Blog Entry #7

This week we looked at CV’s. Obviously after I graduate at the end of my 3 years, I’m going to need a solid CV to land me a safe job. The thing is, a creative CV is very different to a normal CV. Every one that I had made in the past has been aimed at part time jobs, these mainly being retail jobs. I don’t even have a copy of my old CV as it’s been that long since I have needed one.

What needs to be in a creative CV you ask? Well a the definition of CV is “a short account of one’s career and qualifications prepared typically by an applicant for a position” For a creative CV it must look aesthetically pleasing, you can’t expect to get a creative design-based job if your CV looks like you chucked some information onto a word document with the odd bit of clip art to support it. It needs to look professional, and include relevant information that creative employers will be looking for.

Creative CV Examples

So here’s what needs to be included in a creative CV:

  • Personal details, including name, contact information, date of birth and a small introducing paragraph
  • Relevant skills
  • Education
  • Links to portfolio
  • Small font (size 12)
  • Avoid large blocks of text, keep it short and snappy; straight to the point
  • Include relevant work experience
  • Qualifications
  • 2 pages maximum
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