starting my job search

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:

Smart and Gets Things Done Github Contribution
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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!

@ivanov/status/476932602587123712

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.

Paul Ivanov's Visual Resume

@ivanov/status/477477547957944321

@ivanov/status/477520571907842048

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!

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