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And at what point does she plan to stop listing every marathon she's ever been in? Jeez. [Nov. 15th, 2009|03:04 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

The more jobs I apply for, the more I notice things about my resume that are horrible. I typically notice these things right after I've sent off the resume. That's the way it goes. At least they get noticed and fixed.

But let me assure you that in future, it's just fine for you to pull me aside and say things like, "You know, Lindsey, the words 'a variety of' add exactly no information", or "You know, Lindsey, it might be just a tiny bit of an exaggeration to refer to Class::Std as an object system."

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From: catamorphism
2009-11-15 08:21 pm (UTC)
Ok, well, maybe you don't need to list your GPA to four significant figures :-)

If it were me, I would shorten the "other activities" section a lot and just write "marathon running; choral singing". After all, the point of the section is that if someone is interviewing you, and they happen to share your interests, they can be all like, "hey, I'm interested in that too!" And for that, you don't need a lot of details, because they'll ask you. But that's just me.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-11-15 08:30 pm (UTC)
Ok, well, maybe you don't need to list your GPA to four significant figures :-)

Probably true! I was doing it in the name of accuracy!, I suppose, but who really cares?

Yes, I could certainly shorten up the "other things I do" section. That might also make it possible to fit references onto that page, if I wanted to. Hm.
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[User Picture]From: etb
2009-11-15 11:40 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't call a paper that hasn't (yet) been accepted a publication. Calling conference papers publications is a bit questionable already, though PL people are unlikely to object. (I've avoided the issue by listing "refereed papers" and then "unrefereed papers", which provides more information . But I haven't had to list a paper that's been submitted but not yet accepted.) I'd at least change "Submitted for publication in FLOPS 2010" to "Submitted to FLOPS 2010", which is less cumbersome anyway.

Also, I put a line after my contact information, rather than before it; I think that makes it easier for the reader to skip it during their first scan.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-11-16 03:06 am (UTC)
I noticed that some people have a "Submitted" or "Under Review" section in their publications section, and some folks even have a "Drafts" or "In Progress" section. I thought about doing something like that, but I didn't think it necessary to actually create a separate section since I have a whopping two items listed. You're right, though, that it's a little disingenuous to call something a publication when it hasn't, um, been published. I like your idea of getting rid of "for publication in". (I'd disagree that calling conference papers publications is questionable, though. In PL, if anything, conference publications have now become more important than journal publications, to the point where folks are speaking up against it.)
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[User Picture]From: etb
2009-11-16 03:36 am (UTC)
If what counts as publication were always perfectly clear, SIGPLAN wouldn't need a <a href="http://www.sigplan.org/republicationpolicy.htm>republication policy</a> that says: well, it counts, unless the proceedings were photocopied and geographically limited and... You and I know that the Scheme Workshop has none of those attributes and should count, but the person reading your CV won't always be in PL, maybe not even in CS at all.
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[User Picture]From: etb
2009-11-16 05:10 am (UTC)
I don't think so. The ML Workshop, PLPV, LFMTP, and the Haskell Workshop (before it got uppity and became a Symposium) are all refereed. Being refereed is correlated with reputation, so there are undoubtedly more unrefereed workshops I've never heard of than refereed workshops I've never heard of, but even so...
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[User Picture]From: etb
2009-11-16 06:48 am (UTC)
Oh. Yes, that implication is true.

There's no operational difference between a "good" refereed workshop and a conference, except that workshops are almost always less competitive (and thus accept all the papers I write that ICFP rejects).
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-11-16 06:08 am (UTC)
lindseykuper: Bringing People Together™.
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[User Picture]From: etb
2009-11-16 07:02 am (UTC)
If the homepage of the person you are thinking of has a picture of a woodchuck, then you are almost certainly correct.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-11-16 05:58 am (UTC)
Incidentally, the Scheme Workshop is also refereed (thankfully; our paper was much improved because of it!).
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-11-16 02:55 am (UTC)
Heh, that format looks an awful lot like the one I use...

I'm convinced that no one has ever written a TeX document from scratch. Except for Knuth. He wrote the first one, and every one since has shared some bytes with an ancestor. In fact, this property is required, such that if you ever did try to write one from scratch, it wouldn't compile.
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