S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen
owlfish

Resumé in SMS

C. and I were discussing the sorts of jobs for which I will shortly be applying. Somehow, the subject of conciseness in resumés came up - and with it, the art of concision increasingly common in modern communication - the use of SMS or cellphone messaging to communicate. With that in mind, we spent the past fifteen minutes trying to design two convincing, well-supported resumés for me, leaving out any extraneous information. I'm still not convinced about leaving out what institution I'm enrolled at. My name is theoretically expendable (and is in these versions), since there is always contact method, a phone number, automatically attached to the message - if someone was interested in the person portrayed in the resumé, they have a way of responding to it.

Research Post (159 chars)
~PhD History-SciTech(Medieval Ideas);Research:1published(sandglasses),2pending(windmills essay,eyeglasses);Major Conference papers;Instructed EarlyTech course.

Teaching Post (151 chars)
~PhD History-SciTech;Strong teacher: instructed EarlyTech course, multiple TAships(SciHistory,ModernTech);Research:1published,2pending;Public speaking.

The rules: write a clear, communicative resumé for yourself, designed to win you a fairly specific job, using 160 characters or fewer. Spaces and punctuation count.

I'd be very interested in seeing what anyone else might come up with - or how I could improve my own!
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