Day 4 – 9.8 – Employment Project – Resume

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September 5, 2014 by Brian Harmon

Freewrite:

Note: I have had a few folks ask about the formatting of blog posts.  Remember, these are part of your participation grade.  I will not grade them individually.  Occasionally I’ll make a comment or suggestion, but not consistently.  At the end of the semester, I’ll look carefully through your blog and assess your participation.  That said, I wanted to give you some quasi-guidelines so before you start on today’s post, have a look at THIS.

For today, give some impressions you got from Carolyn Miller’s article “What’s Practical about Technical Writing.”  What does she mean by practical? Do you agree that there is a contradiction between the inadequacies and authority of nonacademic writing?  Do you agree with Miller that the current enthusiasm for “industry-university collaboration” creates a situation where “influence flows primarily from nonacademic practices to the academy” (66)?

Discussion:

  • Updates on job ads and organizations.
  • Miller and Practicalities
  • The Rhetoric of the Resume
  • Group Practice

Homework:

  • Read TC Chapter 14 (p.396-436).
  • Bring a resume to class.
  • Copy the following text into a new blog post and reflect on the impact this text has on your ethos as a student in this class: “This is an example of a page. Unlike posts, which are displayed on your blog’s front page in the order they’re published, pages are better suited for more timeless content that you want to be easily accessible, like your About or Contact information.” (THEN FILL OUT THE ABOUT SECTION WITH A SHORT DESCRIPTION AND A PHOTO!)
  • Look through some of the links below.

Links:

The New Science of Resumes

CVs vs. Resumes

Ten Resume Templates

How to Make Your Resume Bullets Pop

Why Good Grammar Matters (for a programmer looking for a job)

(Boring) Computer Systems Resume

CVs That Open Industry Doors (Science)

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