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Shut up, Lindsey A. Kuper. [Dec. 17th, 2005|06:41 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

I was just looking at an old version of my resume. It says:

Most relevant programming and computer languages: C, Java, Scheme, SQL, PHP, Flash ActionScript

I think that what I was trying to say there was "Of the languages I've used, here are the ones that are most relevant to the jobs for which I'm hoping you might interview me." Which, you know, still laughable, but not completely mortifying.

But reading it now, it totally comes across as, "I know most of the relevant programming languages, but in case you don't know which the relevant ones are, here's a helpful list!" Which...oh, man, I can't even...I mean...damn.

That's the worst part, but except for maybe the bits about school, the rest of the resume is utterly cringe-inducing, too. I keep reading it and thinking, "Augh! Shut UP." What was I thinking?! If I were trying to hire and someone sent me this, I would think, "This person is an absolute tool."


[User Picture]From: sonetka
2005-12-18 03:41 am (UTC)
I haven't looked at my resume in two years. I'm afraid to. What other form of self-promotion out there can make a person sound at once so insecure and so egomaniacal? It's depressing to look at it and think "Damn, I wouldn't hire me."
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2005-12-18 04:35 am (UTC)
*laughs* ... I think maybe there are metrics for absolute-tool-ness for other people, and for previous versions of selves...
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2005-12-18 08:29 pm (UTC)
Don't be so hard on yourself. I don't think it screams "tool." I mean, you did get hired.
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