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February 3, 2010 Uncategorized 3 Comments

We have hereby posted our newest DBAs at Midnight: Resumes (in three parts)

In Part 1 of DBAs@Midnight: Resumes:

  • We show you MVP award. The joke Sean makes (and glosses over) about “in pieces on the floor” was a reference to me breaking Sean’s MVP trophy this year. IT WAS AN ACCIDENT!! There’s a little glass clip thing with the year printed on it, and as I was moving the award off my desk, the clip flew off and chipped badly. The powers that be at the MVP program were kind enough to send a replacement, and I don’t touch the award any more. :)
  • We talk about promoting MidnightDBA, our “vision” for the site, and why Sean started MidnightDBA. “What element of SQL can kill you? Film at 11!”
  • Sean shows off his new Blue mic, the Yeti
  • We talk blogging and putting YOU in your material. Sounds like a self-help seminar…

In Part 2 of DBAs@Midnight: Resumes:

  • “It doesn’t make you stupid to make the technology accessible to people….”
  • We arrive at our main topic: Resumes! How long should your resume be, should you get it done by a service, etc etc.
    • Thought: “Could you imagine what it would look like if it were customary to have a dating resume?” It would be a lie fest
    • We (Sean and I) do a coulpe of things with our resumes that aren’t necessarily standard, and ignore some standard advice.
    • Here we say bull**** a lot. Oops. And we begin to talk interviewing…

In Part 3 of DBAs@Midnight: Resumes:

  • Effective interview tactics from the interviewer’s perspective.  “So if you’re an EXPERT, then tell me……”
  • Shout out to Brent Ozar and the excellent interview material on his blog. Sean smiles, then scowls and shakes his fist.
  • Sean talks about how hard he is on interviewees, and I reply, “Fair’s fair: If you hire the guy, he’s gonna have to work with you…”

Plus somewhere in there we do the drawing for the Lifecam, and also announce a surprise.

Happy days,

-Jen McCown


Currently there are "3 comments" on this Article:

  1. [...] talked about resumes, and even reviewed a few, on the show (here and here) and on blogs (here). Today I’m here to give you a few simple guidelines to make a decent, effective resume that [...]

  2. Hey Jen,
    Thanks for the info, One of the easiest ways to get more exposure and views to your YouTube videos is by properly tagging them. Tagging is an easy thing to do but can be tricky to learn. There is a lot of playing around involved, a lot of trial and error. I will lay down the basics in this blog for you to start taking a stab at your own videos.
    Webmaster of Yeti Blue Microphone

  3. Ola! Jen,
    Thanks for the info, The importance of knowing the most popular video games is a must for every gamer. Because for anyone who games as a hobby, there is the need to know exactly what are the top rated combats, especially amongst the most popular video games. This can help you to tap into new games, and to define how other games relate to the old ones so you have the best of concepts available. If you want to make sure that you know what the top rated options are, then you can begin by looking at the most recent reviews and votes available for the best in gaming for the year.
    Keep up the posts!
    Webmaster of Yeti Blue Microphone

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