CVs• Freelancer – Only most recent film credits (who you’ve work with and what production• Basics:• Don’t needs to put ‘CV’ at the top. This should be obvious.• Name & Contact details• Grade and Department• Recent Credits• Relevant Skills – Driving License, Languages, First Aid, Health and safety, Driving Quals• Passports / work visas• Membership to guilds (BAFTA / GBCT)• Relevant Training
CVs• Make sure that your name, grade, department and contact numbers are clearly visible• Be honest about what youve done and the level you are at• Put credits in chronological order• If you don’t have credits, put down any relevant experience• Two pages max• Decent paper• Attach a covering letter• Make it relevant – always revisit a CV for every job you are applying for• If you’re sending a CV to someone who is not expecting it, either inform said person or apologies for unsolicited mail
Personal Statements• Uni:• Demonstrate your enthusiasm and commitment• Explain why you want to study the course• Might be used at the interview stage so remember the content• Undergraduate Admissions Manager at Nottingham Uni: “These types of skills are the basics that academics will expect from someone at this level of education. Incorrect spelling, poor grammar and punctuation can make a poor impression on the reader. For courses such as English, these skills are of paramount importance.’• Sentences no more than 20 words long
Personal Statements• Uni:• Link to the course profile• Hobbies and interests that relate to the course• Mature Students:• A representative from University of Ulster stated:a mature student might have valuable experience (perhaps 10 years working in the courts service, or a solicitors office), and this might form the basis for an APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) offer. So it is worth seeing if your experience could count towards an offer.
Personal Statements• Dos:• Create a list of your ideas before attempting to write the real thing• Expect to produce several drafts before being totally happy• Ask people you trust for their feedback• Check university and college prospectuses -• Be enthusiastic - if you show your interest in the course
Personal Statements• Don’t• Feel that you need to use elaborate language• Say too much about things that are not relevant• Lie - if you exaggerate you may get caught out at interview when asked to elaborate on an interesting achievement• Rely on a spellchecker as it will not pick up everything• Leave it to the last minute• Give it any les than your full attention
Personal Statements• A representative from Ulster Business School told us:• The presentation of the personal statement is of critical importance to demonstrate use of English language and grammar at a standard suitable for entry to higher education.