March 6, 2019

Resume revision

Here we go with another revision to the resume.


Most feedback was to take the Day Labor job off, even though it's current. I've noticed patterns in feedback and may bring it back from time to time, but overall I think I'll leave it off. I can refer to what I am presently doing verbally, and the consensus is that software engineers don't need to explain gaps in their employment. Plus I have a long and diverse history. But the argument I like for keeping it on, is that it shows I am actively doing something for work, and in a sense it's not glamorous and can explain non-verbals to recruiters, such as being dressed shabby or talking like an uneducated person.

The latter point and this whole process has made me aware that I need to interact with educated people more. I've been put into isolation in a sense for making people too uncomfortable with my Honey Boo Boo conservative values, but the more a person is isolated the worse they become... I digress for now.

I've also been working on my website / portfolio more, and shortened the link so it'd fit directly in the resume header. I removed the title of "Software Engineering Professional" to make some space, but I kinda like it. In a sense most people who get the resume should know what I do, but not everyone may. The uniform titles kinda give it away.