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JJC98

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Hi guys! I know there's a thread about cover letters for internships, like me. but i'm slightly different, and hope you guys can help me out.

There's a fellowship/internship that i'm interested in applying for. The problem I'm facing is I have HUGE tracks of land (oops - that's Monty Python). I mean huge gaps between experiences.  Explain:

I graduated with my BA in theatre in '98. didn't do ANYTHING until late 2006, with community theatre. I've been doing a lot in the CT world, and about to do a crew job at the Prof theatre that has the fellowship i'm interested in.

-Is there a way to "pad" my resume? I just can't see how. Sadly, all my recent theatre experience isn't all SM. I've done almost all positions.

-Do I put on my resume gigs I have coming up, but is a few months down the road? How does one do that?

-Do I put non-theatre experience on my resume? ("life experience"/"average job stuff, that shows leadership/orginization, etc)

I realize my chances of getting this fellowship is small, but I think I need to at least try. The worst thing they do is send a letter saying "thanks for your interest, but not now babe!"

any insights?

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Re: letter of interest/resume for Internship---gaps between jobs!
« Reply #1 on: Jan 23, 2008, 07:47 pm »
I suggest you set it up like this:

Goal:
whatever your goal is

Stage Management
Job Title        Company       Show


Technical Theater
Job Title        Company       Show

Other Work Experience
Job Title         Company        Years

Skills:




You don't have to put years on your resume at all if you don't want.  Your resume should highlight the skills and experience that you bring.   You can perhaps include a brief description of the work you did at your jobs.  Use this to showcase what you are capable of.


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Re: letter of interest/resume for Internship---gaps between jobs!
« Reply #2 on: Jan 24, 2008, 11:43 am »
thanks for the info. I guess i'm a bit in a panic mode. it's been a while since I have done anything like this, and i've never written a Industry resume.

appreciate the help tremendously!

Jennifer

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