Friday, September 2, 2011


My name is Harold F. Jenkins. I have a degree in Physics and over nineteen years of experience in industry, at every level from production to management including Continuous Improvement, Total Quality Management, and Statistical Process Control. I'm analytical, intuitive, and a creative problem solver, and I'd like to see what I can do for your company.

There. The elevator pitch, the résumé objective, the quick summary of who I am and what I know. It's incomplete, imperfect, only gives a glimpse of who I am. But is that glimpse enough to catch someone's eye and convince them to take a closer look?

A few weeks ago I caught this story on CNN:

I never saw a follow-up to this story, so I don't know how effective this "reinvention expert" is or if she is capable of delivering the results she claims she can. She certainly confirms the conclusion I've drawn about employment consultants over the years: "One expert's 'always' is another expert's 'never.'" But one thing she said caught my attention:

"We're gonna do some very outside-of-the-box pieces...we may start a blog about how much you wanna work there..."

A blog? Hey, I know about blogs!

I should. I've been blogging since 2004. Heck, I created a blog network of sorts, NEPA Blogs, back in 2006, and it's still going strong. Why not create a blog designed specifically to assist in my search for new employment opportunities?

So here it is. I'm not going to post my résumé or even my full contact information here, not yet, anyway. But I am including a link to my LinkedIn profile on the sidebar. I will continue to revise the design of this site as I figure out how I wish to proceed.

So, that's it for now. If any of this has made you want to know more about me, contact me on gmail, addressed to haroldfjenkins. Thanks!


  1. I think you’re onto something! If your Google results are “the new resume, business card and elevator speech” (in addition to your dating profile and background check) it DOES make complete sense to create a blog about your job search!

  2. I have to agree with Cheri. This is an excellent idea, and I'm learning things about you that I've never known. Keep up the good work.