User talk:TheLarry/CV

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Steve Koch 23:16, 24 August 2010 (EDT): Some thoughts:

  • Activities: these are just there to make you look normal and possibly lead to conversation during an interview. Don't put something if you don't want to talk about it (same goes for anything else).
  • Put your Santa Fe talk as "Invited" section, or somehow make it clear it's an invited talk.
  • The patent will eventually get a number. For now you can just say the exact title, and year (2009)
  • Brevity is useful in these kinds of CVs. It's tricky--a regular academic CV is long and lists everything. But a business resume strives to be one page. You're going to be in the 3-page range I was in, which is probably fine for most postdoc positions. If you apply for quant jobs, I'd assume you should make it one-page, but you can ask Brad or Richard.
    • I was writing that because you don't have to list all your IGERT presentations individually. If you want, could say IGERT posters and talks 2008-2010 or whatever. I dunno.
  • I may still have your resume, but I'm sure Alisa Gibson can get you a copy if not.

TheLarry 22:32, 25 August 2010 (EDT): I was looking at some samples, and they had references. should i have some? I'd put you, i'd ask evans, no idea who else?

Steve Koch 23:05, 25 August 2010 (EDT): You can put references as a separate page, I think. Depending on application, they may ask for it specifically. Any references you have, make sure to ask them first and whether you can include email and / or phone number. I'm a great one, obviously. You want people who will unequivocally endorse you or at least be very famous. I'd expect Evan would sing your praises, but you need to check with him. Haiqing would be great I'm sure, but check with her. Susan Atlas good too I think. Maybe Dunlap, depending on how well he knows your work by then.
TheLarry 23:11, 25 August 2010 (EDT): yeah if i see evans tomorrow i'll ask him. i plan on writing a first draft of this tomorrow. you mind looking it over when i am done with it?
Steve Koch 23:43, 25 August 2010 (EDT):definitely