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Looking for a job? Be creative!

I am not looking for a job at the moment, but I gave a self-promotion advice to a friend of mine and so it inspired me to write this post. I don’t know why, but most people keep sending standard CV’s and boring motivation letters while looking for their dream job. So, I have good news – you have a good chance to stand out of the crowd!

Just turn to the creative side of you. Do you think only designers, advertisers and PR people need that? You are wrong! By being different you show that you are creative and creativity is what employers value these days in any field. Besides, this is the way to show that you try harder, that you want this job. You will stand out and will be remembered. Let’s read!

The Lost Fingers and other pleasant surprises

Last week was full of nice surprises, so I just can’t keep it to myself. I want to share it with the world!

I became a co-author of Lithuanian portal that writes about good music . If by any chance you can read Lithuanian – I suggest you take a peek at it, because it’s a good place to discover music and follow the news about your favorite artists. Besides, all interviews are original.

On Friday I discovered that every action is really followed by consequences. I was so excited about the Lost Fingers concert that I kept posting their songs on my Facebook profile. And though my so called facebook “friends” did not pay much attention to it, the staff of the club made a surprise. They made a poster with my picture and wrote “GODA WANTED!!! She is our fan of the month and will attend all November events FOR FREE”. Can you believe it? I still can’t :) . Let’s read!

Fear of mistakes kills our creativity

I don’t remember where I caught this phrase. I would like to think I made it up myself, but, unfortunately, I guess I borrowed it from a smart guy. The fear of mistake is very common for people living in the territory of Lithuania and, I am sure, to all habitants of former U.S.S.R. , despite possible Polish, Russian, Jewish or other mixture of their blood. We fear a lot. What if I fail? What would others think and say? If I fail I will be a looser. If I do something, I might loose money or, it’s even worse, when we think that we won’t earn anything. Eastern Europeans don’t do things they are not paid for. Such jobs are meant for artists and loosers. So we get stuck in our “home-work-home” routine and share our miseries in a circle of friends on the weekend: somehow life is not exactly what we wanted it to be. It’s all because we are scared to make a mistake. We are not scared of ourselves – we are scared of others. Let’s read!

5 reasons why I prefer Google+

1.  There are less people and they are more interesting.

2.  People don’t post pictures of their meal.

3.  There are no kids. Since my 12 year old niece added me as a friend I have censor my posts

4.  My profile is not spammed with photos of strangers who are not capable to manage their privacy settings.

5.  No weddings, no babtising, no first porridge nor first poo on a pot.

My own radio station for 3 USD/month

There are moments when I let myself dream about things that I would love to do in life. One of them is my own radio station. I imagine a small dark room stuffed with CD’s, LP’s, PC’s, different “aisers” and microphones. I guess this dream origins from a belief that the masses should admire the same music as I do. Can you imagine a better job? You sit in your own studio playing your favourite records all day! You keep looking for new, nice tunes, you discover and share it with your audience.

I keep thinking that MY radio station would be better than all the rest existing in Lithuania just because all stations play better and worse, but my station would only play what’s cool. In other words – the music I like :) Let’s read!

Six steps to a social media strategy

Very useful presentation for those trying to work out their social media strategy. The last slides, threatening that it’s all very complicated and you won’t be able to make it without consultans, are a bit annoying, but still you will find some good tips in here.

The first post

There is no particular reason for me to start this blog. The standard inability to stay quiet, self expression and developing writing skills in Lithuanian and English, hoping that all these selfish goals will be of use for those who read my blog occasionally.

Though I am quite sarcastic and cynical I will try to fill this blog with positive flow and share some interesting findings from my professional and personal life. Have questions? Just drop me a line and I will answer.

So, starting with positive. I love filming and making videos. I am total beginner at this. I don’t have a proper camera nor even a proper software. I don’t even own and Apple! But I love doing it and so I want to share my first film with you.

It is my cover on annual unusual sports event that takes place in small Lithuanian village Paluse every summer.  Figuriada (Figure Olympics) is a contest of the most original, funniest and extraordinary jumps into the lake.

Figuriada consists of three competitions, that are rated by very competent jury:

1. Compulsory jumps: the bomb, deadman, total analphabet and scissors
2. Homework, prepared by contestants
3. Improvisation

The atmosphere of the event is inspired by professional band and traditional drinks. Best jumpers receive prestigious awards and competition is followed by wild party, which of course, is not covered in the film.

This year Figuriada was attended by two foreign teams – Belarus and France. It is expected that it will become a global phenomena in the world and will bring more fame and glory to our country than basketball does :) . Enjoy.