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Last post Aug 06, 2006 06:58 PM by tutus
Mar 12, 2006 07:55 PM|LINK
I will be graduating April 2006 and am looking for a position anywhere. Have the programmer come to you! I have been developing .NET applications for 2 years for an entire college at my university. I have strong customer orientation skills. I have pioneered
our own project development lifecycle and have been managing and working in a team atmosphere for the duration of my experience. I have developed asset tracking applications, scheduling applications, automated adminsitrative work for our departments, built
messaging and work management applications, and more. Everyone wants something different, but I've never met a challenge I haven't overcome. The diversity of my knowledge of programming makes me a "logic programmer" I can pick up any new language in just a
few weeks. I am the programmer for you, please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. My resume:
Mar 13, 2006 06:52 PM|LINK
Mar 26, 2006 05:09 AM|LINK
If I were you, I'd select 1 language and 1 database. Personally I'd choose C# and SQL. Then build your resume and your career around it.
While you are looking for work, I'd also run out to RentACoder or Guru and find a few small projects in the technologies you've chosen. While you could make more money by looking for lost change on the sidewalk,
you can add the experience to your resume and that will pay dividends down the road. New grads are like herd of trout going upstream at the same time, the sooner you can get professional experience and shed the "new grad" label, the better off you'll be.
Microsoft has some nice patterns a practices documents, always good reading. http://msdn.microsoft.com/practices/
Mar 27, 2006 06:55 PM|LINK
As an aside, (and not to bash - mind you), I can't see what collecting 80's toys has to do with attention to detail and dedication as relates to an information technology setting.
I would find a way to work in to your resume the fact that you "have developed asset tracking applications, scheduling applications, automated adminsitrative work for our departments, built messaging and work management applications" as a way of being more
specific about your experience. That defninitely relates to an information technology setting.
Also, I would feel a bit uncomfortable putting my home address out for the world to see in a forum such as this. You never know what sort of creepy people might be out there... If someone wants to talk to you about a job, they can do it by phone or email.
Mar 28, 2006 03:59 PM|LINK
Anyone who has ever collected anything knows the value of a clean, mint condition item. As such, most collectors pass the trait of scrutinizing and finding and fixing the flaws of the collection to other aspects of their life. In this case, the analogy perfectly
represents how I look at my code. I build it with the same care I do when I clean, organize and add to my collection. I also keep the same eye for detail, flaw and efficiency while building each application.
Also, a resume is not PURELY for telling an employer how great you are at your technological acheivements. It's important to make something else about you stand out. The fact I collect toys from the 80s can tell someone I'm a fun and unique person. Apparently,
that line caught your eye and spark some kind of curiosity right?
Thanks for the resume suggestions. As for the address, that's what ninja husbands are for. [;)]
Mar 29, 2006 04:45 PM|LINK
I wasn't saying that the line about collecting 80's toys should not be on the resume, but that it was not as inherently obvious to me (or perhaps recruiters) as it may be to you that collecting toys requires a lot of attention to detail. I agree that a resume
is not just for technical acheivements, and you certainly have a better looking resume than I did when I first graduated.
Hope the search is going well. It's tough sometimes to land that first 'real' job.
Apr 13, 2006 04:28 AM|LINK
I would say that...recruiters don't care about your hobbies. The hiring/interviewing manager might find it interesting or it might speak for your character in an interview, but if I got a resume like that, I would be like "Wow..thats
really not a useful peice of information".
As far as your other comments... For somebody who is just starting out, and knows zilch or near zilch about the industry, you might want to take advice from others with just a little more weight than your own opinions.
Jun 08, 2006 06:04 PM|LINK
Can someone tell me what mike.carey meant by his saying: run out to RentACoder or Guru and find a few small projects in the technologies you've chosen. While you could make more money by looking for lost change on the sidewalk
I also have the same pb as Cattrah
Jun 08, 2006 08:14 PM|LINK
Thanks to all the many responses! Just as an update I've found a really great job with a super great company.
Good luck tutus with your job search!
Jun 08, 2006 08:48 PM|LINK