Question of the day.

Hey people! 🙂

Here’s today’s question for you from me. 🙂

Who taught you to write a CV/resume?

My answer:

I had classes at my last school, don’t know in which other countries something like this exists and how you call it but we in Poland call it a bit pompously basics of entrepreneurship, I guess I had it for two or perhaps three years, I don’t even remember now, anyway you learn different things to do with economy, business, having your own business, employment, just all sorts of things to do with entrepreneurship. And I remember very vaguely we were learning to write CV during those classes too. But, actually, by the time we had that writing a CV thing in our syllabus, I was already learning largely by myself, that is, many of my teachers seemed awfully scared of contracting blindness from me I guess, some were actually treating me like an air, which wasn’t making things easier for me with the anxiety and communication difficulties, one seemed actually even more sociophobic than me, or rather Emiliophobic, as his social phobia would only come up in contact with me and he was like almost literally tip-toeing around me as if he thought I’ll kill him if he’ll make me angry, 😀 and that attitude was really making me very pissed off whenever I saw him. Oh and he was scared of my Mum like hell too. Besides, the vast majority of them were using slideshows a lot or other things that weren’t really accessible for me. So at some point I just came up with an idea that I will teach myself and they’ll send me what they’re doing, the topics of control assignments and such and I’ll be sending the assignments to them and coming to exams. And they very happily agreed to it, as my Mum said it, with great relief, especially my poor Emiphobic history teacher. But that was relief to me too as you can imagine given the above circumstances, even though I did have some really awesome teachers there too. So, going back to that CV thing, I was supposed to tackle this on my own, which was tricky as I had no idea about CV’s whatsoever, those things still confuse me a lot. So I asked my Dad for help, as he’s had a lot of experience, and, practically, it was him who taught me that. But, actually, even though it’s been maybe three years since then, I doubt I’d be able to write a serious CV applying for job without any guidance. I still find all those things rather confusing. But I do have the basic idea at least of what it should be like, haha.

How was it with you? 🙂

11 thoughts on “Question of the day.”

  1. I learnt to write a resume from How to Write and Speak Better. This was a book I was reading often in 1988 and 1989.

    I also learnt a lot about how to make slides and presentations accessible by other means/materials – so that would be a CV/vita skill.

    Yours truly has had to prepare other people’s resumes as well and get them into ship-shape especially in February 2002. I imagine many who aspire to business or professionalism get a lot of help from their fathers – and their mothers where applicable – as well as other mentors or people who are in some way further along.

    On Academia.com I also learn a lot about how other people write their resumes. This is intentional as well as incidental.

    My favourite CV is from Jean Mercer.

    And I am excited about the Business of Entrepreneurship course – wondering if this was to help young Poles adjust to and thrive in a capitalist environment?

    I wondered if people started their own businesses and floated their own ideas.

    In Australia the equivalent in the senior course would be Business Management and Industry and Enterprise, though with the 2018-2023 accreditations…

    Were your peers and mentors eventually able to provide accessible resources? That too is a transferable skill!

    And our American friends had the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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    1. The basics of entrepreneurship could have to do with the change of the system, but I guess more indirectly. It’s a relatively new invention as far as I’m aware, has come to life maybe around the time I was entering the college, so actually those people who were in education during the transformation and who had to get used to the capitalist environment. Those who have been able to take part in this course were already born in the capitalist Poland, and, especially for many of those born already in the 21st century, like my Zofijka’s peers, communism is quite an abstraction if their families don’t talk about it with them or they don’t express an interest themselves. From what I’ve heard it was because a lot of people on different positions were complaining about schools not being practical, that people don’t learn much more than theory there and don’t know the things they should be prepared for dealing with as adults. That was a good idea in itself, though, apart from stuff like writing a CV, it was too mostly theoretical, at least at my school.
      Well, when I went on to learn on my own while theoretically in that school, my math teacher – who was a lovely and very helpful person overall – got math textbooks in Braille for me, and the rest of the teachers simply sent me what they were doing via email and left it to me how I’ll get resources for that – although I managed well with that as I’m used to self-teaching and there’s Internet and all that – they’d also send me the topics of assignments, but comunication with them was really difficult, I oftentimes had to send them reminders like 5 times in a term to actually hear anything from them and some did that literally at the last minute. Sadly, Polish mainstream schools aren’t very inclusive at this point, not necessarily because they don’t want to – although interacting with some of my teachers I could get such a message that they didn’t want anything to do with me – it’s more about the fact that mainstream teachers aren’t prepared for teaching/adjusting their classes to disabled students, so then if a teacher is less flexible and open-minded and they do get a disabled student out of the blue, they freak out. That’s my experience at least. But things are changing from what I hear.

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  2. I learned from my college campus employers, who really wanted to get me hired someplace else so they could get rid of me! AARGH. Then, I got further tips several years later from an employment organization. I feel like I’m somewhat of an expert now at both resumes and job interviews, which is sad, because I’m too mentally ill to work. Oh well!

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    1. Haaahahahha I didn’t even know anything about the guy! 😀 Before I googled him, that is. Must be a scary individual if there’s already a specific phobia of him plaguing people. Yeah so perhaps I’ll better stick to Emiphobia, or Bibielophobia – as Zofijka calls me Bibiel.

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