Is your official title "Architect/Project Manager" or equivalent in your organization? If not, this is BS you should not put on your resume.
Anyone can write a personal application in his free time and be his own boss. I am also writing a small Swing app for hobby and I am the CEO/CTO/CIO/COO of this project.
well, it is up to you ...
my official title is "J2EE support team leader"
but I am also developing out of my normal duties J2EE apps for about 1-2000 people in my department; the development team is me and 1 my colleague
so in my CV is:
- J2EE support team leader (official work title)
- J2EE/database architect
- project manager
I can prove I DO all 3 jobs described above
of course I am not full time project manager or architect...
but I will NEVER write to my CV I was only "J2EE developer", because I need to sustain my senior expert level in my CV
IMO this "type" of laying in CVs is common and useful, but:
- you have to be able to prove it (let's say your previous manager will give you this reference)
- you have to be able to speak about that: why/why NOT EJBs, Hibernate, JDBC, EJB3, AOP, bla bla bla
BTW my friend asked me to check his CV: he was 4 years "JAVA test/QA engineer"; I told him to change it: "senior JAVA test/QA specialist"
- is it laying? can they prove you are laying?
- what is a "difference" between an engineer and specialist???
- especially if your company does not use this title
- of course you have to able to speak like "senior specialist" at least for 20 minutes; why/why not JUnit, Cactus, future technologies, JAVA tuning, different garbage collectors, bla bla bla
Other my friend worked with Americans for about 2 years. During job interview he was told that his English CV is quite OK. He answered that written English it is much more easier then spoken English ... Well he did not get the job
- so should you say your english is good or bad?
- IMO if your english is bad, you can still say your english is good, but also you have to be able to prove it. E.g. my English is good, because I worked with Americans 2 years and I have not had any problems ...
IMO the CV is about personal marketing and PR and clever manipulating of facts. Like politics.
I do not say it is good, I do not say it is bad.