After 7 years, I updated my online resume

Back in Dec 2011 I graduated from College after 4 long hard years of studying computer science and related topics. At that time, I didn’t have any significant experience as a software engineer but I knew I wanted to do web development starting out. To help get more programming interviews lined up I wrote up my resume as a web page and posted it on this site. After multiples interviews with different companies I managed to find a job I was happy with.

Image of my single page resume from 2011
Image of my single page resume from 2011

My old resume is still live here.

Pros:
+ Simple design
+ It’s a 1 Page resume! Most candidates that I’ve interviewed have 7 page resume!
+ Only requires jQuery to run, though not needed

Cons:
– Not much job experience to show
– Plain design.
– No colors! Just the standard black on white.
– Outdated tech. Used HTML 4 and CSS 2.

Fast forward to 2018 and I primary use linkedin.com and indeed.com to host my resumes.
But that changes today. I found a sickkkk resume template using twitter bootstrap 4 to make a modern resume page.
The best part is that you can host your resume on github.com for FREE. (Unfortunately, this which requires some knowledge of basic web development and git.)

You can checkout my new github resume below.

Pros:
+ Based off modern front-end technology using Twitter BootStrap 4
+ The resume template was a piece of cake to work with. Just modify 1 HTML file and upload your files.
+ I love the responsive design! It works on mobile AND desktops.
+ Animations + Icons + Images = Wow!
+ It’s free

Cons:
– All the resume data is in a single HTML file.
– requires HTML knowledge to modify. Would be nice if there was an editor.
– The mobile view needs some work to look right. (No profile image and the section gaps are too big)

It took a few hours to get everything setup and pushed to the github repo.

2011 vs 2018 resume on mobile
2011 vs 2018 resume on mobile

The resume template is available for free download.
Startbootstrap resume template
Github project

Larry Battle

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Got a job.

Hey Guys, I got a new job as a full stack software developer!
Awesome. It only took a month to achieve.

Stats during 3 weeks

  • Had 1 job while searching for a job.
  • Received 20+ emails from unknown recruiters
  • Contacted 8 recruiters
  • Applied to 10 jobs
  • Had 7 phone interviews
  • Went on 4 on-site interviews
  • 3 rejections, 1 offer

Here are some notes I picked up along the way.

Resume

– Have a Word copy of your resume ready.
Recruiter will want this so they can spell check and format your resume using their company’s template.
– For each job in your resume, list the technology you used. Also, provide a summary of your experience in the summary section of your resume.
– Make your resume easy to find online for two reasons.

  • sometimes the recruiter will lose it and ask you to resend it.
  • When that happened to me, I just told them to google “Larry Battle Resume indeed.com”.

  • People will contact about job postings.

– Ask for feedback about your resume, then update it immediately.
Indeed.com is the best hub to post your resume. Monster.com, careerbuildier.com and dice.com sent me useless job postings.

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Larry Battle

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Looking for a new job.

Hey Everyone,
Within in the next month, June, I will be changing departments at my current position as a Java Web Developer.
During this transition period I will be interviewing for other positions.
Please shoot me an email if you know of any open Web Development positions in the Dallas, Texas area.

I’m open to relocation and any position dealing with web development.

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