I have updated my LinkedIn professional profile according to the new changes to my CV. I love this site and I have already created valuable connections with some industry experts which will increase my chances of securing a placement next year.
This is my completed cover letter for a mock application form for an Online Editorial business placement at Debenhams. Although the letter still looks long, I made sure the information was relevant to the job role and I feel that I portrayed my interest efficiently. Note the repetition of the logo too, as I said previously, I think the consistency helps the documents look so much more professional…
I carried out a SWOT analysis on myself to help become aware of areas that I need to improve and areas that I am already good at. I think it’s important to do this as it helps to clear your mind and realise your strengths not just what you find difficult, which is what we tend to focus on whilst under pressure.
I know now what it is that I can continue to improve, and what I need to seriously work on before feeling confident enough to work in the industry.
Okay, I changed my mind. THIS is my final version. The layout was a little bit too simple so I simply changed the font of the subtitles and I think it makes quite a difference.
This is the final version of my updated CV. As mentioned previously, I have a fairly simplistic style, therefore, I found it necessary to stick to that characteristic and reflect it in my CV.
I chose the triangle design as it’s eye-catching and different. It also helped to keep the information within my CV concise and focused. The logo is at the top which will also appear on covering letters, and the format is in my favourite turquoise colour to personalise my CV.
I took the information from my previous CV, which was too long and contained irrelevant information, and targeted specific job roles that would contribute to the position I would be applying for.
For my CV and covering letter, I created an initial ‘logo’ as a method of personal branding. I think it’s important to keep consistency when applying for jobs, as it can make a huge difference between an employer remembering you or putting your CV to one side. I decided to keep the logo minimalistic to reflect the rest of my CV.
Before I begin to apply for internships, I must update my CV. I’d say it’s been about 6 months since I even touched my cv and it needs a definite makeover.
Creative CV’s are really common in the fashion/design industry, and although I won’t be designing your new wardrobe anytime soon, I think it’s really important to catch a potential employer’s eye with your CV- their first impression of you.
I started looking at some creative cv’s that had already been done, and as I have quite a simple style, it was these minimal CV examples that I connected to. I’d hate to have an overly-bright CV with font that shouted out at you, then turn up for an interview and be completely different to how the employer expected me to be.
Stage one: cutting down all the information…
They have a huge selection of newly updated placement options which makes it so much easier than trawling through endless amounts of company websites!
I’ve also followed them on Twitter so I can keep up-to-date wherever I am!
I love the fact that this is okay to do in a runway show now. Besides, surely there’s no better way to create focus on just one garment than for it to be the ONLY garment.
I really hope some over-eager fashionistas don’t take this literally. It’s still too cold for that.