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resume project?

Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:39 AM

hello, so i'm finally in my last semester at college and about to earn my degree in computer science. I'm making a resume and I have no job experience in the software development field or anything similar and I'm looking for a job in an area that seems very competitive. I was thinking about doing a project to demonstrate my experience and i was wondering if this is appropriate? I mean is this a bad idea? Or if it would be a good idea then what kind of project would be appropriate?
I would really appreciate some advice please

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Re: resume project?

Posted 21 January 2011 - 12:03 PM

I would advocate looking at internships.

Regarding projects - I never have had to show one or desired to. I was more concerned about the hands on white board questions, paper tests, and general grilling of my skills. Do the project if you think it might help keep your skills up, but look for those entry level jobs and internships instead!

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Re: resume project?

Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:35 PM

oh ok. unfortunately I don't think i'll be able to get an internship this semester because of the location and transportation issues. I don't currently live in the area that I'm looking for jobs in. Would it be too early to apply to jobs posted online?
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Re: resume project?

Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:37 PM

It can't overly hurt getting ah old of companies asking for internship opportunities.
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Re: resume project?

Posted 21 January 2011 - 03:40 PM

However, do list projects you did in school, especially if you were in a leadership role/team situation, etc... List the technology(ies)/languages used, timeframe, type of deliverable, so on and so forth.
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