But this blog post isn't about him, the little bastard. It's about me. His resignation from our company made me think about my career. I've realized that if I needed to find a new job, I'd be pretty screwed. I've been doing software for about 15 years, and exclusively Java for the last 4 or so. Technically speaking, this means that I'm a one-trick pony, and it's not the sort of trick that leaves you satisfied or craving a cigarette. Unfortunately, it is the sort of trick that you can get a guy to India to do for about 1/10th my salary, if that floats your boat.
So that left me wondering if there are any other career choices for me that don't involve programming a computer. I mean, I'm a smart guy with a college degree. I can communicate reasonably well. I should be employable, right?
I'm not sure what this mythical job would be, but if I were to pursue a non-programming career, I'd need some sort of resume. I haven't written one of those in over a decade. Allow me to take a crack at it here:
San Francisco, CA
ogblayay atay gmailay dotay comay
Objective: To obtain a job NOT programming a computer, preferably one where I can work from home. Must earn unwarranted salary.
Education: Degree in Electrical Engineering. Unused! Still in original packaging. Like new (sort of). Spacious!!!
Experience: Mostly irrelevant to my current goal of obtaining a job NOT programming a computer.
- 1983 - Wendy's: Made square burgers.
- 1984 - 1990 : Various: blah blah blah
- 1991 - present: Various: Programmed computers
- Resume writing
- Making with the smarminess
- Programming computers