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Brigita Leonaviciute | University of Sunderland

Magazine Journalism BA (Hons)

CV Writing Tips

Hi Everyone!

Today I decided to share some CV writing tips, which I hope are going to be useful.FB12-Shredder

If you are in your second year at the moment and don’t have a resume yet, better start creating one soon as you will need it when looking for a work placement next year. However, even if you are about to start uni it’s always good to have a CV as you might get an opportunity to apply for an internship or a temporary project that will gain you some experience and without a CV you’ll not be able to do that.

So let’s start!

 ALWAYS write it with the employer in mind: the main job CV does is to get you a work interview, so it must have impact, targeted to the employer and attractive enough to make you stand out. ITrecruit6

Keep it concise: make sure your resume is NO MORE than TWO PAGES. An employer approximately spends 10 seconds scanning candidate’s – so the information must be easy to get. National Union of Journalists suggests consider creating a separate, longer attachment listing projects completed an imbed links to publications, video and media you have contributed to.

Use words that can make an impact: make sure you start sentences with “action” words such as created, instead of creates. Also don’t use sentences with “I”. 16

Make it unique: your CV more likely to be picked up from a big pile of CVs, if it has something different such as  layout. If you are good in inDesign, you can definitely use your skills to make your CV look catchy. Of course, make sure you keep it simple and classy without any distracting details.  Even Microsoft Office package has lots of functions these days that can help you to create an outstanding CV.

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Make no grammar mistakes: make sure you read carefully a few times before sending it to an employer. You can also give the CV to read to your friends or lecturers from uni to double check it for you.

 

I found this video online ,when I was looking for CV writing tips for myself , where UK’s business leaders give advices and directions about how to make a good CV.

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  • Name: Brigita Leonaviciute
  • Age: 22
  • Studying: Magazine Journalism BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Ambitions: My biggest dream is to become a successful journalist. There is no better feeling than the excitement of interviewing people.
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