I am applying for a masters programme in Computer Science in the UK. In the application I am asked to provide a description of any jobs I had so far.

What is important in such a job description, i.e. what information should I include? How long should it be?

There is an html form with a text field but the maximum length is unspecified.

  • Is this for a CV/fill-in-the-blank? A text-field? If possible, provide us info on how much we can write. A 100 character textbox vs. 1000 will allow for much different levels of detail. – Compass Jan 21 '15 at 20:13
  • just edited the post – icehawk Jan 21 '15 at 20:28

If I was on a graduate committee, I would want to know

  • How long you held the job.
  • What your responsibilities were: e.g. if I was an aide in an undergrad class, did I grade homework? Did I teach the class sometimes? Did I have contact with students? Did I write tests?
  • How did this job prepare you for admittance into the graduate program. What relevant skills did you obtain?
  • If the person that oversaw you in the said job is known to the application committee, perhaps say who you worked for. Or if it is a company, say who the company is. There is a huge difference between "Software Engineer" at a company with 5000 employees and "Software Engineer" at a start-up in someone's basement.
  • there are 3 jobs i deem relevant: first as a penetration tester, second as a software developer (bachelor thesis) and third as an aide in an undergrad class – icehawk Jan 21 '15 at 20:44
  • These all sound relevant to me. Good luck. – Vladhagen Jan 21 '15 at 21:28

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