Evie Barker, Agency Recruitment Manager, has over 2 years’ experience in placing agency talent into some of the biggest agencies in the north and beyond so she has got the inside scoop on getting your CV agency-ready for 2024. In the ever-evolving world of agencies, it's crucial to stand out, and she has put together some tips to help you do just that.


Evie says “2023 has been a whirlwind in the agency world, with the introduction of new tools, changes in client needs and the increase in office working. There's still a big skills shortage, particularly in paid media. My clients are on the lookout for candidates with both agency and in-house backgrounds, so it is essential that your CV reflects your full skill set in order to catch the attention of the hiring manager with this in mind I have compiled these key areas to focus on outside of the standard CV template.’’

  1. Quantifiable Wins:

Numbers matter. Include metrics and KPIs that shout about your impact in previous roles. Let your quantifiable achievements be the evidence of your campaign and project success.


  1. Team Player Vibes:

Highlight your teamwork and collaboration skills. Showcase instances where you've thrived in cross-functional teams, an absolute must in the agency world.


  1. Stay Ahead of Trends:

Prove that you're in the know about the latest industry trends. Mention certifications, workshops, or any ongoing learning experiences that scream, "I'm committed to staying on top of my game!"


  1. Customize for Each Application:

Don't be lazy with the CVs, folks! Customize for each application. Use those keywords from the job description, so no one can doubt you're the perfect fit.


Remember, keep it concise, keep it focused, and make yourself appealing. Let's get that CV of yours agency-ready and land you the job you deserve! Good luck out there!