I am starting to look for a job in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Since many recruiters ask for and presumably look at GitHub profiles, I decided to give mine a little facelift:
In case you aren't familiar, that banner was motivated by Joel Spolsky's Smart and Gets Things Done, which is a book about hiring good developers . So I decided to tweet it out, mentioning @spolsky and he favorited it!
Yesterday, I decided to tweet out an image that's at the top of my resume as a standalone tweet- mentioning Joel Spolsky again, and he liked it well enough to retweet it to his 90 thousand followers, so it's been getting plenty of love.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the only person to contact me as a result of this so far is a reporter from Business Insider :
My editor would like to post it on our site as an example of a creative way to format a resume... I'm wondering if we can get your permission to do this?
So that's what prompted this post: I simply added my name and a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY) to the two images, and then sent my permission along.
Outside of that, no prospective employers have gotten in touch. But like I always say: you can't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket. And since I also enjoy mixing metaphors, I'll just keep on fishing!