BIOBLOGS: 21ST CENTURY RESUMES

GET NOTICED, FAST & FIRST

THE SCORE: 15 TO 2

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Playing the bioblog game is a lot like baseball: You are trying to get a chance to stand at home plate and bat, and all you are asking is for 2 seconds so you can show them what you can do. It may not be an RBI or a home run, but if you are prepared and have done your research and the hard work in advance, you can show them you are worth looking at closer. What you don’t want to do is be one of the faceless crowd in the bleachers watching the action. You want to be on the field and in the game, and if things go well, you might get lucky and get 15 seconds of fame rather than the 2 seconds of a glance. Whatever you get will be due to your efforts to get onto the field first. You wouldn’t show up for a baseball game dressed for volleyball; you wouldn’t grab a hockey stick to bat with. Why would you load up a white sheet of paper with a bunch of regular verbs and worn out adjectives to describe your future value?

Why wouldn’t you use a graphic to get their attention? Because no one else does it?

Hey, what a great reason to follow the crowd! But when was the last time you saw a line of sheep lined up to bat?

If you can’t get onto the field of play, you can’t show them who you are. It’s that simple. Figure out how to get them to notice you first, then knock them out with your drive and determination. Show them character, not a nameless, faceless, wannabe resume that puts all the onus on them to get the picture even when there is no picture to get.

Written by 1stbioblogger

May 1, 2009 at 12:39 pm

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