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Showcase your skills without a CV

27 Feb

Looking for a journalism, PR or marketing job, or your next freelance project? Forget about tweaking your CV endlessly. Start a project instead and showcase your skills by doing something instead of just talking about what you can do.

A great piece of advice from Adam Westbrook for aspiring journalists but which could apply to anyone in the creative sector (or perhaps even outside it).

Adam Westbrook // ideas on digital storytelling and publishing

The journalism jobs market is still difficult and likely to stay that way for some time. What that means is every time you apply for a job, you’re competing against a large number of people. 

You’ve been to university, got a journalism qualification of some kind and done some work placements. The problem: so has everyone else.

The common solution is to spend more time tweaking the CV: adding new things, rearranging the layout, sticking it on LinkedIn. But this is a 20th century solution to a 21st century problem.

Everyone else has a CV, but not everyone has the initiative to see the new publishing opportunities in front of us all, and to start something. Launching an online magazine, for example, and building a small, loyal community around great content. Or running a series of talks or events, or making that documentary.

Projects like these…

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