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it's my pero... er, resume.

http://www.erif.org/resume/resume.html :) just xmlified my resume. and currently have the professional objective "To be ub3r l33+!". I need to work on that, I think. [edit: wanted to use the resume ASAP, so I actually did change the professional objective to something more specific, and, erm, professional. right.]

also available in text, pdf, and "fo" formats (what the hell is "fo"?). thanks to http://xmlresume.sourceforge.net/ :)

also have to work on modifying the xsl styles something fierce, but... I'll get there. :)

looks a hell of a lot more professional (I hope) than http://erif.org/resume/resume.old/


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May. 3rd, 2003 06:07 pm (UTC)
That xmlresume thing is neat. Actually a useful application of XML -- there's a first! ha. End result looks quite nice. I think I might use it too.

My resume is actually XHTML, which of course uses none of the benefits of a custom DTD (or whatever they call them in these xml days). However, the use of CSS is quite handy, and I `comment out' the irrelevant sections when applying to a job.. it renders in postscript (or PDF) quite nicely.

I've wanted to do it in LaTeX since TeX has such a more attactive text layout algorithm than Mozilla (try it sometime -- Mozilla's typesetting is atrocious). I think we need some unifying layer between the TeX typesetter and XML... but that's just me.

You're probably not looking for a resume critique right now.. but just thought I'd mention that I kind of glaze over when I see all the "code jockey" entries, but the "Lecturer" entry and "Poemranker -- created ... site of the day" (among a few others) entries catch my eye as showing that you're interesting. You might want to bold or otherwise hilight the keywords you're particularly proud of so that they don't get lost in the prose.

just for kicks you can get to my resume too by concatenating "http://splorg.org/people/tobin/apps/" with "cv.html" (keep search engines away). I would be interested in any criticism you have to offer if you feel like giving it.

May. 3rd, 2003 06:41 pm (UTC)
I probably should emphasize niftybits. I'll see about doing that. Alternative names for "Code Jockey" would be good, too. but. There's really not much to say.

I'm confused by your XML/TeX comments. Can TeX be viewed "natively"? I thought it was only ever rendered to other formats. Though maybe you're saying those renderers are better than (where does Mozilla come into all this?). It seems "trivial" to use the same xml+xsl->{text,html,pdf} process to render the xml+xsl->TeX->{text,html,ps,pdf}. Maybe.

And honestly, the resume critique is appreciated. I really, REALLY need a job. I'm going just a little bit crazy, and starting to work about money (which is never pleasant). Speaking of (vaguely), do you know anything about gnucash? (supposed to be quicken-like, ish...) just started poking around.

poke poke poke.

as for your resume... take this all with a good pound of salt or so, given my lucktodate: I'd either expand on or drop your listing of the LBL trainee position (what do you do?), probably drop the "reader" position, ... the rest looks good. I laughed at "California Drivers License", but it was a good laugh.
May. 3rd, 2003 07:20 pm (UTC)
I'm a little bit confused by my own TeX thoughts... mostly that TeX does typesetting really well, and SGML does document organisation very well.. it would be nice to have a system that replaces LaTeX with SGML or something. I don't really know what I'm going on about.. (-:

I know the drivers license bit is funny.. but I actually put it there for the south pole jobs where that's an issue. Also I'm applying to work for the International Committee of the Red Cross / Red Crescent (they need database people, btw) for which the ability to drive a manual transmission is actually a requirement. (-: Also, a few of my jobs have required U.S. Citizenship, so putting that on my resume saves them the trouble of emailing me to confirm my citizenship.

Don't know anything about GnuCash.

Hey, I'm going to robotmedia tonight.. 8pm 2060 vlsb... wanna come? Student made short films. always amusing.

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