...


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My professional experience is limited to a few small companies with small development teams. So take this comment for what it's worth from my own perspective. Regardless of how you perceive the relevance of your resume, the fact is that it is still highly relevant in the workplace. HR recruiters aren't the only ones who will screen your resume. In our ...


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These are the terms I usually see in real application forms that allow you to pick it from a list: Competent Skilled Experienced Good Full working capacity/capability


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I'd say you are comfortable using the language. That does not imply you are an expert.


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You need to remember your audience, and broaden your understanding of what they need to make you successful. If I were a recruiter, how would I present your github repository as validation of your skills in a corporate setting? Submitting such duplicates the work of determining what skills you have across every candidate that might be interested in you. ...


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If GitHub and StackExchange are places online where you've achieve some level of notoriety and importance, perhaps highlighting these as professional achievements or hobbies will do more IN your resume.


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I would leave it as is and just list Ruby. I would also spend 1 hour boning up and if you know Ruby well, there's not that much to know. It's Model-View-Controller. The models represent database tables through the rails ORM, mapping models and attributes to tables. Functionality such as authentication can be done through 'gems'. html is created through '...


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