Ode to a Resume
I will describe the motivation behind this mini-project (converting my resume from doc / pdf file into an HTML file) with this doggerel:
I sent them a .docx, but from the response I got, you might think I broke their coccyx.
I tried a PDF, and from the crickets it induced, I wondered if they were deaf.
So, I thought: I'll try HTML, what the ... hammer, what the chain ... oh, well.
Especially if you claim knowledge of web technologies, why not show it off by writing your resume/CV in HTML, including links to corroborate your claims, and even a map that shows where you have worked?
I did so; now I can send a single HTML file that the prospective employer can open. No other files are needed - the needed jQuery and Google maps library are referenced from their CDNs, and the gomap jQuery plugin library is embedded directly into the file. The size of the emailable file is a svelte 36 KB. The proof / example is attached to this tip - download it and 2-click to see what I mean.
Here's what it looks like (with only the very top/north edge of the map displaying):
Now It's Your Turn
Admittedly, my file is rather plain/bland; it could use a makeover. Feel free to prettify it, and/or add some "bells and whistles."