It is important to stand out in today’s crowded job market. These days, some jobs are receiving hundreds of applications, of which only a few will be selected for interview. So time taken getting your CV just right is likely to be time well spent.
The Careers Service at the AUB has put together a selection of recommended links to help you pin down the essence of what makes a great CV.
- The Guardian newspaper is an excellent resource . There are many articles such as: Using marketing techniques in your job search, how to write a CV for a job in PR and Why a traditional CV is not enough.
- Creative Skillset has advice just for creatives. In many cases a particular format of CV will be expected, such as for Acting roles.
Prospects is the official graduate careers website in the UK. There is a section on writing CV’s and covering letters. It is aimed at the traditional graduate jobs market and so provides advice on writing more traditional CV’s
- Dayjob has a large number of CV templates. These show how to adapt your CV for different jobs telling you what information to include and giving examples of wording.
- Eye catching CVs that demonstrate your creative and technical skills have become more common in the last few years. They can be a really good choice for roles where ideas and creativity are sought, although care needs to be taken! You need think of who will read the CV and be pretty confident the vision and ideas you adopt will be appreciated by them.
Look at this small selection of sites that show examples of creative CVs.
- AUB Careers Service based in the student services bungalow runs a drop in on Tuesday afternoons in term time between 2pm and 5pm. No need to book. Just turn up! You can bring your CV for feedback, ask any questions, or help tailor your CV for a specific job. For enquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org