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..."