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How to tailor your CV for a career change - live Q&A

Fancy a career change? For advice on how to tailor your CV, join us from 1-2pm on Wednesday 16 September.

Whether you're looking to change careers within the creative industry or move from another industry altogether, you will need to make sure your CV communicates that you are suited for the role.

However, most employers spend less than 30 seconds reading a CV, so you’ve got to get your message over quickly and powerfully to convince them to invite you to an interview.

The key consideration for a career changing CV is which structure to use. As Neville Rose, director of CV Writers, says: "Everyone’s work history is unique, but it is definitely worth considering an extended key skills section as a way to help the reader bridge that gap between your expertise and what the employer is looking for." 

To help you tailor your CV for a career change, Neville Rose from CV Writers will be on hand from 1-2pm on Wednesday 16 September.

We'll be discussing:

  • How to structure your CV for a career change
  • How to highlight your transferable skills
  • What to include in your professional profile
  • How to capture all your relevant expertise, qualifications and experience to make a compelling case for calling you to interview
  • Any other questions you may have about tailoring your CV for a career change

The Q&A takes place in the comments section below this article. To take part, log in using your Brand Republic account or create a free account. If you're unable to make the chat on 16 September, you can post your questions below in advance, tweet us @BRJobs using the hashtag #BRcareerQA or email your questions to jennifer.jackson@haymarket.com who can post them for you anonymously.

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Neville Rose, director,

CV Writers

CV Writers is Brand Republic's official CV writing partner, specialising in writing CVs for the media, marketing and advertising sectors. In addition to a CV writing service, they can help with Linkedin profiles, cover letters and interview coaching. They also provide a free CV review.

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