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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.

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    +1: finally a place where I can put the fact that I can name every kind of donut at Tim Hortons! – Welbog 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

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