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Join hundreds of Freelancers winning more work thanks to Clearly Creative Space

It’s tough getting through to the interview round when there’s so much competition for jobs.
Getting rejected is demoralising, and you start to doubt your own creative abilities.

Clearly Creative CVs gives Freelancers looking for work proven techniques to communicate their skills and experience clearly so they win more work.

Ivan was struggling to find work

He kept sending his CV out, but his mobile wasn't ringing with offers.

Then he discovered the Clearly Creative CV Course.

“I have implemented the suggestions you made. Things have been going well. I’ve had the chance to film in China, Sri Lanka and for ITN on multiple occasions since I updated everything 🙂"

Ivan, Camera Person

Clearly Creative CVs is not a quick-fix template with a 'perfect' CV.

When you start the course you'll develop a mindset that:

1) Enables you to write the kind of CV employers love to read
2) Shows you how to demonstrate the breadth and depth of your experience without making it fifteen pages long

3) Teaches you simple marketing techniques to keep you in employer's minds when they're recruiting

4) Gives you strategies for increasing your hit rate of getting interviews.

Meet your Instructor

Gavin Ricketts

Director | Producer | Coach

  • Gavin has worked for a range of productions, from feature films to BBC documentaries

  • He's also run his own production company for nearly 20 years

  • He's recruited hundreds of freelancers, from camera people to make up artists to animators and voice over artists

  • He's run training workshops, given talks and written articles for newspapers about media recruitment

  • And he's now written this course to help freelancers like you avoid the mistakes that stop them winning work!

  • Frequently Asked Questions about the Course

    1. Can these Clearly Creative CVs really help me grow my career?

    The simple answer is yes. I can’t promise you’re going to get a call from Netflix the day after completing the course, but the practical advice and mindset changes you’ll learn will get your CV a higher response rate that help you get closer to your career goals every day.

    2. Is this the best course for me?

    There are lots of courses out there helping freelancers. Clearly Creative CVs is geared to freelancers win work more effectively from new employers. We have testimonials from Editors, Make Up Artists, Producers, Animators, Camera Crew… all of whom have won more work thanks to my course. They’ve scored the content 4.7/5 stars.

    3. Do I need to take the offer NOW?

    Yes, you need to act now. That might not be buying my courses. But you need to make a change today. If you don't know what to change about your CV, then this is the course for you. The price of my courses will be going up as I add more content. So getting in now will lock you in to the content at the best value.

    4. What if it doesn’t work for me?

    Of course you’ve got doubts, maybe thinking, “Well, the course has work for everyone else but I don’t think it will work on me.” One make up artist thought just that. “I bought your book and I admit it sat on my bookshelf as I thought it might not be right for me. And when I did start reading it I slowly cringed into the sofa whilst pressing delete a lot on my CV. It’s still a work in progress but it has helped.” There will be sections that will resonate with you more than others, but you will find the majority of it relevant to you.

    5. Will there be good after-sales service?

    If you’ve got any questions about the course you’re welcome to contact me directly, but I recommend putting them on our LinkedIn group, where the community of freelancers can answer your questions.

    What you'll learn

    Learn a new way of writing that focuses on what employers want to know not what you want to tell them

    Use fonts, weighting and colour to help the reader scan your CV so they quickly see you're right for the role

    Think differently so you stop broadcasting to employers and instead solve their problems

    Discover how to use design techniques to bring your CV to life simply and distinctively

    No fluff

    No filler

    Just actionable content

    Stop chasing job after job without getting interviews

    Why learn how to write your CV by trial and error?

    With this course you’ll follow a proven blueprint to get your CV from bland to blockbuster.

    Each module is easy to apply whether you are a newbie without any credits at all, or a seasoned pro with too many to list.

    David was stuck in a rut.

    When he applied for jobs he got no reply. Then he rewrote his CV employing the Clearly Creative process.

    “I honestly only started hearing back from employers after using the tips in this course"

    David, Sound Engineer, London,UK

    Who can benefit from this course?

    Producers and Production Managers

    You'll learn how to organise your credits so your employers will see how you've grown your careers and the different kinds of productions you've worked on. 

    Animators and Editors

    You'll learn how to make sure your CV shows the full range of styles you can deliver without overloading it. Plus how to show your software skills.

    Studio and Camera Crew

    Make sure your potential employer knows exactly what kind of projects you've worked on by 'colouring' your CV. This is possibly the most impactful lesson on the whole course!

    Make Up and Wardrobe

    Learn how to stop working about listing every single job you've ever done, and instead use storytelling techniques to catch their interest.

    Join the Course now!

    How will you learn?

  • A series of modules which explain his ideas and tells you his experiences of recruiting

  • Clear examples of how others have made their CV - the good, the bad and the weird!

  • Lessons in the principles of marketing and how they apply to media recruitment 

  • Access to the Clearly Creative Space Facebook group where you'll see weekly nudges for improving your ways of finding work

  • 500+ Freelancers like you are finding more work with Clearly Creative CVs

    This is the number of course students, books sold, plus workshop and event attendees

    Very useful step by step guide!


    Those who start in this industry can

    find this to be a complete guide to achieve a professional and good working CV.

    What is significant, Gavin provides the point of view of employers on reading CVs which forces you to look at your resume differently.


    Sound Engineer

    This is a very valuable tool for freelancers in the creative industry, and for sure it will be of help for anyone else who wants to write his own CV regardless the job he/she is applying for.

    My CV is now good looking, well organised, and I feel more confident in applying for jobs. Thank you Gavin!


    Workshop Attendee

    This course offers practical tips and advice on how to write a CV for the media industry.

    Gavin provides the point of view of employers on reading CVs. Thanks to this course, I have re-written my CV from scratch, in a more effective and stylish way.



    This course made me view my CV and how I sold my skills in a completely different light.

    My previous CV was awful in comparison to my current one, following Clearly Creative CVs I wrote a new one from scratch.

    J Watkinson

    Workshop Attendee

     This course helped me to completely re-write my CV into an organised creative format.

    It's mostly focused around jobs in the television industry, but I found it also applied to freelance writing.

     It was however a massive help, and I'd recommend it to any beginner or established professional.



    Very insightful with lots of useful information, some major and some subtle (I really liked the psychology behind how you name the CV file).

    As someone who has never had to write this type of CV before this was incredibly helpful and, hopefully, has saved me from a lot of unnecessary rejections. Thanks!


    Radio Producer

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