So Tara and I were having a chat about our respective Google Resumes. Kind of interesting that maintaining a resume nowadays is kind of redundant. At least if you do anything online, those things will stay with you forever (for better or worse — one would hope that it will end up daylighting a lot of bad actors and thus reenforce good behavior, but yeah, I’m not that naive).
Anyway, check it out. I literally have a decent resume on Google. Like, if someone wanted to hire me or I was applying for a job, I have no doubts that they’d Google me. And I’d fare pretty well. Check out the results:
- First result, my blog: FactoryCity
- Fourth is Kent Bye’s interview where I talk sweepingly about the change I want to see via open source advocacy
- 5 is worthless.
- 6 is Roland Tanglao’s post about my Flock demoing skillz
- Another podcast interview
- Skip ahead, finally we find Flock
- Then my personal to do list
- And then a nice big picture of me to round it out.
Results 2, 3, 7 and 9 are for the eponymous actor of “Six Feet Under”
Granted it goes on and on (gah, it’s kind of unnerving!), the point is, for me at least (as the number one result for “Chris Messina” on Google) I now have a Google Resume. Why the heck would I ever put time into making my own resume again (okay, that’s rhetorical)? All that you need to know about me is there and hey, as far as I’m concerned, it’s pretty decent. Well, mostly.
At least there isn’t anything in my top 5 comparing me with a chimpanzee. In spite of everything else, that would really hurt my credibility, donchathink?
12 thoughts on “My Google Resume”
And then you had to go and be suicidal 😉
Now what you need is a Googlism resume
(BTW, “have you ever googled a guy you just met?” is a *great* and reasonably-fresh bar opener. Not that I would know)
The most apparent failing I can see in a Google resume is a lack of direct contact information
Kevin, we’re going to try and fill this space shortly.