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Would meta be the proper place to ask for feedback on a CV? Are there existing threads where job seekers do this?

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Others have done so (including a MSO moderator) - whether or not it's appropriate is debatable. I have no problem with it - on Meta people mostly like to help each other out. –  Dominic Rodger Mar 9 '10 at 14:43

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It sounds to me like this might be a new opportunity for the Careers site to go in this direction (by adding a question-and-answer area dedicated to "help me with my career" questions).

After all, we close a lot of career advice-type questions on SO, so it might be an interesting experiment to give these posts a home.

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+1 Spin up a StackExchange and pop it right in. –  squillman Mar 9 '10 at 16:25
    
WaterCoolerOverflow? –  Earlz Mar 9 '10 at 16:41
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IsMyCVHotOtNot.com –  Phil Sandler Mar 9 '10 at 16:42
    
Hmmm, community-edited CVs - sounds like fun. –  Jeff Yates Mar 9 '10 at 19:25
    
can i comment here? –  jacky chou Jul 16 '12 at 8:20

If you're looking for advice on the content of your CV, then no. If you've got a technical request or problem on the site then go nuts. I personally don't know of any sites that offer feedback, though. I'm sure that there are career planning sites / forums out there.

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There are so many great resources for job and career advice (many free services are probably local to you) that it would be doing you a disservice to pretend that Meta is a good source for such information and advice.

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OTOH, there are probably plenty of people here with specific responsibilities in hiring for software jobs, so it might be worth a shot. –  Dominic Rodger Mar 9 '10 at 14:54
    
Also, the CV posting here seems (at least to me) like it's a bit non-traditional. So it would be more about getting feedback on the stack overflow CV, and how it might look to employers who use this site vs. general (traditional) CV feedback. –  Phil Sandler Mar 9 '10 at 15:44
    
Has anyone created a ForJobs/OnJobs/HelpMeGetAJob StackExchange yet? It could do well in the current job environment. –  C. Ross Mar 9 '10 at 16:03

There is a Stack Exchange site for careers: Careers Advice. You could try asking there.

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