Monthly Archives: November 2008

You Speak: What SHOULD a Software Engineer’s Resume Look Like?

After you have been out of college for a few years, you realize that it’s about time to change your resume (you probably do not want to include classes and other trivial information). Well, you might find yourself asking the question, “what should it look like now?”  You could go out there on the webz looking for direction and templates, but sometimes they can be misleading and may not represent the majority opinion.

Well, I figured it’s about time to ask everyone out there what their opinion is; I would like to put together a collection of the comments and opinions from everyone out there and put them together as a coherent set of ideas in a follow up post.

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What a Resume Should NOT Look Like

This was an actual resume for a position at a bowling alley, but I think we could all take a minute to see why this style of resume might not be “the best” in any situation.

I’ll give you a little taste…

… While we were on the farm, my grandparents, mother, and I would take two weeks out of the summer to go on family vacations. I can still remember my first trip out of Florida. It was to the state of Florida. My first grade year we went to the grand canyon, my first grade teacher rode down it on a mule. My first grade teacher was Mrs. Maphles. I was the brightest in my class when it came to math and numbers…

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A Side Note On WordPress, SEO, sitemap.xml and robots.txt

Last week, I learned that WordPress doesn’t ship with a default robots.txt.

  • this is the default file that search engine crawlers parse to see what resources and URL patterns that it allowed and not allowed to crawl; it’s step 1 in every search engine optimization (SEO) guide.

I guess I just stupidly assumed that it was included in WP. Anyways, I thought it to be fair to tell everyone that if you are using WordPress and you care how your site shows up in search results, you should generate a robots.txt and a sitemap.xml.
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New WordPress Plugin: TinyMCE Valid Elements

We wrote a new WordPress plugin and created a page for it:

TinyMCE Valid Elements

By default, WordPress’ WYSIWYG editor, TinyMCE, will strip out of your Article and Page HTML code any elements that are not defined as “valid elements”; this can be extremely annoying (especially if you want to include iframes).

This plugin will allow you to extend what TinyMCE defines as “valid elements”. By doing so, TinyMCE will no longer remove, delete, or strip-out the additional elements and attributes that you specify.

Check it out!