Programmers: Just how relevant was your education?

Short answer today in response to a reader’s question: How should I talk about my education on my resume? Some job descriptions will make an explicit demand about your education: BA/BS degree in a STEM field such as Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics Don’t let that put you off applying if you don’t have it … Continue reading Programmers: Just how relevant was your education?

How to write up open-source experience when you don’t have any

Around here we like to prove rather than just say that we have skills. One really easy was to do this is by showing off your open-source contributions. If I want to prove to someone I really am a Perl programmer, I have a CPAN repository that demonstrates a whole bunch of different areas I’ve … Continue reading How to write up open-source experience when you don’t have any