WEBsessed
Razan Khatib's commentary on life on/off the web

Archive for February, 2009

Resumé writing 2.0 0

Ok, I am really fed up with all the resumés I am getting. All with ms word pre-formatted sections! Here is my preferred outline:

First & Last names

Email + Mobile number

(I don’t need to know your middle name or your land line number, your postal address or where you live, if you are married or single, black or white, male of female and please No Picture! I like to be surprised!)

My Passion

(Need I say more?? What are you passionate about doing? design, programming, project management…etc.)

My Experience

(start with the last company/Projects you worked for first, fresh graduates can talk about their graduation project/paper and anything else they self learned, not a list of courses PLEASE)

Start date- End date      XYZ Company

The following are/were my responsibilities:

1. ……..

2. ………………..

What I know how to do very well

PHP, MySQL

What I am planning to learn more about

Drupal

Formal Education

xyz university – major/minor – graduation year

Total pages 1, 2 as a maximum!

That’s all i can think about for now. ideas are welcome!

the next 10 years, platforms over pipelines 0

mmonaa just tweeted this very informative presentation on the next 10 years, what marketing to youth should be all about. Done by Graham Brown from MobileYouth.

Platforms over pipelines.

I like it and i think its how things are today.

[slideshare id=1002156&doc=thenext10-1234036385982686-2]

Latitude, the jealous girlfriend/boyfriend's best friend! 0

The latest tool from Google, Google Latitude sounds partly very very cool and partly very very scary. It seems to me as location-based mobile social networking at its best. You use your Google Maps enabled phone and you get to see where your friends are and what they are up to!

Here is a cool introductory animated video from Google:

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Too bad it doesn’t support Jordanian operators yet :-( But I was able to add it to my iGoogle homepage where you set your own location. Not that fun since Amman Map isn’t so advanced.

Some are calling it the jealous girlfriend/boyfriend’s best friend!  But I think like all technologies, if used well and you are able to set your privacy settings you will have so much fun using it.

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