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I entered the workforce in 1998 during the midst of the dotcom bubble. To stay relevant in a highly competitive and unpredictable market, I found myself constantly updating my resume with software proficiencies I thought companies would find desirable.
However, none of the software proficiencies I included in my resume proved to be applicable or remotely useful in my personal life. There was a clear separation of church and state as it applied to the qualifications in my personal and professional lives.
Software skills, while arguably just as important for job applications today, if not more, are taking on a different form as consumer and workplace tools begin to blend into one. Candidates today are well versed in
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