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The Simple Trick to Upgrading Your Resume Bullet Points

(Via The Muse)

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Lazlo Block (a.k.a., the guy in charge of all hiring at Google), explains that the real key to making your resume’s bullet points work in your favor is to give your accomplishments context and explain exactly how you achieved them.

The key…is to frame your strengths as: ‘I accomplished X, relative to Y, by doing Z.’ Most people would write a resume like this: ‘Wrote editorials for The New York Times.’ Better would be to say: ‘Had 50 op-eds published compared to average of 6 by most op-ed [writers] as a result of providing deep insight into the following area for three years.’ Most people don’t put the right content on their resumes.

New York City in 17 Syllables

(Via New York Times)

For National Poetry Month, The New York Times asked readers to write haiku about the city: three lines of five, seven and five syllables. The response — more than 2,800 submissions in 10 days — was as impressive, and as exhausting, as the city itself. Writers were asked to stick to six subjects: the island, strangers, solitude, commuting, 6 a.m. and kindness. Beyond that, poems could be fashioned from whatever inspiration the five boroughs provided.

Every single day
We walk past each other but
I’ll never know you
Helen Huynh-Trinh, 21, Brooklyn

George Saunders’s ‘Some Thoughts On Kindness’ Brought To Life (VIDEO)

(Via Huffington Post)

In 2013, celebrated author George Saunders delivered the convocation address at Syracuse University’s commencement. Saunders’s advice to the class of 2013 went viral after The New York Times reprinted his speech later that summer.

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