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Cattle Drive on the resume

 
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Has anyone every included the Cattle Drive on their resume? Did it seem to have any impact?
 
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i have considered putting it on my online (html) resume with a link to some servlet/jsp stuff... but i have not put in on my hard copy resume yet. also, i want to get through JDBC before i do.
if nothing else, i bet it would be a good conversation starter at an interview.
 
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I asked a similar question a couple of months ago and here were the responses Cattle drive on CV
 
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I did. So did a couple of others.

Oops, I guess Sam & I answered at the same time.
[ April 17, 2002: Message edited by: Marilyn deQueiroz ]
 
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There is a big difference between a CV, curriculum vitae, and a resume. Since this site has worldwide participation it is likely that what is acceptable or expected on a resume will vary widely from country to country.
With the disclaimer out of the way...
I would absolutely include the Cattle Drive on a CV. Depending on the position and company I am seeking employment with I might include the Drive under my "Continuing Education" section.
[ April 17, 2002: Message edited by: Michael Pearson ]
 
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Once I actually get around to updating my resume and sending it out to see what bites, I'm definitely including the Cattle Drive on it. Maybe under Current Projects, Continuing Education, whatever, but it's going on there.
Talked to the career councilor at school, she said it would definitely be something to include. It shows initiative, self-guided learning, enthusiasm, etc. You might think some big time programmer guru type would look at it and scoff or chuckle, but I think the total opposite would happen.
 
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Originally posted by Michael Pearson:
There is a big difference between a CV, curriculum vitae, and a resume.


Out of interest (and because i'm from england)what is the difference between the three. I always thought CV was short for curriculum vitae and a resume was simply the American word for CV!!!
On my CV i added it in as courses completed (core and OOP java) and courses ongoing (Servlets)
 
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Well, I'm not sure, cause I've just recently been introduced to the term CV in general, but I don't think we actually list "courses" on a CV. What exactly are you meaning by courses?
Is it mainly something that shows schooling? A resume shows experience, skills, employment history, education. Sometimes in chronological order (if you have the work histroy to back it up), otherwise it will show skills first, then projects/experience, then some work history (hopefully relevant), then education. That of course is not how it has to be done, but it is a common way.
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In the United States, only academic professionals use CVs.
If you are a professor at Harvard, you have a CV to document all of your learning experiences and career achievements.
If you are a software engineer you have a resume that describes your skill set, education, and current career objective.
Employers in the US do not want the life story, just the cliff notes.
 
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Aah, In england a CV is a Curriculum Vitae is a (i guess) resume but we call it either of the first two. As far as i know we only have CV's (if any brits know different i would be interested to know) (or at least thats all i have ever seen) and it covers the same kind of things, jobs, education (courses would be say evening classes or 2-day classes that are job specific, although not everyone uses courses on their cv), work history, hobbies, experience etc etc. They are aimed at giving employers a rounded view of who they are going to employ, rather than just focusing on job details. Here they want to know who they are employing, not just whether you can do the job. I think it matches your resume and when i went to buy a book on writing a good cv on Amazon it looked like your resume books and our cv books were attempting to acheive the same thing.
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Except here it is considered a no-no to include hobbies and personal interests. Most resume sites I've been to said to avoid doing anything like that, and instead just focus on giving experience, education, and work history that is only relevant to the job you are applying for.
Guess here we just don't much care who you are, only if you will work well in a cubicle :roll:
 
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I wouldn' make a distinction between cv, curriculum vitae and resume, three different ways of referring to the same general thing. How different people and cultures use it and what is expected from it differs a lot.
 
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I'm not sure I would put it under anything like continuing education. However, it should get acceptance as an organization to which you belong. I think from that standpoint you could then explain the relationship and what you've been able to accomplish while participating.
 
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