One of my workshop attendees sent me their CV for review. In her opening CV statement she described having a “life-long passion for digital media”. Now, while that might be a perfectly true fact, as she’s grown up in a digital world, with the internet and downloads and streaming video and mp3s all part of her world. However, it does not have quite the same resonance as say, Lord Alan Sugar having a lifelong passion for business. I’ve suggested that as she’s starting out in her career, she might re-think using that phrase.

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When you read back through your CV, see how your wording could be interpreted – imagine someone older reading it. What are they going to think of the words you use?


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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.