Are you a history buff or find yourself thinking that resumes are obsolete? At one time or another, we have been put in a position to update our resume, whether expectingly or unexpectedly. It can be a struggle and I’m sure the thought” resumes are so dated” has ran across your mind at a time or two.
To be honest, a resume can be a dated, but it depends on how you strategize and leverage your resume.
Let’s Take a Look at Leo’s Cover Letter
What Does this Resume Say in Translated and in Plain English
Most Illustrious Lord, Having now sufficiently considered the specimens of all those who proclaim themselves skilled contrivers of instruments of war, and that the invention and operation of the said instruments are nothing different from those in common use: I shall endeavor, without prejudice to any one else, to explain myself to your Excellency, showing your Lordship my secret, and then offering them to your best pleasure and approbation to work with effect at opportune moments on all those things which, in part, shall be briefly noted below.
that was a long sentence.
1. I have a sort of extremely light and strong bridges, adapted to be most easily carried, and with them you may pursue, and at any time flee from the enemy; and others, secure and indestructible by fire and battle, easy and convenient to lift and place. Also methods of burning and destroying those of the enemy.
2. I know how, when a place is besieged, to take the water out of the trenches, and make endless variety of bridges, and covered ways and ladders, and other machines pertaining to such expeditions.
3. If, by reason of the height of the banks, or the strength of the place and its position, it is impossible, when besieging a place, to avail oneself of the plan of bombardment, I have methods for destroying every rock or other fortress, even if it were founded on a rock, etc.
4. Again, I have kinds of mortars; most convenient and easy to carry; and with these I can fling small stones almost resembling a storm; and with the smoke of these cause great terror to the enemy, to his great detriment and confusion.
5. And if the fight should be at sea I have kinds of many machines most efficient for offense and defense; and vessels which will resist the attack of the largest guns and powder and fumes.
6. I have means by secret and tortuous mines and ways, made without noise, to reach a designated spot, even if it were needed to pass under a trench or a river.
7. I will make covered chariots, safe and unattackable, which, entering among the enemy with their artillery, there is no body of men so great but they would break them. And behind these, infantry could follow quite unhurt and without any hindrance.
8. In case of need I will make big guns, mortars, and light ordnance of fine and useful forms, out of the common type.
9. Where the operation of bombardment might fail, I would contrive catapults, mangonels, trabocchi, and other machines of marvellous efficacy and not in common use. And in short, according to the variety of cases, I can contrive various and endless means of offense and defense.
10. In times of peace I believe I can give perfect satisfaction and to the equal of any other in architecture and the composition of buildings public and private; and in guiding water from one place to another.
11. I can carry out sculpture in marble, bronze, or clay, and also I can do in painting whatever may be done, as well as any other, be he who he may.
Again, the bronze horse may be taken in hand, which is to be to the immortal glory and eternal honor of the prince your father of happy memory, and of the illustrious house of Sforza.
And if any of the above-named things seem to anyone to be impossible or not feasible, I am most ready to make the experiment in your park, or in whatever place may please your Excellency – to whom I comment myself with the utmost humility, etc.
Leo’s Resume in Plain English
There are certain days of the year that everyone remembers, the hour by hour moments as if they happened yesterday just like a vivid dream.
Today marks one of them.
For me, it’s almost the whole month that I remember.
I just finishing up my first semester my Senior year at KSU. It was in the early afternoon at work when I had received a phone call at work about my mom taking my dad to the emergency room. Fast forward that day and I am in a conference call going over a class project that we were finishing up, as I am heading to my hometown. During finals week, I spent in the hospital taking three of four finals online. The fourth class was the only one that was in a class setting. I had communicated with the processor via email about what had happened.
To some, he may seem to have been a jerk for doing this, but during the holiday break he was going out of the country. Though he understood the situation, there wasn’t much that he could do for making up the final if I wasn’t there. I understood the situation and I wasn’t going to take another class over again, not this close. My last semester, I had it planned for six classes, major classes mixed in with freshman classes. I wasn’t going to let the last semester end with seven.
I remember being in the hospital and telling my parents that I had to go back to Atlanta to take one final. By the look on her eyes, I could tell that she didn’t want me to leave. English is her second language and she wanted someone else to be there in case a doctor or nurse came by. My dad wasn’t there mentally and even so, he would have been his normal stubborn self and a nurse or doctor to go away. No matter what that is just him.
Dad was transferred to a larger hospital for the next several weeks. Without getting into the details, he was finally diagnosed with his causes. It wasn’t good news. The next phase was what to do next. There were options locally, but they weren’t the best option. If we went with that route, it would be my mom that I would worry about. All dad wanted to do was just go home. “I want to go home. I want to go home,” he kept repeating.
“I know, dad. But that isn’t an option.” For once I felt as if I were the parent scolding my child as he turned in the hospital.