For millions of young aspirants, the first step towards their dream career is building a résumé that resonates with their qualifications, experience, and skills. In today’s job market having a résumé that stands out has become one of the top deciding factors to hire talents.
A résumé is more than a mere document, for many, it could be their ticket to life-altering and rewarding careers. Over the years, the format, font, and style have evolved, however, the document’s significance remains untarnished. It is still the most relevant document for any aspiring professional around the world.
For Bill Gates, one of the wealthiest men in the world, the journey from his younger days would be relatable to millions of youths around the world. The 66-year-old took his admirers on time travel when he shared his résumé from 48 years ago. The billionaire philanthropist said in his quiet humor that he was sure that the résumé s today would look a lot better than his. Bill Gates is the Microsoft cofounder and fourth-richest man in the world.
American business magnate William Henry Gates III, popularly known as Bill Gates, on June 30 shared his 48-year-old resume on the social networking website LinkedIn, which went viral. In his post, the Co-Chair of the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation also took a jibe at self, saying, “Whether you’re a recent grad or a college dropout, I’m sure your resume looks a lot better than mine did 48 years ago.”
The old resume dates back to when gates was studying in his first year at Harvard College. In his resume, Gates shad wrote about his expertise including operating systems structure, database management, compiler construction, and computer graphics.
Apart from this, the Microsoft founder while sharing his experiences mentioned his proficiency in all the prominent programming languages from the yesteryears such as FORTRAN, COBOL, ALGOL, BASIC, etc. Also, his resume says Gates had experience as a systems programmer with TRW Systems Group in 1973 and did his stint as a co-leader and co-partner on contract at Seattle’s Lakaside School in 1972.
Though the billionaire philanthropist calls his resume needs more work, netizens commented that Gates’ resume is perfect and thank to him for sharing the nostalgic moment. Gates’s resume shows patience and perseverance can result in success.