There are increasing numbers of HR people and recruiters who have looked at my data in the last few years. Why am I different now to then? Why am I a better candidate now than then?

  • I'm in London (which is the roles I am targeting, then and now).
  • Have the ZCE (I think I will do the PHP5.5 this year).
  • I have more that I can talk about. I have a range of OSS and alot of content on my site.
  • I have over a years use of Symfony2 (look at details). I have published work in Perl, and hav done some work in Node and Angular.
  • I am using HTML5 (as compared to 2009). The range of supported features in the majority of browsers has crept up, but MSIE still lags behind for forms. To reduce any later ambiguity, I am not a front-end specialist. My expected results from HTML hasn't changed with the version number.
  • I have used a bigger range of web technologies, for example Twig.
  • I have used a bigger range of tools (e.g. GIT), due to changing employers a few times.
  • I present a more capable CV, due to a wider process.
  • I may get into the BCS meetings without much effort. I take BCS courses every so often. I also go to the technical meetups.
  • Due to time focussing on the process of professional development, I have more awareness on options for things that I may change (i.e. the available courses). I am investing in my future.
  • I am really pleased to note that things I wanted with respect to “ability” web use in 2000, are now relatively simple. My second skin on my site has a sensible means to control font size and choice of font. This isn't a reason to employ me, but is “ablist”. I will install more fonts on this site.
  • I have spent time learning about technology that I don't think is professional, so I am articulate in defending my professional choices. Pure business specialists may think that I am limiting myself.
  • I have spent substantial time this year (and 2014) adding content to this site. This expands accessibility, findability, branding and adds a few new features. This site is now more than a remotely accessible CV.
  • I am running a contracting firm. This doesn't have a website, as that would only be a list of previous work, and my contact details.
  • Plain text emails are easily readable on any platform (blackberrys...), but aren't 'poor layout'. Making things render in ms-outlook is nasty, ms-word isn't a typesetting package.
  • The important skills of scheduling, process management, release management, test process is language agnostic. I have these...

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