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January 17, 2003

My resume

For those of you who have read some of my comments and posts, you know I'm desperately seeking employment as I wrap up grad school. I'd prefer a job in strategic/management consulting for biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies or in the analysis of equities in those categories.

If you're in that field, or know someone who is and can connect me up with him/her, I'd appreciate any leads.


Here is the resume-also present to the left indefinitely....

E-mail me at david@gnxp.com

Razib adds: "GENE EXPRESSION helping the cognitive elite get their foot in the door of life...."

Posted by david at 04:27 PM

Well that certainly made me feel bad about myself. :)My curriculum actually involved finger-painting- try feeling good with that on your resume.

Am I the only one who finds it more than a little ironic that Godless did everything he could to hide from this blog to protect his career, yet David is using the blog to find a career?

btw, where did you learn your languages, D?

Posted by: Jason Malloy at January 17, 2003 05:07 PM

godless wants a spot in academia-so a GNXP stain would be fatal. don't be surprised if you hear from "godless" years from now-i know his "real" identity, and he's one sharp fellow (obviously). all he needs is a little luck to go his way....

also, david is from german wisconsin, the german part isn't that amazing (the russian is a different thing....). especially doing chemistry :) i was a lazy ass and never tried to pick it up since i could manage the beilstein fine without knowing the details-but back in the old dayz it was required-my dad knows german because University of Islamabad(!) required it for chemistry majors.

Posted by: razib at January 17, 2003 05:14 PM

I learned the German in high school and college; the Russian here at the UC for a fun diversion from the grind of lab work.

Eh, I'm hoping I won't be too stained to get a job. we'll see.


Posted by: David at January 17, 2003 05:22 PM

well-they don't know your real name anyhow unless you choose to give it out....

and at least they know you 'think outside the box'-something perhaps more rewarded in business than academe? (sad if true....)

Posted by: razib at January 17, 2003 05:24 PM

Many accomplishments to list, however, formatting needs improving. letter is way too long. go with two to three sentence intro paragraph, following by one second paragraph that transitions to up to four bullets, followed by a transitory one sentence third paragraph that is immediately followed by about four bullet points, followed by a one sentence closing.

few words of advice, be bold and daring and it will pay off. be meek and weak and it will falter. don't be an ass though. you have way too much prose for an aggressive executive to sift through.

also for bullets list accomplishments but provide a means of comparison to show you are the best. make sure, however, that your bullets are very short and terse.

for resume you need a total reformat to make it work. go to Borders check out the books with examples then copy the best. but remember you must be bold, this never fails. be original in your depictions without being hokey.

best of luck. you have a lot to work with.

for resume

Posted by: duder at January 18, 2003 11:34 PM

Thanks. I'll consider redoing it. I changed it up for here to remove some tell-tale references so I wouldn't get personal emails from guys like Richard Bennett, but I'll see what I can do.



Posted by: David at January 19, 2003 09:59 AM

By the way, I have an interview (before I posted the resume) for a job in Boston; I'll be flying there soon.

Wish me luck. It'll be my fourth set of interviews, is 4rth time a charm?


Posted by: David at January 19, 2003 10:42 AM