[thelist] [OT] Describing role of individual developer operating as a company

patrick pms at stoutstreet.com
Mon Feb 26 07:32:44 CST 2007

Vijay Immanuel wrote:
> Hello,
> I am an independent web developer operating as a company - a "sole
> proprietorship" as is known here. Though I am a programmer more than
> anything else (my forte is writing server and client side programs), I
> also occasionally deal with web design and minor sysadmin tasks among
> others - hence the self-assumed "web developer" tag.
> Recently, I was required to submit a formal technical resumé of myself
> for a business offer, and I have a problem describing my role in the
> company precisely. It is in effect a one-man company, and my
> "official" role is as it's "sole proprietor", which somehow sounds too
> absurd in a technical resumé, IMHO. Will "web developer" undermine my
> role in running the company (which honestly isn't much more than a
> couple of hours of paperwork every year)? Should I stick to "web
> developer" and briefly mention that I also run the company?
> Any ideas most appreciated. And, apologies if this is way off topic.
> Thanks in advance,
> Vijay Immanuel

It doesn't seem to me that the inner workings of your company are 
important. Remember this is a 'formal technical resume', so keep focus 
on 'technical'.


patrick sanders
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