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November 7, 2013 @ 11:15 pm Posted in News Comments

Wow FastTrain at BBC Wales was amazing – an incredible line-up of free training for freelancers and BBC staff. Media Parents was represented by Amy Walker and Helen Matthews who spent the afternoon in CV surgery. Here are some photos, and some CV tips – there are more tips here: http://blog.mediaparents.co.uk/2013/10/media-parents-cv-tips-from-the-cv-event/

A top CV tip from Helen Matthews (pictured) is to tailor your CV to the job you're applying for, making sure that your relevant experience shouts loud and clear, both on the CV and in your cover letter.

Tailor your CV to the job you’re applying for, making sure that your relevant experience shouts loud and clear, both on the CV and in your cover letter.

Great to see a working mum back in the saddle! betty Executive Producer Vicky Hamburger at FastTrain.

make your cv easy to read – no smaller than font size 12.

BECTU / Cult Cymru team CV tip #1: "Make your CV easy to read, no smaller than font size 12."

use words from the job ad in your covering letter – that way you can demonstrate how relevant your experience is.

Media Parents TALENT Karen Hoy gets CV tips from Helen Matthews: "Use words from the job spec in your cover letter". http://www.mediaparents.co.uk/freelancers/3131/karen-hoy

companies often like to see information presented in different ways on a CV – so you should use the search function top right on this blog to search CV tips and company names.

Amy Walker in the Media Parents Cardiff office: "Companies often like to see information presented in different ways on a CV - so you should use the search function top right on this blog to search CV tips and company names."

putting a face to a name can clinch a job offer for you – so get out there and network every chance you get!

Series Producer Ceri Rowlands knows the value of networking through Media Parents. Ceri is in the TALENT section of www.mediaparents.co.uk http://www.mediaparents.co.uk/freelancers/6763/ceri-rowlands

always spell check your cv! a spelling mistake can sit on a CV for years if you aren’t eagle-eyed.

Huge thanks to BECTU for sponsoring Media Parents in Cardiff. BECTU CV tip # 2: "Always spell check your CV!"

thanks to Donna Taberer and her team for organising a fantastic day.

thanks to Donna Taberer and her team for organising a fantastic day at FastTrain. The next Media Parents event is a Tech Catch Up on November 28th. Scroll down this blog for details or email us through www.mediaparents.co.uk

The next Media Parents event is our London Tech Catch Up on November 28th, then our Christmas Party in December. For networking, jobs and great events please join www.mediaparents.co.uk

tidy!

by Amy Walker

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