Hello hello; unfortunately I listen to very little Finnish music (in Finnish) so I’m not the best source of information on the topic, but I do like Pariisin Kevät and Olavi Uusivirta. x
Hahaha thank you very much, for the price I’m expecting a lifelong companionship and legions of excellent essays written with zero effort on my behalf. Have a lovely day!
I had absolutely no previous work experience at all when I applied for my current jobs (applied to two, both successfully), which to me suggests that employees care more about your personality, non-work related experiences and social skills than than one might assume (assuming you’re not applying to a very high ranking position).
Write positively about your good points and experiences, explain how they relate to the field of work you’re applying for - and as awkward as it feels, do not hesitate to compliment yourself. Try to think from the viewpoint of the person recruiting and try to figure out which characteristics they would most like to see in an applicant; Do they want a person with excellent language skills? Or perhaps someone who can work flexible hours? Make yourself sound like just the person they’re looking for.
Also; I’m sorry to say but ‘selling yourself’ is precisely what you’re doing when you are working for someone else and essentially trading your time for an hourly wage, but if you need the job there is no way around the unpleasant parts of the whole procedure; everyone finds writing about what a great customer servant or library clerk they are, frustrating, difficult and fake. I hope you don’t find this discouraging, what I mean to say is that everyone has to go through the same obstacles and if you succeed in writing a good application, you’re already halfway there. All the best and I hope you get the job you’re applying for! x
I think it’s a civic responsibility to have an interest in politics; as far as my own views go, I vote left and green. Political theory and political philosophy are also some of my favourite subjects but I haven’t studied them in enough depth to really make any very good recommendations of books to read; I recently read through Mill’s On Liberty and The Subjection of Women which are perhaps as good a place to start as any other classic. Also I remember John Christman’s ‘Social and Political Philosophy’ from the Routledge series was very informative for an intro-level student like myself.