What is in a resume? That was the question I asked in yesterday’s Higher Education Administration program’s professional development seminar.
Although we don’t usually think of a resume as a piece of writing or even as a writing sample, like anything we write, there is an imagined reader, an intended audience. Yes, it has a highly prescribed format but that shouldn’t stop us from writing for the reader(s). Ideally, your resume is a map that starts at the position description and ends at you getting an interview and, hopefully, the offer.
I am a firm believer that your values should show up in your resume. When I read a resume, I want it to give me a glimpse into the person who wrote it. Sometimes there is too much personality- photos, col
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