I'm not sure if I'm asking the right question, but i need an adjective to describe myself in my resume. I'm trying to tell that I have solid experience on my field but not just in a couple of topics, neither in a subject. I'm someone who have experienced any relevant subjects on my field. I feel like i can use "wholly" but at the end that doesn't sound right. What should I call myself?

  • yes, yes. i'm a humble person :)
    – ozgur
    Sep 2, 2018 at 0:23
  • Fully-fledged might backfire. It means having the necessary feathers for flight. If you say I'm a fully-fledged X, it could sound like you are a proud recent graduate. Perhaps possess a wide-ranging knowledge of... Can you give a sample sentence with a blank? It might help to get you more accurate answers.
    – S Conroy
    Sep 2, 2018 at 0:32
  • I use a sentence emphasizing experience, rather than fledging. The latter makes me think of young birds; which has nothing to do with the hiring process. Technically, your usage is correct, but I think, tactically, it's wrong for the situation. Sep 2, 2018 at 0:32
  • @WayfaringStranger i feel the same that it's wrong for situation.
    – ozgur
    Sep 2, 2018 at 0:47
  • @SConroy "wide-randing knowledge of software solutions" sounds just vague and somehow unconvincing to someone who needs a software development manager.
    – ozgur
    Sep 2, 2018 at 0:47

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full fledged OED

fig. fully developed or qualified; having the fullest set of credentials or qualifying characteristics

As in:

2002 New Yorker 25 Nov.

He became, at the age of seventeen, a full-fledged crime reporter on the New York Evening Graphic.

My sense is that a person can be fully fledged in the figurative as per the above definition.

  • maybe not the one i'm looking for, but the answer what i asked for though i marked as the answer.
    – ozgur
    Sep 2, 2018 at 1:41

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