I'm having a really difficult time reading the text on the website without zooming in and ruining the design. Am I just getting old faster or does anyone else think the text is small?
> Quick ‘n easy “Getting Started” guide — devs don’t want to read thru all that documentation!
Really wish the real spelling of through was used there.
For some reason when I read
> Favorite selects from freelance work (flickr)
I thought clicking the images would take me to the big version of them on Flickr, like the instagram pictures them of them do, rather than taking me to the respective freelance client's website.
Overall: Beautiful design and great application that shows the creator really follows the company they're trying to score a gig at. The only thing I would change (other than making everything bigger for my bad eyes) would be removing the "available for freelance work" text at the very bottom of the application.
P.S. Funny to run in on a person I've heard of on here (wesleyzhao), I went to Sammamish, how was your time at Interlake? :)
I think Chrome on Windows has a problem with ClearType or something similar if I remember correctly. Here's what that same section looks like on Chrome for Mac, it looks nicer but it still pretty small font-size wise for my eyes:
I'm having a hard time reading it too. My eyesight is not the best and I have a hard time reading this on my 21" monitor. I don't think its just the size though, I think the blue background obscures the text for me too, though I can read it fine just a little zoomed in without affecting the design too much.
I hate to rain on someone's parade because clearly a lot of creative work has gone into this resume, but from a practical standpoint, how many hiring managers find these kinds of CVs engaging and useful? From my perspective I come away wondering what exactly this person might contribute: are they applying to an HR position? As a programmer? Something else? I get they enjoy Instagram, which is an obvious must for culture fit, but what specific skills are they purporting to offer the company and what roles might these skills best match? Maybe that's why people still submit plain resumes?
Thanks - that's a really good point, which is why I didn't want to make a general "Oh hey yall you should hire me I can do anything" sort of page, but tried to make it really, really specific (identifying two roles that I could immediately fit into, both platform + photo development). Is there anything that was confusing about that?
And re your last question: idk, I was bored this weekend and wanted to make something cool, which is why I decided to spend time on this instead of a normal resume. :)
I don't know how successful they are, but if someone did that for my company I can say for sure that I'd certainly give that person some serious time and consideration.
It's also not really an HR thing, IMO. It's almost a "bypass HR" thing - it's so much better to have the devs/designers/whatever coming in to work and saying "there's this great person we should hire". Impress the people you'd be working with - not the ones who work tangentially near them!
Makes me wish I was in the position to offer roles - just the act of getting off their arse and doing something like this is a great start from anyone.
The first question (how many hiring managers find these CV's useful) is interesting. I wonder if anyone knows of any people who HAVE been hired at the company they directed these cV's towards... Could be the first one?
Second thing - I think that the content on this particular page shows off exactly what a hiring manager would look for. Past projects, excitement about the company, skill set, etc. I am not a hiring manager though, so I can't speak from experience.
A solution sheet to all the classic linked list, hash table, binary search, dykstra questions that startup X will ask having nothing to do with their actual use of * Rails, Postgres and Mongo * to build web applications.