They’re freakin’ HILARIOUS! Ok, ok – so I shouldn’t be laughing. It’s just that they’re such blatantly obvious BS that I can’t help but laugh. If you’re looking for a job, do yourself a favor – look at the objective you have on your resume (assuming you have one) – and if that objective includes the phrase ‘… to the benefit of my employer’ or something similar – remove it. Call me crazy, but if you are applying for a job, isn’t it sort of implied that you’re expected to provide some benefit to your employer? I’m mean, it’s not like the job applicant is doing the employer a huge favor by agreeing to be on their payroll and contribute to their overhead . . . ;^) Nothing against the owners of said resumes – but really, after how many years of evolution – and the resume is the best method we have for the job search? Wow . . .
Ok, so now you’re probably wondering where in the Sam Freakin’ Hell did this topic come from, right? Well, we’re actively searching for another tech (actually interviewed our first candidate this afternoon). I’ll readily admit that I always HATED having to prepare / tweak my resume (although not as much as I despised writing cover letters). Steve (one of my partners) and I have been perusing the resumes we’ve received, and I have to admit that it is very weird to be on this side of the fence . . .
But what is even more nerve-racking is the mere prospect of hiring someone – the questions are almost endless: Will business continue so that we can keep them busy & afford their salary? Are they going to fit with our organization – you can only tell so much during the hiring process regarding personality / troubleshooting skills / and most importantly – customer service? Then there’s always the big factor – me. Yes, I’ll admit it – I’m a control freak – especially when it comes to my servers. It is naturally going to take time to build the trust to the point where I can feel confident with letting someone new have the admin passwords . . .
But on the other hand, these are good problems to have. We’re busy and we’re growing – which is a good thing :^)