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I am an IT guy, and in my company, I am just a normal, low ranking employee, and working on boring stuff every day.
However, at the same time, I am a founder of a very popular web site of its kind in the world (I am not exaggerating).
I would like to leave my company as soon as possible, but, the skill set and stuff I am doing at my company are not really marketable.
Therefore, I am thinking to post my side project on my resume, and the results I've achieved in a short period of time. My questions are:
- Is it appropriate? Some people suggested not to do it, some people said go ahead.
- If yes, how can I describe my role on that web site in my resume? as a volunteer, founder, CEO,CTO, etc?
- Do side projects like this go on my LinkedIn profile?
- I would like to show future employee what I can do, but at the same time I don't want my existing employee to know that I have such a good web site, and get fired.
Please don't ask me to tell my boss that I deserved something better. I've tried that, and it goes nowhere. I have done several things that have huge impact on company's revenue, but he ended up taking all the credit and climbing up the corporate ladder, while I continue to get buried under the hierarchy.
I am very depressed and need help from you guys! (By the way, although my web site is very popular, it still not able to generate enough income stream to support me and family, that's why I need a full time job and keep working on the web site).