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Lord and Master
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 23rd Nov 2008
Total posts: 74
Posted:Hey guys!

Just wondering if anyone else has ever noticed that when you let it be know at a job interview that you have circus skills, you are more likely to get the job?

You: 'Hi! I unicycle'
Them: 'You're hired!'

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Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:Yeah i have always put it in my applications even when appliing for IT jobs. I think it works well beacuse it helps them remember you in the crowd of other people.

Also if you do any performing or touring that looks good beacuse it takes a lot of organisation.

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old hand
Location: London
Member Since: 1st Jul 2005
Total posts: 965
Posted:I put it into my Personal Statement when I was applying to University. It must of helped as I am here.

Q:"How many Jugglers Does it take to change a light bulb?"
A:"One, but another 99 others saying,'I could do that if I only practised more'" biggrin biggrin

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Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:I use it in stuff for uni as well... I'm doing a teaching degree and talk about the pedagogical aspects of poi, the ways in which I ply my trade with my students of poi, not just the students of my classrooms.



Location: USA
Member Since: 20th Mar 2008
Total posts: 27
Posted:I have it in my 30 second elevator speech we're taught to have prepared. It's my closer but sometimes I feel like I end up talking about fire the entire exchange and we never get to my other, more work applicable, talents. Not to say handling fire and a crowd of freshman pyros aren't skills but...eh.

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Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Member Since: 8th Aug 2007
Total posts: 1046
Posted:Yeah I think it definately helps! Anything to make yourself interesting - the more your interviewer remembers you, the less they remember anyone else which can only be good (for you, not the poor shmuck you're job-robbing hehe)

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Rampant whirler.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia!
Member Since: 1st Aug 2007
Total posts: 2418
Posted:Oh its just about the way you break things down, how that relates to constructivism and whatnot...



Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:From my CV:

"My interests include...various forms of object manipulation including juggling and some fire arts."

Interestingly the guy I was competing with for my job also was some sort of fire performer.. maybe it's getting common smile

Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I put it on my CV. Look, they need to know up front that I'm a bit of a freak. If they aren't going to hire me because I spin fire and stuff, then I wouldn't want to work there.

But, as others have pointed out, it's quite unusual and thus, will make your application stand out a bit. Makes them want to invite you to an interview to hear more about it.

-Mike )'(
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Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Originally Posted By: Doc LightningLook, they need to know up front that I'm a bit of a freak.

And there's all the motivation you need to not put it on your CV tongue2

(I jest, I jest *squirts Doc with Nutella*)

I put it on my cv for jobs last summer. Didn't get a single damn call. Sonsobitches.

But seeing as everyone else is giving postive feedback, I'm not going to blame it on the CV... its that damn credit crunch. Yeah! That's right! wink

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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