7/12/17

A Resume Attempt

Choose Your Own Metaphor!
Hi, guys. How's your summer going? After three and a half years of making a go of it as a freelancer who also raises children, I've decided to dip my toe in the ice cold waters of looking for a more traditional job with a more traditional paycheck. For anyone who has ever looked for a job, you know how it feels. Can you wear many high-demand hats while thriving in a fast-paced environment? Are you a self-starting multi-tasking professional with expert graphic design skills? Did we mention those HATS? 

I revamped my resume, but I don't think it fully represents me and many of my worthwhile skills, so I made a version that I think does. What do you think? Would you hire me? [I had to load it here as three different screenshots, so please bear with.]
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11 comments:

Matthew said...

I would totally hire you. Also, all resumes should have a "favorite notion" section. xoxo

Kris W said...

Loose / shapeless jumpsuits and dresses are not a weakness at all! (As an introvert, I also appreciate your Dickinson notion -- too often that inward journey is so overlooked or discounted!) Love your resume 2.0 -- would totally hire you! You express your talents and skills in a real way rather than BS-it-up.

Tim Mazurek said...

We're hiring in my office. Move to Chicago and I can be your boss. x

Kara said...

Yes, move to Chicago and then take the train to my house. I second everything: I would hire you and fund your loose dresses wholeheartedly

Alison said...

I wholeheartedly endorse you keeping he part in about the Bookman family; credit where credit is due!

cmg said...

I went to Hopkins about the same time and your description made me laugh out loud. HIRED.

Anna said...

Unofficial Hopkins reunion in the comments: count me in! Also, YES. So many fascinating people make ourselves sound boring in our resumes. You...didn't.

Amelia Morris said...

@cmg @Anna Baltimore itself probably taught me more than JHU...amirite?? though that one criminal justice class really blew my 20-year-old baby mind. Also, the casual sexual assault. geez.

@Tim M THANKS for the job offer! I'll add it to my resume to create a sense of urgency?

@Kris W @Kara @Alison thanks, guys! xoxxoxx

Caitlin Fahey said...

this is awesome, Amelia. i'm not in need of a resume update at the moment, being self-employed and all, but maybe i could hire you to help me make my bio less stodgy. (i'm a cellist/teacher, and artist bios always read the same..."so and so studied with this famous teacher and went to this famous school and played in this famous orchestra. they also play a fancy instrument that costs more than your car")
ps muumuus = life

Astrid said...

@Caitlin Fahey: That is so true! I think an @Amelia Morris kind of bio would work very well for a musician! It would be very refreshing.

Love your bio @Amelia Morris!

missyerem said...

Dear Amelia, I just loved your Bio, I loved and love everything about it. It has also inspired me to write something similar. Am chronically ill and need to find work that I can do at home. To hide the illness seems necessary and counterproductive at the same time. So I will give it a try your way. Off to try and be equally eloquent and lovely in German as you are in English. Greetings from Berlin and loads of good luck, Anja