Crowd Sourcing the Perfect Media CV.

Dear Media Employer.

This survey is being conducted for http://wanttoworkintelevision.com a website that offers tips and advice for people looking to break into the media industry.

There is already a lot of widely available advice on CV's, but often this advice is general and in many cases contradictory. By engaging with as many media employers as we can we will be able to put together a comprehensive guide for applicants which really highlights what a majority of employers are looking for in a CV.

We hope that by producing this guide on behalf of media employers, you will benefit by receiving applicants CVs in a useable format, with relevant information.


The Survey should take around 5-10 mins to complete.

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    CV Design & Delivery

    This section relates to the design of the overall CV.
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    Printed page (sent via snail mail)
    MS Word Document (email attachment)
    Rich Text Format (email attachement)
    PDF (email attachment)
    Plain Text Format (Email attachment)
    Plain Text Format (in email body)
    Link to CV on a website
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    What order should information appear on a CV?

    For each heading, please indicate the order in which it should appear in an idea CV.
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    How much detail should be included on a CV?

    Do you need to know what book was studied for a GCSE in English? Do applicants constantly leave out crucial information?
    Company Name
    Employment Start / End Dates
    Location / Type of Company
    Employment Role Title
    Detailed Role Description
    Bullet Points of Key Duties
    Reason for Leaving Role / Company
    Company Contact Details
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    Establishment Name
    Course Start / End Dates
    Establishment Location
    Description of Modules Taken
    Details of Extra-Curricular Activities
    Grades
    Description of Final Major Projects
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    Establishment Name
    Course Start / End Dates
    Establishment Location
    Description of Modules Taken
    Details of Extra-Curricular Activities
    Grades
    Description of Final Major Projects
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    Establishment Name
    Course Start / End Dates
    Establishment Location
    Description of Modules Taken
    Details of Extra-Curricular Activities
    Grades
    Description of Final Major Projects
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    Any Other Business...

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    Thank You!

    We appreciate you taking the time to answer this survey. The results will be published on http://wanttoworkintelevision.com in due course. Please click on 'Submit' to send us your answers.