I’m thinking about how much the world has changed in the past 30 or so years….
When I was a young 18-year-old trying to get any job in a computer room, I had the most horrible resume on the planet. I’m now a grey beard but when I wrote this resume, there was no web to help me figure this out. It was printed on a dot matrix printer, you could see that it was spindle fed, fan folded paper from the perforation marks on the sides, top and bottom of the page. I typed it in a text editor, centered and aligned things manually. The resume listed high school projects and fast-food experience. You could tell that I put effort into the document, but I lacked the experience and tools to do one properly. The resume had a hobbies section to pad out the page which contained “Fencing (with sabres, not stolen objects)”. This one line tickled the hiring manager so much that he brought me in for the interview and I landed a job taking print outs off of printers.
Fast forward 30 or so years, and today I find myself working on a video resume. Because we live in Covid times I haven’t seen my barber in months, so I’ve decided that I’ve voicing over a powerpoint presentation instead of appearing directly on camera. Considering my voice over and video editing abilities, I suspect this video resume with have the video equivalent of perforation marks and I think I may be fine with that. Because the one thing I’ve learned in this life is when you try new things it’s rarely perfect the first time.