Oct 3, 2005

Alternative outcome.

I got 63/75 on my biostatistics exam, where the class average is in the lower 50's. Using advanced statistical analysis techniques paired with base knowledge of faculty grading principles, that equates to an A. My confidence interval has increased exponentially, and I'm so stoked about my standard deviation from the mean.

It's always nice to be pleasantly surprised by learning that a random stranger shares a similar taste to mine. I overheard someone in my class voice a distinctive Crash Bandicoot "whoa!" when he received his tests results. A very good impression, it was. When I am seemingly always surrounded by things that annoy me, such as unlistenable rap music, anime nerds and awesome zombies, little things like that can make my entire day.

I need to build a resume for myself, but I also need to somehow find the incentive to start. It seems like such a daunting task when there are entire books out there focusing on resume writing. I would greatly appreciate any pointers from someone who has already written a resume, which would be at least enough to get me started. Once I have such a document, I can think of about a dozen places off the top of my head that I would like to submit it to.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I was in the same predicament regarding resumes as you are currently facing. I ended up taking advantage of a professional service and my resume and cover letter has dramatically improved. So, if you'd like to see a copy of my resume and pass on the wisdom of resume and cover letter writing, let me know. I can set some time aside and offer you my expertise.

Of course, you might be wondering how my resume is great? Well, compared to the resume I had before, it is good. On the human resources side, I've seen my share of resumes and so many lack so much (read the journal entry I wrote regarding resumes). Secondly, I got an interview with a job that is extremely competitive; though I didn't nail the job. Finally, my sister had asked if I could help one of her friends with her resume. I did and showed her a copy of mine. While screening through resumes at my last job, I came across a resume that vaguely looked familiar. As I read the details of the resume, I found that this person copied a lot of what I wrote. That, of course, is another story.

If that doesn't convince you, well then I certainly tried! And good luck with them!

Let me know, either way!