With all the current talk of job markets and CVs and portfolios that I seem to hear every second of every day, I definitely think my own CV is in need of a revamp. But sitting at my laptop, trawling over my work experience, detailing my relevant skills and specifying just what exactly I want to do with my life doesn't sound particularly fun right now.
So, I thought I’d make it a little more interesting.
If my CV were full of real life skills, and if I answered honestly - this is what my fake CV would actually look like...
Relevant Skills to Life
I’m particularly good at creating mashed potato; teaching cats to fetch and making hot squash disappear. My skills extend to attaching buttons and fighting feminist debates, as well as making a mean chocolate cake. I’m quite fond of quoting popular culture and faking bad northern American accents.
I’d quite like to cuddle pandas as an occupation. Or maybe I could be a Nando’s food tester. I’m open to any position that involves cute, cuddly animals or really good food, basically. Or, if you’d like, I could always take the Prime Minister’s position? I’m pretty sure I could do a better job – what with abortion rates being brought down (oh, Maria Miller, speaking of awful jobs…) and the student fees being hiked up, I’m certain I could be PM for a while (Cancelling Mondays, anyone?
Or how about puppies being compulsory in offices? I’d go for it). So there you have it Kelli Savill for PM!
How is this Useful?
Other than being a bit of fun, writing down a fake CV is actually useful. I don’t know what use it would be me applying for a panda cuddling job – although they do surprisingly exist - but ultimately it can be useful for determining what it is you actually love. I apparently love food and animals, which gives me a bit of an insight into the conditions I’d work in, in a perfect world.
Perhaps writing your fake CV will push you into realising what you actually love, and push you that little bit further into actually doing it.
What would go on your fake CV?
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