Troubador Clearly Creative CVs

Released: 01/01/2013

ISBN: 9781780883472

eISBN: 9781780887241

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Clearly Creative CVs

Write a winning CV for the Television, Animation and other Creative Industries


In today’s competitive Media industries, it’s essential that your CV ticks all the right boxes as it determines the first impression an employer will form of you. If you don’t convey your skills clearly and effectively, your application may go straight in the bin. Having read thousands of CVs as a producer, writer and director Gavin Ricketts can immediately tell when someone has got it right or wrong. He has 15 years of industry experience and six years’ experience of running and marketing his own production company.

“When we post a job ad, we get so many responses that those that do not hit the nail on the head go in the recycle bin. But a poor CV is not always indicative of a poor applicant; many simply do not do their senders justice.”

Distilling this experience and backing it up with industry research, Gavin has developed a successful course on how to write a great CV for the television, animation and other creative industries.

Clearly Creative CVs will give a new insight into why certain CVs are picked over others and equip readers with skills that will see a rise in the number of interview requests, job wins and annual earnings. It’s a must-read for anyone trying to get into the industry – including graduates leaving university and embarking on their career path.

"I gave your book to one of my alumni who was really struggling to get interviews and his foot in the door - he is extremely talented, but he wasn’t portraying that on his CV. After reading it he completely revamped his CV and was offered the next job he applied for!"
M.F., Media Trainer

"After reading this book it made me view my CV and how I sold my skills in a completely different light. My previous CV was awful in comparison to my current one, following Clearly Creative CVs I wrote a new one from scratch... this book is guaranteed to give your career a boost"
J.W., Production Designer

"Just wanted to update you, things have been going well, so thanks for the CV advice again. I’ve had the chance to film in China, Sri Lanka and for ITN on multiple occasions since I updated everything after reading your book"
I.W., Cameraman


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Gavin Ricketts

Gavin Ricketts is a Producer and Director who has worked on a variety of broadcast and corporate work. His first job in the industry was as the Production Runner on the feature The Full Monty, filmed in Sheffield, where he was studying for an MA in Film Production. Gavin then broke into television, researching and directing on Film 99 with Jonathan Ross. After working his way to producer level, he set up his own company, Napoleon Creative to produce high quality video and animation work for a range of clients.

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