[sarcasm on]All I can say is thanks a lot Craig Davey! Way to set the bar too high for the rest of us! I ran across this post on the 37signals blog announcing their latest new hire. Not only does he make this wonderfully sharp job application. He then has the gall to link to this portfolio of wonderfully designed web sites he has worked on. All the symmetry and tasteful color schemes make me sick. How is my paper resume gonna compete with this! What will become of inflated resumes when folks start proving they have talent! I guess I'm gonna have to take off the 25 years of J2EE experience bullet off mine. /sigh. Thanks a lot Craig. Way to ruin paper resumes forever.[sarcasm off]
Had to put the sarcasm filters on. I have found posting on forums recently that if I don't, only about 50% of the folks get the joke. So it is best to avoid a bunch of "why are you hating on Craig" comments if possible. :)
It does make one rethink whether a paper resume is enough anymore. Also, note how the 37signals guys "interview" someone. They actually work with the person for a few weeks. I can't think of a better way to find out if the person can do the job and if the person fits into the team. Cool stuff.