Saturday, September 6, 2008

Resume looking old...

For the past two hours, I've been updating my resume and trying to make a brag sheet.

Its awkward though, having to mentally go back through things you've done and had had a part in. Its amazing just how much I had forgotten from last year - such as my summer internship at Citigroup (or is it just Citi now? cursed name changes...). While I understand such events are 'important' and all, I still feel like it was a part of my life that I lived through and is now over and done with. It doesn't sit well with me shifting around in memories to find things to talk about myself with. This feeling only gets worst when making a brag sheet.

Ah, the brag sheet - a list of as much things as I have recollection of actually doing. For this I'm really trying to squeeze as much as I can out of my memory. Its seriously flawed recesses are not cooperating. Luckily I suppose I have some time to get it done and its not all that important - its very likely that I'm the only one who will ever see it, but I believe that its best to have it ready to go, just in case. I don't know what college(s) will ask to see it.


  1. This is good practice for the future (and it may teach you to take notes about your accomplishments more regularly). You're already way ahead of where I was on this sort of thing when I was your age, and the important thing is getting in the habit of doing it rather than remembering all the details (which, if they're not interesting enough for you to remember may not be interesting to universities and employers).

    For getting jobs (and, to some extent, for getting into schools), how you market yourself is often more important than what you've accomplished (unless you've already done the exact same job before). Having a list of accomplishment, and especially transferable skills you acquired and human aspects (teamwork, leadership, etc.) will help with that.

  2. Yea, I need to start taking more notes about those kind of things. This year is shaping up to be a busy one, so I have an opportunity to begin keeping up on my achievements.