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Discussion on: Don’t use progress bars in your CV

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Zoran Zlokapa Author

Maybe, but it still doesn't make sense to use percentages because they are relative units. You say you know 100% of PHP, but are you really sure? Everytime you learn something new, you gain new experience and that adds up to your knowledge of PHP. Do you then know 105% of PHP or other percentages become smaller?

Maybe you can graphically show the relation between experiences with different technologies, but I wouldn't include any numbers, especially percentages.

I think the best way is just to let your projects speak for you. I can write in my resume I have 20 years of experience with some tech stack, but:

  1. That doesn't necessarily makes me any good at it and
  2. I can simply lie or fake it.

This is turning more and more into philosophical debate with every new comment :)

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Khalyomede

I also noticed this phenomenon in night with friends, it always either turn into a philosophy or political debate 😂 great article by the way 😉 I agree, one cannot say he knows 100%,I think it is more like my best skill is X so I will consider others skills compared to this in my pov.

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Zoran Zlokapa Author

Thank you. I’m about to have one of those nights 😂