Skip the CV. Reinvent the Resume: A discussion of how to present the content of your career
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Skip the CV. Reinvent the Resume: A discussion of how to present the content of your career

Image credit: www.gotcredit.com Last year, I reviewed over 150 User Experience (UX) Researcher applications to fill an open position on my team. Of those, less than twenty percent were crafted in a way that made my job as a hiring manager easy. I was looking for scannable materials that eagerly exhibited the value of each […]

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AAA Presidential Session: Breaking Down Silos in Anthropology

Anthropology, like many other disciplines, is experiencing growing pains as practicing/professional anthropologists become an ever-larger part of the discipline. In this session, we discuss professional struggles tied to a changing

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Welcome To NAPA

The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology is a membership organization for those who apply and practice anthropology in a range of contexts, whether as practitioners, academics, or students. NAPA was founded in 1983 to promote the interests of practicing anthropologists and further the practice of anthropology as a profession.

 

AnthroJobs of the Week

AnthroJobs of the Week, 4 December 2019

This week’s anthrojob selections highlight anthropologists’ aptitude for discovery. Take up the challenge to explore the future of food or share your anthropological insights into the consumer’s point of view with R&D labs of an internationally-recognized personal care company. Maybe hit the streets managing a large research study on gun culture among inner-city youth. General […]

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November 8, 2019

I didn’t set out to become a filmmaker. Although I’ve had a camera in hand since I was a kid and made a documentary for a visual anthropology class, I mainly saw photography and filmmaking as hobbies and tools for sharing research.

This began to change in 2012. I was on a one-year visiting position, teaching cultural and methods at the University of South Florida where I’d received my doctorate in applied cultural anthropology the year before. I met filmmaker Jacob Okada and, for fun, gave notes on his documentary in progress about a NASA mathematician and artist. Then I helped run a Kickstarter campaign and write grants. By late 2013, I’d moved to New York, coordinated a cross-country interviewing trip, become a producer on Painting the Way to the Moon, and joined Jacob as co-owner of First Encounter Productions.

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Oye Anthros! This is a call for anthropologists to evolve our brand. We need to reinvent the traditional resume and consider a supplementary portfolio to tell the stories of our impact. If our discipline fails to mature our self-presentation, we will not achieve our full potential as practitioners.

In her article, Molly Rempe points to the hiring manager as a key stakeholder when it comes to building User Experience (UX) job applications. She explains the mismatch between a CV's value proposition and a hiring manager's goals, reviews the best practices of resume design, and suggests that researchers...

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