The Dog Ate My Resumé : Survival Tips for Life After College

The Dog Ate My Resumé : Survival Tips for Life After College
Zack Arnstein and Larry Arnstein
April 2004
192
$11.95
Humor
9781891661372
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Trade Paper

Anyone who has ever graduated from college has faced the daunting question of "What am I going to do with my life?" A fortunate few know exactly what they want to do. Most of us don't have a clue.

In The Dog Ate My Resumé: Survival Tips for Life After College, Zack and Larry Arnstein offer comical commentary and tongue-in-cheek observations on how to:

  • Plunder Resources at Your University
  • Develop a Go-Getter Attitude! (Or at Least Fake One)
  • Be Fashionably Late for Job Interviews
  • Weigh the Pros and Cons of Living at Home! (Contains No Pros)
  • Bring an Abrupt End to Conversations About Your Future

The father-and-son writing team combines the naive lack of experience of a recent college graduate with the out-of-touch irrelevance of an aging graybeard. No, wait! Actually, the book combines the up-to-the-minute hip awareness of a certifiably youthful 23-year-old with the finely tuned wisdom of an experienced old person!

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Making Your Major Your Springboard to the Future
Yes, you do have a major. Take as much time as you need to remember what it is. This is the field of study you have chosen for serious focus and concentration, so that you are now an expert. But what career path has your major prepared you for? (or if you’re an English Major, what is the career path for which your Major has prepared you?) Here is a quick checklist, to acquaint you with some of the exciting possibilities:

Major/Career Opportunity Checklist

Major Career Opportunity
Sociology & Religious Studies…………………………….. Waiter
Anthropology & Comparative Philopsophy……………. Waiter
Algebraic Number Theory………………………………….. Bartender
History……………………………………………………………. Further study in another field
Chemical Engineering………………………………………… Shouldn’t you already have a job?
English Literature……………………………………………… House sitter
Italian Literature……………………………………………….. Pizza delivery
Ecology & Global Environment…………………………… Telemarketer
Political Science……………………………………………….. Volunteer
Psychology……………………………………………………… Fortune teller
Creative Writing……………………………………………….. Parking Attendant
Women’s Studies……………………………………………… Waitress

Of course, this is only a rough guideline. If, for example, you majored in Ecology & Global Environment, there’s really no reason you can’t aspire to become a House Sitter, even though that profession is more closely associated with English Lit majors.

Summary for Students:

Within any academic discipline, there are multiple career paths one may take. Except in Art History, where there are only two career paths: teaching and cleaning the floors in an art museum.

Summary for Parents:

You just sat there and watched while your child got a degree in Art History??