I have three “resumes”. One is beautifully typed and set. It has been proofread sixteen times over the course of eight changes. I contains an addendum with references, a portfolio map with over twenty beautifully photographed dishes, a binder with former menus, and more. It comes on heavy stock and in a black manila envelope that has my name on it in white. There’s a mailing address, a phone number, an email address, all that stuff.
Then I have my posts and answers on Quora. They’re opinionated, not always work-centric, not always PG-13, and full of typos and other stylistic abuses. I write about animal husbandry, why paleo diets are so stupid only a caveman would follow them, cooking, and restaurant life in a non-glorified way.
And I have this website. ‘Nuff said.
To just contact me from ny of the second and third choice you’ll have to jump through some pretty serious hoops.
From 2010 (March) when I joined Quora (since this is the latest of the three), here’s the tally:
- Printed resume: job offers: 1, consulting gigs: 3, media inquiries: 2
- Quora: job offers: 11, consulting gigs: 9, media inquiries: 36
- Website: job offers: 0, consulting gigs: 4, media inquiries: 24
Formal resumes are on their way out, people. As a hiring manager I do not require them (but I will push names through websites such as SocialMention), as an employee they haven’t helped me much. And I, for one, am glad that’s the case.