Until recently I was under the impression that we did not deal with resume related questions. The fact that we apparently do in some cases is perfectly fine by me.

Resumes however do introduce a considerable amount of opinion in terms of what makes a good one or bad one, what to include or not include, etc.

How do we handle the line as to what we will or will not take on as it relates to resume related questions?

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    I'd say this is actually pretty succintly answered by the off-topic close reason here. Additional questions of interest for the side-bar: 1, 2, 3.
    – Lilienthal Mod
    Aug 21 '18 at 19:42

We do not do review, design, or write my resume questions.

We do answer general questions on how to build, structure, and format a resume or CV abstractly and even some limited focused cases.

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    Yes, I think the key word is review. If a post asks for us to review a resume then that would be off-topic. Otherwise, chances are it is on-topic
    – DarkCygnus Mod
    Aug 21 '18 at 16:08
  • Excellent clarity provided sir!
    – Neo
    Aug 21 '18 at 16:54
  • How to structure and phrase general things on a resume, is fine, to some extent. I'm not so sure about how to build (?) or format a resume though (which I imagine would be things like "which font should I use", but maybe you had other questions in mind here) - such questions seem highly opinion-based. Aug 21 '18 at 19:57
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    @Dukeling - I clarified further Aug 22 '18 at 12:38

I find that focus on opinion a bit weird. A lot of stuff here focuses on opinion because we are talking about humans. This is not Mathoverflow.

I think checking entire resumes goes a bit beyond the mission here but questions about resumes should be possible.

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