Advice from the Careers Clinic
Last week two of our consultants, Alison and Karine attended the London Book Fair Careers Clinic, run by bookcareers.com.
For all of those who were unable to attend the book fair or the Careers Clinic we wanted to provide you with the information which was most requested by those that attended.
How to write a Good CV:
We have many blog posts on writing a good CV, which you can read here:
The main things to remember when writing a CV is to include all of your publishing experience and to keep it clean and simple.
You must also remember a Cover Letter. The main thing about a cover letter is that you tailor it to each job you apply for. Try not to over complicate things and keep it as concise as possible.
For more information on cover letters take a look at this blog post:
The most popular questions at the Careers Clinic were about work experience.
We don’t handle work experience or internships. But to gain an entry-level job in publishing you need to have at least 3 month’s work experience in publishing.
You can gain this experience through a work experience placement, internship or through temping.
For more information about temping take a look at this post written by our temp team’s administrator Michael:
Temping is a great way to gain paid work experience, and possibly gain a full-time job upon completion of your contract. If you’re looking for an entry-level role Alison Redfearn and Kellie Millar, our temps team consultants, are your best point of contact at Atwood Tate.
For more information about looking for work experience, internships and other ways to gain experience within publishing we suggest you look at our Work Experience and Entry-Level resources page:
We hope all of this helps you on your career search. We’re always happy to answer any questions you have about gaining experiencing, applying for roles or registering with us online.
To register with Atwood Tate you can upload your CV and preferences here, and we will get back to you with information as soon as possible: Registration page.
You can also take a look at our publishing resources leaflet which we were handing out at the careers clinic: Publishing Resources Leaflet