. AnoOn Tuesday I ran a CV workshop on how to write a CV for the creative industries at part of the Gen Up course, run by TRC Media.

There were eight keen media graduates, all trying to find their first jobs in the industry. It’s the third time I’ve done the Gen Up class. They are always a tough crowd, because they’re keen, smart and have such varied backgrounds! I had a cameraman, someone who wanted to go into development. Another attendee wanted to work on kids programming Someone who wanted to be a producer…

I do my best to teach 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 film or media course. I like what TRC Media because their courses are focused on getting people employed.

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.

To attend or run a CV workshop, get in touch. If you’d like to learn the skills I teach in the workshop, get my book.

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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