How NOT to Get a Job.
Just a quick post for today: If you’ve read my post on “How to Get a Job,” here’s the negative way of approaching the topic – How NOT to get a job.” Here's why it's important to learn your English grammar, punctuation, composition, and the like.
Here are some links to the “How Not to Get a Job in the Radio Industry” series on the “A Dose of Buckley” –YouTube channel. There is some rough language in all of these, so these are not safe for work or school without headphones. Basically, Buckley makes fun of people seeking jobs in the radio industry posted ungrammatical and horribly-written ads. An ad that shows you don’t know how to express yourself effectively in English isn’t a great way to get a job in the U.S. or Canadian radio industry.
Part I - “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MalRgJyY2QA - I enjoyed the discussion of the difference between “effective.” The meaning or “denotation” is “successful in producing a desired or intended result,” according to Google, but the connotation (implied meaning or tone the word gives) is “really good at doing a job”) and “effectual” (the connotation is “adequate” – it’s the opposite of “ineffectual,” which means “incompetent” or “completely useless.”).
Part II- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqS92f4IAW4 “How Not to Get a Job in Radio Part 2.” Here’s why it’s a good idea to ask about what initial entry-level pay is in the industry to which you are applying and to manage your expectations. It’s a great idea to have someone with experience in that industry review your resume and ask what they think. It works- I’ve done that before and gotten feedback, and had people treat my letter asking them to review my resume as a “stealth” job application, which it was. Your school’s alumni association and/or career office can help, as can just Google searching your school’s name and the name of the industry in which you are seeking work.
Part III - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPlVrhciPyY How Not to Get a Job in Radio Part 3. This one includes a discussion of why resumes are important. Your resume is your first impression on anyone who decides whether you get a job or not. A resume that has problems will cause whoever’s screening the job applications to believe YOU have problems. That’s not good.
Author: John Linneball Who did you think? ;-)
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