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jabb
Post subject: resume question Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:01 am

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hi

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


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Start
Post subject: Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:24 pm

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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 webpage?


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Kirt Blattenberger
Post subject: Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:06 am

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Start wrote:
Or maybe RF Cafe can "publish" it on their webpage?


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jabb
Post subject: Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:12 pm

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Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:40 pm
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hi,

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


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maxwell
Post subject: Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:03 am

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Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2003 6:59 pm
Posts: 13
Location: Boston
Mr. Jabb,

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)

Max


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jabb
Post subject: Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:07 am

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Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:40 pm
Posts: 9
hi,

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.


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nubbage
Post subject: Resume QuestionPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:40 am

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Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:07 pm
Posts: 218
Location: London UK
Hi Jabb
I faced a similar dilema at the end of my Masters.
Fortunately the 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"

It is all the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The rest you can explain in the IV


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maxwell
Post subject: Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:30 pm

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Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2003 6:59 pm
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Location: Boston
Mr. Jabb,

I was not accusing you of whining, just warning of the possibile perception otherwise.

Max







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