Friday, October 17, 2014

Pixar's 22 Rules and Your Resume

"Pixar's 22 Rules For Telling A Great Story" is a compilation of wisdom from Emma Coates, who worked as a Pixar employee. She tweeted items from the list about a year ago; and various blogs have picked it up over time. It remains as fresh as the first time you saw Toy Story, Finding Nemo, or Wall-E.

But what does that have to do with your resume or cover letter?

When you apply for a job, you tell where you’ve been, and how you’ve gotten to be the perfect person to fill this job. In other words, you tell a story about yourself. (And as an English major, you should be really good at understanding story!)

Pixar’s 22 Rules can help you think creatively about what you tell, and how you shape the plot line of your life in your search for a great job.

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