Q: How do you write a good résumé?
A: “The key is to frame your strengths as: ‘I accomplished X, relative to Y, by doing Z.’ Most people would write a résumé 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 résumés.” How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2 - NYTimes.com
While talking with two colleagues at the Alfred Bester Unknown University’s Department of Applied Compulsion, a third faculty member entered the room and congratulated the person whose office we occupied. “Why the congratulations?” I logically asked.
She expanded with visible pride. “I just had an article accepted in the Journal of Exalted Authors.”
"Oh, congratulations. What was the article about?"
"It was published in the Journal of Exalted Authors," she repeated, surprised that my question was asked.
"Yes, you said that. But I was wondering if it might be a subject related to my own interests. Do you have a copy?"
"Well, yes. Or, uh,… no. It’s around here somewhere. But it was accepted. I was first author and did 65.8 percent of the work. And I had to learn a whole new word processing program to put the disk in publication form." Real / unreal value of academic publishing