Reslift in Beta?!

This week, Coded announced that their new resume platform Reslift is almost in beta form!  This is an exciting announcement — although jobs in the tech sector have changed enormously over the past 20 years, the resume is still sadly stuck in the 1970’s., and LinkedIn does little to change this.

Reslift offers a number of tools that other resume builders do not:

  • A snapshot of the applicant and his/her experience on the ‘front cover’
  • Ability to post an unlimited number of ‘clips’ in a clickable digital portfolio
  • Ability to see/follow the person’s social media feeds with a simple click
  • A ‘contact’ button that lets potential employers ask the applicant questions in order to assess fit
  • Connectivity with LinkedIn to allow the applicant to easily pull data from the LinkedIn profile into the Reslift resume.

However, there are also a few steps this web application needs to take in order to become an indispensable tool:

  • Add space for the applicant to feature his/her website or blog on the front cover
  • Link past employers’ names to their websites
  • Allow the user to edit the bullets under past jobs so that they aren’t smushed together
  • Functionality to delete any social media icons that are not applicable.  No one needs more than 3 social media icons on their resume, unless they are applying for a social media job.
  • Optional inclusion of the applicant’s LinkedIn recommendations, perhaps on the back cover
  • Bug: For some reason, it is not possible to make the social media icons actually link to my feeds.  I’m not sure if others have experienced this or not, but I assume the creators will fix this before the beta comes out.
  • Inclusion of a bitly link to paste Reslift resume to website, social media, email signature, etc.

All in all, though, I’m very excited for the beta to come out. I can’t wait to debut my new ResLift resume!

My Reslift Resume

My Reslift Resume Cover


Stuff Coders Probably Think is Obvious (But I Didn’t Know)

Over the past few weeks, I’ve become elbow deep at The Coded in solving problems that most people probably don’t think twice about.  I feel like a dummy a lot, but I keep in mind the advice of Adam from The Flatiron School: just keep going.

For example, one of my biggest problems has been how to test my code.  I’ve been using CodeAcademy‘s dinky interface to stuff my code in and try to view the results.  But apparently you can use Google Chrome to load local content, even HTML files.  As *ahem* everyone should know.

Then I thought, “But how can I include my CSS, PHP, JavaScript, etc?”

I didn’t know that you can put CSS and other languages into HTML with “<style>” and “<script>”-type tags.

As a result, I now have all kinds of possibilities before me.  I can try to code ANYTHING and test the results.  It’s really quite daunting.