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Noah Stokes – Best CV Ever

by Brian Burke  |  March 27, 2009  |  1 Comment

This may be most entertaining CV I’ve ever read.  To be completely honest, it’s the first CV that I’ve read top to bottom in decades.  Noah bills himself as a “Front-end Developer and Other Crap”.  When you stop laughing and dig a little deeper, Noah is not only telling the reader that he’s pretty good at his job (all CVs say that), he’s also putting prospective employers on notice.  He’s telling you that he’s not going to fit in to your company, but if your company fits him then he may work there.

Noah is a great example of a ‘Digital Native’.  He is clearly not a younger version of us.  We need to rethink how we are going to attract and retain the best and brightest of Noah’s generation.  As Noah puts it, “The motherfuton SUN will be jealous of the heat I add to your site.”

Good luck in your job search Noah!

Category: digital-natives  

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Brian Burke
Research Analyst
9 years at Gartner
29 years IT industry

Brian Burke is an analyst for Gartner, specializing in enterprise architecture and gamification. His groundbreaking work in the development of federated architectures has been implemented in hundreds of organizations in both... Read Full Bio

Thoughts on Noah Stokes – Best CV Ever

  1. I know that you are probably being tongue in cheek when you say “He’s telling you that he’s not going to fit in to your company, but if your company fits him then he may work there”, but I think Noah will have to learn eventually that his CV will have to tell employers how he can solve their problems. It is by doing this that he will actually find a job in the long run.

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