[rescue] Old stuff on resumes (was: Personal progressions (was: what to do with a dec alpha 255))

John Floren slawmaster at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 16:22:21 CDT 2007

On 6/1/07, Doug McLaren <dougmc at frenzied.us> wrote:
> On Thu, May 31, 2007 at 09:34:26AM -0700, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> | My resume claims that I've used 25 programming languages on 9 operating
> | systems.  If I were looking for a job, I'd probably update that.
> My resume probably could list more OSs, but fewer programming
> languages (ten seems a more reasonable figure.  Let's see, BASIC (I'll
> avoid listing the various flavors), 6502 asm, Pascal, 680x0 asm,
> forth, f77, Prolog, C, perl, bourne shell (I won't bother listing
> other shells), tcl, java with varying levels of proficiency in each.)
> However, it doesn't.  Much of this stuff I haven't touched in so long
> I'd be hard pressed to write anything in it now, even if I used to be
> really good at it 20 years ago.
> For OSes, who cares if I've adminned or used DomainOS?  ConvexOS?
> RiscOS?  BeOS?  Even Irix is on the way out, but I'd probably mention
> it.
> Do people really bother listing every language or OS they've touched
> on their resume?  Do employers care?

I listed TOPS-20, VMS, and ITS just to help pad the thing out. When
competing against hundreds of other 20-year-old students, it may help
to show that you know something about the old stuff :)

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