From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andre)
Subject: Re: Not yet an old fart, get with the program!!
Date: 24 Sep 2002 13:37:06 -0700
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NNTP-Posting-Date: 24 Sep 2002 20:37:07 GMT
Winfield Hill wrote in message news:...
> Michael A. Terrell wrote...
> >>> Check out my web site and tell me what you think.
> >>> http://www.terrell.150m.com
> > Go to hell, cocksucker.
> Michael, I have a few suggestions. I really believe that you
> can change your situation. I read your resume and was not
> impressed. But recently in a thread discussing saving old
> databooks, you wrote an interesting page about contributions
> to your previous employer in updating and improving production
> designs, saving his ass using knowledge his less experienced
> engineers lacked. That's the kind of interesting information
> that should be in your resume, and the orientation it should
> have. Lengthy details of where you worked decades ago is of
> less interest than capabilities, past responsibilities and
> accomplishments that helped your employer's bottom line. For
> example, who wants to know from September 1, 1976 to March 31,
> 1982 you were self employed, even if you did start your own
> business doing commercial sound for three school systems, and
> a number of churches, night clubs and restaurants? Condense
> that info into entries for business-management experience and
> your broad technical capabilities and real-world experience.
> If you rework your resume in this fashion that'll be a start.
> Your web pages do have some good content. But the appearance
> is rather off-putting. You want to look totally professional.
> First, get your own domain name. Then get a real web-serving
> ISP, without the popup crap. Search low-cost ISP on Google.
> After considering several good less expensive providers, I
> choose Pair Networks in Pittsburgh, see http://www.pair.com/
> They have a good $5.95/mon plan for web-page serving with 100MB
> disk space, but I pay $110/year for mailboxes, virtual-domain
> hosting, etc., 100MB/day transfer. Digitalspace offers 50MB of
> space for $83/yr, with a onetime $10 charge for domain pointing,
> see http://www.digitalspace.net/webhosting/ As for the expense,
> put it on a credit card - it's an investment toward a good job,
> or consulting, which will get you the $$ to pay it off.
> Third, improve the appearance of your top-level pages, adding
> a bit detail about what one will find via the various links.
> Orient the pages toward displaying a) knowledge others want to
> read and remember, and b) knowledge and capabilities you have
> that can help an employer make money for his company.
> Next, you've got too little info on the second-level pages, one
> doesn't want to push down four levels before finding anything!
> Fifth, get rid of the pages saying something like, "This list
> is still being compiled. Please check back soon." What's the
> value of that to the viewer? Keep the empty placehold material
> on your own hard-drive under a web-page development directory.
> I could go on and on, but I'm sure you get the picture! So get
> to work, and soon you'll look like a million bucks and we'll be
> singing your praises!
> - Win
Thanks for the advice, Win .