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24th Apr 2012, 7:52 PM
MediocreMind
This is, in fact, based on more than one interview I've gone through.

It would seem that a kind of stigma gets attached to art students, even more so to art school dropouts (spoiler alert: college is expensive), which makes us patently undesirable for any job which might require us to work in a professional environment. Often has an interview gone great, just to hit a brick wall once the interviewer finds out my career plans included scrawling on pieces of paper.


31st Aug 2012, 9:54 PM
DaMoreFishy
Applying for crummy supermarket/cafe jobs is hard enough. When I put my achievements on my resume it's just: Got top of art for high school (it was a BIG high school), got scholarship for painting. But they never get back to me.

Those achievements should show hard work! Also... I don't know if it's the same for you, but for our Fine Arts program only a few people get in, and then each year people are trying to do better than each other to get to the next year. Surviving Fine Arts is a big achievement.

Jobs just hate art or somethang.
31st Aug 2012, 10:22 PM
MediocreMind
It's really frustrating, the stigma still attached to artists. Whenever any of the old-school muckity-mucks/middle-management types see any reference to arts on a resume or application, the immediate image they seem to have is the lazy, untrustworthy, unwashed "artist" stereotype.

Once they have that impression, it becomes an uphill battle to change it. It wasn't until I stopped putting ANY reference to the arts on my resume that places started calling me back.

Screw 'em, though! There's always bound to be SOME place where dedication to a difficult career path will be appreciated, right?

Right?

... anybody?!
31st Aug 2012, 11:11 PM
DaMoreFishy
I'm thinking of re-writing mine to have no reference to art as well... that doesn't leave a lot though :S

I mean, I could always apply to McDonalds (they hire anyone), but I feel that's.... too.... I really don't wanta do that.

SURELY there must be places that appreciate the arts?

Artist problems :X
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