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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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