Four months after posting the above "intro", let me add that I have found in these years of my retirement from FT, PT and most volunteer work--and after reflecting on years and years of writing resumes--that:
PROFESSIONAL AND BAHA'I RESUMES can be integrated and I have posted a lengthy integration statement of which the following is just the preamble and a few opening notes:
AN INTEGRATED PERSPECTIVE
In addition to my professional resume found below, my Baha'i resume is also found here(Appendix C), as is a list of subjects I taught while lecturing, tutoring and teaching in post-secondary schools, colleges and universities(Appendix B) and a basic bio-data sheet(Appendix B). Once used to apply for jobs from the early sixties to the early years of the new millennium, this evolving set of documents, altered more times over the last 45 years than I care to try counting, is now an archive that I update occasionally for internet use in these first years of my retirement and late adulthood, 2004-2007. I use it now in one of a multitude of forms on the internet.
One's professional resume and the statement of one's Baha'i experience has become, in the last decade or so, a potentially integrated document for Baha'is around the world. Each Baha'i utilizes their resume, their curriculum vitae(CV), their lifeline, lifestory, personal-life narrative in their own unique ways. Their document, outlining their qualifications and experience, has an immense teaching value in its own right especially as this Faith sheds its preoccupation with conversion, establishes its credentials far beyond anything that humanity understands by the word "religion" and focuses its public message in paradigms outside the exclusivist religious categories, the "us and them" intrusions, that it has had in the past.
Each person, as I say, writes "their story" and outlines their "resume" in their own way. A whole industry has now grown up around the process. What follows is, not so much a model, for there are dozens of models now and readers here are in no need of yet another model for the industry and for their lives. It is the integration of the professional and the Baha'i resume that I am making a stab at in these retirement years of my life when I no longer apply for jobs, but when I utilize the internet for all sorts of public and Baha'i information dispensing. There are Baha'is around the world, many hundreds I am sure, doing the same thing in an immense variety of ways. What readers here will find is but one man's experience.
I post this document here for youth who are just setting out on the road I have travelled and others, young adults and those in middle age, still travelling on the road. This is not a "fixed document." It is used in many ways, in many formats, many sections and sub-sections. May it be of some use to others. –Ron Price, George Town, Tasmania, 28 August 2007(firstname.lastname@example.org)
RESUMES & RELEVANT APPENDICES OF RON PRICE
1.0 My Roles In Life:
A. The Ascribed Roles I have had in life: grandson, son, nephew, cousin, half-brother, father, step-father, uncle, step-grandfather, step-father, husband, male, among a long list of other possibilities used by developmental psychologists.
B. My Achieved Roles in life: writer, poet, essayist, author, journalist, teacher, lecturer, student and many other roles found in section 4 below at different times since beginning my employment life in 1961.
2.1 Articles and Reviews: Journals/Websites
1.*Essays, Interviews and Articles on the Internet at:
1.1 The Baha'i Academic Resource Library/Baha'i Library Online has many categories of my writing and over a million words posted there from 2002 to 2007; and at
1.2 An estimated 4000 other sites containing several million words, 2001-2007
2. * "A History of the Baha'i Faith in the Northern Territory: 1947-1997," Northern Lights, 32 Instalments, 2000-2003.
3. * Periodic Articles in "Newsletters," Regional Teaching Committees of the NSA of the Baha'is of Australia Inc., 1971-2001.
4. , Vol.2, No.1, 1986, pp.3-4.
That's all folks!