#1
I have a little point or two near the end that mentions how I've released an album, played at festivals such as Red Bull Air Race and Ribfest, and been played on all the rock/alternatives stations in this city and few others.

I use to have in it experience a few years back but just moved it to hobby/skills/misc. whatever I call that section. I don't have much to put on my resume just because the jobs I've had I've worked at for multiple years while as most people I know have worked at a dozen jobs and got fired from half. Luckily I have a lot of volunteer experience to cram in there too.

Now I'm thinking I'll remove it completely because it might suggest a) you're young, b) you play shows and will have to book off weekends (important in the area I work in), c) other negative stereotypes about musicians.

While that may not be to farfetched to assume, my previous job was an almost entire crew of musicians. The owner was really into rock and also owned a bar where bands would play all the time and thought it was cool to have local musicians as employees. I pretty much got hired on no relevant experience because I had played at a bar his friend owned and had seen us and thought we were good.
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#3
You're right about the discrimination. Putting that you're a musician is a dead giveaway of your substance abuse and masturbatory afflictions. If they're keen they might be able to deduce that you have long hair and are deaf.
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#4
i can only imagine it be relevant if you were going for music related work. i can see how it can apply the leadership extra curricular etc, but i mean if you're applying to be a desk clerk or a pm i doubt that they care if you can do magic tricks. it is all about relevance
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#5
Only if creativity and/or teamwork are relevant skills for the job I'm applying to, and those are pretty much relevant for any job.
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#6
Like what delirium said, you need to frame it in a "management" context. So not that you played in a band or whatever, but that you've managed bookings, interfaced with venues, handled marketing, etc.

I have gotten good responses from people about my background in music. I've found it to be a great conversation starter and interviewers can relate better to you (who doesn't like music other than WillT and Snazz? lolz). They helped rather than hindered my job interviews.

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Like what delirium said, you need to frame it in a "management" context. So not that you played in a band or whatever, but that you've managed bookings, interfaced with venues, handled marketing, etc.

I have gotten good responses from people about my background in music. I've found it to be a great conversation starter and interviewers can relate better to you (who doesn't like music other than WillT and Snazz? lolz). They helped rather than hindered my job interviews.


Another great point. Good employers recognise that people skills go a long way, no matter what job you're in. If you show that you actually have interests and are, well, human, it helps.
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I wouldn't put my musical experiences unless the company was looking to hire someone with musical experiences. Otherwise, it's just not relevant.
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Like what delirium said, you need to frame it in a "management" context. So not that you played in a band or whatever, but that you've managed bookings, interfaced with venues, handled marketing, etc.

I have gotten good responses from people about my background in music. I've found it to be a great conversation starter and interviewers can relate better to you (who doesn't like music other than WillT and Snazz? lolz). They helped rather than hindered my job interviews.

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#17
A boss might not want to hire you if you give him your musical experience because he could assume you will ask for time off to gig/practice.
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A boss might not want to hire you if you give him your musical experience because he could assume you will ask for time off to gig/practice.

lol no

Anybody who is actually that dense, you don't want to work for. Competent employers value diversity and individuality in their employees, especially ones who have "creative intelligence".

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A boss might not want to hire you if you give him your musical experience because he could assume you will ask for time off to gig/practice.


People ask for time off for many different reasons- it's not like music is a special case. And it also doesn't mean that the boss has to let him.
#20
I'd keep it on there.

With jobs, if the employer saw me they'd probably reject me cuz dreads yo.

But on my university application form I did put how by teaching myself the guitar I learn skills such as patience, dedication, self learning abilities, perseverance etc. Could also mention working with others too etc.

Just gotta make it sound impressive is all.
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#21
I do but only because I don't have much to put on my resume so far and my teacher said it was a good idea. I didn't really think anyone would take that stuff seriously but she said it would look good so yeah. I also put that I've made a visual novel on my resume hah.
#22
I rarely pay any attention to people's "interests" section of their resume. If they have the fundamentals for a job I will bring them in for an interview and then once the basics have been covered I may ask about their hobbies etc but I could really care less about what their hobbies
#23
I'm not in a band, but I wouldn't if I was.

My co-op advisor at school made me put something in a volunteer work section because I played piano at some retirement homes a few times when younger. And I put that I give music lessons since I do. But you gotta frame it in a way that would look good. Talk about the skills it's given you.

I'm not applying to like real "grown-up" jobs at the moment though since I'm still in school. Resume will most likely look much different when I'm done with school and will be relevant to whatever job I'm applying for. It's pretty broad right now since I was trying to get any job I could.
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#24
Only if I feel its relevant--aka when I applied for music and instrument stores. But for the IT positions I apply for it wouldn't matter in the least. In fact I've read articles by recruiters and HR workers who say that they can't stand resumes that have that kind of stuff because it makes it seem like you're stretching to fill up the resume.

I'd only do it if the job in question is music-related.
#25
Yup. It's a skill and highly relevant to the career I'm pursuing.
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I rarely pay any attention to people's "interests" section of their resume. If they have the fundamentals for a job I will bring them in for an interview and then once the basics have been covered I may ask about their hobbies etc but I could really care less about what their hobbies

People still put an "interests" section on their resume? What is this, 2001?
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People still put an "interests" section on their resume? What is this, 2001?


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#28
Not unless I'm applying for full time hippy.
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#30
maybe you should also put your high score in call of duty...
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#31
I dont think you should. Odds are you are applying to a job that only needs you for your physical self, which could easily be replaced by a robot, your best bet is to write all of your limbs fully function and you know basic math and english, because thats all they need, sadly.