Having an effective and sleek CV will be one of many things needed to get a job in the industry, showing the employer you are worthy and hard working. For now I’m going to focus on the first section. Looking around at example CV’s and CV guide etc. the majority have the first section (after your name and contact details) as a ‘Personal Profile’ were you describe your strengths in the third person. Reading the guides it said that this can work if it is worded correctly but not everyone can pull it off, I decided against doing this. When I tried; I sounded horrible, I wouldn’t have hired me.
I have dived straight into ‘Education’ and I have altered the way mine were explained, previously I gave each subject its own grade and that takes up a lot of space.
Finally, the additional skills section of education, this is the section where you can put in things you can do that don’t come directly under education nor do they come under employment. I found this part useful for myself and the realisation that my Photoshop skills aren’t that great I will work on them along with the creation of my Final Major Project (FMP).
This is the first in three posts I will create about making my CV, in the next one I will look at ‘Employment’ and a couple of other things.