On Tuesday I was the CV workshop host on how to write a CV for the creative industries. This workshop was part of the Gen Up course, run by TRC Media.

CV workshop hostThere were eight media graduates, all eager to find their first full-time jobs in the industry. It’s the third time I’ve led a workshop for the Gen Up course. The students are always a tough crowd, because they’re keen, smart and have such varied backgrounds! In this course, I had someone who wanted to go into programme development, a camera person and another attendee wanted to work on kids programming Someone else wanted to be a producer…

I taught them CV writing and self-marketing skills rather than simply giving them answers. These are such important skills to learn if you’re going to make your way in TV, yet they’re rarely taught on media courses. I like TRC Media because their courses are focused on getting people employed, rather than the creative skills.

Creating a more effective TV CV

The attendees all seemed pleased with the progress they made on their CVs. They had developed a better understanding of an employer’s point of view by the end. The changes I saw them make to their CVs definitely made them more effective at communicating their skills.

Looking for a CV workshop host?

If you have a class of students and need a CV workshop host, then book an initial call. I tailor each course to the participants, with a clear structured approach to their learning. My course has proved to increase the changes of getting attendees CV’s on the interview list, rather than in the bin. I go through all the stages of learning, from buying behaviour to the covering letter. I even go through how to stay in touch, even if you haven’t won the job.

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Gavin Ricketts is a Producer/Director with over twenty year's experience. His courses on finding work in the creative industries has helped hundreds of Film and TV Crew win more work.

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