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Subject:Re: Home pages and resumes From:"Huber, Mike" <mrhuber -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 3 Mar 1997 11:08:56 -0600
I guess I don't have a problem with that. Not including my home page as
a professional reference isn't a matter of hiding something shameful,
but a matter of presenting the appropriate material. I don't include my
web page, my telephone notes, postcards, assignments from creative
writing classes, etc. It's not that I'm hiding these materials, it's
that they are not appropriate to the portfolio.
A prospective employer who would dig for personal information, find
something less than professional (but neither illegal, nor, by normal
standards, immoral or shameful) in my personal life, and hold that
against me professionally is not someone I want to work for. I hate to
admit it in public, but sometimes the pillow talk in my bedroom is not
correctly punctuated. On the other hand, there is nothing on my page I
wouldn't want my aunts to read, because they (and my mom) do read it.
Perhaps if my page were a bit riskier, I would have a different
attitude. I'm sure that there is information out there, if you look hard
enough, that presents me in a worse light than my web page does.
>From: Paula Puffer[SMTP:techwrtr -at- CEI -dot- NET]
>Sent: Monday, March 03, 1997 8:09 AM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: Re: Home pages and resumes
>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
>mike -dot- huber -at- software -dot- rockwell -dot- com
>Opinions expressed are mine alone, any resemblance to those of Rockwell
>Software (as if a corporation had opinions) are strictly coincidental.