Do’s & Don’ts
A: The CV
Following would be mysuggestions for a CV. Remember not to follow these tips blindly but adjust to what suits your profile the best.
B. Communication - Email / Sms / Phone call / Meeting in person.
1.In your communication with people do not address them as “hey ya”, “yo”, “friend”. You are asking for work not chatting with your friend. (even if the potential employer is your friend)
C: Social networking sites - Facebook, Linkedin etc.
Here are some rules if you are using a social networking site to approach people for work. I am going to use Facebook as the common example but applies to all.
1.If you are using your Facebook account or any other social network to look for employers make sure your info / about you is updated. Don’t forget this does work like a short CV.
13. These days smart phones connect with social networking sites, so keeping your details updated & in visible mode helps, like in cases when an employer is looking for people to fill the role they scroll their phone with the job title, eg - if a producer was looking for a DA or a Make Up artist they would scroll their phone using those as key words and the first few names that pop up generally get called.
14. Keep your details about you in the visible mode to public if your looking for work from people you don't know. I know of employers who search profiles of people basis job titles.