Tips for a great journalism CV

Careers advisor Maggie Bamford gave a talk to first year SHU students last week explaining how to put together a strong CV.

See her CV tips slides here. If you would like a 1-2-1 tutorial with Maggie then please drop into Cantor 9300 or call 0114225 6777.

Below is a summary of her talk:

  • Tailor your CV to the job description
  • Use your modules and assessments as examples of your skills
  • Don’t copy and paste
  • Make it your own thing
  • Let your personality come through
  • Show your passion and enthusiasm
  • Change your privacy settings on Facebook
  • Use Twitter for professional use and don’t put anything on there you wouldn’t want a potential employer to see
  • Show how work experience has enhanced your skills, development, learning
  • Include relevant work experience high up and additional work experience lower down on CV
  • Make your interests interesting not bland, and be specific
  • Proof read and check and recheck your work
  • Spell names correctly
  • Use the careers and employment centre to get further help, advice and support
  • Use CV action/power/impact words

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