Carrying on from The Cogs Agency Career Surgery, which we do in conjunction with D&AD New Blood we are pleased to continue the graduate series which starts today. We will be posting out every day this week via our blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, various tips and industry insights, all geared around helping you succeed in your goals.
1. The Basics – How to write a Good CV and Cover Letter
Address and personal details
Link to portfolio site
Personal Statement – this is to summarise you as a person and your skills set, it should be informative and show your personality. You can outline any achievements that you feel are relevant to the role you are applying for.
Work Experience and job history
Education / Qualifications
Skills and packages your are proficient in. State what level; Basic, Intermediate, Excellent or mark out of 10.
Cover Letter – a cover letter or email cover letter is important as it is your chance to sell yourself to the employer. This should details why you are interested in the role or the company. If it’s a speculative application state how you found out about the company and why you find it appealing. Try and tailor your cover letter and make it as specific to the company as possible. Briefly outline your experience. If you don’t have any work experience note personal achievements e.g; ran a marathon, worked for charity, travelling or exhibiting your work, putting on club night or gig.
The cover Letter or personal statement are a means to grab the employers attention and sell yourself and stand out from the others.
Coming up tomorrow….
We will be providing our thoughts around portfolio sites which should be a particular focus for creative and production led candidates.
- Looking for work