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Subject:Re: Home pages and resumes From:Paula Puffer <techwrtr -at- CEI -dot- NET> Date:Mon, 3 Mar 1997 08:09:43 -0600
At 09:43 AM 3/3/97 +0100, you wrote:
>I too have a web page that is goofy, personal, un-polished, and
>non-professional. I use it to display pictures of my new apartment and
>stuff for my family and friends. I would not want this site to be my first
>impression on potential employers.
>However, one handy trick is to "hide" your ASCII resume and PDF portfolio
>on the Web server, and not include any links to these files. That way, you
>can give potential employers the exact URL for the resume and PDF, and have
>them completely bypass the index.html file.
If you're not careful, your personal webpage might make an impression even
if you don't want it to. If your server is set up like most servers,
index.html is the default and if there is no index file, it'll show a
listing of all the files and subdirectories in the directory. So let's say
you send me a URL complete with the file you want me to look at. I look at
it and I am just curious enough to use the backspace key to see what else is
in the directory. I've done this when I am curious about site where an
account has been hosted or when I am looking for specific information
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