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Re: Format for ref resume
« Reply #45 on: December 07, 2012, 07:55:12 pm »
Any feedback on my work in progress thus far? It was quite difficult to go back 2 years when I finally decided to make a derby resume this summer, luckily there's a ref that has worked a lot of the same bouts that had already been keeping track!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0An7Cosl5eeIWdEhtdEY2eHJzLW9HRTJ1eEM0amp3Wnc

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Re: Format for ref resume
« Reply #46 on: December 07, 2012, 08:50:53 pm »
Any feedback on my work in progress thus far?

Acronym usage in league/team names is a really bad idea.  I have no idea who was involved in most of the games you list because I don't have the acronyms for more than about fifteen leagues on instant recall, and any league that has the same initials as any other league starts to present problems.  (For example (random, not from your resume):  Is "MRD" Montreal Roller Derby or Mad Rollin' Dolls?  I'm not sure.  The ref is from Hamilton, ON, but the game was played at Midwest Brewhaha in Milwaukee, so...  Yes, probably one of those two?  But it could be Mobile, AL?  Maybe Missoula, MT?  Who knows?) 

Yes, writing everything out takes up space.  But trust me, the people who are looking at your resume and evaluating it to determine whether or not you're qualified to fill a given position will be far less likely to sigh & shuffle it to the bottom of the list for some time when they feel like wading through it and deciphering the information.  They'll also be much more likely to gain an accurate sense of what sorts of bouts you've been officiating.  (Tied to the earlier example, Montreal & Madison both have chartered teams that have been at WFTDA Big 5 tournaments for at least the past several years, so officiating their games is likely to be a different experience/level of game play than officiating in Mobile or Missoula.)

TLDR:  League name acronyms should be avoided whenever possible on resumes.

And yes, in forum discussions, too, please!  Everyone!
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Re: Format for ref resume
« Reply #47 on: December 07, 2012, 09:16:01 pm »
Similarly, acronyms should be avoided on evals submitted. Same reason. Lotsa teams out there.
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Re: Format for ref resume
« Reply #48 on: December 07, 2012, 11:00:29 pm »
TLDR:  League name acronyms should be avoided whenever possible on resumes.

I would mostly agree with this, however the resume in question has very few acronyms, the main one is FCGGD, which is the home league of Bladeybug. I don't think it's a stretch to assume whoever is reading your resume can figure out the acronym for your home league.

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Re: Format for ref resume
« Reply #49 on: December 07, 2012, 11:16:11 pm »
I'd still recommend not doing it. That's asking someone to do just a little bit more work.
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Re: Format for ref resume
« Reply #50 on: December 07, 2012, 11:49:39 pm »
TLDR:  League name acronyms should be avoided whenever possible on resumes.

I would mostly agree with this, however the resume in question has very few acronyms, the main one is FCGGD, which is the home league of Bladeybug. I don't think it's a stretch to assume whoever is reading your resume can figure out the acronym for your home league.

It's true I tried to make sure that was the only one, but I'll change it. Thanks!

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Re: Format for ref resume
« Reply #51 on: December 08, 2012, 07:32:37 am »
TLDR:  League name acronyms should be avoided whenever possible on resumes.

I would mostly agree with this, however the resume in question has very few acronyms, the main one is FCGGD, which is the home league of Bladeybug. I don't think it's a stretch to assume whoever is reading your resume can figure out the acronym for your home league.

See, you might think that, but I took one look at the alphabet soup scattered all over the page and said, "Nope, not gonna bother looking at it."  As a result, I really have no idea where Bladeybug is from and/or where they typically officiate, and I have absolutely no motivation to find out.  And if I were responsible for reviewing such a resume prior to staffing an event, I'd probably give it a pass as soon as I saw it and only go back to it if I didn't have enough qualified applicants presenting easy-to-read and easy-to-understand information in their resumes.

In the words of a very wise THNSO I once knew....
Stop. No. Bad.

Remember, the people who have to look at these tend to have to look at a lot of these.  And they're doing it as volunteers.  The easier you make things for the reader of the document the better your chances are of being rostered at events to which you apply.
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Re: Format for ref resume
« Reply #52 on: December 08, 2012, 10:15:27 am »
...the alphabet soup scattered all over the page...

Fixed the team names. Any other pointers are welcome!
« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 12:26:48 am by Bladeybug »

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Re: Format for ref resume
« Reply #53 on: December 08, 2012, 02:27:39 pm »
Any other pointers are welcome!

Overall the presentation is nice & clean, and the layout makes a lot of sense.  Good job!  I really love the way you've set up the summary table at the top - very nice!

The only question/potential concern is with the asterisks next to some of the entries in the Position column.  I can't find any indication of what those asterisks mean.  You might want to find a way to incorporate a note somewhere (ideally at/near the top of the bout table or immediately under it) to the effect of "Items in the Position column marked with "*" denote [insert special circumstance here], and those marked with "**" denote [insert other special circumstance here]."
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Re: Format for ref resume
« Reply #54 on: December 08, 2012, 06:30:59 pm »
Any other pointers are welcome!

Overall the presentation is nice & clean, and the layout makes a lot of sense.  Good job!  I really love the way you've set up the summary table at the top - very nice!

The only question/potential concern is with the asterisks next to some of the entries in the Position column.  I can't find any indication of what those asterisks mean.  You might want to find a way to incorporate a note somewhere (ideally at/near the top of the bout table or immediately under it) to the effect of "Items in the Position column marked with "*" denote [insert special circumstance here], and those marked with "**" denote [insert other special circumstance here]."

Ah, I'll get rid of those. That was me tracking which evals had posted :)  Thanks!

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Re: Format for ref resume
« Reply #55 on: January 14, 2013, 11:50:26 pm »
I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for your input and help getting my resume straightened out. It worked! I was chosen for CHNSO and THNSO coming up this season. :)


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Re: Format for ref resume
« Reply #56 on: February 23, 2013, 08:13:58 pm »
Who all is using the new WFTDA formatted resume? Any issues? So far I like the layout, and it helps those of us who are somewhat challenged at formatting!

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Re: Format for ref resume
« Reply #57 on: February 23, 2013, 09:24:17 pm »
It can be found here.

I haven't moved my stuff over yet, but I will.  As will anyone that is interested in certification or applying for WFTDA tournaments.  I expect other multi-game events will also be requesting this.
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Re: Format for ref resume
« Reply #58 on: February 25, 2013, 05:18:31 pm »
Any thoughts on where to put intraleague games and interleague games that were played under WFTDA rules, but may not have been hosted by a WFTDA league? Should those be classified as "Other" in the WFTDA tabs or should they go in the "Other History" tab? The notes and instructions don't seem to explain this.
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Re: Format for ref resume
« Reply #59 on: February 25, 2013, 05:50:22 pm »
Any thoughts on where to put intraleague games and interleague games that were played under WFTDA rules, but may not have been hosted by a WFTDA league? Should those be classified as "Other" in the WFTDA tabs or should they go in the "Other History" tab? The notes and instructions don't seem to explain this.

Don't take this as the "right" way to do it, as I haven't the foggiest idea.  But from the way it is set up, if a WFTDA member league (full or apprentice) is hosting the game (be it intraleague, interleague sanctioned, interleague regulation, interleague non-regulation) then I am placing it on the WFTDA tab and checking the appropriate box ("other" for non-regulation stuff).

If it is hosted by a non-WFTDA league then I am placing it on the Other tab, even for non-regulation games that are played according to the full rules.

This does make a sort of contradiction if Tinsel Town is a WFTDA AP league and Water City is a non-WFTDA team, and they play a pair of games.  The game that Tinsel Town hosts I will put on the WFTDA tab, and the game that Water City hosts I will place on the Other tab.

But I believe that is what the document is looking for.  And, if I'm wrong and receive clarification to the contrary, it isn't difficult to cut and paste from one tab to the other once the data is there.
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