HOW TO WRITE A GREAT CV - JULIA FENWICK & FORMER BBC NEWS JOURNALIST DAN FREEDMAN CHAT.

A good CV will help you level up your career. In the next installment of my chat about PR & Covid-19 with former BBC correspondent, Tech PR & candidate Dan Freedman we discuss what makes a great CV.

WHAT MAKES A GREAT CV?

Julia Fenwick: What you really need in a CV is to get the real crux of your full skillset within the first quarter. Be concise, to the point, but really highlight the skills that you have for the role that you are looking for.

Just because early in your career, you had some fantastic campaign that people loved but it was nothing to do with what you want to work in now, don’t highlight that don’t put it at the top. You need to have your CV focused on the skillsets that you really have for your next job. Big paragraphs and too many words I think gets lost.

Daniel Freedman: How does a person show that they have the capability to grow in terms of the role without overplaying what it is they’ve actually already achieved?

Julia Fenwick: Write your CV in a way where you’re talking about having led something, managed a team. Make it inspirational, make it… The things that you’ve done that you believe that you deserve to be elevated, highlight those points, but show off… The one thing that I found that PRs especially miss out from their CVs are their achievements.