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4/18/2014

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The artful resume Dr. Joseph Barber barberjo@upenn.edu

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PLEASE NOTE:

This is an abridged version of the Artful Resume workshop that has been shortened and formatted for use as a handout. If you did not attend this program, but are

interested in the full content, then we look forward to seeing you the next time it is presented.

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The artful resume

A resume that paints a clear, concise, and compelling picture in the mind of the reader about what you can do, and how you do it

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What well cover

How information is transferred and processed with submitted resumes (& during the interview process)

Areas of miscommunication and misinterpretation in resume writing and reading

How and why different people see the same types of information sometimes very differently

How to verbalize and illustrate with more clarity the skills, experience, and knowledge you want to share

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YOU EMPLOYER

Are you communicating effectively?

RESUME

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YOU EMPLOYER

Your descriptions do not match what you actually did You are describing tasks not skills You are assuming a common knowledge of experience Your language is problematic (unclear, jargon, too specific)

RESUME

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YOU EMPLOYER

Your statements are misinterpreted The reader pictures something different than you do There is no shared contextual experience The reader does not understand what is written

RESUME

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YOU EMPLOYER

INTERVIEW

Still opportunities for miscommunication and misinterpretation

Direct communication provides ability to address the issue

There is feedback

FEEDBACK

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YOU EMPLOYER

I identified and creatively solved a longstanding scientific problem!

Real-time tailoring of language/examples used to promote understanding

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INTERPRETING YOUR

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YOU

Assisted in 2 conferences

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YOU

Assisted in 2 conferences

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YOU

Assisted in 2 conferences

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EMPLOYER

Assisted in 2 conferences

Assisted in 2 conferences

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#1 Employers only have what you write Employers cannot fill in any of the gaps Employers cannot imagine you doing

anything you havent mentioned

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What employers are looking for

Someone who can do the job

Someone who understands their unique needs

Someone who can speak the language

Someone who fits

Someone who can communicate

Relevant keywords

An excuse to put your application in the no pile

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What employers are looking for

Someone who can do the job

Someone who understands their unique needs

Someone who can speak the language

Someone who fits

Someone who can communicate

Relevant keywords

An excuse to put your application in the no pile

And also

A way to interpret your experiences and skills using their own experiences and perspectives

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#2 People often see the same type of

information differently People understand what they see/read

using their personal and professional experiences

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WHY

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YOUR BRAIN

www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbKw0_v2clo

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Challenges to overcome

1. Miscommunication based on personal experiences and perspectives of the reader/observer

2. The brains ability to interpret the same information differently, incorrectly, or creatively

3. The difficulty accurately describing what you do

SOLUTIONS:

Understanding our internal perspectives better

Managing visual perceptions to focus on what is actually there so others can see exactly what you see

Effectively communicating what we see/do

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COMMUNICATING WHAT YOU SEE to communicate what you do

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Similar v. Different

About:

Two separate internships

Research projects

Collaborations

Research techniques

Volunteer experiences

Your role in teams

PhD v. postdoc

Classes you have taught

Each different experience can be used to describe different skills and experiences not the same

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Think about context

Context includes

Where things are in space

When events occur in time

What the general environment involves

Information needed to imagine oneself there in time and space

No context

Developed and planned student programs

Collaborated with team as part of a student project

Presented paper at conference

Identified problem with research approach and communicated findings to supervisor

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Real-world resume challenge

The challenge you face is making the picture that someone draws of you in their mind, after having read

your resume, be the one you want them to have

RESUME = NOT

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DESCRIBING YOURSELF

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Self-portraits

Objective form and features that can still be described and interpreted differently

A different vision for different environments or moods

Certain key aspects often remain much the same

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Abstractism to realism

Can we use the same approach for our skills and experiences?

Do we have core elements that stay the same and aspects that can change depending on how we want to present ourselves?

Are there different ways to look at your skills depending on context?

Can you use different language to help your experiences seem relevant to others who have different perspectives?

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Skill self portraits

What do you see when you look at yourself/your work

Not feel

Not think

What skills do you see when you think about yourself and your experiences?

How can you illustrate your:

Leadership

Communication

Creativity

Initiative

Others do not have access to these inner states, and wont be able to share these experiences

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Team work

Problem solving

Project management

Strategic thinking

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YOU

Minimizing confusion by painting a clear picture of your skills in action

Being clear, specific, illustrative, and relevant 31

Matching skills and job requirements

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Avoid the generic

Job ad states You state Problem

Effective communication

Im a great communicator

Does this illustrate communication?

Team player Ive worked in several teams

With who, why, how, to what end?

Ability to problem solve

I encountered many problems with research and addressed them

What is your problem-solving approach?

Leadership I have been co-chair of this organization

What do you mean by leadership?

Passionate I am passionate about helping people

Can you help others experience this?

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