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jamie-thompson.co.uk

The home of Jamie Thompson on the web

For Employers

- A short(ish) piece describing why I think you will want me working for you

Me.

If you're reading this you're either being curious or you're interested in employing me. To be frank, in this section I'm only really interested in the latter, and if that means you, I think you're close to making a good decision.

If all you desire is a synopsis of my skills, then my CV is provided below in several formats for your convenience. What follows is more a personal statement of why I believe I would be an asset to your organisation.

My C.V.

My C.V is availible in the following flavours:

Why I should be working for you

I'm a multi-skilled fellow, with strong problem-solving skills, a realistic work ethic (i.e. I work hard, but know how *not* to burn out), and a very strong aptitude for technology, especially in I.T.

My primary trade however is software development, which thanks to my other attributes I feel am very skilled at. I have been programming in some form or another since a very young age.

Aside from my university education, my programming skills are entirely self-taught, which again I hope demonstrates my work ethic and ability to learn well. Though I worked non-commercially with the C++ programming language for many years, my commercial experience is primarily in C#, where I have over 15 years commercial experience, so between those two I feel I have a lot of ground covered.

I began my programming career on the microcomputers of the late 1980's such as the Commodore 64 and the BBC Micro, and as such I gained a in-depth understanding of the underlying hardware principles on which my software executes; this allows me to write code that is more efficient and robust. This knowledge has also aided me in the fundamental skill of debugging, as armed with knowledge of assembly language principles and internal CPU architecture it makes me very efficient at correcting and optimising code.