Connected Academics project coordinator Stacy Hartman introduces two downloadable documents to help job seekers in the humanities identify their skill sets and describe them in ways that make sense to potential employers.
“All professions have their own jargon,” says Christopher Martiniano. “Identifying and using their key words, phrases, and acronyms is also crucial to making your résumé “scannable” and relevant to a potential interviewer. Like using SEO in a Web site, “keywording” your résumé with phrases and important words to a profession will help you get past the machine-reading level of most human resources departments.”
This post comes to you from Anne Krook, career consultant, former Amazon employee, and English literature PhD, who granted us her kind permission to repost it from her blog. For more from Anne, visit her Web site or check out her Future Humanities lecture, “From Being to Doing: Mobilizing the Humanities.”