The Almost Résumé July 22, 2006Posted by Michael McVey in Online Tools.
I received some interesting endorsements this week from former students and others. Two came from students who noticed I was blogging again and wanted to tell me their news (babies and jobs) and that they missed having me as a teacher. It never hurts to hear that, so if you are in a position to tell a teacher you had something positive about them, do it.
I also received a comment this morning from someone I interviewed once for a job. Unfortunately, I could not hire her, but we did bring her in to run some training workshops in Access and Word. I got news that a local middle school hired her to teach this fall and she needed letters of support for her files, which I was happy to provide. She called me the “coolest boss she never had.”
Very sweet, but I was reminded of a project I once had called, “The Almost Résumé” in which you note the highlights of a résumé of jobs that you were offered but could not take. For my own, I was once offered a position as Public Outreach Coordinator for the Hubble Space Telescope back in its earliest days of operation. Accepting the job would have meant a year in Baltimore but we had a young daughter at the time and simply could not work out the details to leave.
We are considerably more flexible now so if something interesting like that came up again I might just grab for it. So what were your almost jobs? For your amusement today, check out this Monty Python/Star Trek parody at YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptx98LTGyfE.