Week 2- Creative Entrepreneurship

This is our second lecture with Daniel.  I felt the lecture he give was very insightful and helpful as he inform us what we needed to do when applying for Jobs. We specifically focused on looking into the Do’s and Dont’s of CV’s and Cover Letters. Some advice from past students and teachers when applying for jobs was to:

  • Try as many places as possible, even those who aren’t Advertising
  • Create CV
  • Research your chosen company and decide why you wanna work for them
  • Show you’re passionate
  • produce a great bespoke cover letter
  • compete with others
  • show employer you are eager to learn
  • make sure you use your personality
  • prepare your portfolio
  • Know were you wanna apply to

Daniel spoke about the 3 most essentials things we need when applying for jobs which are CV, Cover Letter and Portfolio.

CV

Information I need to include in my CV are firstly my contact details, A short bio, Skills, Work experience, Education, Award and Additional Info and at least 2 references.

Tips:

  • Keep my CV short and only use relevant and Vital info
  • Add a page reference- for example page 1 of 2
  • Spell check my CV
  • Add my most recent piece of info and then work backwards
  • List your qualifications
  • Avoid obnoxious competency indictors
  • use a limited colour palette
  • make sure yo space things out, its ok to have white space
  • Typography- choose one that will stand out and is easy to read
  • Keep the cv as a separate document
  • Include a link to my portfolio
  • Tailor my cv for the specific job role
  • Be honest in my CV
  • References

Daniel briefly showed us a copy of his CV he used when applying for jobs. This give us an idea what our Cv’s should look like.

Cover Letter

  • The same with the cover letter. Daniel went through all the things we needed to make sure was included in it. These are as follows:
  • Start off with an Intro explaining to them why you have applied for the specific Job role.
  • keep the cover letter short and simple
  • keep it consistent, ensure to match the style of to my CV.
  • Find out a name of the person so I can address it to them.
  • Tone of voice is important. It can be either formal or informal but Daniel would lean Towards formal
  • Get someone to proof read it over before submitting or printing it. Hemmingway editor is a good tool that can help
  • Be Enthusiastic
  • Cover letter is not just an application
  • Make sure all my info matches my linkedin profile and vice versa
  • Create an impact- print out a physical copy.

When creating cv, cover letter and portfolio site I need to think how I will stand out and get noticed by a potential employer.

This week Daniel has asked us to start writing our Cvs and cover letters. Pick a job or company from last weeks research to get you started

I will consider ways to help my stand out from the crowd and how I will delivery both my cv and cover letter.

Finally I will update my linkedin and social media platforms.

Later we went to the studio and completed a work shop which was fun and helped us learn about different jobs and potential interview techniques.

I felt todays class was very interesting and give me a better understanding what all I need included in both my CV and Cover letter. This has helped me avoid any confusion I previously had.

 

 

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