Brad Feld writes on his blog that when he interviews potential employees, he only cares “what you did yesterday, and last month, and last quarter, and last year.” Beyond that time-frame, your personal history does not matter nearly as much as you think.
Feld notes that he can find out about a person’s “journey” through a LinkedIn or resume scan – but what’s more important is determining what the person has learned and how they will apply their knowledge to fit into a given company culture.
For his own sake, Feld vows to introduce his personal history in “reverse-chronological” order, outlining only the relevant experience. He believes this will make interactions “immediately active instead of passive.”
Oh yeah – and he says he doesn’t “care where you went to school.” There goes the alumni connection.