The reason I am asking is that this article by Lazzlo Bock, the HR for Google, on how (not) to write a resume just appeared on LinkedIn: The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes and How to Correct Them

Lazzlo Bock is planning to write a couple more articles.

I believe that the advice he gives would be helpful to all of us - I also like that he goes into the rationale for his advice - including the experienced ones :)

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Another option too could be a more canonical question, even if you asked it, to have a duplicate/reference for other questions. I've asked a few questions purely for the "this question keeps coming up in related fashions and yet there's not a good duplicate or related question" reason.

Many of my questions are like that and I know several other active users have some too. I'm sure I'm missing some on this list, but here are some:

  • I am learning something new today, so it's a good day :) Sep 18, 2014 at 15:30
  • @VietnhiPhuvan the "career dev with boss not supporting" question is one I very deliberately asked because for a while, and still, we got SO MANY questions which basically boiled down to "my boss won't help me advance my career" and the core problem in all of them was what I asked.
    – enderland
    Sep 18, 2014 at 15:32
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    It can also be fun to make these questions because it helps feel like we as a community are taking ownership of helping people. YMMV here, I find it pretty fulfilling.
    – enderland
    Sep 18, 2014 at 15:34

We absolutely have such a place: 'resume' tag wiki.

Procedure for this has been introduced in Stack Exchange blog article: Redesigned Tags Page.

Best practices for how to fill it can be found at Meta Stack Exchange, in posts tagged... not surprisingly, tag-wiki, for example here and here.

For a really inspiring example of how it can be done well, refer 'scala' tag wiki at Stack Overflow - few hundreds useful references, carefully picked, structured for comfortable use and study, maintained with great love and care.

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    The 'scala' tag is indeed impressive :) Sep 18, 2014 at 14:46

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