904 - Underqualified

24th Mar 2014, 12:00 PM in 2014
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Tim 24th Mar 2014, 12:00 PM edit delete
It only occurred to me recently that I could actually put my Boys Brigade experience on my CV and that it might actually contain a few things that a potential employer might like - provided they're not put off by the religious slant the organisation has.

But yeh, looking at my GCSE's and A Levels (because an Animation degree probably won't mean all that much to most starter jobs), I do start to wonder exactly what of them would actually make a difference in consideration for a job. Like, does the guy in HR for a retail job really care that I got a B in ICT, or an A* in Media Studies nearly 5 years ago?

I dunno. Alexx assures me that I'll find something this summer, and as long as I look hard enough she's probably right, but until I find something, I'm still probably gonna be second guessing myself on this one.


Guest 24th Mar 2014, 3:28 PM edit delete reply
dont worry about it so much kiddo, you can put basically anything on your CV, especially for average summer jobs.
they aren't allowed to judge based on religion anyway.
put down what books or shows you like, put down that you play humans vs zombies, and then add a bunch of shit like "because im active and enjoy teamwork" and hey presto, one CV.
if you have high grades thats good too, doesnt matter what its in, the fact is that it's high, and they'll see that you are able to excel in at least something, and that you can commit.
CVs are mostly just about boasting.
think laterally instead of literally.
Guest 24th Mar 2014, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
This is honestly some of the worst advice for writing a CV I've ever read... and I've read a lot of advice for writing CVs.
No offence.
Guest 24th Mar 2014, 4:25 PM edit delete reply
It's easier to say 'no offence' than to just not give offence. The main things are make what you have done relevant to what you are going to do, but to be careful how you phrase it. Saying you play 'Humans vs Zombies' is just likely to confuse the person making the short-list and possibly lose you a place. On the other hand saying that you have 'organised and moderated life-action role play games' and in doing so have developed 'organisational and people-management skills' is likely to make you stand out from the crowd. It's all in how you present it, and in believing in yourself (or at least pretending to ;) )
spaghetti 24th Mar 2014, 6:35 PM edit delete reply
go for a call centre position,they don't care what you've done previously