BIOBLOGS: 21ST CENTURY RESUMES

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Like anyone, I like to be noticed. That might account for my erratic history . . . or it might not. Who knows why any of us choose the paths we take? I started out in the flatlands of southern New Mexico, a rough and faceless place. While a philosophy major at a Texas university, I worked in a state mental hospital and started the first creative writing program in the Southwest. Then I started racing enduros and flat track, and when it arrived from Europe, motocross; this lasted through numerous Bultacos, Hondas, Yamahas and a Triumph and a BMW. In the 70s I found myself in Manhattan working with a choreographer (as an art director) and ended up writing resumes for the woman who helped found the profession (along with Bernard Haldane); I also directed a play at the Brooklyn Museum and wrote/art directed a 3-screen film.

After writing/publishing The Resume Writer’s Handbook and selling it to major national booksellers, I sold the international rights to HarperCollins, and they released 3 editions over 23 years. After numerous corporate jobs and contract gigs as document control manager, human resources coordinator, division (marketing) general manager, special projects manager (field, publications, reporting) and other jobs, I wrote a new book, published as Bioblogs: Resumes for the 21st Century by HarperCollins (Fall 06). Other books that I ghosted or edited or otherwise made sense of were Knights of the Golden Circle (Jesse James with the Queen of Spain in Mexico) and A Trainer’s Tale (bio of America’s first professional football trainer).

As an artist working in metal/wood sculpture, gouache, pen and ink, lithography and collage, I have won occasional awards at juried shows in Texas and Washington, D.C.

I live in south Mississippi with my wife and six children, and we raise Saanen dairy goats.

Contact me if would like: msmith@bioblogging.com

Written by 1stbioblogger

November 13, 2007 at 11:01 pm

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