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Bad signs Aug. 23rd, 2007 01:30 pm
Thinking "Urgh, I need to refactor my CV"...

From: d_floorlandmine
Date: August 23rd, 2007 - 12:39 pm (Link)
The fact that you're thinking about rejigging your CV? Or the fact that you refer to it as "refactoring"?
From: fellcat
Date: August 23rd, 2007 - 01:26 pm (Link)
Damn, you beat me to it.
From: barbedwirekiss
Date: August 23rd, 2007 - 12:44 pm (Link)
"refactor"... wassat?

Rfactoring, Recompiling, Reomposting

From: hairyears
Date: August 23rd, 2007 - 02:21 pm (Link)

Hmmm... refactoring.

I think I know what that means in coding terms - your own definition would be useful - but applying this to a CV is a bit dubious. Perhaps I could offer a few suggestions:

  • Reordering the elements;
  • Renaming the variables (changing the euphemisms);
  • Using a different naming convention (different buzwords for a different sector);
  • Revising the facts;
  • Removing the facts;
  • Replacing the facts;
  • Reinventing the facts;
  • Reappraising which facts are verifiably true, and which non-facts are uncheckable.

I am sure that other readers will be equally helpful (FSO 'helpful' originating in Redmond). But the best advice is: if you're using words like 'refactor' in another namespace (like, say, your private life) then maybe a career break is in order.