CV letter research

Although I have written a CV before I found quickly that an animation CV is a bit different to a standard cv. One of my biggest concerns was what info to put on it and what info to leave out. Here is some of the research that I found more useful.

A little basic but a great guidance video nonetheless. This video is not specific to animation but it is very good at explaining the basics of making a good CV intruding the dos and don’ts

https://www.brandrecruitment.co.uk/candidates/cv-tips/cv-tips-animation/

Some good examples on this site, some not so good but it gave me a really good idea of how an animation cv is structured.

https://www.visualcv.com/resume-samples/animation-cv-examples

this site does not go into much depth but it contains many useful suggestions on dos and don’ts of animation CVs

http://dazpix.co.uk/designcv/

Some of these designs are very cool and creative but some are tacky and gimmicky. This shows me that it is good to have a visual style but not to go to over the top as that can put people off your entire CV

https://jobmob.co.il/blog/most-creative-designer-resumes/

on this site I found some CVs with great graphic design. It is important to understand what is classy and what is over the top.

http://webneel.com/webneel/blog/25-creative-resume-designs-will-make-you-rethink-your-cv

Interesting advice for graduating 3D animators that is fairly in depth with the different careers.

http://www.datascope.co.uk/graduate_advice_artist.html

A little basic but a great guidance video non the less. This video is not specific to animation but it is very good at explaining the basics of making a good CV intruding the dos and don’ts

https://www.brandrecruitment.co.uk/candidates/cv-tips/cv-tips-animation/

 

 

 

 

Cover letter examples

To be completely honest, until I did this research and sat the class on it, I had no idea what a cover letter was and was completely confused as to what went on the cover letter rather than the CV.  Here are some of the best pieces of research that I found on the topic of cover letters.

 

Simple and easy to follow it helped me to understand what it is that makes up a cover letter

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/tips-for-writing-a-standout-cover-letter.html

I found this site to be informative and fairly in-depth. it is very specific to the animation industry so it holds information unique to our field

http://dazpix.co.uk/coverletter/

This one is made up of a large collection of handy tips for making an animation cover letter

http://www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/digital_design/cover-letter/animation/

Good list of the things that a cover letter must have in It

http://www.cruiselinesjobs.com/a-good-covering-letter/

Simple and easy to follow it helped me to understand what it is that makes up a cover letter

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/tips-for-writing-a-standout-cover-letter.html

 

 

 

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