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    Good Morning Good People.

    I have an interview coming up with a DJ company, and though they said I don't NEED a résumé, I definitely want to show them that I'm interested. I have a solid résumé already, but it's more for marketing, graphic design, etc. I tried searching, but I couldn't find an answer in regards to whether or not there is a right or wrong way to format a resume specifically for DJing.

    I would assume it should include: residencies, larger events, gear, references, anything else?

    Thanks in advance,
    BC

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    EPK....

    Electronic Press Kit.

    There was an article on this a whole back. Search for the above.
    It basically tells you what you need and how to present it.
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    But for an in person interview, wouldn't it be beneficial to have something on paper to give the person interviewing you?

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    Well, check it out and you will see that it contains what you need.

    Rather have it all, than not have enough.

    There will be a sheet indicating your gigs...etc.
    They will need a mix or 2 of yours to be able to show clients etc.

    Its a DJ Company that gets you gigs right?

    EPK...check it.
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    Heres an honest question, how did you "land" an interview with a DJ company/promoter?

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    A friend referred me...

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    There is this DJ bio writing tool that can help you...although I think it's a bit cliché it could be a good start..
    http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1548
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    Well this sounds like its a mobile DJ company. If its a mobile company they will probably ask you to do an audition, make you do a few transitions,ask you a few questions about song selections, and want to hear you speak on the mic. I don't know of any promoters that would sit you down for an interview, they would just want to hear a mix.

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