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Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:55 am
by newmy
Ah ok...I don't watch F1 so don't really know or care about it to be totally honest.

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:32 pm
by chris_159
newmy wrote:Ah ok...I don't watch F1 so don't really know or care about it to be totally honest.
Neither do I - my flatmate made me watch it - but it was still pretty funny to watch.

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:11 pm
by DanIrelle
I totally just mentioned frank in my personal statement. Wowza.
New claim to fame innit.

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:17 am
by BenMD
DanIrelle wrote:I totally just mentioned frank in my personal statement. Wowza.
New claim to fame innit.
"and I quite like listening to Frank Turner." ?


you're not going to get some university don thinking "fucking hell, Frank Turner? He's that chap who sings and has a healthy interest in history...she's in for sure!


(i imagine).

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:51 am
by chris_159
I got a guy a job based on saying that, actually.

Well, I gave him a great recommendation to the boss, and covered his mistakes. Still worked though!

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:06 pm
by DanIrelle
BenMD wrote:
DanIrelle wrote:I totally just mentioned frank in my personal statement. Wowza.
New claim to fame innit.
"and I quite like listening to Frank Turner." ?


you're not going to get some university don thinking "fucking hell, Frank Turner? He's that chap who sings and has a healthy interest in history...she's in for sure!


(i imagine).
haha, i sooooo did that


i actually just mentioned my interview






ps i'm well ill

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:42 pm
by KatyS
i used frank in my personal statement too...

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:58 pm
by Evan
KatyS wrote:i used frank in my personal statement too...
Are we talking about on a CV here? Do people really still do that?

My advice to all of you is this; employers don't give two shits about your personal statement, and you can actually damage your chances of getting a job if it's lame. They are completely unprofessional. The only thing that should be included is things relevant to your work experience. Reeling off a list of your your favourite bands/movies.books etc makes you look a bit like you have nothing to offer and are simply padding out your CV.

Ditch the personal statement, and never EVER include a photo.

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:02 pm
by David
Evan wrote:
KatyS wrote:i used frank in my personal statement too...
Are we talking about on a CV here? Do people really still do that?

My advice to all of you is this; employers don't give two shits about your personal statement, and you can actually damage your chances of getting a job if it's lame. They are completely unprofessional. The only thing that should be included is things relevant to your work experience. Reeling off a list of your your favourite bands/movies.books etc makes you look a bit like you have nothing to offer and are simply padding out your CV.

Ditch the personal statement, and never EVER include a photo.
they are talking about personal statements for UCAS (university admissions thing). you can't get into uni without writing one. depending on what type of uni you apply to, they either are largely about academic things, or about extra-curricular activities.

i didn't mention frank in mine.

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:08 pm
by Evan
Oh I SEEEEEEEEE...ignore me then...although sound advice all the same. I never applied for University so i was unaware.

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:07 pm
by ravi
DanIrelle wrote:I totally just mentioned frank in my personal statement. Wowza.
New claim to fame innit.

how did you manage that?

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:08 pm
by DanIrelle
KatyS wrote:i used frank in my personal statement too...
what did you say?

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:25 pm
by Pete
Had a shit day at work, feel rough, gotta try and play fucking tennis tonight, but had an offer accepted on a house (to let, not to buy) so i'm really fucking happy. Coolest house ever as well. W0000t.

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:31 pm
by DanIrelle
ravi wrote:
DanIrelle wrote:I totally just mentioned frank in my personal statement. Wowza.
New claim to fame innit.

how did you manage that?
I'm going for a journalism course so mentioned the interview I did with him.

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:13 pm
by KatyS
DanIrelle wrote:
KatyS wrote:i used frank in my personal statement too...
what did you say?
didn't mention his name i don't think but i mentioned how i had put on gigs with various musicians and had done promotion for them etc etc

what evan said about CVs is so true, I read some that had been handed into my work and they were just embarrassing..