Assignment 3: Be able to prepare personal career development material This assignment requires you to produce a CV, a covering letter and prepare for interview questions to apply for a media job within the tv & film industry that you have seen advertised on the Media Guardian website. First things first then, go to this address http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/media/
Grading Criteria: PASS – prepare personal career development material using basic formal language MERIT – prepare carefully produced personal career development material using generally correct formal language DISTINCTION – prepare personal career development material to a quality that reflects near-professional standard consistently using correct formal language
Type into here the name of the job you’d like & where
Print out a copy of the job advert you have found and annotate it – Think about the skills you think you might need, the type of personal qualities you might need to sell about yourself to get this job.
Now go to my blogspot and click on the following links: CV Advice Leon – CV This is an example of a CV and a set of tips for CV writing. Your CV should be in the same structure and style as the example one I have given you.
Now go to my blogspot and click on the following link: Covering Letter This is an example of a cover letter that you would send, along with your CV if you were applying for the job you have found. Your cover letter should be in the same structure as the example.
Things you might want to include in your cover letter; Why do you want to work in the industry Why do you want to work with that company What do you think you can bring to the company/job that someone else couldn’t
Now its time to prepare for your Apprentice style interview. Here are the questions you will be asked: Why do you want to work in the film & tv industry? What skills & knowledge have you got that would make you a good part of our company? What can you bring to the job that the other candidates cannot? If you were to describe yourself as one film or tv programme which one would you be and why?