Expert Advice for a College Grad’s Programmer Resume

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Roberta Fricker considers herself a “new nerd.”

She began calling herself that after earning a certificate in computer science from Santa Barbara City College. Even while she looks for work, she codes every day to keep her skills up. She’s created a mock advertisement using Flash and has built her website using HTML 4.01, XHTML, CSS 2.1 and Adobe Photoshop. Still, her job search has been challenging.

To help out, we paired Roberta with an internal recruiter from Electronic Arts, an IT hiring manager from the University of California at San Francisco, and an outside recruiter. Each of them reviewed and marked up her resume, arming Roberta with real world feedback.

Some of their advise could apply to you. To see, check out each of sessions with Roberta.

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BY DOUG_B

As a 63 year old software developer, with 42 years experience, and an MS in Comp Sci, I believe I’m the expert here.

Opinions from recruiters and reporters who have never written a line of code, is not wisdom. It’s recycled BS.

Change your resume, reword it, be someone other than yourself. Because some micro-manager pin head is too blind to read, or too deaf to listen.

The real deal is that IT as a career is DEAD. It’s been converted to a cube farm job, cut up into pieces that can be outsourced to any other consulting firm or third world country. Baby-sitting ancient, poorly written, ERP/MRP systems.

This gal would be better off finding some real lifetime career that can be integrated into her life.

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BY JASON

I completely agree with Doug. The I.T. of the company I work in had been outsourced so many times that heads are still spinning dizzy. I got into the computer support role in the worst time possible. The outsourcing company has been squeezing every little ounce of energy out of each I.T. employee like a tube of toothpaste, let it be support folks or applications programmers. Everyone is overworked, and underpaid.

My desktop support job is the first I.T. I’ve ever had, and I feel that it should be the last. I’ve always loved computers as a hobby, and am currently self-studying web programming but I’ve decided that it will be on my own time and not as a job.

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