For about three years, we’ve been running a CV surgery as part of our skills development for TV freelancers. I got tired of reading really badly written and laid out CVs. It wasn’t necessarily that the person didn’t have great skills, or was a bad writer. They were just looking at their CV from the wrong end of the telescope, telling employers what they wanted to say, rather than thinking from the employer’s side, what they needed to hear. So back in 2007 I developed a programme with TV CV tips, put some ads out, and got a great responses from the first session.

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I’ve been holding the workshops infrequently but I got noticed by Production Base and asked speak at one of their networking events. So I spoke about five tips for winning more work.

About Gavin Ricketts

I founded Napoleon Creative in 2006 to make great videos for discerning clients. We've grown from me and my dog (who the company is named after) to the talented mix of directors, animators and illustrators we are today. With all the tools and talent in our purpose-built studio, we take your projects wherever you want them to go.

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