Creative CVs

Posted by Amanda Taylor on 28 June 2013

It’s approaching that time of year when many new graduates are seeking their first entry into the world of full time employment.

For fresh graduates wishing to enter the creative industries however competition is fierce, so how can you make yourself stand out from the crowd?

Well one of the most obvious ways is to have a great CV. We’re all familiar with the standard CVs one uses to apply for general offices jobs, but if you’re applying for say a creative role at an advertising agency, the standard format may not set you apart from the rest of the competition.

Coming across this post recently we found some pretty interesting examples of creative CVs, but how practical are some of these CVs?

For most jobs today job seekers are expected to email a CV to an employer. Although some of the CVs shown in the post look great, they beg the question, of ‘how will I get an employer to see this?'

Looking at ways to put together a creative CV in a more practical light we came across this page. It highlights the importance of starting with great content in your CV and then putting your own creative stamp on it. It also gives you some great design tips and links to example CVs for different creative sectors.

So have fun creating your creative CV and remember content is king.

If you’re stuck for inspiration have a look at these great examples.

Topics: CVs and applications, creative industries

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