Monday, June 07, 2010

A Human Rights and Human Potential Development Resume Candidate for you

I. Homework Assignment of Revising and Improving Resumes

In class this week, I shared the resume below, which I had cut and pasted from “the second draft” of a new resume of my own. When I first created the unsatisfactory doments some months ago, I was beginning to apply to work at NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) instead of what I have normally done–i.e. work teaching at institutions of secondary and tertiary education.


II. Process and Goals of Task

First, students were asked to look at the resume (below in Section III). Then they were to cut and paste the resume with all its errors and problems onto a word document. They quickly found out that the resume was a bit (a) too long, (b) too incomplete, (c) somwhat disorganized, and (d) did not look attractive.

Next, the students were required to spend over an hour working on the resume to make it more attractive, more, complete, etc. I walked around the classroom and asked questions of the student and tried help them cup up with ways to make the resume more complete and bettter targeted (as well as shorter).

The students soon also needed to add things like any special skills needed as a volunteer or paid professional for an NGO. To do this we looked at job announcemnts on Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and other non-profit organizations. In addition, I noted that I enjoyed researchi, writing, and communicating.

Naturally, different usage of spacing & columns–as well as better summarizing of related ideas–and other revision were to be undertaken by the sutdents. Finally, the students printed out and showed me at least one draft document of no more than 2 pages in length.

I then made suggestions for areas to improve on their resume draft for me. They were to consider these suggest9ions before submitting the assignment of” their hopefully improved” resume draft.

GOAL: The main goal of the assignment was to teach students that for different jobs, it would be helpful to consider different resume organization, font-size and enlarging or narrowing content, in order to makeany writing better.

Moreover, through this “process-writing”, these vocational university students and bilingual secretaries were also encouraged to see “writing as an ongoing process”. One should not simply be satisfied with 1 or 2 drafts. One needs time, feedback, and further reflection (along with other forms of revision) to make a document much more improved.

III. Second Draft of a Resume for NGOs

FIGHTER FOR JUSTICE IN GERMANY , EUROPE AND ELSEWHERE

Kevin Anthony Stoda

902 Pennell Street Carl Junction , MO 64834 USA

e-mail: eslkevin1@yahoo.com

http://www.geocities.com/eslkevin & http://the-teacher.blogspot.com/

home phone USA (417)649-4110

FIGHTER FOR JUSTICE IN GERMANY , EUROPE AND ELSEWHERE

Kevin Anthony Stoda
902 Pennell Street Oranienstr. 62
Carl Junction , MO 64834 Wiesbaden 65185
USA Germany
e-mail: eslkevin1@yahoo.com phone: (0611)4699954
http://www.geocities.com/eslkevin & http://the-teacher.blogspot.com/
home phone USA (417)649-4110 Germany Cell: (01522)8996853

ACTIVENESS EXPERIENCE

2010

Active filing claims in Hessen’s Labor Courts on behalf of worker who was tricked into coming to Germany under false contracts and high-paying promises leading to undue and under pressure after arrival to sign new ones, only to not be paid much of his 2009 wages.

Very active blogging about global political issues-and as necessary promoting awareness of abuses of Christian, Muslim, Burmese, Buddhist and other refugees in Bangladesh .

Opposing the anti-health care campaign movement in America and the increased war-spending in the USA and Germany , especially in the Afghanistan theatre.

2009

Active filing court and related claims with Immigration Offices and at the Hessen Parliament’s Petition Office against the procedural arbitrariness and mistreatment of valid immigration claims for spouse of foreign immigrant worker.

Actively putting pressure on Dominoes Pizza to treat its labor in Kuwait more fairly.

Active blogging about immigration and integration issues in Germany , Greece , France , and Europe .

Volunteering to teach adults in some bilingual churches in Wiesbaden .

2004-2008

Active putting pressure on other American franchises, like Applebee’s, in Kuwait to treat their laborers better.

Active writing and publishing on safety issues in the country and on women’s rights in Kuwait . Also, undertook debates and discussions at the AWARE CENTER to promote more dialogues between Easterners and Westerners in Kuwait and the Middle East .

Blogged after traveling to Lebanon , Israel , Jordan , Yemen and on the misunderstandings about culture and images of one another in the region.

2002-2003

Active creating the border studies program for the Department of Modern Languages at Monterrey University .

Active writing on border studies issues between the United States and Mexico , as well as giving presentations at international conferences in Brownsville and Colorado .

Active writing on human rights and political issues in Texas magazines. Active in writing campaigns in another vain attempt to stop war with Iraq .

2000-2001

Active marching, writing, and discussing on/with the anti-Death-Penalty campaign and moratorium movement in Texas .

Active in the anti-militarization campaign on the Texas university campuses after 9-11.

Published on the Vietnam War and its shadow over current American thinking.

1997-1999

Active writing letters with Amnesty International on campus at Midwestern State University in Texas .

Mobilized against the growth of prisons in the region, especially the 23to 24 isolation cells in the region at private prisons during the Bush governorship.

Worked and trained for the first time NATO soldiers, i.e. opening up new dialogue opportunities about American power and role in the world near Sheppard Air Force Base.

1995-1996

Actively working first with the United States Information Agency in Manila , Nicaragua at the Binational center or Centro Nicaraguense-Norteamericano and the National Teachers associations doing teacher training.

Active also with the regional TESOL programs in both Nicaragua and Costa Rica organizing conferences and training in more rural cities.

Almost lost position because I had noted the director had failed to hire someone because they were gay.

1992-1994

Active in several regional person-to-person international exchanges in schools, in the Niigata region of Japan , and occasionally in neighboring prefectures.

Active with the Burmese Buddhist Relief and the Japanese Buddhist Relief centers in Japan and in Thailand .

Visited refugee centers and medical clinic of Dr. Cynthia in Mae Sot in Thailand .

1990-1991

Organized the large exchange program between high schools in Great Bend , Kansas and in Villigen-Schwenningen , Germany .

Opposed in several writing campaigns to media the militarization of high school campuses, war in Kuwait (including a trip to Washington, D.C. the weekend the Senate voted), and the emphasis on building prisons instead of funding education in America.

Organized an excursion to Europe for another set of high school students and parents from Eudora , Kansas .

1986-1989

Active in the religious efforts to breach East and West divisions in Germany (and across Central to Eastern Europe) through activities with the Evangelical and Frei Evangelical churches in Wuppertal , Kiel , Rostock , Berlin and elsewhere.

Worked with youth from socially-strapped backgrounds from Berlin on retreat for the Diakonische-Werk and with other youth on an excursion, home stay, and language study with the Catholic church youth programs in Wuppertal .

Volunteered in Kansas City ’s El Centro to work with migratory worker children in the afternoons in a special enrichment program.

1980-1985

Active with the anti-Apartheid movement in Kansas , helped promote South African student teach-in on campus at Bethel College .

Co-organized the successful North Newton “Nuclear Free Zone” Campaign in Kansas .

Active in Germany and the USA with opposition to nuclear arms build-up in Germany with ecumenical organizations, including visiting military bases.

Visited Honduras and Nicaragua with a study tour and traveled to Washington , D.C. to lobby congress against war on Nicaragua .

Active in the Stop-the-Cuts campaign to reduce federal support for higher education in the second year of the Reagan government.

Active with campus groups and publicly opposed the introduction of the Selective Service Enrollment for males 18 through 26.

REFERENCES

Dr. Marc Becker, Professor of Latin American History.

and International Educator

Truman State University

100 E. Normal , Kirksville , Mo 63501

http://www.yachana.org/research/

marc@yachana.org

home (608)244-7817, work(660)785-4000

Dr. Mark Olsen

Gulf University for Science and Technology
P.O. Box 7207
Hawally 32093 Kuwait molsonphd@hotmail.com , molsonphd@yahoo.com

Cell 965-97684237, work (965) 2530-7000

Ken and Visakha Kawasaki

Buddhist Relief Mission

Office: 75 Anniwatte, Kandy , Sri Lanka
Tel: 94-77-964-9292 , buddhist@brelief.org

110 Germany Cell: (01522)8996853 ACTIVENESS EXPERIENCE 2010 Active filing claims in Hessen’s Labor Courts on behalf of worker who was tricked into coming to Germany under false contracts and high-paying promises leading to undue and under pressure after arrival to sign new ones, only to not be paid much of his 2009 wages. Very active blogging about global political issues-and as necessary promoting awareness of abuses of Christian, Muslim, Burmese, Buddhist and other refugees in Bangladesh . Opposing the anti-health care campaign movement in America and the increased war-spending in the USA and Germany , especially in the Afghanistan theatre. 2009 Active filing court and related claims with Immigration Offices and at the Hessen Parliament’s Petition Office against the procedural arbitrariness and mistreatment of valid immigration claims for spouse of foreign immigrant worker. Actively putting pressure on Dominoes Pizza to treat its labor in Kuwait more fairly. Active blogging about immigration and integration issues in Germany , Greece , France , and Europe . Volunteering to teach adults in some bilingual churches in Wiesbaden . 2004-2008 Active putting pressure on other American franchises, like Applebee’s, in Kuwait to treat their laborers better. Active writing and publishing on safety issues in the country and on women’s rights in Kuwait . Also, undertook debates and discussions at the AWARE CENTER to promote more dialogues between Easterners and Westerners in Kuwait and the Middle East . Blogged after traveling to Lebanon , Israel , Jordan , Yemen and on the misunderstandings about culture and images of one another in the region. 2002-2003 Active creating the border studies program for the Department of Modern Languages at Monterrey University . Active writing on border studies issues between the United States and Mexico , as well as giving presentations at international conferences in Brownsville and Colorado . Active writing on human rights and political issues in Texas magazines. Active in writing campaigns in another vain attempt to stop war with Iraq . 2000-2001 Active marching, writing, and discussing on/with the anti-Death-Penalty campaign and moratorium movement in Texas . Active in the anti-militarization campaign on the Texas university campuses after 9-11. Published on the Vietnam War and its shadow over current American thinking. 1997-1999 Active writing letters with Amnesty International on campus at Midwestern State University in Texas . Mobilized against the growth of prisons in the region, especially the 23to 24 isolation cells in the region at private prisons during the Bush governorship. Worked and trained for the first time NATO soldiers, i.e. opening up new dialogue opportunities about American power and role in the world near Sheppard Air Force Base. 1995-1996 Actively working first with the United States Information Agency in Manila , Nicaragua at the Binational center or Centro Nicaraguense-Norteamericano and the National Teachers associations doing teacher training. Active also with the regional TESOL programs in both Nicaragua and Costa Rica organizing conferences and training in more rural cities. Almost lost position because I had noted the director had failed to hire someone because they were gay. 1992-1994 Active in several regional person-to-person international exchanges in schools, in the Niigata region of Japan , and occasionally in neighboring prefectures. Active with the Burmese Buddhist Relief and the Japanese Buddhist Relief centers in Japan and in Thailand . Visited refugee centers and medical clinic of Dr. Cynthia in Mae Sot in Thailand . 1990-1991 Organized the large exchange program between high schools in Great Bend , Kansas and in Villigen-Schwenningen , Germany . Opposed in several writing campaigns to media the militarization of high school campuses, war in Kuwait (including a trip to Washington, D.C. the weekend the Senate voted), and the emphasis on building prisons instead of funding education in America. Organized an excursion to Europe for another set of high school students and parents from Eudora , Kansas . 1986-1989 Active in the religious efforts to breach East and West divisions in Germany (and across Central to Eastern Europe) through activities with the Evangelical and Frei Evangelical churches in Wuppertal , Kiel , Rostock , Berlin and elsewhere. Worked with youth from socially-strapped backgrounds from Berlin on retreat for the Diakonische-Werk and with other youth on an excursion, home stay, and language study with the Catholic church youth programs in Wuppertal . Volunteered in Kansas City ’s El Centro to work with migratory worker children in the afternoons in a special enrichment program. 1980-1985 Active with the anti-Apartheid movement in Kansas , helped promote South African student teach-in on campus at Bethel College . Co-organized the successful North Newton “Nuclear Free Zone” Campaign in Kansas . Active in Germany and the USA with opposition to nuclear arms build-up in Germany with ecumenical organizations, including visiting military bases. Visited Honduras and Nicaragua with a study tour and traveled to Washington , D.C. to lobby congress against war on Nicaragua . Active in the Stop-the-Cuts campaign to reduce federal support for higher education in the second year of the Reagan government. Active with campus groups and publicly opposed the introduction of the Selective Service Enrollment for males 18 through 26. REFERENCES Dr. Marc Becker, Professor of Latin American History. and International Educator Truman State University 100 E. Normal , Kirksville , Mo 63501 http://www.yachana.org/research/ marc@yachana.org home (608)244-7817, work(660)785-4000 Dr. Mark Olsen Gulf University for Science and Technology P.O. Box 7207 Hawally 32093 Kuwait molsonphd@hotmail.com , molsonphd@yahoo.com Cell 965-97684237, work (965) 2530-7000 Ken and Visakha Kawasaki Buddhist Relief Mission Office: 75 Anniwatte, Kandy , Sri Lanka Tel: 94-77-964-9292 , buddhist@brelief.org

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