Hi there

Some really interesting and useful links with information on how to apply for a job:

CVs

The purpose of a CV is to market yourself to an employer and gain an interview.

  • Creating CVs – identifying the key requirements, your relevant skills, and choosing the appropriate format
  • Chronological CV – listing your details using headings, in reverse chronological order
  • Skills-based or functional CV – emphasising your skills and personal qualities
  • Improving a CV – giving your CV a face lift, with examples to illustrate how to improve a CV

Applications

Depending on the organisation(s) you are applying to you will come across a number of application and assessment methods.

Interviews

An interview format can be one to one, or there may be second or third interviewers in the form of a panel.

http://www.open.ac.uk/careers/applying-for-jobs.php

Enjoy

Thierry

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Here is a very good animation movie. I will post a worksheet asap.

Director: Bassam Kurdali
Producer: Orange Open Movie Project Studio
Production Company: Orange Open Movie Project Studio
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Language: English

This is from the official site:
« Elephants Dream is the story of two strange characters exploring a capricious and seemingly infinite machine. The elder, Proog, acts as a tour-guide and protector, happily showing off the sights and dangers of the machine to his initially curious but increasingly skeptical protege Emo. As their journey unfolds we discover signs that the machine is not all Proog thinks it is, and his guiding takes on a more desperate aspect.

Elephants Dream is a story about communication and fiction, made purposefully open-ended as the world’s first 3D animated “Open movie”. The film itself is released under the Creative Commons license, along with the production files used to make it (roughly 7 Gigabytes of data). The software used to make the movie is the free/open source animation suite Blender, along with other open source software, thus allowing the movie to be remade, remixed and re-purposed. »

Enjoy this movie

Thierry


Elephants Dream from Blender Foundation

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Hi there,

Here is a worksheet to work on the press. Click on the link below.

understanding-the-press

Here are also the front pages of some newspapers.

The Daily Telegraph

The Guardian

The Times

The Daily Echo

The Journal Newcastle

Have fun.

Thierry.

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Here is a very interesting audio from the Economist on social networks such as Facebook and MySpace.

Social networking


The rediscovery of discretion


Andreas Kluth, The Economist’s San Francisco correspondent, talks about real and virtual campfires, and predicts the dissolution of standalone social networks like MySpace and Facebook

ENJOY

Thierry

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Do you think that social networkings are safe? Do you post too many personal details?

Here is an audio from the Economist about the social network Facebook.

Enjoy

Thierry

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