Hi, my name is Pete and I'm currently a film student studying in my first year at Screen Arts University. At the age of 18, I was diagnosed with cancer and had to undergo three and a half years of treatment, which set back my dreams of pursuing a career in film. Now at the age of 27, I worry that employers might not be accommodating to my different journey and starting my career later than others. However, I remain hopeful and optimistic.
Something that I'd like people to know about me is that my work experience isn't necessarily indicative of my skill set. I've done a lot of volunteering work and pro-bono work that wouldn't necessarily transfer to work experience on my CV. For example, I volunteered with cancer charities to build up my skill set while I wasn't able to work. So while my CV might not have a lot of paid work experience, I have developed many skills that would be an asset to me as an employee.