Krzysztof Kowalczyk (I love his motto: “Blog or you’ll be blogged.”) suggests that a focused, balanced blog (or k-log, or blog category, or RSS feed, etc.) could be used as a dynamic resume, one that will be much more impressive in retrospect than a dry recitation of skills in a tradition flat resume:
Keep a log of all the stuff you’re learning and doing. e.g. if today you wrote a 5k lines perl script that spiders the web and extracts interesting info, you would add to your log a dated entry:
Finished 5k line Perl script to spider the web. Used LWP::Simple module
Of course you should start now, the day you’re out of work is probably a few years late.
Think I’ll set up a resume category today.