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Should I use the "courses" section on LinkedIn?

Should professionals use the new(ish) "courses" section on LinkedIn? [more inside]
posted by snailparade on Oct 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Do I need to put my nationality on my CV?

I'm going to be on the hunt for tech jobs in London soon and I'm putting together my CV. I read here that people with foreign sounding names (me!) should put 'British Citizen' somewhere near the top. Is this actually still an issue? It feels awkward to stick it in there next to my contact details.
posted by jobby on Oct 21, 2012 - 8 answers

Can you help me get hired at SpaceX?

Can you help me get hired at SpaceX? [more inside]
posted by mistermc on Oct 14, 2012 - 9 answers

What do I put on my CV for the person who is writing me a recommendation to grad school?

What goes on an academic CV, especially when one doesn't exactly have a huge academic history to draw from? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Help Me Network!

Inside line on a job opening - what is the most effective way of sending an unsolicited resume? [more inside]
posted by cccp47 on Oct 5, 2012 - 7 answers

I'm not a fluffer, thanks for asking.

Help me, a 30 year old TV production assistant, make a career switch. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on Sep 26, 2012 - 21 answers

I graduated with honors. Two different ways.

My undergrad degree was with both 'high honors' and 'highest distinction', which are different. How on earth do I put this on my CV? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Sep 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Best practices for a plaintext resume

Best practices for formatting a plaintext resume? I am going to apply for a job where I have to paste my resume into a form, and I'd like to have it not look terrible. [more inside]
posted by marble on Sep 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Applying to a permanent job when the longest jobs you've had were at uni

I have 14 months' of post-grad experience across 6 temp jobs (all related to each other). I'm applying for the permanent job I'm currently temping in. The longest positions (employment and extracurricular) I've held have been at uni. What do I do with my resume? [more inside]
posted by glache on Sep 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Should I take my old job back?

I left a good job at a bigger corporation early this year to join a startup. Nine months later, I'm not sure it was a good decision. Is it a bad idea to go back to my previous job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2012 - 12 answers

I am a scientist, I seek to understand CVs.

Does anyone know a good science/engineering resume editing service? Having trouble figuring out what to leave/chop. [more inside]
posted by Paper rabies on Sep 19, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I list a necessary degree I don't have just yet?

What is the best practice for listing a degree in progress on a resume? Specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by Nimmie Amee on Sep 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Should I send a follow up email for a job application?

Should I send a follow-up email for a job I applied for? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2012 - 9 answers

ResumeCamp

What's the best way to list participation in an unconference/$Camp on an academic CV? [more inside]
posted by bryghtrose on Sep 6, 2012 - 6 answers

Improve my resume!

What are some classes or certifications that would bolster the resume of a sales professional besides a college degree? [more inside]
posted by cheechman85 on Sep 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Search engine evaluation redux.

Is it possible for someone who previously worked for Leapforce to work for Appen Butler Hill as a search evaluator? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Research experience for grad school

As an undergrad looking to apply to grad school, I have been looking into getting some research experience in my field (Psychology) for all the obvious reasons. I possibly have a lead and now a question. [more inside]
posted by Rocket Surgeon on Aug 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Q briefs (no, we're not talking underwear)

What is your take on qualifications briefs? Are they really better / more useful than resumes? Has anyone used a qualifications brief and gotten job offers? [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Aug 21, 2012 - 6 answers

resume gap vs retail?

Which would look better: a four year post-grad gap on my resume, or having worked those four years in a supermarket? Also, ideas for picking up relevant experience? [more inside]
posted by seraph9 on Aug 20, 2012 - 13 answers

calling all HR/recruiters...resume update?

I've recently (yesterday) been promoted to a new position at work. I have been actively applying for jobs for some time now. As I continue my search, should I alter and update my resume to reflect the new impressive job title? Or will the recentness of the promotion look odd to recruiters and HR? [more inside]
posted by ps_im_awesome on Aug 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Preparing for an interview with a thin resume

How do I prepare for an interview for a job that I want, but am most likely not qualified for? [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi on Aug 16, 2012 - 9 answers

I'm job hunting again and it isn't going well.

What can a high school graduate with no college experience do to pad her resume? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Aug 9, 2012 - 11 answers

How Do Adults Find New Jobs?

How do I handle leaving a job for another one? Resume and procedural questions inside. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Aug 9, 2012 - 9 answers

A CV with no context?

I am looking at moving my career into a field where many of the skills and much of my experience will be useful, but the context entirely different. How does one frame a CV and other correspondence such that the fact that the skills and experience were acquired in a different industry is de-emphasised? [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Jul 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me sell myself more effectively.

Having trouble getting out from under the cloud of my resume. I worked in biotech for five years, and now want to transition into an advertising/design type career. I have the skills to transition, but all my work experience is routed in biotech.. what I am on paper is not what I am capable of in real life. [more inside]
posted by pwally on Jun 29, 2012 - 5 answers

How can I account for a long break in my work history? Plus, I'm disabled.

Because of a disability, I have not been in the workforce for nine years. I am now looking for employment and would like some advice on how to account for the absence. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Help Me Keep My Job

What should I include on my resume? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2012 - 4 answers

I Already Talked To The HR Guy, Will He Think I'm A Doofus If I Re-Apply?

I applied for a job online at a really large company, got as far as a phone screen from someone from their HR department, but never got called for an interview. The job has just been reposted. Do I apply again? Do I call the HR person I spoke with back? Do I just let it go? [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Jun 6, 2012 - 7 answers

How I've not missed you, 56k modems

Free FTP client that supports auto resume/retry? [more inside]
posted by wutangclan on May 31, 2012 - 8 answers

MBA admissions resume

I am applying to a MBA program and need to submit a resume, how do I change my professional resume into one that fits a graduate program application? [more inside]
posted by TKL0125 on May 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Don't call me, I won't call you

How should my brother indicate that he is deaf (and therefore cannot accept phone calls) on his resume without outright stating "no phone calls please"? [more inside]
posted by sredefer on May 15, 2012 - 19 answers

<img alt="A picture of me">

I am a web developer. I am not your web developer (yet.) Do you want to see a picture of me on my web site? [more inside]
posted by davejay on May 10, 2012 - 19 answers

Licensed to ________

Licensed to _______ : What are some cool/random/interesting licenses or certifications I can earn? [more inside]
posted by jph on May 9, 2012 - 36 answers

Do I list a consulting agency on my resume?

I currently work at [big media company] right now but through a consulting agency. I am applying for an actual staff job through [big media company]. How do I list my current job on my resume? [more inside]
posted by Hactar on May 3, 2012 - 4 answers

How to properly organize work history?

Need assistance with resume chronological order of work history. [more inside]
posted by delasoull on May 1, 2012 - 7 answers

"I have x years of professional job experience."

I've been employed as a full-time web developer for a couple of years. However, I've been doing it as a student and a hobbyist for a lot longer. Which amount of time should I indicate on my resume as my official "length of experience"? [more inside]
posted by theraflu on Apr 24, 2012 - 7 answers

My resume needs work

Does anyone have experience with a Toronto-based company or individual that specializes in improving resumes? [more inside]
posted by sindark on Apr 24, 2012 - 2 answers

What do to about copy/pasting resume into job listing?

Job posting copy/pasted resume/LinkedIn profile. What to do? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Apr 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me design a great résumé, please?

Résumé design advice needed! Details within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2012 - 18 answers

Resume soup

Academic (but non-PhD) job filter: How to list a previous job when I was affiliated with several institutions performing similar, but not same duties at each? [more inside]
posted by mooselini on Apr 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Resume vs. CV

I'm applying for a community college teaching position, and the application package requires both a resume and a CV. In the past, I've only submitted a CV. [more inside]
posted by cute little Billy Henderson, age 4 on Mar 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Sending a resume to the VP of sales. Help!

My friend works at a video game developer/publisher and said he'd pass my resume to his boss, who is the VP of sales. Help! [more inside]
posted by griphus on Mar 27, 2012 - 4 answers

I am a man with a very specific set of skills...

Reverse-headhunters. Does such a thing exist? I want to pay a company to find me a new job. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Mar 21, 2012 - 10 answers

32 years old... should I go back to school or should I get a job?

another thirty-something with only a bachelor's degree uncertain about what to do career-wise. Also uncertain as to what transferable skill(s) to highlight, if any, were I to apply for a job. What should I do with myself? (longgggggggggggg, slightly snowflake-y post ahead) [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Mar 20, 2012 - 17 answers

What does one call oneself?

Dusting off the old resume and started thinking about eye-catching descriptors. Leaving aside the question of whether or not it's a good idea to include terms like "Turnaround Artist," "Thought Leader," etc on one's resume, what are some other business terms like this?
posted by bluejayway on Mar 12, 2012 - 7 answers

Career anxiety and finding a decent job

How do I get a new job? What kind of jobs do I even qualify for? How do I get over the fact that I didn't graduate from college and present a more confident self to potential employers? [more inside]
posted by krakenattack on Feb 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Coding sample as part of a job application?

If I'm applying for a junior developer job in a web company, and they ask for a code sample along with the resume, what sorts of things would make a good sample? How much code is just enough/too little/too much? What would make a sample supergood, or the opposite? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Keep my boss from taking credit for my work.

How do I keep my somewhat petty, probably vindictive boss from taking credit for writing all of the online content that I write for the company website? [more inside]
posted by KoiPond on Feb 21, 2012 - 7 answers

I just want people to know I'm employed...

I am starting a long term contract position and am unsure as to how to properly reflect this on my resume/LinkedIn profile - but want to be up-to-date since it's not a guarantee that the contract will go perm. How do I update my resume/profile in this circumstance? I'm new to the world of contracting. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Feb 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me land my dream job!

HRfilter: How do I apply for a supervisor position in my field without any supervisory experience? I fulfill and exceed all other requirements, and I just need to convince HR that I'm very ready to lead. Please help! [more inside]
posted by sundaydriver on Feb 20, 2012 - 6 answers

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