Paradigm Shift

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

  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.


    • 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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