Thursday, November 8, 2012

Apply with Wishlist

I love Amazon's wishlist.  It's a great place to store books that I'm interested in but don't have time (or money) to read just yet.

While I was applying for a job yesterday, a peculiar thought hit me.  Should I include my Wishlist with the application?  This might seem awfully cocky of me.  On the other hand, there are some good arguments for it.  You can learn a lot about who someone is by the books they want to read.

  1. Am I interested in general programming, or just one problem domain?  
  2. Do I seem like the sort of person you'd want to discuss things with over coffee?
  3. Am I ambitious?
I should hope that my list provides a good answer to all three.

(You can find my list here if you're interested in supporting Recoding!)

1 comment:

  1. Nice list of books. Surprised by how many programmer books are available and the range of business books you are interested in.