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LinuxInsider: Using Linux in Your Resume

May 08, 2004, 04:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"In going through a stack of resumes last week, I came across one from a person, certified as expert by both Microsoft and Cisco, who claimed to have 'architected secure network solutions' at a previous employer. When I recovered from the consequent daydream about flying lead balloons, I decided to sort the candidates according to claimed Linux experience--and promptly found a problem worth warning you about.

"People are mentioning Linux on their resumes, but they aren't doing it correctly. Using your Linux skills to help land a better job isn't any different from using Linux anywhere else: Job one is to match what you do to the behaviors and assumptions of the people to whom you're giving that resume..."

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