I read a lot of posts and watch a lot of videos in which Those Who Have Gone Before Us regale us with tales of how many jobs for which they applied, how many responses they received, how many interviews they were given, and so on. I’m building my list anticipating I will encourage others with it in the future.
In the meantime … I saw this:
Sounds awesome, right? So, I thought carefully about how to impress them with my coolness and show them I’d fit right in …
After agonizing over that for a few days, I just wrote and sent this:
Portrait from Glamour Shots? I can beat that. While driving home the other day, I played around asking Google questions on my phone. Among them, I asked, “Okay, Google, am I handsome?” she said, “You are as stunning as a new router right out of the box.”
For whatever it’s worth, when I asked, “Who is the best developer?” she said, “You are.”
I received the Google Udacity Challenge scholarship a few months ago and will receive my Mobile Web Specialist nanodegree by late October. This is just one of many resources I’ve devoured to build on the skills I learned as a software trainer for New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Michigan. As soon as I’ve then passed Google’s MWS certification exam, I have a list of other classes to begin and projects to resume.If you’d like to see what apps & projects look like when, over time, you combine everything new you’re learning with stuff from previous tutorials, by all means view my frankenstein-spaghetti code here:There is a school of thought saying your resume should only be one page. Conventional wisdom advises geezers like myself to trim down their work history to protect ourselves from ageism. Each item listed in my LinkedIn profile contributed to my current (if I may say so, broad and deep) skill set.
Also, ask ten people at ten companies what an “Instructional Designer” is and does, and you’ll get ten answers. So, in case you’re one of those “An instructional designer makes Powerpoint slides with stuff on them” people, I must ensure you read about my teaching, education (different from teaching), technical writing & documentation, journalism, leadership & management, and designing background.
OMG! Code! Yes, sorry, I’d like to apply for the Web Application Developer position, please.