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A discrete and simple illustration can be useful in order to attract attention, especially when applying for roles in Creative fields. Make sure it supports, rather than dominates your document.

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Adding colour to your CV, as long as it’s discrete and simple, can attract attention but always be careful of the kind of colour, as your CV may be printed in black and white.

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Mentioning collaborations, especially if they involve large international companies can raise your status.

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Quantifying, especially when you have worked with/for a great number of people is an excellent way of demonstrating to employers your relevant skills (organisational, interpersonal, leadership, etc., depending on the task.)

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The verb ‘assist’ can be very vague as it does not clearly communicate your responsibilities. If you use it in a sentence make sure to offer more details as to how you ‘assisted’, as Neal has done here.

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Using positive adverbs like ‘successfully’, ‘effectively’, ‘swiftly’ prior to the active verb can place emphasis and add value to your contribution.

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When mentioning organisation of an event, provide details of your exact duties and tasks. Employers are interested not only in what you did but mainly in how you did it.

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Quantifying, when it comes to project and people management, can demonstrate your abilities clearly to employers.

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If you have taken the initiative or suggested an innovative idea, make sure to mention it and substantiate.

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It is suggested that you mention a few relevant academic modules taken during your degree and/or a relevant project, like a dissertation. This can demonstrate to the employer that you have attained the theoretical/academic groundwork knowledge required for the role.

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Employers are particularly attracted by awards and achievements, so make sure you clearly mention them, they can be your ‘unique selling points’.