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The brilliant and mellifluous Emma Freud shares her advice with Jumpin2media.com, stop what you are doing and pay attention.
Whatever you're doing, be enthusiastic.
Bosses really want to know that their employees are happy and passionate, even if it's about making tea. There's nothing worse for a boss than knowing that someone is doing less than they are capable of, and that they mind about it.
Whatever you're doing, write/blog about it.
Even if no one is reading it. It helps you form your own opinions about what you're doing, gives you perspective on the experience, allows you to laugh at it when it goes wrong, and acknowledge it when it goes right.
Never ever write a CV which is more than one page long.
Trust me on this.
My first job was washing up in a tea room in suffolk. 20p per hour - I did four hour shifts for 80p, no breaks. I was 13. It was shit. My first media job was working at a radio station as a non paid runner doing menial jobs and anything that needed a pair of hands. I loved it, until the day I accidentally pressed a large red button and took the station off the air for 20 minutes.
My big break was auditioning for a kids tv show on cable, and getting it. Nobody watched it - literally about 25 viewers and a dog in swansea. But I presented the show every day for 2 years and although I was pants to start with, by the end I vaguely knew what I was doing.
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