Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” -Matthew 19:21
On April 8th, my current contract as a Programmer Analyst at M&T Bank will be coming to an end. So here I am, looking once again. If you are interested in knowing what I do and perhaps can help, have a look at my Professional page.
In a nutshell, I am just report developer who loves to mine and analyze data in a database. In other words, I make data more user friendly for others to use. I like to use Business Objects / Crystal Reports and SSRS. Instead of wasting time putting together spreadsheets so that informed decisions can be made, I make the data “decision-ready”. I like to build stored procedures, views, triggers, and fancy front ends. Another word for what I do is called Business Intelligence. If you are not sure what all this means since I am now past the 30 second “interview in an elevator” point, ask your IT department what all this means.
Now since I am looking, I really need to present myself in a professional and highly reputable manner. People who know me will vouch for that in addition to a few other character traits. Some will say I am hyper, others will say I am competitive, yet others will call me very smart. I am sure there are a few expletives in there, good and bad. And those who don’t, you’ll find me all over the internet for you to draw your own conclusions. I am probably in more search results than there is space junk circling the earth.
Now that I have a blog and I do write about personal reflections some of which may contain verses from the Bible, others which may sound like a pity party because of my lousy hearing, and others which sound like I am greed because I am looking for a job. Plus I post on Facebook and Twitter and more often in a corny way. People tell me to be careful what I do and say. After all, perception is 9/10ths reality, right?
When I read about how to portray one’s self and how to be careful about what I say, I sometimes looks back and have some regrets. Because of the internet, that is next to impossible to reverse.
And that brings up the verse I posted, above. We are not perfect and we can’t be. We can make subtle changes in our lives and become a little more aware. We can at least try to be a little more perfect than we are (less imperfect might be a more politically correct term). But I highly doubt we would sell everything and give to the poor. So that means….we are not totally and completely perfect.
That brings up the point of who we are. I am a good, honest, caring, sensitive human being. I surround myself with people of similar nature. And I accept people for what they are. So as I embark on my career search once again, please take a moment to accept me for who I am and not for what I write here or say on Facebook and Twitter. Think about yourself as if I am in your shoes looking from the outside in. After all, we are who we are…