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Job Skills New resume for disability people

  1. Sep 5, 2011 #1
    basically a job offering came up again with my lab monitor position and this time it is hand-to-hand writing for disabilities.

    Basically this is how it was posted

    What do you suppose the resume is for? I don't know what they are looking for??
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  3. Sep 5, 2011 #2
    Also what does "typewritten" mean...? Do they want my hand-writing?

    EDIT: nvm...i tjust means typed using a computer lol
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2011
  4. Sep 5, 2011 #3
    Also is it illegal to add someone as a reference without their consent?
  5. Sep 5, 2011 #4


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    No, it isn't illegal, but it is common courtesy to ask the person if you can include him or her as a reference.
  6. Sep 5, 2011 #5
    Would it be rude to ask the professor who is teaching as one my references...?
  7. Sep 5, 2011 #6
    Hey Mark, come back to my other thread lol. I gotta give that resume like today or tomorrow at latest!!!
  8. Sep 5, 2011 #7
    Does my mother or myself count as a reference...?
  9. Sep 5, 2011 #8
    Okay just got rejected by one of my professors lol

    I need to handcuff myself to one of you guys these days
  10. Sep 5, 2011 #9


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    For a job like this you don't need a professor as a reference. It would be sufficient to use someone you've worked for in the past, a coach, an old high school teacher, a member of your residence executive, someone who you volunteer with, ... basicially anyone who has been in a position to judge your work ethic who doesn't have an obvious bias the way a parent would.

    The resume is what will allow them to rank the candidates that apply for the position. Likely what they're most interested in knowing is:
    (a) can you take decent notes,
    (b) do you have a strong enough work ethic that you will hand them in on time without anyone having to chase you, and
    (c) are you going to stick with the class.
  11. Sep 5, 2011 #10
    Well I can TeX, I just have to impress them with that right?
  12. Sep 5, 2011 #11
    Also I don't have a teacher I can reference to because I have no contact with them and I am super far away from my old school
  13. Sep 5, 2011 #12
    Should I add a footnote as to what TeX is? How many sample of notes should I include? What should I write??!!! Obviously I want to show off as many TeX as I can...
  14. Sep 5, 2011 #13
    Lol.. Why are you hung up on TeX? Focus on the content of your resume and application, not the typesetting. For that job, I would focus on previous writing or communication courses you've taken and maybe ask one of those teachers for a reference. Then piece together some of the clips of notes you have taken, as it says.
  15. Sep 5, 2011 #14
    I don't have those kind of teachers. I don't even live in the same town anymore
  16. Sep 6, 2011 #15
    Hmm, how about a teacher that has seen a sample of your writing? In my last two math classes, we've had to write several projects and we were definitely graded on our writing abilities.
  17. Sep 6, 2011 #16
    Hey flyingpig, I just saw your resume on the other thread and I would change it up a lot differently.

    Please don't take this the wrong way but your resume sounds like your old job was you vs. the equipment. Moved chairs, cleaned computers, etc. Surely, working in a library you had to communicate with someone, sometime. That's the skill that I would emphasize like crazy from that job. To me, that's the professional aspect of that job.

    In that old position did you: Ever have to write emails? Help someone find books? Write up a schedule for events?

    I would jog your memory of anything that has to do with communication from your old job and make it sound like you're just gonna transfer your skills into this new position.
  18. Sep 6, 2011 #17
    Yes I have helped others find books and checked out books, but isn't that too trivial for a librarian?

    I would really appreciate it if I get responses ASAP today because I am planning to hand it in today.
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