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Old 06-04-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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Question about what programming languages I can put in my CV


Here's what I'm about to put down.

Programming language: C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Perl, Haskell, Bash, Scheme, SQL.

Does SQL belongs in this section?
Should I include JavaScript since I already mentioned Java?
Is Bash even a programming language? Should I write just Bash or Bash Script?
Lastly, should I include Scheme since its pretty ancient.
 
Old 06-04-2012, 01:46 PM   #2
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SQL does belong in this section (Standard Query Language)

Java is not JavaScript. Both have a place in your CV.

Bash is a scripting language, ss that count too.
 
Old 06-04-2012, 04:15 PM   #3
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in <PROGRAMMING> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 06-04-2012, 04:20 PM   #4
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Should I include JavaScript since I already mentioned Java?
No offence, but if you need to ask this then you're obviously not ready to work with either. You should leave both off.
 
Old 06-05-2012, 10:42 PM   #5
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Less is sometimes more.
 
Old 06-09-2012, 08:11 AM   #6
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No offence, but if you need to ask this then you're obviously not ready to work with either. You should leave both off.
I've done a number of university projects which I solely implemented on Java so I don't think I should leave that out. I might have phrased my question wrong but I don't want you to get the wrong idea. Java was just used as an example of a programming language which is superior to JavaScript which at the time was on the top of my head. The reason I asked whether I should include JavaScript is because, in the midst of Java, C and all other hardcore programming languages, including a simple scripting programming language such as JavaScript would look pretty comical.

There was a time where a friend of mine asked me whether he should put down "Microsoft Word" as one of his computing skills. I don't want my CV to leave such an impression. As sundialsycs said less is sometimes more.

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Old 06-09-2012, 02:01 PM   #7
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I'd only put down languages with which you've accomplished something worth noting, especially if you have a lot of languages to put down. Once you list more than a handful it just looks like you're claiming experience with all languages you've written "hello world!" in. If someone reads your CV and sees that you've done some serious work in any language that isn't total garbage, they'll probably assume that you can pick up another language without a lot of difficulty. On a positive note, it's good to see you haven't listed VB or MATLAB.
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:55 PM   #8
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I've done a number of university projects which I solely implemented on Java so I don't think I should leave that out. I might have phrased my question wrong but I don't want you to get the wrong idea. Java was just used as an example of a programming language which is superior to JavaScript which at the time was on the top of my head. The reason I asked whether I should include JavaScript is because, in the midst of Java, C and all other hardcore programming languages, including a simple scripting programming language such as JavaScript would look pretty comical.
Okay, I see.

If you know Javascript well enough to work with it, then absolutely, you should include it in your CV.

Java is not "superior to" Javascript. There are very few domains where they are in competition. The only one I can think of is if you're choosing between node.js or a Java-based server backend, and for that I would likely choose node. (Java isn't used for client-side web programming anymore).

And people who know Javascript well know that it's anything but "simple", and every bit as "hardcore" as the ones you have listed (especially Java). Many common Javascript patterns involve closures, which aren't exactly "comical".

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Old 06-09-2012, 05:46 PM   #9
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Indeed, list those languages most relevant to the experience evidenced elsewhere in your resume, and relevant to the position to which you are applying.

With the possible exception of some areas of academia, a resume or cv is not a "one-size-fits-all" document.
 
  


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