Recently I had a few job interviews,1 in person and 2 over the phone. They gave me crap about the formatting of my resume to which the admitted it did stand out from all the others just because I use [brackets], CAPS and blue(shows up as a mild grey on B&W printers) to easily identify information. They also gave me a hard time about being a show off. I asked 2 of them directly “Isn’t it my job right now to sell you on how excellent I am?”.
I got offered 2 of the 3 jobs but I’m not sure why a company expects someone with 3-5 years experience with Virtual Systems, Firewall configuring, Sharepoint configuring, mobile device support including BlackBerry, trouble shooting knowledge for Windows, Linux (Both Ubuntu and Red Hat) and Mac to work for $35,000 a year.
Oh well, I’m happy at my job anyways, I was just feeling the waters.