What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 127 Stack Exchange communities.

What about a possibility of adding a custom section in the CV, something that doesn't really fit education or background, such as army service? Where I live, army service is mandatory, and I would like to have that in its own section. While this might not be exactly programming related, it could really help making better use of Careers outside the US.

Edit: maybe just an "Other" section with free-text.

share|improve this question
2  
+1: finally a place where I can put the fact that I can name every kind of donut at Tim Hortons! –  XMLbog Dec 30 '09 at 12:48
    
There's only one kind worth naming: sour cream glazed! –  Ether Dec 30 '09 at 19:03
    
I like the idea, but if it's mandatory, why list it? Won't it be like listing "breathes oxygen"? –  ceejayoz Dec 30 '09 at 20:59
    
@ceejayoz Mostly in order to list a relevant army experience, for instance, elite programming units, intelligence corps, etc. –  Igal Tabachnik Dec 30 '09 at 21:16
    
National Service is also mandatory here. While it's an easy enough thing to cover in a phone or face-to-face interview, giving people a place in the CV to brag about what they learned -- other than the difference between their rifle and their gun -- would be a nice feature. –  beggs Dec 31 '09 at 17:44
    
@hmemcpy Couldn't that be listed as an entry in employment history? –  ceejayoz Dec 31 '09 at 20:34
add comment

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .