ehowton (ehowton) wrote,

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My company's eight-year contract is coming to an end with this client, and while its very possible that I will simply be reassigned elsewhere, given the state of the global economy, and more specifically the US recession, I have seriously contemplated the fact that I may have to find a job, something I haven't had to do in over a decade. My first job in UNIX was during the IT boom where I advanced quickly based on my hard work, strong work ethic, and nearly inexhaustible supply of positive attitude - there is nothing I won't try! This could be a problem now however, as I'm fairly highly compensated, and am uncertain that my broad and far-reaching, yet currently slightly-anemic skill set is a marketable commodity.

Necessity being the mother of invention, I have spent the last couple of weeks crafting something in which I hope is aggressively innovative - the online cover letter. I give you now, the all-new, completely revamped, UNIXSPOOK!

My hope is that with the breadth of information I provide in a navigable, informational, less-than-formal format, coupled with the very specific meta tags (as well as a link on this page, which ranks fairly high in Google), I will be able to be searched, cross-examined, weighted, and ultimately - hired! I have spent a great deal of time on this, and its a gamble, really. I get calls from recruiters all the time who tell me they found my resume online. But my resume has only ever been on unixspook - I don't advertise it. This leads me to believe that with the new format in place, I may actually be able to reach those who are looking for me.

What I'm asking from you - all of you, is critique. Are my outlines sensible, are the quips too vague, are there too many links, is my resume layout too outdated, is the site too difficult to navigate? Anything. Everything.

Thank you!

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