Category Archives: Skills

FedEx Ground

I started at FedEx five years ago, as a seasonal employee, and was then retained after the holdays because I was reliable. That’s the biggest thing they look for when deciding who to keep, if there are openings. Initially I … Continue reading

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So Here’s The Deal

A former manager who is VP of a company, and whose wife is a recruiter, perused my current resume and advised me that most recruiters would not even consider it. Why? Because it has “employment gaps.” Except it doesn’t. It’s … Continue reading

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Skills Madness

LinkedIn instituted a while back a “skills” feature, in which others can endorse you for a skill, and they end up ranked on your profile by how many endorsements there are. These are based on skills you add yourself, if … Continue reading

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Employment and Education

I did a series of posts in “list plus elaboration” format, collecting my thoughts about as close as I could come to everything I had ever used for software and even hardware. This is the followup to that “experience dump,” … Continue reading

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Software Creation

This post and others like it relate back to an introductory post that explains the point. This is an edited variant of something I wrote in 2007. This is the section for software I have written or otherwise been involved … Continue reading

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Server Software

This post and others like it relate back to an introductory post that explains the point. This is an edited variant of something I wrote in 2007. This is the section for server software, including operating systems. It overlaps extensively … Continue reading

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Languages and Programming Tools

This post and others like it relate back to an introductory post that explains the point. This is an edited variant of something I wrote in 2007, in this case, the part on programming tools, languages and such. As usual, … Continue reading

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Call Center and Tech Support Tools

This post and others like it relate back to an introductory post that explains the point. This is an edited variant of something I wrote in 2007, in this case, call center and tech support related software. In no particular … Continue reading

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Security, Spam, Malware…

This post and others like it relate back to an introductory post that explains the point. This is an edited variant of something I wrote in 2007, in this case software related to security, antivirus, spam and malware. There is … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Software

This post and others like it relate back to an introductory post that explains the point. This is an edited variant of something I wrote in 2007, in this case the section for a few odds and ends of industry-specific … Continue reading

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