SIUC Dept. of Communication Studies RSOs
Students are constantly asking us how to write a high-quality, impactful resume. Therefore, we're providing a how-to series that offers a step-by-step, top-to-bottom approach to writing a resume. As you read each post, complete a review and improvement of your document following our advice. At the end of the series, we'll reveal our improved resumes to you.
Your header is the title of your resume, and the first piece of information a recruiter will see. It provides a quick reference to your contact information and it is the first impression. Therefore, it is important to keep it neat and informative.
We are two students setting out on a journey to polish up our resumes. Here are two samples of what our original headers looked like when we started this project.
Let's be honest!
Let’s be honest, college students do not often utilize the resources that are offered at their university. In my case, I wasn't using the Center for Learning Support Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
I personally have been struggling this semester with managing my class workload. However, this has changed since I reached out for help. Recently, I've felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I wish I had asked for help sooner.
The Communication Career Council provides Southern Illinois University Carbondale students with career-ready skills training and job preparation in business communication and organizational communication. Because we are preparing ourselves for the workplaces of the future, we try to stay ahead of workplace trends. Therefore, when Covid-19 came onto the scene and led to cancellation of classes and in-person meetings, we thought to ourselves— “no problem!” We'll just keep using Microsoft Teams.
by Brent Palmer
In this, my third and final installment on communication and race, I will be using Ijeoma Oluo’s book So You Want to Talk About Race once more, in order to discuss the chapter, “I Just Got Called a Racist, what do I do Now?”
Talking about race is a difficult task. Race is rarely talked about outside of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and February in primary school, meaning an everyday part of communication on race is lost on many Americans. When brought up in history books, some issues can be recontextualized to fit the broader narrative that keeps society the way it is. This narrative, when critically reviewed, is a part of a white power structure, that privileges white people over people of color. Many people call this white privilege, but this systemic construction of power against people of color is also a definition of white supremacy, also encompassing the idea of a racial (white) state.
by Brent Palmer
In this, my second installment on communication and race, I will explain what a microaggression is and how both the sender and receiver of a racial microaggression can best facilitated communication through Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk about Race.
Ijeoma defines microaggressions as: “small daily insults and indignities perpetrated against marginalized or oppressed people because of their affiliation with that marginalized or oppressed group.” (p. 169). Though they are called microaggressions, the feelings which come from the consistent indignities are anything but micro.