We got a talk from Christine Pyke who talked to us about getting into the media industry.
ALWAYS HAVE AN OPINION
She explained the purpose of having a good CV and the sorts of things that an employer in the industry would be looking for:
- A good CV is well structured, easy to read
- Must be an accurate and factual statement about you which must pinpoint skills and capabilities
- Your CV sets you apart from your competitors
- Needs to be relevant and specific
NEVER RUSH YOUR CV- could lead to errors- your potential employer will question things on your CV and you need to be ready to answer these questions and queries.
This links to preparation being really important. She told us that a good CV is less about what you did for your last employer and more about what you can do for the next.
We annotated some CV’s to see what was good/bad about them. This taught me some mistakes that you should really try to avoid e.g. stating the obvious- “i am reliable and punctual” (you should be anyway!)