As I mentioned in my post a few weeks back, your Research Services staff has a lot of different offerings in terms of what those services are. Next week, we’ll be bringing those services to you with a brand new library event: a drop-in resume/CV/cover letter editing table.
It’s job hunting season right now and even if you’re not in the market for a new program or position, having an up-to-date resume and CV ready to go is very important. You never know when an opportunity is going to come knocking—it might be an awesome audition, an unexpected arts admin position, or a job you never anticipated looking for. You have to be ready to answer with documents that show off the best you.
I know from personal experience as someone with a foot in performance land and academic/business land that it can be really confusing knowing how to make these documents. Many of the jobs that I have pursued have been either directly performance oriented, or performance-adjacent in many ways. It’s important to remember that your experiences as a performer translate in many ways to jobs that are not strictly performance oriented. While this is a blessing in many ways, it can also make it difficult to know where that line is–that’s the kind of decision making where it’s really nice to get an outside opinion. While our professors are great resources, they’re often pressed for time. That’s why we feel it is so important to have an opportunity for students to get one-on-one editing help and advice when it comes to making these documents.
The event table will run from 9am-5pm on April 6th and April 7th (we’ll be planning to take an hour lunch in there, as well). If you have documents ready to go, bring them by! This is a great time to get live feedback from our library staff. We are all performers and have experience both writing and evaluating various professional documents. Haven’t written one yet? We’ll have handouts and will be on hand to help you sketch out a plan. Wherever you are in the process, we can help to get you on track. For more information and updates, see our Facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/114468318949865/