On Careers, when filling out my CV, it is listed as being 145% complete. Could someone tell me why this is?
The over 100% is intentional -- just indicates that you've gone the "extra mile" beyond the minimum required.
145% means that you're 45% better than the average programmer. Congratulations.
I'm reminded of this fictional exchange...
STAN: I need to talk about your flair.
JOANNA: Really? I have 15 buttons on.
STAN: Well, ok, 15 is minimum, ok?
STAN: Now, it’s up to you whether or not you want to just do the bare minimum. Well, like Brian, for example, has 37 pieces of flair.
JOANNA: Ok. Ok, you want me to wear more?
STAN: Look, we want you to express yourself, ok? If you think the bare minimum is enough, then ok. But some people choose to wear more and we encourage that, ok? You do want to express yourself, don't you?
Though, true confession, when I got to over 100% on my CV I was pretty happy. :-)
Probably the same way I scored 104% of possible points in a compilers class - extra credit. Make sure your typing is neat and read the assignment thoroughly.