If you’ve landed on this post, you’re probably a Runner, keen to make your CV stand out. You might be at University, hoping you’ll find your first job. You’re hoping you’ve discovered the perfect runner CV template to help you.
If you go by the book, you’ll write a CV with the classic structure I’ve outlined below. CVs have a format that’s pretty much universal, regardless of the industry you’re applying for, as it covers the key an employer will want to know. But that’s just the start. I’ve read a lot of Runner CVs, and the advice I have will make you stand out in a good way. You’ll discover the secret to a great runner CV in the TV Runner CV Handbook.
Runner CV Template
For television, film and animation, your CV should have the following:
Header – your name and contact information
Personal Statement – a description of your skills and intended career path
Credits – this is your work experience within the industry, be it internships, student films or paid production work
Other Work – a brief list of your non-production work, be sure to highlight transferable skills you’ve acquired
Education and Training – what you’ve learned and where you’ve learned it
Hobbies and Interests – what you enjoy outside of work
References – people who can vouch for your performance
How to make your CV stand out – in a good way!
The problem: Your prospective employer is looking for particular skills that a runner needs to fit in with the team. Before they will invest in booking you, your CV has to really show why you’re the right choice. Your challenge as a Runner is not that you probably have little or no working experience on a professional film shoot. It’s that you don’t know what those particular skills they’re looking for are, and how to communicate them.
Imagine: You’re buying a producer a coffee, and they’re going to sit down with you for 15 minutes. You can ask them about exactly what they’e looking for in a runner. They’d tell you how to impress them with your skills, even if you haven’t got much experience. You’d learn how to get them to trust you on their production. Sounds impossible?
The solution: For just £1.99, you can do exactly this with the TV Runner CV Template. The tips and tricks in side will help you win your first jobs more quickly. It covers all the key sections of the CV, and deals with how you can make your CV rise to the top of the pile
“Just what every runner needs”This isn’t a quick [book] on how to do your cv but rather an amazing template giving you insight on what the employer wants and needs.Sarah on Amazon