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Can I add these to my CV?

Yohan Weerasinghe
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Hey all,

I am having accounts in number of technical sites; all are active, and I am having the yellow belt from KnowledgeBeltFactory. I just want to know whether I can add these to my CV and will it be useful. If I can add them, how can I add? Under what category? Please help.


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arulk pillai
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Not sure if it will help, but you can add it to the other interests section.


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Campbell Ritchie
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Unless there is something unusual, like being a moderator, or having 10000 posts, maybe you ought to omit them. Everybody else is on those sites, too.
Yohan Weerasinghe
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Thanks for the replies all. I really appreciate it. However, I decided to drop this idea because it is exposing my privacy.

Campbell Ritchie wrote: Everybody else is on those sites, too.


I strongly disagree with this. There are very less number of people that who actually have memberships in these sites. Most of the people just browse the internet seeking for solutions. Apart from that, to to be honest, the number of "Just IDE Users" are greater than the number of "Real Coders" that who can write the whole program by hand (specially Java GUI). I know this by experience. They don't come to these sites in most cases because they can't copy and paste IDE generated code and ask for help.
Campbell Ritchie
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I think the situation you describe falls under what I called unusual earlier. But you need to be careful that you are not simply filling lots of paper.
Sumit Bisht
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Yohan Weerasinghe wrote: it is exposing my privacy

Privacy is not a reason i'd cite for refusing to give a link to my account. I am already giving my address, email and phone number.
Also, these websites are public and any employer, if interested can google using your name.
On the topic of affecting your cv, this is again quite subjective (depending upon your work and the nature of website) as what you do in javaranch is different from what you would do in facebook or github.
But that's just me!
Henry Wong
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Trying to go back to the original question -- I am of the opinion that you can put anything that you want on a CV, provided that you can defend it. In order words, if you put these items on the CV, be prepare to talk about it -- and if all you have is a bunch of topics where you ask questions, it will likely come of as paper filler.

Henry


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Yohan Weerasinghe
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Henry Wong wrote:
Trying to go back to the original question -- I am of the opinion that you can put anything that you want on a CV, provided that you can defend it. In order words, if you put these items on the CV, be prepare to talk about it -- and if all you have is a bunch of topics where you ask questions, it will likely come of as paper filler.

Henry


Thanks a lot for the reply. I really appreciate it
 
 
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