Skip to main content

A Lesson For All Your Youngsters Out There...

I'm working on my reapplication to the Progressive Women's Voices program. I applied for the second round and didn't get in. I was taken aback considering that the program says they want new voices and different voices. Yet if you click on that link and see who actually has gotten in, well, this reapplication is a long shot.

The hardest part of this application process?

Remembering all my media appearances!

Somehow I thought that this program was to find brand new voices, but apparently not. Just new voices in that women's voices aren't heard much at all, but they do want experienced voices. And seriously, that makes sense. So, here I am putting finishing touches on my resume and application and I can NOT for the life of me find all my media appearances. One part of the application asks for media clips. I have things that were in print, but outside of a poorly taped segment on TV, I have no live media to send them. That's what happens when you do most of your radio on community radio.

But even besides having the pieces, just remembering all the dates is driving me insane. I'm going to go dig thru my old appointment books pre-Treo to see if I can put together my media timeline.

So...for those of you starting out with anything - DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT!!

You know how people say that you should always update your resume after you do something? Yeah, you really should. Or at least keep a better journal, diary, whatever so you're not like me running around trying to prove that you do have some experience. Not Donna Brazile experience, but I think some decent experience.

OK...back to writing.


Jendeis said…
Here from NaComLeavMo. Good luck in your application - I hope that you are able to piece your media appearances together from your date books.
Katie said…
Visiting thru NCLM. I can appreciate the terrors of putting together an accurate resume. Getting stuff like this together is never really loads of fun. I hope your reapplication goes well.
Aunt Becky said…
Yeah, my resume is pathetic. Especially since I can never remember what I've done.


Good luck, dude.
Kristine said…
Best of luck with your application. I know how frustrating it can be to update things like that. Hope you find what you need!
DC said…
Stopping by from NCLV and wanted to wish you luck on your application!
Pepper said…
Have you tried G00gling yourself? You may be surprised at what you find. Best of luck.

Visiting from NCLM
Nadine said…

Good luck with the application, i used to work for a celeb so I appreciate the importance of getting a copy of each and every media appearance..

Popular posts from this blog

Review: Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter

Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter by Brea Grant My rating: 4 of 5 stars View all my reviews

Frederick, A Virtual Puppet Performance - Read by Michael Shannon

WOW...this is my first post during the Coronavirus pandemic! I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. Thanks to the Chicago Children’s Theatre, the city’s largest professional theater devoted exclusively to children and families, for launching a new YouTube channel, CCTv: Virtual Theatre and Learning from Chicago Children’s Theatre. To kick if off we are treated to Frederick. Here's hoping this helps with your little ones. Or is a comfort to everyone of all ages. Chicago Children’s Theatre’s all-new virtual puppet performance was created while all of the artists were sheltering in place, working with resources limited to what they had in their homes or on their laptops. Frederick is directed by CCT Co-Founder and Artistic Director Jacqueline Russell. Puppets and sets were designed, built and puppeteered in a home studio by Grace Needlman and Will Bishop, CCT’s Director of Production, the creative team behind CCT’s annual series of Beatrix Potter puppet show

Review: Braintown

Braintown by Laura Hernandez My rating: 3 of 5 stars View all my reviews