April 30th, 2009podcast
Mmmmm… Equity and Unions, my favourite pub food! Kidding! This episode Tyffanie recaps the past Union Convention, Equity, and the home buying front. Cross your fingers on the home buying front!
April 23rd, 2009podcast
Join Tyffanie as she does some late night chat from her fabulous hotel suite in the big city of Toronto, The Big Smoke!
Oh, and apparently the name of the buildings that Meis Van Der Rohe designed in Toronto are the TD Centre. More info here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto-Dominion_Centre
April 16th, 2009podcast
I’m late, I’m late, for a very special … who am I kidding. I’m running late for work! Join Tyffanie as she talks about the little communities that have existed throughout the years in Kingston and her little obsession these days.
April 9th, 2009podcast
Tyffanie chats about music and brings you the long awaited audio from her kids tape recorder.
April 2nd, 2009podcast
It’s not a rave Eddie! It’s a Happening! Join Tyffanie as she talks about exploring some older songs. Well, not so older. Just not new songs. She goes down memory lane to talk about some dance songs and most remixed by Thunderpuss! Tyffanie also talks about the weekend, a cutie, and a talk last night on Gender: Identity or Disorder.
April 1st, 2009Blog
On a regular basis, I find myself filling out an application form or sending my cover letter and resume off in hopes of attaining that dream job I always dream of. You know the dream, right? Where you sit around, do very little, get a HUGE cheque every day, and have fun doing the work you are asked to do. Well, that job is very hard to come by. That doesn’t stop me from trying.
I keep trying and trying to find that perfect job. So I’m constantly creating new cover letters and applications. My poor resume hasn’t been updated in a year or so. I thought it was time to review the resume.
I took a look. Read a few things. Added some highlights. Then, it hit me. I haven’t truly portrayed me and all my facets. Should I?
I think that many queer people may experience something similar. Do you got out and write on your resume that you are part of the Pride Committee and have been for years as the Treasurer, especially when you are applying for a job that requires bookkeeping? You’re kinda putting yourself out on the line by saying you are part of the Pride Committee. Pride Committee = GAY! Do you want potential employers knowing? Or are you worried that it won’t be welcomed by a new employer? But why shouldn’t you since that bookkeeping job requires experience. This is a conflict many people deal with.
In my case, I’m comfortable with telling any stranger on the street that I’m Miss Tyffanie Morgan, Miss Gay Kingston! It’s a very proud thing for me. But how do I convey that on a cover letter or resume? How do I say to an employer, “Hi, I’m FABULOUS! I’m a very personable person who is loved by millions (ahem) and was honoured by the community with the title of Miss Gay Kingston.” How do I do that?
I want to know if it’s possible for me to cash in on my personality for a new 9 to 5 job. Is it possible? Is it advisable? I’m not sure. What do you think?Tags: Blog, Cover Letters, Miss Gay Kingston, Resumes, SweetPea Press, Tyffanie Morgan