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Basically, I did a bit of underwear modelling for Aussie Bum and I'm wondering how I could word this as an Extra Curricular on my CV. I was thinking about something along the lines of "mandated to communicate a brand/product to millions of customers across the world, helping facilitate a XX% increase in turnover" ?

I was thinking of leaving it out, but I fear that it may leave a Summer gap on my CV. My gut tells me that there is some potential here, I just can't put my finger on it.

Any ideas will be gratefully received.

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Comments (38)

  • New Yorker's picture

    Do it!

    AUSSIE BUM
    Male Underwear Model
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    -
    -

    you can't calculate your affect on turnover, guy...

  • jhoratio's picture

    How do you spin it? You spin it the hell off your resume.

  • Clarkey's picture

    The only thing is, the campaign was part of a successful marketing push. Given that it was successful, I want to demonstrate the part I played and take some credit for it. Essentially, people who bought the product probably will have done so because they saw me wearing them. So, I'd like to think that I had a considerable input in increasing Turnover.

    Obviously, I can't calculate or quantify exactly how much of the increase I was responsible for, which is why I phrased it as a contribution.

    Using the format above is not conducive to the rest of my CV either. I need a little bit of an explanation.

  • Kanon's picture

    Hahaha... is this a serious question? Ok, if you want to put this on your resume, please don't put something along the lines of "mandated to communicate a brand/product to millions of customers across the world, helping facilitate a XX% increase in turnover".

    That would make you look like a total douche.

    Just 'professional modeling - Aussie Bum product' or 'professional modeling - part of successful marketing campaign'.

    This is something that could either catch someone's attention... or make you the laughingstock of the recruiting process. The latter will happen if you take this too seriously.

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    Just attach a copy of your best print with your resume and put under the job title...see attached

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • In reply to Clarkey
    Codemonkey's picture

    Clarkey:
    Essentially, people who bought the product probably will have done so because they saw me wearing them.

    Are you serious?

  • yangNYC's picture

    Honestly I wouldn't include this on your resume. I assume you're applying to finance positions (being on WSO) and this just isn't relevant to the work you'd be doing. Plus, spinning a modeling job into "facilitating an increase in XX% in turnover" is bullshit that any HR exec will see through.

    It's definitely impressive, but more something that you share of drinks with your future co-workers, or let the female ones "find out" down the road.

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  • felipz24's picture

    When you describe a previous position on your resume, you are expected to describe what YOU actually did. For example, if you were working in a banking internship on a major M&A deal, you might write that you built models, put together presentations, researched the industry, and wrote a CIM. You wouldn't write that you single handedly sold a $3b company to KKR, you'd instead describe your specific role. Similarly, if you worked as a male model on a major campaign, you should describe the what you actually did - "stood in my underwear while people took pictures of me in various poses." If you think those actions are actually relevant to the finance job to which you're applying, then by all means include it.

  • jonnyseed's picture

    Since a male will probably be interviewing you, this is probably a bad idea. There's a stereotype that models have shit for brains, and other males don't want to have competition for best-looking at work.

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  • Jorgé's picture

    LOL! Not sure if you're trying to be unique here Zoolander but I highly doubt being able to do Magnum would get your foot in the door of any bank.

    People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy

  • MarkyMarkWahlbergWasAwesome's picture

    Cock pic. Boom, roasted.

    Also, pics or you don't exist hahaha.

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  • rebelcross's picture

    You just put: "Willing to provide a dick shot"

    Then you'll find out what REALLY drives the industry

  • San Franciscan's picture

    Nobody on this site knows how to spin the truth.

    Dude, this is an easy one, just write:

    Aussie Bum
    - Extensive modeling for sales and marketing of new product

    "If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars." - J. Paul Getty

  • theluckyseven's picture

    hahahhahahahhaha are you serious???? mate if you put that on your resume, you are going to be laughed...what type of work are you looking for, escort????

  • theluckyseven's picture

    Well you will be laughed anyway because if you put it or not on your resume, at some point your colleagues might recognize you...so just throw the sh** in the fan :)

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    You know, you might actually be able to pull this off. Do this:

    Aussie Bum
    -Modeled extensively in support of PR push in order to increase sales
    -Learned how to model in a variety of situations under diverse conditions

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • assessmentisabitch's picture

    Outgoing personality and charm are important trait that all banker needs to have as it is a sales job. One of my college buddy did A&F modeling. He ended up with a Goldman Sachs IBD full-time. Just make sure your got high enough GPA to justify your intelligent.

  • spartahill's picture

    You can talk about how tough/stressul the photoshoots were

  • jonnyseed's picture

    Were you in Bruno?

  • Clarkey's picture

    Granted, it was intended to be taken as 'tongue-in-cheek'. Essentially, I was trying to evoke some interesting responses as to how this can be worded without sounding like a tosser. The alternative is to leave a gap, which would arouse suspicion.

    The suggestion I put forward myself was intended to raise a few jeers.

  • CaptK's picture

    Tread lightly, you have the potential to really screw yourself over here. As others have said, it will almost certainly be a guy interviewing you, so you really don't want to come off as "Mr. Calvin Klein". You don't want list it as something ambiguous either, otherwise as soon as they ask you what you did in the "marketing department" and you say "I was a male model" they're going to think you're a moron and probably feel you deceived them a bit.

    Either way, modeling is definitely not going to get you the job, so hopefully your resume is strong enough in other areas that you can talk about and fill the interview. The modeling is something you want to breeze through and move on. When the topic of your summer modeling comes up, just say "Yeah I had the opportunity to work with Aussie Bum for the summer doing some modeling. It paid the bills, was a lot of fun, and I got the chance to meet some really interesting people in the fashion industry. I learned a lot about branding."

    Then shut up and move on to the next topic. Also, if you get hired, be prepared for someone to find those pictures of you in your undies and email them around to the entire office.

    - Capt K -
    "Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. If you want to make ambitious people waste their time on errands, bait the hook with prestige." - Paul Graham

  • In reply to San Franciscan
    rufiolove's picture

    San Franciscan:
    Nobody on this site knows how to spin the truth.

    Dude, this is an easy one, just write:

    Aussie Bum
    - Extensive modeling for sales and marketing of new product

    could be pretty entertaining to answer a follow up question on the type of modeling should it come up in the interview... would be a bit awkward when they find out that you were fashion modeling rather than financial modeling... if you were a chick i'd say this would score you major kudos with a recruiter, but as a guy i think this whole situation is bad news bears and i would avoid

  • tools.of.the.trade's picture

    Spin the modeling experience to vaguely represent financial duties.

    Aussie Bum
    Model
    - Created presentation materials for a major PR campaign
    - Gained valuable modeling experience
    - Anticipated cold market and shaved excesses prior to exposition
    - Led initiative to remain in a static position long enough to capture an image for the market
    - Streamlined a great opportunity bringing up the rear during the campaign

    Of course, you can add more since the only reason anybody would consider adding this shit stems from the abundance of white space on their resume. You can easily BS an employment gap, but your reason should not be a stint in underwear modeling.

  • Situation's picture

    Definitely put it on. They will at least know your not some fat ugly slob. Lets be honest. Banking is all about prestige and looks are important to some degree. IMO

    You will only disagree with this statement if you are ugly.

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  • TheBenevolent's picture

    of course put it on your resume, look at how many replies and interest you are getting on this forum

    just say you did male modelling, instead of fucking "underwear modelling"

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    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

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