When I first posted 10 Tips For Writing Your CV For TV, there were lots of requests for an example CV to show what those tips actually look like in practice.
I’ve put together a very basic template with a clear and easy to follow format and the key information you should be looking to highlight in your CV. The main things to keep in mind when creating your CV:
- Clear layout and easy to read format: Use headlines and bullet points to detail your experience. Professional TV credits should be listed separately from student films, internships and other non-television work experience.
- References: Always provide references…no one in TV has time for “references available on demand”. That being said, you should always check with your referees if they are happy for you to include them on your CV before you send it out.
- Be honest: Be honest about your experience, that means differentiating between casual and full-time roles. TV is a very connected industry and if you’re caught out being deceptive, it will likely jeopardise your chances of being hired.
Bonus Tip: Whether you create your CV in Word, Pages or Photoshop, it’s important to always PDF the document so that it’s universally compatible and print-ready.
Special thanks to Supervising Production Manager, Michelle Gauntlett for her input into the CV template.
If you’re interested in finding out more tips for writing your CV, then you can check out my blog post 10 Tips For Writing Your CV For TV That Will Set You Apart.