Feb 042010

Looking for a job, whether it will be your first real job or just a better job, is something that the nearly everyone will do in their lifetime. Many people don’t realize this but in many ways looking for a job is a job in itself. Keeping yourself organized during this process will help ensure that you keep your best foot forward so that it might just end up in the door at your ideal company. Luckily Google has many free tools out there that can help you with this process if you use them to their fullest potential.

First step when looking for a job is modifying or creating a resume. The resume is the mos important document in your job search because it is the document that should represent why a company should bring you in for an interview. So, it’s important that your resume is professional and as complete as possible, which means free of grammatical and spelling errors and containing all pertinent information about your skills. Well you probably don’t write resumes for a living, so it will be beneficial to have multiple people review your resume before you ever submit it anywhere. Continue reading »

Jan 132010

Google announced that beginning soon they would allow you to upload files of any type to Google Docs and offer you 1 GB of additional storage free. This is something that I have heard rumors about for awhile, so I wasn’t surprised when it was announced, but I have been personally dreading it. You see my employer owns an online file storage website called TrueShare, which I have been the primary developer on for over 2 years now. The website itself has been around much much longer than that though, it started in 2003 as a website called Easy FTP and then became TrueShare.

Since I have been on the TrueShare project I have put a great deal of hard work into the application, but being that we are still a small development shop with no investment capital it has been a struggle to keep up with the likes of DropBox, Box.Net, Files Anywhere, Drop.Io and the oodles of other file sharing websites out there. Now you add Google into the mix and it’s going to make it a great deal harder of a struggle simply because of the weight that Google can toss around. Continue reading »