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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    My anti-corporate psyche won't let me!!!

    If I get the placement I get like a mentor and training and stuff.

    It's £16000/annum!

    EDIT: OH **** and free lunch and refreshments! **** me I really should have read this job description before now :lol:
    Omg I should have taken a gap year and done that and then travelled damn it
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    My anti-corporate psyche won't let me!!!

    If I get the placement I get like a mentor and training and stuff.

    It's £16000/annum!

    EDIT: OH **** and free lunch and refreshments! **** me I really should have read this job description before now :lol:

    Sounds perfect!

    Be sure to sound very enthusiastic about it!
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Omg I should have taken a gap year and done that and then travelled damn it
    You still could

    A lot of the placements I've been shown by the scheme are like £12000/annum for **** jobs, which isn't even a living wage (for 12 months anyway), so I told them to **** off.

    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    Sounds perfect!

    Be sure to sound very enthusiastic about it!
    I always forget how to do that
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    I might have a go this weekend.
    Yes!!! You can do it!!! *fist pumps*
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    My job interview is on Thursday and I have no ****ing idea what to do :lol: help!
    Good luck! Just keep calm and be yourself and hopefully it'll work out in your favour :-)
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    You still could

    A lot of the placements I've been shown by the scheme are like £12000/annum for **** jobs, which isn't even a living wage (for 12 months anyway), so I told them to **** off.



    I always forget how to do that
    Don't think I can j defer like that
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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    So basically I'm performing four pieces (its musical theatre so it's essentially performances as you'd see in a musical) and I have to establish a link between them all in my intro, and when introducing the pieces themselves I reel off a bit about the composers & librettists etc, and I have to talk about how my link is conveyed in the mood, tempo, note variation etc. As soon as a piece is over I need to keep talkin ie introduce my next piece whilst I am changing costume and setting my props up, so that part will probably be around 40 mins from start to finish
    After that I have to do a sight reading which I get fifteen mins to learn, then I have a theory discussion where the examiner will ask things like "when you sing that top A note in so and so piece describe to me how you use your falsetto via your vocal chambers and how this resonates the sound differently"
    Then that's it dreading it tbh haha but this is my diploma so when I've passed I can teach

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    Is this your diploma?

    Good luck.
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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    So basically I'm performing four pieces (its musical theatre so it's essentially performances as you'd see in a musical) and I have to establish a link between them all in my intro, and when introducing the pieces themselves I reel off a bit about the composers & librettists etc, and I have to talk about how my link is conveyed in the mood, tempo, note variation etc. As soon as a piece is over I need to keep talkin ie introduce my next piece whilst I am changing costume and setting my props up, so that part will probably be around 40 mins from start to finish
    After that I have to do a sight reading which I get fifteen mins to learn, then I have a theory discussion where the examiner will ask things like "when you sing that top A note in so and so piece describe to me how you use your falsetto via your vocal chambers and how this resonates the sound differently"
    Then that's it dreading it tbh haha but this is my diploma so when I've passed I can teach

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    Do you think singing quality/ability is something you are born with? I can't sing, but I mean, when I see people play a note then sing it, I have no idea how they even do it. And the fact that some people have 'nicer' voices others naturally seems a bit unfair :lol:
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    (Original post by blamethenargles)
    Good luck! Just keep calm and be yourself and hopefully it'll work out in your favour :-)
    The interview is from 1400 to 1615, not really sure what will happen during that time. Doubt they'll just talk for two hours to me
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    The interview is from 1400 to 1615, not really sure what will happen during that time. Doubt they'll just talk for two hours to me

    Can you imagine!
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    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    Can you imagine!
    Maybe they'd want to make sure you're capable of being enthusiastic in conversation for hours without break

    Just found out they actually do cover my travel expenses which is great, since a ticket to Cam from my house is like £40 by rail.
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    Maybe they'd want to make sure you're capable of being enthusiastic in conversation for hours without break

    Just found out they actually do cover my travel expenses which is great, since a ticket to Cam from my house is like £40 by rail.

    Yep, enthusiasm is key!

    That's great. Do you live on your own?
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Is this your diploma?

    Good luck.
    Indeed it is, thankyou!


    (Original post by Bude8)
    Do you think singing quality/ability is something you are born with? I can't sing, but I mean, when I see people play a note then sing it, I have no idea how they even do it. And the fact that some people have 'nicer' voices others naturally seems a bit unfair :lol:
    Definitely. I feel like I do little to no practice actually singing; all of my practice is exam prep and acting. It's probs my only natural talent, the only thing I can do easily :lol:
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    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    Yep, enthusiasm is key!

    That's great. Do you live on your own?
    I lodge with friends (a Year 12 and his mother). My mother sends them money for letting me stay.

    Technically right now, I live actually on my own, since the people I live with have moved back to the house the mother owns (she got divorced from her husband and we moved out to this rental property; I'll move back to the owned house in like a week). I'm basically just sitting the house until the person we've got to replace us as tenants can move in

    (Original post by Red Fox)
    I had an interview at Sainsbury's and apparently the person who was meant to interview me didn't turn up so they made me wait for about 2 and a half hours. Eventually I just lost my patience. I cut my losses and got a KFC and walked to school. I received a rejection email for the job about 4 months later. I will never shop at Sainsbury's again:lol:.
    Christ, what did they expect you to wait for if the interviewer wasn't even there? :lolwut:

    The company I'm interviewing with is super professional, I'm not expecting any bull**** like that
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    (Original post by rachelc142)

    Definitely. I feel like I do little to no practice actually singing; all of my practice is exam prep and acting. It's probs my only natural talent, the only thing I can do easily :lol:
    And it's a great one, cherish it!!
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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    Definitely. I feel like I do little to no practice actually singing; all of my practice is exam prep and acting. It's probs my only natural talent, the only thing I can do easily :lol:
    I wish I had a talent for singing. I wanted to take singing lessons, but that ****'s expensive and I don't really have the time. You're super lucky

    For like a year my friends and I would sing show tunes while doing whatever it was we were doing
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    I lodge with friends (a Year 12 and his mother). My mother sends them money for letting me stay.

    Technically right now, I live actually on my own, since the people I live with have moved back to the house the mother owns (she got divorced from her husband and we moved out to this rental property; I'll move back to the owned house in like a week). I'm basically just sitting the house until the person we've got to replace us as tenants can move in
    Ooh, sounds like a lot of responsibility!
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    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    Ooh, sounds like a lot of responsibility!
    Nah. Feeding the cat is basically all I have to do :dontknow:
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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    Indeed it is, thankyou!




    Definitely. I feel like I do little to no practice actually singing; all of my practice is exam prep and acting. It's probs my only natural talent, the only thing I can do easily :lol:
    Life is so unfair man :lol:
    My friend with perfect pitch is the most talented musician I know, but he's a left handed guitarist :lol:
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    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    And it's a great one, cherish it!!
    Aw thankyou :-) I will hopefully keep up with it although I get major stage fright

    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    I wish I had a talent for singing. I wanted to take singing lessons, but that ****'s expensive and I don't really have the time. You're super lucky

    For like a year my friends and I would sing show tunes while doing whatever it was we were doing
    Yes singing lessons can be very expensive and to be honest I think they are only useful to get grades! Apart from a few notes on my range and improving my technique my singing hasn't changed a great deal!
    Hahaha sounds like fun
    (Original post by Bude8)
    Life is so unfair man :lol:
    My friend with perfect pitch is the most talented musician I know, but he's a left handed guitarist :lol:
    How?! I'd much rather be naturally gifted at maths or something that I will actually use !!
    Guitarists are another level I swear; I honestly consider singers to be the least talented of musicians because our instrument is our voice


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