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Don't Be a Ghost


Don't Be a Ghost

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Of course, for some people their name will be a problem. Consider myself against a fictional peer who is a developer called Steve Jones but isn't the well respected editor of SQLServerCentral.com. You search for me with my less common combination of forename and surname and you will quickly find my easily identifiable postings here, my website (perhaps that's detrimental), my blog, my LinkedIn profile, my Facebook page, my posting on various other sites e.g. the glorious BBC (weep you Americans at the quality of our TV output!!! - only teasing, please don't flame me), however, our fictional Steve Jones will be hidden amongst all the contents on all the other Steve Jones' and especially behind other's successes.

This is an issue for some people. Not for others (look at Steve's examples of Jon Skeet and Iris Classon). Suddenly naming your child after a fruit or a piece of furniture might pay off Crazy

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Do you really want your boss finding your recently updated resume online?

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-- FORTRAN manual for Xerox Computers --
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Why bother having resumes when one can use LinkedIn, twitter, and be active on the web at sites like this? Does activity on social media translate to honesty? Paper resumes always had a reputation for fluff and inexact descriptions of experience. Is it the same on social media?

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jay-h (4/16/2013)
Do you really want your boss finding your recently updated resume online?


Sure, why not? Employers have to be aware that employees are always looking. It's not a secret that people in I.T. tend to move around.
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I've received attention, both good and bad from my Internet activities. One problem in the SQL Server community is that certain people expect you to be 110% SQL Server and pro-Microsoft, 24/7. I use a large number of OSS tools in my career and I'm flexible enough to find different solutions to different data/programming/admin problems. Apparently this threatens or confuses certain people.

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jay-h (4/16/2013)
Do you really want your boss finding your recently updated resume online?


Don't care. My resume should be always updated. That's prudent. It doesn't imply or mean I'm looking for a job or leaving.

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OCTom (4/16/2013)
Why bother having resumes when one can use LinkedIn, twitter, and be active on the web at sites like this? Does activity on social media translate to honesty? Paper resumes always had a reputation for fluff and inexact descriptions of experience. Is it the same on social media?

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A resume doesn't have to be a paper resume these days. LinkedIn is fine. Just make sure you have it updated.

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I've received attention, both good and bad from my Internet activities. One problem in the SQL Server community is that certain people expect you to be 110% SQL Server and pro-Microsoft, 24/7. I use a large number of OSS tools in my career and I'm flexible enough to find different solutions to different data/programming/admin problems. Apparently this threatens or confuses certain people.

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Probably true for some people, but not most. I know lots of bloggers/writers that are well known in this community that manage/use Oracle, Java, etc. along with SQL Server.

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Why bother having resumes when one can use LinkedIn, twitter, and be active on the web at sites like this? Does activity on social media translate to honesty? Paper resumes always had a reputation for fluff and inexact descriptions of experience. Is it the same on social media?

Tom


A resume doesn't have to be a paper resume these days. LinkedIn is fine. Just make sure you have it updated.


I agree with that but can potential employers trust what is on LinkedIn any more than they could trust a paper resume in the olden days.
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