- Think of your CV as you, on paper. It’s your selling tool and the best chance you have of wowing someone without physically being in front of them. Keep it short, punchy and ideally 1-2 pages.
- What kind of message are you sending out to agencies or clients you wish to target? A Profile Statement is a great introduction about yourself and can help pinpoint where you are. It should be a strong, short paragraph at the top of your resume that summarises your experience and strengths.
- Dates of employment should include months and years to provide an accurate account of your work history. Ensure that you have a clear position title and the name of the organisation that you worked with.
- Oomf wants to hear about your interests too – what are you into?
Need help? Oomf provides a professional CV and folio consultation for a small fee of $200 per hour. For further info email firstname.lastname@example.org
For hands-on creatives, your folio and the way you present yourself is crucial to the success of an interview.
- Keep your folio up-to-date. Try to include your most recent work at the front and a good range of samples that highlight the breadth of your skills and mediums you have worked across.
- For graduates who lack commercial experience or those who have taken a break since their last creative role, try to include creative projects that show you have maintained your involvement in the industry.
- Include 10 -12 strong, diverse pieces and have a story to tell with each piece. How did the brief come about? Be honest about your level of involvement and mention any other awards or measures of success.
- Each Client and each role you apply for will be different - try to tailor both your CV and folio where appropriate.