I’ve never really written a resume before. I’ve never really had to show people a portfolio.
I have had several jobs… but each one of them was for someone that I knew, they needed help so they talked to me. The fit seemed to be right at the time so I worked for them.
The process of trying to find a job in the world of technology seems to be a bit different. Maybe not so much in what actually happens (a connection is made, I have something that would add to what it is the hiring guy does, so we work together) but rather in how that connection is made.
Let’s just say that it’s a bit different than anything I’ve ever done up till now.
The past few days I’ve been working on a web page that will basically be an overview of who I am, what I’ve done, what I can do and how to get in touch with me. It’s been kind of interesting thinking about what exactly should be included on such a page.
Questions arise like, who am I really? What do I want people to think of when they think of me? What do I really want to do? How do I portray all that information in words? There are other thoughts and questions that I’ve been working through, but it has been a learning experience. If I had to bet on it, I would imagine that I’ve still got a few more things to learn about the process.
I remember trying to work through some of this stuff last fall while trying to start my own business. At that point it was more of “how do I convince someone that what I can do for them is better than what they can do for themselves,” but the principle was similar. I don’t know that I ever figured it out totally, maybe I’ll figure more of it out this time. 🙂
Here’s to the process of figuring “stuff” out!