I had my interview yesterday and it was for Event Management company Verve. They are based in Dublin just off the city centre. Susan who interviewed me was very nice and it was lovely doing the interview in Herbert Park. Thankfully here in Dublin we are finally getting nice weather. Verve won best Event Management company of the year and they work with big multi-national companies such as Facebook, Ebay and intend on working with MircoSoft. If I got this internship I would be working for three months so it would be good to get experience and they most likely will keep people on. I will know next week if I have it. If I don't get it all is not lost and I know something relevant will come up. I will stay postive though. :)
What went well with the interview was Susan said she was impressed with my C.V. and experience. She was also interested in the 'cosplay' as I mentioned that I run cosplay events for Eirtakon and for the Experience Japan Festival on my C.V. She said I seemed artistic and I could be good for coming up with the creative ideas end of the job. As events are competitive it is important for event managers to always come up with new ideas to keep things fresh, I suppose it is the same with business with keeping products appealing. Susan also believes that costumes are a growing market and event managers are always looking for costume designers for events. Costume designers are in the demand! So that makes me want to focus on getting into costume making and is good news for cosplayers. ^^ What really striked me with the interview was I was told that my C.V. should be very visual and that I should put in images of my cosplays, of Eirtakon, Experience Japan and other events I worked at. This really shows that times have changed! I feel alot has changed since I left primary school which was nineteen years ago. This also reminds me while in college for Human Resource Management creative employers prefer to use Facebook or youtube for C.V.s as it is visual and they really get to see the applicant. I now have my Facebook on public and I think it is fantatsic to show people what I do with the images. I will attach my Facebook on the side of my blog. I am thinking of using my Facebook as my 'colourful' C.V. :P
As for other things coming up, I have a meeting with photographer Stephen Hedley all thanks to Jay aka Mechanic Geisha. The meeting will be on the Cosplay project which could be the beginning of the preparation for CosArt. The meeting is tomorrow. Then on Friday I will be doing some waitressing for Maho who is from a cultural organisation the Visual Munch. It is the Paddy Jolly family remembrance dedicated to a film director. The event will be in IMMA the Museum of Modern Art. I will have to be there at two and I know I am in for a long day but I am getting experience and networking, can add this on to my C.V. and can ask Maho if anything else comes up can she let me know. It is also turns out that Maho is a big fan of Anime. :P IMMA is a lovely gallery and is one of my favourite museums.
As for shoots? Yeah there will lots of them! As well as getting professional event experience and a job, I also think it is important to focus on my modelling and cosplays as they will all help and will be part of the dream. :) I am looking at doing a dressmakng course over the summer but how am I going to find time!