How to design your CV and the cover letter

How to design your CV and the cover letter

 

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When it comes to marketing, creative companies, fashion, designing, an Europass or similar CV could not get you the position you are running for!

Here are some tips and reasons on how to design a cool CV:

1 )  You differentiate yourself from the mass

Before getting an interview, your curriculum has to get the attention of your employees because of the high number of resumes they receive.

Having a creative CV would make you stand out in the crowd.

2 ) Show your creative skills

It is easier than it sounds, especially if you usually design.

One simple option could be to use Canva, plenty of cool and professional templates are freely available. But use only the tool you have used before.

  • Keep it simple as possible. unless you are really confident and sure about what you are doing and keep the typographic flourishes and fanciful design. But do not show off your graphic skills too much because it can be annoyed for the reader.

3 ) Choose the right fonts

One of the most important thing is to choose the right font. It’s always a good idea to stick with simple and readable font.

4 ) Cover letter

As you know most of the time, when you apply for a job, your CV should be accompanied by  cover letter so you need to write a good cover letter and use creative tools. You don’t need to write like a novel, but the  be

5 )  Check your spelling

Even if you are applying for a designer job, it does matter how well you write. Firstly grammar and spelling mistakes make you appear as uneducated, lazy or ignorant. You always need to double check your spelling and grammar or you can ask another person to proofread it.

6 ) Create more than one resumé

If you are planning to apply  for more than one job, it’s a good idea to create a couple of resumés with different design.

For more ideas and inspiration check this video!

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