Do you know me?
Do you know me?
I am what I have done, I am what I have chosen not to do.
When looking for a job or when we introduce ourselves, we build representations of ourselves based on the story of our careers as a sequence of achievements and results.
During this workshop, the participants will challenge this model and contemplate the relationship between biography and skills; using information design techniques and storytelling to construct a more articulated vision of themselves than the image created by the classic curriculum vitae. At the end of the day, the participants will have designed a poster about their career and made a video-curriculum.
Backstage e workshop at Goteborg, 2014
When looking for a job or when we introduce ourselves as professionals, we tend to build representations of ourselves based on the story of our careers as a sequence of achievements and results. Social networks dealing with human resources put forward models made up of a linear sequence of milestones. The traditional curriculum is the most typical example of how our story is told in this way; it forces us to put experiences in a line, implying a linear structure behind the development of a career. Therefore, while motivational letters are populated by a plethora of similar words, and profiles all become the same, – on paper, we are all problem solvers, creative thinkers, passionate leaders and we all love team work – the gap between our professional identity and the description we provide becomes wider.
In a world where a multitude of scenarios and systems of values coexist, our identity is made up of what we have done, just as much as it is made up of what we have chosen not to do. The workshop reflects on these themes and gives the participants new tools and models with which to put themselves forward.
Non résumé: documentary poster
The main content of the workshop “Do you know me?” is the relation between your biography and your skills. Using narrative interview techniques, simulations, info-graphical representations, graphic support and audiovisual storytelling, participants are accompanied in an experience which leads them to define a vision of themselves which is different and more far reaching than the image we consolidate through the usual tools, such as Linkedin or the European Curriculum.
At the end of the workshop, participants will have made a poster illustrating their human and professional pathway and a video-curriculum.
Number of participants:
Who it is aimed at:
Students who have to choose how to continue their education
New graduates and young professionals who have to choose a professional direction
People who want to change jobs or create a change in their professional career, by embarking on a different activity.