Paradigm Shift

I have moved my education to the bottom of my resume! Come to me, jobs!

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5 comments
  1. Mine is still at the top. Let me know if your technique works. I’m in the UK so we’re not in competition! 😉

    • I got an email today to set up a phone call. I applied last night! WOW.

      I have been staunchly in favor of keeping my education up top, and listing graduate school coursework, and I have gotten plenty of interviews.

      I think both are good approaches, but maybe it depends on whether you want to highlight your scholarly/intellectual/conceptual background (curatorial or program design type of position) or your practical experience (administrative or producing position)?

  2. That’s great news! I am struggling a little as I am changing careers from teaching, hoping to change into arts, whether that is through administration or education/outreach. I’d really appreciate your feedback on my CV/Arts Involvement pages, as you have worked in this area before.

    I’ve got my education at the top as it seems to be a UK standard, but for arts jobs (especially those that are directly more creative) I feel that my CV really doesn’t show the skills I have, simply because I haven’t had “employment” in the arts.

    Hmm…

    • Career shifts can be complicated, I know there are specific resources for workers considering industry changes. I wonder if arts education is a good area for you to investigate? Do you have a skills section?

  3. I’m looking into it. I think outreach is my “perfect” way to go, as it is “still teaching”, plus I know I could design programmes that link in very strongly to school curricula, which would be a huge incentive for schools to come to the venue. In reality, I know I might have to spend some time doing other things before I get precisely the role I’m looking for. Hence the potential front of house position coming up.

    I don’t have a skills “section” as such, but my CV lists my previous work and the roles I had. I think I’d be highlighting skills in a cover letter and then hopefully at interview!

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