Every day we get lots of CV’s sent into our office, I don’t read a single one.
Harsh your thinking but i have very good reason. I’m quite dyslexic and most of the words mean nothing to me, we work in a visually medium, we have the opportunity to create images that only your imagination defines. So why bog things down with a list of jobs since you where 12 and have no relevance of where you are right now?
If your applying for a job at a bank, then you’d expect the CV.. but i expect a portfolio, i’ve been doing my job for about 15 years and sometime I see just one image from someone and it’ll say more than any 3 page CV ever will.
One line emails also don’t work, speak to people as if there in the room.. not “Hi, here’s a link to my work, i’ll take any job you have going”. Introduce yourself, say hello!!!
Most of the CV emails and letters come across as begging letters, when all it takes is a simple introduction and a link to some work. Theres no point telling me how good you are in a 1000 word email, show me. Its not how much work you can produce, a few pieces, a little work in progress and some breakdowns go along way.
Look into the company your applying to, we get a lot of people applying for jobs in areas that we don’t cover and never did, web design, tv production, runners and yes.. fork lift truck driving.
We’re very approachable people in sparkle* HQ.. by all means send us your work, introduce yourself.. ask for feedback, we’ve some great talent in our office and we’re quite happy to help people out on your way to be a rising star. BUT… don’t send us CV’s, they go in the bin. Send us exciting images, send us exciting WIP, send us exciting breakdowns or just ask for advice.
Be creative, make pretty pictures.