Best Cover Letter Ever or Worst Cover Letter Ever?


Happy Monday!

For the sake of entertainment, or maybe standing out from the crowd or possibly going out on a creative bender. As far as I’m concerned the concept of “Rock Star” probably died in the early nineties, with Guns & Roses, Poison, Metallic. The grunge movement (Pearl Jam & Nirvana) was anti-Rock Star, then the second wave of Punk (Green Day) came along which was also anti-Rock star. After the invention of the Ipod (not the iPhone 6) in ~2001 and Napster, music became very segrated as the consumer had termendous access to a wide variety of music and no longer had to rely on major labels. No artist could maintain a majority of the population attention span, as once Micheal Jackson and or The Beatles did. Death Cab for Cutie was discovered via (remember that?) So as far as I know… I don’t know any “Rock Stars”.

However it’s rather easy in PhP to use the function str_replace(), and we can change “Rock Star” to “Punk Rock Star” (which in it’s self would be an oxymoron) and I might be interested. We can also change Codeigniter PhP on my resume to Cake PHP. (Codeigniter MVC PHP I suspect is very similar to CAKE MVC PHP) so please keep that in mind as well.

In the meantime, I have developed an interactive resume that illustrates my skill set in a more palatable form. (I was force to make interactive resume because it was becoming clear that IT recruiters don’t read.) A formal resume can be found on the website as well.


Chad Humphrey

Why are Tech recruiters so #$%& ?

Your mind is filling in the blanks, but in fact I didn’t say anything negative. What I meant to say is: Why are Tech recruiters so smart?

Regardless, I do have your attention and chances are really good you are a tech recruiter.  With that said I’m looking for work, I’m not your average programmer… I have the ability to think, program, code, algorithms, communicate, lead and provide strategic direction. brogrammers

So there are plenty of Brogrammers, man-children and star trek programmers out there for you to hire, I’m sorry I’m not one of those.

Click here for a resume that does more than list off all the programming languages I have ever worked with, because let’s face it we nobody reads those resumes.