After Friday’s lecture with Naomi Timperley (which again, was very interesting, got me actually using twitter!) we got set the task of trying to come up with a crazy CV idea that would grab employers attention when going for a dream job.
In the lecture, we got shown a host of ideas on the internet that has already been created or used, such as standard CV being turned into something more graphical and creative:
To using QR codes, to show a video of the potential employee:
To the other extreme of going viral with your video on youtube to get your dream job like Matthew Epstien:
This got me thinking. What would i like to do as my dream job???
I love music and audio… so i think i want to go somewhere in this field (yet i still don’t know!).
So then i thought to myself… if i were to go for a job in this area, how could i grab their attention???
After a long day at work today, an idea sprung to mind! (Work at Mcdonalds part time… plenty of time to day dream…)
I thought of all the areas of audio, and then i thought of the most important thing… which is a monitor speaker. Without these, sound/audio would never be heard. So my idea would be to send a potential employer a mini speaker!
This mini speaker would enable the employer to be able to listen to the CV rather than them have to read a CV. Not only this, but i would be able to demonstrate my abilities in audio, by playing them music that i may have mixed or mastered in the past (if i was going for a studio engineer role for example).
You could just send the employer a CD, that they could put in their computer, and then they could play the audio examples from there own speakers, but his would be no fun and wouldn’t stand out….RIGHT?
But then it accorded to me, how would i be able to achieve this idea???
This is when my handy little freebie came into play.
This right here, is a free pringles mini speaker i have had for a while now (don’t ask where i got it!). It runs off batteries and has a mini jack lead, that you can plug into an mp3 player or phone.
So i had the idea of attaching this speaker, to a cheap mp3 player (something along the lines of this:
Then this mp3 player, would have the mp3 file of the pre-recorded message of me saying my skills, past experience etc and also audio examples of my work, that would play through the mini speaker (or mini pringles speaker!).
Taking it one step further, would to have this speaker and mp3 encased in a speaker container so resemble a real speaker so it looks more professional. Like this:
The employer would be set instructions just to hit play, or the employer would also be sent a paper copy of my CV along with instructions on what to do with the speaker.
Anyway, i hope you get the idea. It’s a bit crazy, but may work!!
I hope you like it! Please share and comment, i would much appreciate it!