Please do not include ridiculously outdated software as a skill on your resume. Technology evolves and changes, once a technology becomes obsolete, evolve with it. Don’t hold on to some little nugget of the past thinking it makes you look savvy.
Some examples of technology you should NOT include on your resume are:
- Word Perfect
- Harvard Graphics
- Print Shop
- Windows 3.1
- Anything you can remember loading on your PC with a floppy disk
Also please don’t list Internet Explorer as a skill. My daughter mastered web browsing at 4, I am not impressed by your ”expert” working knowledge of IE.
On a related note, I remember my uncle had an old Commodore that loaded games like frogger on a cassette tape. It took approximately 30 minutes to load the game, but it was fun as hell when I was 6. He didn’t get rid of that thing till about 5 years ago, because it still worked, and he’s like that. Don’t look to him as an example for job hunting though, he owns a successful business so he can put whatever he wants on his resume.
Are they spammers but minutely more creative?
Are they just super angry people with nothing better to do all day than sit in thier grandmother’s basement in tighty-whities eating Cap’N Crunch out of the box while posting ire-inducing comments on blogs & message boards?
It makes me wonder really. While I would never stifle one person’s opinion, I don’t want spammers using my blog as a vehicle to clutter up the interwebz.
So I’ll make you a promise here and now. If you post an opinion in the comments of my blog, even if it is something I disagree with, I will post it. People are entitled to as much information as they care to read.
If you post hateful comments with spam links and fake IP’s. No one will ever see your drivel on the space I pay money for.
You can go back under your bridge and wait for a billy goat.
“Mommy, can I wear make up?”
Wow, I thought I’d have at LEAST 6-8 more years before I was asked that question, she’s 6.
“Well, you’re a little young for make up sweetie.”
(pouts and cries)
“Why do you want to wear make up?”
“Because I’m not pretty”
At this point I nearly drove my van off the highway. Who in their right mind would tell my daughter she’s not pretty? I mean, I know I’m biased, but she is pretty. She’s not an airbrushed child star in a magazine (not saying THAT is something to aspire to), but she’s not homely either. Here, see.
Now, I know she is beautiful, she is also kind and thoughtful (if you are not her brother), she is fun to be around and has a truly original sense of humor.
How do I make her see she is an amazing work of art? How do I convince her that she is beautiful on so many levels that it brings me to tears? How do I teach her that she is more than the sum of her parts?
Better yet, how do I teach her that it shouldn’t matter?
So since getting my iPod touch last year, and subsequently my iPhone 4 this year, I have had several people ask me which apps I like best etc. It may have something to do with the fact that I am a complete and total App whore (I currently have over 4g of apps that I use on a regular basis), or it might just be the fact that I constantly talk about how much I love this App or that.
Regardless, I’m going to start posting weekly my new favourite App. Some will be games, utilities or shopping, whatever strikes my fancy that week. That being said, let’s get on with the show…
I’ll start with one of my favourite Apps since I got my iPhone, Instagram.
Instagram is a photo sharing App for iPhone. Basically, you take pictures & post them so your friends can view them. What makes it so much fun is the variety in filters & options you can apply to your photos to make them look all fancy schmancy. Currently, you can chose from 15 filters as well as add radial or linear tilt shift.
Once you’ve taken or selected your photo from the camera roll, applied a filter to your liking, you can upload it with a caption and location and push it out to twitter, facebook, flickr, tumblr, floursquare, posterous or email. Here’s where the social aspect comes in, you have followers on Instagram, much like twitter, your followers can view your photos in their stream and “like” or comment on them. If you get a certain amounts of “likes”, you wind up on the “Popular” page (this has yet to happen to me, but I keep trying).
There’s lots of funny goofy people taking funny goofy pictures,there are a LOT of cat pictures, but there are some amazing & beautiful shots as well. Some people are purists, and only post pictures they take with their iPhones, and some are pictures taken with a DLSR and uploaded. Me, I mostly shoot with my iPhone because I’m far too lazy to cross platforms.
Here are the important deets:
Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad
Price: FREE (seriously, why don’t you have it yet?)
You can find me over on IG under the name “extrafancy1″ (I like to be consistent).
If you are applying to a company, and they request that you apply on their website, DO IT.
Odds are, that they pay a lot of money to use their online system. They do all kinds of fancy things like analytics reports, and allowing you to link and track a candidate’s profile. Not to mention, these sites can provide important legal back up when you are dealing with recruitment agencies etc.
Don’t call, fax or drop off your resume. It doesn’t prove how tenacious, hard working, eager or persistent you are. It proves you have the mental retention of a goldfish because you have likely read, been told on the phone and then again by the receptionist to apply online. Your resume gets no special treatment if I have the hard copy in my hand. What happens is one of two things:
- I will upload it to the website myself, deleting your email address in the process (as per policy) and your profile will sit there in never-never land, not applied to a specific position and you will have no access to it in a created profile unless you upload it yourself. Or,
- I will send out a batch email to all the people who have dropped off their resumes in a week and politely ask them to upload their resume to our website.