Gilbert Garcin: résumé & synopsis (1999)
Getting a job:
How to Write a Resume so You Actually Have a Prayer of Getting Hired
How to Write a Cover Letter like You Actually Want the Job
Ask the Bitches: What the Hell Else Can I Do to Get a Job?
How to Frame Volunteering on Your Resume When You’ve Never Had a Job
How To Get Ready For a Job Interview: Prep Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
Common Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them with the Confidence of a Mediocre White Dude
10 Questions You Should Never Be Asked in a Job Interview
What to Wear (and What Not to Wear) to a Job Interview
What to Do When You’re Asked About Your Salary Requirements in a Job Interview
How NOT to Determine Your Salary
How to Find Remote Work: On Getting the Elusive Work-From-Home Job
High School Students Have No Way of Knowing What Career to Choose. Why Do We Make Them Do It Anyway?
The Actually Helpful, Nuanced, Non-Bullshit Way to Choose a Future Career
Myers-Briggs Personalities and Income: What Your Type Says About Your Salary
I Just Applied for a Job. How (And When) Should I Follow Up?
Our Best Secrets for a Successful, Strategic, and SHORT Job Search
Season 2, Episode 11: “I Tripped and Fell into a Career I Don’t like. How Do I Reinvent Myself?”
Freelancing and side jobs:
Should Artists Ever Work for Free?
Stop Undervaluing Your Freelance Work, You Darling Fool
Romanticizing the Side Hustle: When 1 Job Isn’t Enough
The Ugly Truth About Unpaid Internships
Freelancer, Protect Thyself… With a Fair Contract
Ask the Bitches: My Boss Won’t Give Me a Contract and I’m Freaking Out
I Lost My Job and It Might Be the Best Worst Thing That’s Ever Happened to Me
Becoming a Millennial Entrepreneur (in the Midst of a Pandemic) with Katelyn Magnuson
11 Awful Mistakes I Made as a Self-Employed Freelancer, and How YOU Can Avoid Them
Workplace Benefits and Other Cool Side Effects of Employment
Your School or Workplace Benefits Might Include Cool Free Stuff
Your Yearly Free Medical Care Checklist
Dafuq Is a Retirement Plan and Why Do You Need One?
How to Save for Retirement When You Make Less Than $30,000 a Year
Season 2, Episode 6: “Someone Offered to Mentor Me! How Do I Be a Non-Sucky Mentee?”
Navigating the workplace:
My Secret Weapon for Preparing for Awkward Boss Confrontations
Are You Working on the Next Fyre Festival?: Identifying a Toxic Workplace
Woke at Work: How to Inject Your Values into Your Boring, Lame-Ass Job
Can Looking Weird at Work Be Good for Your Career?
Why Is Short Hair Controversial? An Examination of Expensive, Annoying Beauty Standards
Season 1, Episode 1: “Should I Tell My Boss I’m Looking for Another Job?”
You WILL Regret Accepting Your Coworker’s Social Media Friend Request
Season 1, Episode 5: “I Don’t Love My Job, but It Pays Well. Should I Quit—or Tough It Out?”
Season 2, Episode 7: “How Do I Throw My Incompetent Coworkers under the Bus?”
Sexual Harassment: How to Identify and Fight It in the Workplace
Getting a raise:
Salary Range: Are You Asking for Enough?
A Millennial’s Guide to Growing Your Salary
The First Time I Asked for a Raise
You Need to Ask for a Fucking Raise
Should You Increase Your Salary or Decrease Your Spending?
Getting a promotion:
Santa Isn’t Coming and Neither Is Your Promotion: How To Get Promoted
How I Chessmastered Myself Into a Promotion at Work
Job Hopping vs. Career Loyalty by the Numbers
The Fascinating Results of Our Job Hopping vs. Career Loyalty Poll
I Hate My Job and I Don’t Know How To Leave It: A Confession
A New Job, a New Day, a New Life, and I’m Feeling Good
Season 1, Episode 9: “I’ve Given up on My Dream Career. Where Do I Go From Here?”
How to Successfully Work from Home Without Losing Your Goddamn Mind (Or Your Job)
How to Find Remote Work: On Getting the Elusive Work-From-Home Job
8 Genres of Productivity Music (Plus Our Secret Stash of Personal Favorites)
My 25 Secrets to Successfully Working from Home with ADHD
@staff @staffs-secret-blog I updated my resumé plz hire me
How to write experience with zine, secret santa, writing projects etc. to your resume
All work is work. All work is valid to your resume. You have deadlines to follow, you have to manage your own time, you have specific requirements you need to respect and if you are in the mod team you have to organize, market, manage etc.
Here’s guide how to add hobby projects into your resume as a work experience, as that’s what it is. I will concentrate on zine experience as modern zines are pretty much professionally made and organized projects, whether the result is a printed or a PDF book.
- Always add international there, as all online projects WILL have people all around the world (unless it’s a very underground fandom project). Even if you had just one foreigner there, it’s an international project. Sounds fancy and resume’s purpose is to make mundane things sound really fancy.
- If it’s a fanfic zine, you can use a novel anthology.
- If possible, add the number of participants. It’s a really good polish to your reputation if you can say that you organized a project with 60 international participant than just say you organized a random event.
- For Secret Santa and other non-zine events, you can use these same examples. I have written to my resume Secret Santa event hosting as “Event organizer, an international online art project with 100 participants, 2022″.
- Your drawing and writing time is work, too. You can utilize these in your resume.
- You CAN and SHOULD act as each others’ referee in resume and work application from events and zines! Includes beta readers and their work!
Working Experience in Non-Fandom Language
Shortly you write what did you do, in what field, year, and what the project was. You can edit these to fit your resume, as every country emphasis different information in the resumes.
You can also specifying what you did; Marketing material designer, 2022, an international art book project. Printed merchandise material designing, key chains, posters, stickers.
Event or Zine organizer: Event and project manager, 2022, an international art book project (with XXX amount of participants). For events, like Secret Santa: Event and project manager, 2022, and international online art/writing project (with XXX amount of people)
Zine’s social media moderator: Social media manager, Social media marketing, 2022, an international art book project (with XXX amount of participants). [Add here the social media platforms you used if you want; Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram interest businesses the most]
Zine artist/author: Artist/author, an international art book project, 2022.
Merch artist: Marketing material designer, 2022, an international art book project.
Discord manager / Person managing the applications / person checking the participants how they’re doing: Team manager, 2022, an international art book project (with XXX amount of participants)
Web page designing: Web page designer, 2022, an international art book project.
Designing event banners, social media icons etc.: Graphic designers, social media and web page, 2022, 2022, an international art book project. [Add here what social media platforms were used; Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest interest businessses the most]
Layout maker: Graphic designer, a book layout, 2022, an international art book project.
Cover artist: Graphic designer/Artist (depending which you did), 2022, an international art book project.
Any mod position were you are in the management position and others help you out or follow your lead: (XXX*) Team manager, 2022, an international art book project. [*Specify, if possible, what kind of a team you managed like Social media team manager]
Handling a physical zine and its shipments: Online shop manager, order distributions, 2022, an international art book project.
Making videos: Video editor, social media marketing*, 2022, an international art book project. (*if the videos are for something else, for example just for fun, you can leave this out)
Animations: Animator, social media marketing*, 2022, an international art book project. (*if the animations are for something else, for example just for fun, you can leave this out)
Gif making: Graphic designing, small animations/gifs, 2022, an international art book project. (*if the gifs are for something else, for example just for fun, you can leave this out)
Calendar: Graphic designer, marketing material, 2022, an international art book project.
Streaming: Streamer / Stream management, Social media marketing*, 2022, an international art book project. (*if the streams are for something else, for example just for fun, you can leave this out)
Beta reading: Proofreading, communications, 2022, an international art book project.
How to Tell More About Your Fandom Project(s) To Normal People
If you are asked to tell more about the project you participated in, don’t worry. You don’t have to start to explain what a zine is, what shipping is, why these characters are kissing steamily, or why the fic you wrote was explicit hurt-comfort otp fic.
You can simply use general terms:
Zine = a book or an anthology project.
Secret Santa = an online art or writing project
Fan video = a full video made for purpose X by editing or drawing fully.
“I participated as an artist/author to a zine of my OTP and drew/wrote this kind of art of them” = I participated in an international art book project/anthology book project. I applied and was selected from many applicants*. The book was put together in X month by multiple people and it was printed. I’m familiar with print requirements, time management, following dead lines and managing my own work.”
*If there was no application process but the event was open for all, you don’t have to speak about the application process at all. If asked, you can say that the event called for artists/authors and I decided to join in.
What you want to emphasis, no matter what you did, is that you can manage your own time, you can follow dead lines and you can follow given requirements. You wouldn’t believe how much there are people at paid jobs who can’t manage their time, hassle with dead lines and require lots of guidance. If you can honestly do something you are asked by a deadline given by the needed requirements - like write a 1500 word fic in 3 months - that IS an asset! You DID manage your time, manage yourself and respected the dead line. As remote work is increasing in many fields, employees who can do those three important things are gold nuggets to companies.
If you are in a mod position, you want to emphasis that you can lead and manage projects, communicate with everyone, keep up with dead lines and schedules, organize, and think also what risks might appear and how to prevent or handle them (like in zine; how many artists/authors might drop out and what do we do in that case?).
What every business and employer needs, no matter what the field, is good communication, proofreading, social media management and marketing, content creators, graphic designs, web designs, and marketing materials.
And those, my friends, are what every single zine project and fandom event contains.
How to Build Identity Capital
What is identity capital? Identity capital is essentially investments that we make in ourselves. Things that play a role in defining who you are, such as, your job, degree, the extra-curricular activities you participate in, where you’re from, how you look, speak etc.
Your identity capital is your autobiography.
Identity capital helps you move up in life, and can play a role in getting you to your goals faster too. It’s sort of like you’re very own personal brand that you’re curating.
A very important thing to note- personal growth, including identity capital, does not happen overnight. It will take time and consistent efforts. There is no get rich quick scheme here apart from discipline.
On a personal level it includes:
1. How we speak
2. How we look
3. How we solve problems
4. Our relationships
5. Our hobbies
On a work level it includes:
So how does one do this?
Get a piece of paper and start answering the questions I’ve noted down. You’ll see a summary of the questions as points below.
Hard skill questions:
1. If I had $3 million in bank account and I had to spend 10% of it on charity, which is the first cause that immediately comes to my mind?
2. Do I need money to give back to that cause or can I also give my time?
3. When was the last time I updated my resume? Can I ask someone for a second opinion on how it looks?
4. What is a skill that is important for my job/ potential or future job for at least the next 3 months?
5. Are there any topics or subjects that I’m naturally attracted to that has no direct relevance to my work? (For instance: I’m very interested in women in history)
6. What is one workshop I would love to attend, if everything was at my disposal? (Example: I’d love to go to a chocolate making workshop)
7. What is a hobby that my ideal self would have?
Soft skill questions:
1. When was the last time I spent time quality time with people that mattered to me?
2. Am I interested in learning a new language?
3. When was the last time I took a social media break?
4. What would my bucket list look like right now?
5. What are some short term goals I know I can achieve with effort by the next month?
6. When was the last time I went over my finances? Can I reach out to someone who can guide me better?
7. Is there anything I enjoy collecting?
8. What is a subject I wish I had in school or college?
Notes of hard skill steps:
1. Giving back to a cause that matters to you
2. Keeping your resume updated
3. Learn a new skill and practicing it for a few months
4. Watching one educational video on YouTube/ one podcast such as TED talks a day to improve your knowledge
5. Attending workshops
6. Keeping a gratitude journal
7. Engage in some sort of a creative project or hobby
Soft skill steps:
1. Spending time with people who matter
2. Learning a new language
3. Social media breaks
4. Making a bucket list
5. Making a list of short term goals (Achievable in the next month)
6. Evaluate your finances and set financial goals
7. Start a collection of something you enjoy
8. Take a class in a subject that interests you, even if it doesnt relate to your job or degree
(Source: The Defining Decade by Meg Jay)
A few things I notice about people writing resumes for entry-level jobs in the games industry...
"resume" is a very popular filename and it is super annoying to have to rename them so you can find them later. firstname_lastname_discipline is the gold standard.
A lot of people put links to their github or online portfolio in the resume these days, which is great. Sure, you can't use it if you print the resume but it has mostly outlived its usefulness at that point.
pdf files are faster to open, smaller and more portable than word documents.
People really don't tailor their resume to the position they are applying for. And I get it, every entry-level job has hundreds of applicants so you need to go wide. But if you are applying to write client engine code all those paragraphs about webpages and databases are a waste.
for entry-level jobs, no-one has enough relevant experience to take up more than one page. Some write more pages anyway.
Job descriptions tend to have "required" and "nice to have" skills. Not always labeled as such, which admittedly is on us - we should be more clear. And some applicants do not seem to realize that if their resume does not indicate that they have all the required skills it will probably not be considered.
A good entry-level resume will have a mix of group projects, personal experiments and a list of skills. Potentially also coursework and/or professional experience. If it is just one or two of those things it tends to feel like something is missing.
... Admittedly everyone has their own preferences, so maybe following the advice of some anon of tumblr isn't the way to go. And if I am being honest, even I wouldn't reject someone for uploading a 3-page "resume.doc".
But of the hundreds I read only a few present relevant information in a clear way about whether the candidate could do the job or not. So I am going to complain about it =P
guys i just submitted my super cool resume pls pray that they are blown away please pray that i get the internship yall
apparently "professional monster seducer" isn't something you can put on your resume. who knew?
A year ago, I was frantically applying to internships, not thinking I had the right qualifications. I was wrong.
Here’s how I landed an internship in marketing at a tech company (including: cover letter, resume, and interview tips)
How to Write a Resume so You Actually Have a Prayer of Getting Hired
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Hi Reid, I just finished my undergrad in archaeology and want to go into CRM work next field season (doing odd jobs/volunteer stuff in the meantime) - but I never actually got around to asking anyone for help with setting up my resume, so here goes - What would you say is important to put on one, and how should I generally set it up? Thanks for anything, your blog rocks!
Hello! First, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get to this. I was busy finishing up the semester and then getting to my summer internship. Thanks for your patience.
To be upfront, my experience is more with academia and CVs rather than resumes, but I'll try to pass on what I know. I'll also tag my favorite CRM people @midden-maiden @archaeologysucks @archaeo-geek @buckets-of-dirt @archaeo-beard and @wafflelovingbatgirl.
Unlike a CV, which is literally everything you've ever done, a resume should be extremely tailored to the job you are applying to. Any field experience you have should be front and center, especially any field schools you've done. CRM companies will want to know who trained you so they can assess what kinds of skills you're likely to have.
If you have any experience doing outdoor manual labor like landscaping, that might be worth putting down too. CRM is physically demanding work, and part of getting hired is proving you can handle it.
Beyond that, the best advice is to go out and find a template online. Choose something that's clean but not too flashy. Organize your work experience from most to least recent. Make sure to have references lined up (the prof who taught your field school would be a good reference to have).
May the dirt be with you,
Life is our resume. It is our story to tell, and the choices we make write the chapters. Can we live in a way where we look forward to looking back?
Greenlights, Matthew McConaughey