hey guys! talking from personal experience, this time of year can be super scary for anybody looking to move into the job world. whether you’re graduating soon and need to look for full time work, looking for summer internships or placements, or just looking to get a part time job to make some money over the summer, a solid cv is crucial. so i’m gonna share some of my tips below, i work in advertising, i’ve worked most of my career in sales, and even though i’m still fresh to the working world i hope i can give you guys some employment tips!
ok, so you need to put your contact details at the top of the page, name, phone number, email address, post code and sometimes nationality are all important to get out of the way first
if you have your degree grade, or expected grade, put education at the top. list your grade and the dates you studied at uni, and the grades, dates and subjects that you studied to a high level when you left school. this is less important for part time jobs so i would probably put it below the next section in those circumstances
past experience is next. list everywhere you’ve ever worked, whether it was a proper paid job, helping out at local events, tutoring, anything that can give insight into your skills and your character. put a couple bullet points for each job, explaining the tasks you did and what you learnt from them. the most important thing is to emphasise what skills you have and how you’ve proven them in the past.
i put other experience next, generally just volunteering, if you held a responsibility role in your school you can put that here too
skills & interests should be another section, talking about your non work related skills (but still relating these back to working). so for me, i talk about my creative hobbies like writing and music, which are important when applying for creative industries like advertising. i also talk about teaching myself arabic and adobe creative suite because languages are useful, design skills are useful, and most crucially taking initiative and embracing opportunities to learn are essential in any job that wants to see you grow
other people applying for the same jobs as you will not be handing in a 100% truthful cv. you don’t have to lie, and you shouldn’t ever ever lie on your cv because it’s not worth getting caught out. however, you’d be smart to jazz it up a bit.
every task you’ve undertaken in your life has taught you something, no matter how small. think about every job related thing you’ve ever done and think of a way to make it sound special.
for instance, i manually alphabetically organised a directors business cards during an internship. it was beyond boring. yet, now i talk about being a crucial support for the team, how i took initiative in collating their contacts into a brand new filing system to increase productivity speed. any dumb task can be chatted up.
sales is all about confidence, confidence, confidence. you have to believe you are a great candidate, it’ll come across in your writing
keep it to one page, max 2 if you’ve had a lot of previous roles. nobody wants to read that much. if it’s looking a bit long try reformatting to keep it all looking neat and succinct.
send it as a pdf, not as a word document. keeps it looking professional.
now, cover letters can be a real pain. i would suggest writing different ones for each application, even though making a generic one and editing it is easier. it’s worth it to show that you give a shit.
actually, all that really matters is giving a shit. talk about how great you are, and about how much you have to offer that they need in their company. you can phrase it in a non arrogant fashion, but at the end of the day a job application isn’t the place for humility.
talk about the company, talk about why you like it and why you want to be there. if you’re applying to a small company definitely chat about how great you think the business is, because chances are the people who run the company will actually see it. people who have their own company LOVE to hear people talk about loving their company and their idea.
all that really matters
be genuine, be passionate, be enthusiastic about the role, about the company and about yourself.
stay calm and focused on your goals, and believe in yourself and your abilities. don’t be afraid of being great, and don’t be afraid of letting people know it.
i really hope these could be of use to anybody, if there’s any tips you guys need for job huting let me know, i’ve done a lot of it!
He allows himself to be taken to a location he should never have known existed, gets locked in a room, gets interrogated, activates the EMP he left not a day earlier, disables the camera, produces a gun comprised of non-lethal parts no one thought to remove from him (which he assembled after picking his own cuffs), points it at the wall, fires, ricochets the bullet and shoots you in the back.
In 24 hours, he committed a completely untraceable crime and walks away a free man, all the while letting you think you “had” him.
So what got you into doing TRS in the first place? I know the basic story of the three people running it and then you taking it over, ect, ect, but I guess my question is, what was it about the Riddler that made you go "Yeah, I wanna voice THAT character!"?
If we’re being perfectly honest here, I was never into comics - that was my brother’s area of expertise. I’ve owned like, three comics in my entire life, and I only bought them because I love comics with brawls; where all the characters come out of the woodwork to fight each other.
But the Riddler? I knew the Gorshin version, the BTAS version (slightly), and the Carrey version. Aside from that, nothing else.
So what made me want to voice THAT character? Not a thing - I was approached to do it, so I did it. I also did Alfred, Batman, Gordon, and some random henchmen.
Want to see those trainwrecks? Here they are:
This was the first time I had given my voice to the Riddler, and I had no idea what I was doing. The people who had made this heard some of my Dragon Age work, or found my old YouTube page or something, and liked what they heard.
It’s almost painful for me to listen to this now because I’ve improved so much (both performance-wise and equipment-wise) over the years.
A lot can change over seven years.
Now I’m going to ask a second question here to make a point: What about the character made me say, “I need to get this blog running again”?
All of you.
I had never seen such a reaction to any work I had done in the past - people actually following along. People WANTING to hear more. It was awesome.
So I started doing research - I started to make Riddler into something more than a One-Dimensional Askblog Character. I gave him a history, a future, and some *gasp* HUMANITY (Yeah, broken record, Coco).
You loved him so much, I started to love the old bastard too.
Now I’ve created a universe, ideas swirling in my head at breakneck speeds. I have plotlines that stretch YEARS into the future.
Hi Dr Ferox. I'm in my final year of vet school, and I'm thinking about sending my CV out to vet clinics now to get the ball rolling for job hunting. I'm a mature student, so I know the basic ins and outs of making a CV, but is there anything in particular you'd recommend to put in or leave out when tailoring a CV to a vet position? I used to work as a receptionist/administrator before I started vet school, so my current CV is tailored to that kind of job. Cheers.
Tailoring your CV for the job you want is important in any field, and veterinary medicine is no exception.
It’s important to show what you’ve been doing with your life, wherever you were working or studying. Long periods of inactivity raises questions.
Previous jobs that are not related to the industry are still worth listing, but it might also be worth listing what tasks were part of that job, in order to illustrate transferable skills. Eg customer service.
You will need to focus on relevant veterinary experience, eg placements in clinics, but it’s worth still briefly mentioning older jobs. You don’t need to put as much detail with historical work (eg before the vet degree), but might need to discuss it in an interview.
Personally, I’d drop any awards from high school unless they were particularly prestigious.
Oh, and it’s worth mentioning somewhere what you do with your life other than vet stuff. Show you have a soul, a personality, coping mechanisms and social networks outside the clinic. Show you are a complete person. This is especially relevant for rural jobs, where clinics are looking for staff that might put down roots in the community and stay for longer.
Using the “Sync Out” function of the Tascam 414, I was able to record a CV using the Korg SyncKontrol app to track 4 of the 4 track tape loop. The sync out jack plays the recorded CV automatically, which allowed me to use track 4 as the input for the Korg Volca Keys. You can see the pulses from track 4 on the Tascam triggering the tempo of the Volca Keys. I also use the pause function of the Tascam to show how the Tascam is indeed controlling the Volca Keys sequencer.
Equipment: Korg SyncKontrol (to record CV to tape) Tascam 414 Korga Volca Keys Alesis Wedge Sony Walkman Korg Monotron