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BE year of passing in CV should be the year your batch passed out or when your last paper cleared?

Satyaprakash Joshii
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I need an advice.In the CV, candidate has to mention the year of passing of your education.E.g year of passing of BE as :BE computer science 2004. In my case I joined BE in 2000 so that means year of passing is 2004. However one of the subjects was left as a backlog and it got cleared later.So in final semester markssheet it would be written as 2005. Now there is a confusion: Should I write in resume as : BE computer Science 2004(for Degree-Year) Or should since my BE was to be from 2000-2004, I should write as BE computer Science 2005(for Degree-Year). Your suggestions would be appreciated.
Maneesh Godbole
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You should mention whatever year is mentioned on your certificate


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Satyaprakash Joshii
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You should mention whatever year is mentioned on your certificate


You mean on Certificate? On BE certificate date is written as Feb 2006. ( My BE was from 2000-2004 and my paper got cleared in 2005). Now which should I mention?
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You should not put 2004 down. You did not complete your BE then. Sure, you would have had you not left the subject for later. That just means you took 5 years to graduate. Which nobody will know since you aren't putting the start date on your CV.

You could put either 2005 or 2006 on your docs. It is common for schools to issue papers only once or twice a year. Meaning a one year offset won't be suspicious.


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Satyaprakash Joshii
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Thank You. There is one problem with writing year of passing as 2005. When my one subject had not got cleared on my scheduled year of passing(2004),I had joined a company for not software development work(Call Center) as they wanted just 3 years of graduation.So if I show this space filler in resume then it is a problem or should I totally remove this one.
Satyaprakash Joshii
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Please advice me as this is important for writing correct information on my resume.

(In the past I have been writing as BE Computer Science 2004 in resume, because thats the year of my batch passing out)

People generally talk about "which batch are you from" meaning when did you pass out of engineering. This way I am 2004 batch and in previous resumes I have written as BE Computer Science 2004.
My details:

2000- Joined Engineering.
2004- My expected year of passing. Year of passing of my batch. I completed final semester with distinction but one old subject was still left.
2004- I joined Technical Support Job(Since for joining software job my one subject was not yet completed)
2005- My old subject got cleared.

If I write as BE Computer Science 2004 in my resume it is the year of passing of my Batch.
If I write as BE Computer Science 2005 in my resume, then how can I write Technical Support experience job to in my resume from 2004.Or should I omit Technical Support experience from my resume.

Any advice will be appreciated.Thank You.





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I still think it is 2005. Many people have a job while still in university. It's not a conflict.
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You can put your call center job if it adds value to your resume. There is no conflict in your work overlapping with your career. Lots of people work while getting their education. I was doing my "thesis" at a company. Basically, I was working at the company part time in my last year of BE, and presented my work project as my "thesis". I list my work experience as 1995, and my graduation date as 1996. There was never any problem. When people asked, it gave me an opportunity to talk about the work I did when I worked part time, and how I had already got an overseas project before I graduated

Satyaprakash Joshii
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Thanks all.

You can put your call center job if it adds value to your resume.


I put that not because it adds value to resume(It does not) but as space filler(To show what I did for the 2 year period after engineering). I think I can omit that and if someone asks in interview then I can explain that I worked in call center (Technical Support) and tried to move to software field and eventually did.

Satyaprakash Joshii
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote
You should not put 2004 down


When I had joined my current company I had mentioned year of passing as 2004. Now If I change and update it to 2005 will it not be a problem to current company? Also some companies for verification call the college and ask " Did this person passout from your college in so and so year".In such a case if they call my college and ask "Did a person named so and so pass out from your college in 2005?They might see records and say no his name is in passout of 2004 batch not in 2005 batch.
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Satyaprakash Joshii wrote:When I had joined my current company I had mentioned year of passing as 2004. Now If I change and update it to 2005 will it not be a problem to current company?

Your current company isn't reading your current CV. You already work there.

Satyaprakash Joshii wrote: Did this person passout from your college in so and so year".In such a case if they call my college and ask "Did a person named so and so pass out from your college in 2005?They might see records and say no his name is in passout of 2004 batch not in 2005 batch.

This makes me wonder if we have a language/cultural different here. In the United States, we do not get a diploma until after taking all the required classes and passing them. If someone starts in 2009, has all but one class in 2013 and passes that class in 2014, he/she gets a 2014 diploma. The school would consider him/her a 2014 passout.
Satyaprakash Joshii
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Your current company isn't reading your current CV. You already work there.


There are times when we are required to send resumes internally for some project. Also while filing VISA through my company, if I change it to 2005, then there will be inconsistency in record.Will it be fine. And if I write 2004 only, then I have heard that VISA gets rejected even if 1 document is wrong. So here is a confusion for me.
Satyaprakash Joshii
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I am from India and would appreciate if readers from india would also give suggestion in this post. It is an important thing to be mentioned in resume. Should I now mention 2005 as my year of passing as: BE Computer Science Year: 2005 or shoult it be BE Computer Science Year: 2004.
Maneesh Godbole
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Don't take this the wrong way, but for a BE, you really need to inculcate more common sense. Agreeably, freshers would typically face this dilemma. But you passed out in 2005 and its 2013. Hardly a fresher.

Q) What year did you graduate/pass your BE?
A) 2005

Q)Which batch are you from? (In case there is any remote possibility this matters, or anyone cares, except probably your alumni)
A) 2000-2004

You mention VISA and what not where it is understandable to provide correct information. My original reply still stands correct.
Maneesh Godbole wrote:You should mention whatever year is mentioned on your certificate


Q) How is this reply correct?
A) Because the certificate is issued by the college/university and this is the document against which the recipient (e.g. new employer, embassy) would validate your claims on your resume

And yes, I am from India.
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
Satyaprakash Joshii wrote: Did this person passout from your college in so and so year".In such a case if they call my college and ask "Did a person named so and so pass out from your college in 2005?They might see records and say no his name is in passout of 2004 batch not in 2005 batch.

This makes me wonder if we have a language/cultural different here. In the United States, we do not get a diploma until after taking all the required classes and passing them. If someone starts in 2009, has all but one class in 2013 and passes that class in 2014, he/she gets a 2014 diploma. The school would consider him/her a 2014 passout.


It's the same here in India. Unless you pass all the classes/subjects, you aren't eligible for a degree and neither can you claim yourselves as a passout. it doesn't matter if the course was meant to be a 4 year and the person ended up passing it in 5 years - the year you graduated still remains the year in which you ended up clearing all required subjects and getting the degree. I am not sure why the OP thinks otherwise.


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Satyaprakash Joshii wrote:
Your current company isn't reading your current CV. You already work there.


There are times when we are required to send resumes internally for some project. Also while filing VISA through my company, if I change it to 2005, then there will be inconsistency in record.


From what you say, you passed out in 2005. So stating the correct year in the resume is the right thing to do. Mentioning it as 2004 is inconsistency (to say the least) and not the other way around.
 
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