Went back to SAFTI today to see people. Can’t say I miss working there, but I do miss the people and the camaraderie. But it was nice to actually sit and talk to people after being in Canada for a month, and only talking to people over a fairly bad Skype connection.
Also started polishing my resume and linkedin profile, now that I’m back and looking for a job for the next 3 months. I’d be much more confident if I didn’t end up doing generic resumes that I’m having to friends who are willing to ask around – I much prefer to tailor resumes to jobs.
For example, got a hardware position? Excellent, I’ll feature my hardware side more prominently – I oversaw the maintenance and upkeep of more than 120 terminals while I was in NS, doing troubleshooting and component replacement, so that’s a nice bullet point. But it looks strange in a resume next to “Freelance Website Designer” and “Freelance Systems Administrator”.
But it’s probably a good thing I’m fixing up my LinkedIn profile and the various about pages… Nothing like looking at the About page on your site and seeing “Last edited on December 11, 2007 at 8:34 pm”. (There was a brief “Oh wow, I’ve had the site this long?!” moment, I’ll admit…)