The best resume I ever got, in response to an ad for a programmer, was from a guy who listed four years at the counter of a Taco Bell as his most relevant previous position. Because I was looking for “client-server experience.”
Hi there! My name's GREG KNAUSS and I like to make things.
Some of those things are Web sites (like the Webby-nominated Metababy and The American People), software (both commercial and open-source, including contributions to projects like CPAN and XScreenSaver) and stories (for Web sites like Suck and Fray, print magazines like Worth and Macworld, and books like "Things I Learned About My Dad" and "Rainy Day Fun and Games for Toddler and Total Bastard").
My e-mail address is email@example.com. I'd love to hear from you!