[colug-jobs] A first resume

Jim Wildman jim at rossberry.com
Wed Jun 15 22:10:54 EDT 2016

On Wed, 15 Jun 2016, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:

> The same holds for certifications.  You don't have to spend time
> defending yourself for not getting some certifications.  Instead, you
> can spend time on the qualities that make you valuable to the
> prospective employer.  Given that most job interviews are rather
> time-limited you need to do everything you can to maximize your use of
> the time.  Spend 5 mintues explaining why you don't think certifications
> are worth your time or spend 5 minutes telling them how your last
> project increased the sales team's productivity by X% and increased the
> division's revenue by Y% and how you mentored two new interns in the
> process.

I think this is an excellent way to look at it.  I've had an RHCE since early in the RHEL 5
life cycle I think, plus several more.  Within the RHT using community, it has a certain
cachet.  I'm working on my RHCA at the moment (RHCE + 5 more certs).  I _really_ wish that
RHT had not called the 1/2 RHCE the RHCSA as it appears to me to dilute and confuse the RHCA

In my experience (before working at RHT), the RHCE definitely helped me clear the first
couple of interviews quickly, much like Roberto suggested.

Jim Wildman, CISSP, RHCE       jim at rossberry.com http://www.rossberry.net
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