Discover how to highlight your competences in a video CV that will help you land THE job.
Finding your first job in the cultural and creative sector is a difficult endeavour. The industry is known for being fiercely competitive… but there are ways to stand out from the crowd! The CERTIFY project team conducted extensive research mapping the state of art of the recruiting system in the cultural and creative sectors in 6 European countries. This study helped identify skill gaps and in-demand competences that young jobseekers like you should focus on when presenting yourselves through video stories.
In this short course you will learn how to use digital storytelling techniques to create a compelling video CV that highlights those highly sought-after competences, namely creativity, flexibility, collaboration and self-management. We’ll guide you through the whole process from brainstorming to sending out your video CV.
Digital Storytelling Course Curriculum
- Tell us more about your passion project or a hobby! (3:58)
- Project development is a creative endeavour? (4:34)
- Strategic thinking (1:28)
- How does your creativity competence help you make unexpected links? (0:59)
- Problem solving (3:38)
- Won any awards for your creative projects? Remember to mention them! (0:41)
Videos created during digital storytelling workshops
This is a digital story made by Giulia Lucchesi during a Digital Storytelling workshop.
About the CERTIFY project
Over the last decade, open, non-formal and informal learning pathways have been recognised at the centre of the European debate as a key component in achieving the objectives of the lifelong learning program. However, in many cases, people themselves may not be aware of the transversal and basic skills they are developing through such learning and the important role these can play in their competitiveness in the labor market.
The CERTIFY project seeks to help individuals wanting to work in the Cultural and Creative sectors, considered to be a sector for investment by the European Commission, by developing and testing a new methodology based on digital tools for people to identify and recognise their transversal skills, as identified in the 2020 strategy. Indeed the characteristics of the Cultural and Creative sectors, with less-structured recruitment processes and key competencies often acquired over longer periods of time and outside the formal education system, mean that recognising such skills is essential both for candidates embarking on their early careers and adult population seeking to work in this sector but not able to find an appropriate position.
The two digital tools which will be developed and tested as part of the project are: a smartphone application to create digital ‘curricular’ stories and an e-learning platform to support and guide job seekers in applying for jobs. Together these tools will help adults better align their competences with those in job descriptions, so that they become more confident and better placed to promote their professionalism.
Project’s results will be published on the on the Erasmus+ Project Results Platform at the following address: Project Card.
Funder: Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices for Adult Education (2019-2021)
- Led by LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY, UK (Dr Antonia Liguori)
- ATIT BVBA, Belgium
- DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY, UK
- SPES GMBH, Austria
- ISTITUTO LUIGI STURZO, Italy
- RESEARCH PATHS ETAIREIA EREYNAS, Greece
- Siena Art Institute Onlus, Italy
- VsI “Lyderystes ir verslo akademija”, Lithuania