Categories Open Thread This Weekend Open Thread is Freaking the $%^# Out Post author By [E] Liza Post date Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 16 Comments on This Weekend Open Thread is Freaking the $16^# Out I have a very big week coming up. Two awesome things: I submitted a paper to a conference and it was accepted. The aforementioned conference is in Madrid. To the world around me, I appear like this: But internally, I’m more like: Tags freaking out, grad school, madrid, open thread, Spain, travel, weekend ot By [E] Liza PhD student. Knitter. Brooklynite. Long-distance dog mom. Reluctant cat lady. Majestic unicorn whose hair changes color with the wind. View Archive → ← Adventures in Clinic Escorting → Lunchtime Poll: Curing the Monday Blues 16 replies on “This Weekend Open Thread is Freaking the $%^# Out” Okay, quick question: how do I separate qualifications from experience? Is qualifications my education? Experience every relevant job I ever had? Yes. Think of it this way: Qualifications is what you KNOW, Experience is what you’ve DONE. And let me tell you, from my endless resume screening, experience is probably more important. Lots of people are qualified for a job, but very few have relevant experience. (Or even irrelevant experience that shows you can manage a project, handle stress, have people skills etc.) Thank you! Should I add personal strengths to qualifications as well? I would say that’s what a cover letter is for. I hate clutter on resumes. If I have to look for pertinent info on your resume, I’m probably going to miss it because I’m going to be overwhelmed. And also, I’m SO not going to care. (I wish this wasn’t the truth. But it is. And I am not alone.) I really think resumes are for saying what exactly you have done, and then you expand on them in a personal way in a cover letter. (This is all assuming you are doing a resume/cover letter kind of thing.) It’s not really for a resume though, it’s a proof of employment for my visa. The project and such. Do you feel like maybe possibly looking at it for me? Unicorn please? Of course! I’ll PM you. I like to get it done and then try to cut out 10-25% of whatever I’ve said and make it bare bones. Congrats, Liza! Madrid is a neat city, a real combo of old and new. Make sure you see the puerta del sol, if you haven’t before. Infinitely cooler than the plaza mayor! (And good luck on your presentation. Not that you need it! You’re gonna be great, so go have fun!) Hola guap@, dos cervezas por favor :) all you need… (I kid, I kid. I hear great things about Madrid, well done you!) This week has been excellent – I got my first ever pullups (!) and now I can do THREE (!!), I got a promotion, and just general yay-ness over here. Sadly, my father does think “Dos cervezas, por favor,” is all you need to know. When in reality, you just need to know how to point to the open bottle of wine on the bar. Alcohol is universal. Madrid? Awesome! Woot, Woot! On the subject of freaking out, my baby sister is having a baby in like 3 months. What?!? Do you ever want to just veto things your younger sibling is doing? Like, “Nope. Not ready for this. Shut it down.” Because I do. A lot. You know, after my sister going through a serious wild phase, my threshold of stuff I want to veto has greatly increased. However, my sister procreating and bringing a new human into this world has blown that threshold out of the water. Oh wow! That’s brilliant! That’s amazing! Congratulations! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.