The following few grafs are taken from an email that I (Jagg) sent to a student some time ago. She had asked — as many students do — “how do I get started in my placement search?” And so because I was always responding with the same standard information
Do you have a website where a prospective employer can see your work and find out a bit about you and your interests? You really ought to. But if not, do make sure you have all your portfolio materials ready at hand: samples of your work including writing, social, video etc.
Your C.V. should not really be part of a website that anyone can access, as it likely contains personal information. Keep it separate, and send it to prospective employers when asked.
Make sure your cover letter is as good as it can be. Elsewhere in this Resources section you’ll find a piece from the Poynter Institute, titled “We just looked at 160 resumés. Here is what NOT to do.” I think you’ll find helpful tips there about CVs and cover letters.