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Post subject: resume question Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:01
Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:40 pm
i am graduating in the fall (Dec. '06) as a Masters.
i have had opportunity to submit a paper (working on another one) to
an IEEE conference but i'm not confident about it being accepted because
first, it's a master's research so it is no ground-breaking stuff; secondly,
an old problem with research: someone just a few months ago published
a paper similar to what i did.
in case my paper is not accepted,
what is the proper why of noting your research in a resume? i want employers
to know that i did a good enough research that my advisor (and i'm at
a pretty good RF/MM IC group) thought that it could be published. can
i list the paper i submitted in my resume but at the end of it write
something like: declined, not published, etc.? has someone been in this
situation or seen resumes where people do this?
of course, if
i'm given an interview opportunity i can discuss all that but i want
employers to know about me trying to publish a paper when they read
my resume--so that i end up with interviews. any suggestions?? thanks
Post subject: Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:20
If you can't get it published by the IEEE, why don't
you try to get it published in an RF magazine, like Microwaves &
RF, or RF Design?
Or maybe RF Cafe can "publish" it on their
Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:06 am
Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:02 pm
Location: Erie, PA
Or maybe RF Cafe can "publish" it on their webpage?
Yes, we do have an area for publishing unique
work, and you are welcome to submit your paper for consideration if
you want to.
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- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster
Post subject: Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:12
Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:40 pm
well, i won't know if it's rejected for another month
and a half. this is a university research so i don't think my advisor
and the company funding me will allow me to publish it some where outside
the realm of IEEE. but my main question still remains unanswered! please
read the first post and provide any suggestions if you can. thanks
Post subject: Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2003 6:59 pm
Most of the resumes
I have seen simply list the Master's thesis specifics and offer to provide
more detail in print if available, or during an interview (preferred).
To do more clutters the resume. Of course, if your Masters work is all
you have as evidence of your ability, then by all means embellish it.
If the works does not get published, well I'm afraid that lumps
you in with a whole lot of other "could-have-beens." That's not to say
your work is not good, it's just that it either did not sufficiently
stand out above your contemporary's work, or the others were simply
luckier than you. Either way, making a claim as to having been unfairly
treated just comes across as whining. We all think something we did
failed to get the proper accolades.
I hope your paper does get
published, but if it doesn't, you might have to settle for some 2nd-rate
venue like RF Cafe. You could do worse, I guess (apologies to Kirt)
Post subject: Posted: Tue
Aug 08, 2006 9:07 am
Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006
thanks for the reply Max. i don't
know how you got the idea that i was whinning. i was just wondering
if generally unpublished works are cited in resumes or not. fortunately,
my Master's work is not the only evidence of my competence (i've had
internships), but as you would know quite a few Master's thesis are
not that good and not every extensive. but, fortunately that isn't the
case here. that's why i wanted a way to employers to know about my work
by looking at my resume so that i get more interview opportunities.
i've never seen any unpublished work cited ever in resumes. so,
i won't do it as well but i thought i'd get some feedback on this.
Post subject: Resume QuestionPosted:
Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:40 am
Joined: Fri Feb
17, 2006 12:07 pm
Location: London UK
I faced a similar dilema at the end of my Masters.
organisation funding my research work had a technology house bulletin,
and they published, and gave permission to publish in a Canadian journal
on industrial heating (it was a microwave heating research topic)
Our plan B, that you might care to try, is to ask your course tutor
to co-author the paper (ie just add his name to the credits). The text
you then use in your CV is:
"Co-authoured paper with Prof Blah von
Sparks entitled Blah Blah, and prepared for publication"
all the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The rest you
can explain in the IV
Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:30 pm
Mon Sep 01, 2003 6:59 pm
I was not accusing you of whining, just warning of the possibile