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Feedback for Resume

Posted 23 January 2015 - 02:43 PM

First off, let me apologize if this is the wrong forum for this type subject, I was not sure where to post this.

I am about to send off my resume and I want to make sure that I have not included anything useless in it or if I should add anything to it. Also, should my resume be only 1 page long? If so, is that including or excluding my references? Lastly, should I state somewhere that I have a GitHub account or post my user name for it, or would they automatically check it by entering my name? Any advice/feedback is greatly appreciated!


Name
Address
City
Cell phone and Email address

OBJECTIVE: St. Jude Medical – Computer Science or Software Engineer Internship
EDUCATION: California State University, Northridge – Northridge, CA	
		       Expected Graduation Date – May 2016
       Cumulative GPA: 3.00		
	
WORK EXPERIENCE:
	Cal State Northridge			Northridge, CA	January 2015-Present
Teacher Assistant: Assisting in grading tests and projects for a Data Structures class. Providing students with supplemental knowledge and tips when writing code that uses arrays, linked lists, stacks, queues, and trees.

Walgreens	           		Saugus, CA          	April 2014 – Present
Customer Service Associate: Creating and printing out custom photo orders, stocking and organizing inventory, customer service, and cashiering.

Panda Express 		Castaic, CA               June 2012-August 2012
Cook, Cashier, and Server: Prepared and cooked side dishes, greeted and served customers, handled cash for transactions, maintained restaurant by keeping supplies stocked up and cleaning up the area.

Burbank Public Works	Burbank, CA             June 2009-August 2009
Student Intern: Customer service, assisting supervisor, data entry, filing, photocopying and scanning documents, assisting with plan checks, researching and organizing documents.
SKILLS: 
•	Programming Language: Java and some C++/C
•	Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
•	Ability to work independently and as a team
•	Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•	Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
•	Motivated and fast learner
•	Ability to follow through assignments 

	 Miscellaneous	
•	Treasurer of the CSUN Computer Science and Technology Club 
•	Designed personal projects in Java that: 
-	uses a GUI  to teach the user basic Algebra and Calculus 
-	figures out the users password using a brute force method
-	solves a randomly rotated Rubik’s cube (currently in progress)




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Re: Feedback for Resume

Posted 23 January 2015 - 03:02 PM

Also, would it be more professional if I enter my personal email, which I rarely check, or my school's email, which I constantly check, or both?
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Posted 23 January 2015 - 10:27 PM

Did you forget to put the title of your college degree?
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Re: Feedback for Resume

Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:22 AM

View Postjjl, on 23 January 2015 - 10:27 PM, said:

Did you forget to put the title of your college degree?

Thank you for pointing that out! :)
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Re: Feedback for Resume

Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:22 PM

I might be inclined to omit the fact that you like to crack passwords. It brings your ethics into question, and that's never a good thing. Brute force and ignorance is also never a good approach to a problem, and anyone worth their salt will recognize this. Even NP-Complete problems have more efficient solutions than the BFI approach.

So for a lot of reasons, I'd suggest scratching this project from your resume.
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Re: Feedback for Resume

Posted 25 January 2015 - 11:44 PM

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 24 January 2015 - 02:22 PM, said:

I might be inclined to omit the fact that you like to crack passwords. It brings your ethics into question, and that's never a good thing. Brute force and ignorance is also never a good approach to a problem, and anyone worth their salt will recognize this. Even NP-Complete problems have more efficient solutions than the BFI approach.

So for a lot of reasons, I'd suggest scratching this project from your resume.


Okay thanks, I'll take it off, but for the record I did that project out of curiosity to see if I could do it. In the end, I did learn something though, that if person is a legitimate hacker, then your password and its length wont really matter that much. But then again, I could be totally wrong since I only created a nooby brute force method and never tested it in real life -- not that I could or would.
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Posted 25 January 2015 - 11:51 PM

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I did learn something though, that if person is a legitimate hacker, then your password and its length wont really matter that much

It largely depends on the cryptosystem and other security protocols in place.
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Re: Feedback for Resume

Posted 25 January 2015 - 11:57 PM

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 25 January 2015 - 11:51 PM, said:

It largely depends on the cryptosystem and other security protocols in place.

Yup that's true. One thing that came to my mind is that the hacker would have to figure out a way to not only restart the counter for each password attempt, but to also to get past that capcha thing -- where the user has to enter the random sequence of letters/numbers to prove that they are human.

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