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Cache: Sarah’s Non-Traditional Job Search Experiment

This is a cache of a a webpage (http://livorna.com/job/) which was available on 8/26/2011. Hi, I’m Sarah and I need a job. The traditional job search method seems to penalize me because I’m not very traditional. I thought I’d try something different. I’ve been doing front-end web development for more than 10 years. HTML, CSS and JavaScript are my closest friends. I’ve been playing with Node.js, MongoDB and Ruby on my own lately. I’ve done PHP and Java in the past. I’m not entirely picky about technologies (just… no Microsoft please). I’m more concerned with working with good people and learning as much as I can. I’m going to tell you some things about myself that aren’t things you would normally disclose in a job interview, but I’m going with this experimental angle. Don’t worry, there’s good things too. So, here’s some not-necessarily-awesome-stuff about me: I don’t have any friends or family that are remotely interested in computers, so I don’t have anyone to casually “talk shop” with and I tend to stumble when discussing things. I read a wise thing recently: make sure you aren’t the smartest engineer at your job. I’ve failed at that pretty consistently. I’ve always been the one passing knowledge onto others, but rarely have I been the recipient. I’m not an idea person. I’m a get-things-done person. I think Twitter is silly. And here’s some rather-awesome-things about me: I’m smart and I learn really fast. I’m extremely passionate about what I do. I love … Continue reading

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