I am posting a question I used in my summer professional readiness course, which students take before they move forward into Co-op education. It's about the concept of objectives on resumes. I would love some comments. It was well responded to but based on some of the tips in the course, maybe I am showing some bias based on the video selected or there may be ways to make this more engaging.
The first paragraph was not in the post, so I added that in today for this draft. I would also like to set up next time, the restriction that they must post first.
Please begin by watching this short video on the section of your resume which gives the first impression(about 7 min)
In case the video does not work, here is the link which you can copy and paste.
1. What is one key or new thing you learned from this video or one question you still have after watching this video?
2. Write down your question or take away and find two other resources online that answer your question or clarifies this a bit more. Or you can also see if information in the course manual, as one of your sources. Find other experts and reflect on if they are saying the same thing or not?
Post your findings in the forum post below in a few paragraphs to a page. You could also submit a video reply (upload using the Kaltura button in this section) and address all these same points, if you wish.
Time for this assignment: It may take you up to 1 hour to do this assignment. (Between doing some research online and the course manual and then drawing some parallels or differences, you can formulate your questions or response and reflections.)
- Please be sure to include the website and people's names from whom you are drawing some initial observations and thoughts around resumes, NOT including Andy and this YouTube video.
3. Take some time to also read some of your peers' posts and comment on one you find interesting and when you post your comment, it should be something showing some insight, offering your perspective while adding to their research or possibly offering other options you have come across.
What is not a good reply to a peer's post is simply say things like:
What a great idea
I am not sure if that is correct...etc
Any comments that are opinions but do not offer some quality or rationale in the response will not to provide the other person any value.
If you agree, say why you agree, based on findings of your own or even draw something you noted from the course materials more specifically.
If someone has a lot of replies, try to connect with a different peer or add something new if you jump in on a long thread that compels you.