This week’s sermon from North Presbyterian Church:
What kind of information do people typically put on their résumé?
Name. Contact info. Education. Experience. Special Skills. Awards.
When do people typically use their résumé?
Applying for jobs, schools, grants, awards, etc.
Don’t we also use a kind of “unofficial résumé” at other times, though? When you’re at a party with a bunch of people you don’t know, what’s usually the first thing you ask a stranger? “So, what do you do?”
How about in dating life? While most people don’t bring a printed document with them when they go out, they’re nevertheless “putting their best foot forward” early in the relationship.
I can’t help but think of the scene from the movie Anchorman where Will Ferrell is trying (unsuccessfully) to impress Christina Applegate:
“I don’t know how to say this, but: I’m kind of a big deal… People know me… I’m very important: I have many leather-bound books…
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