The majority of us go to university in the hopes of getting a good job afterwards: but when you graduate, you might find that your degree doesn’t necessarily lead straight into a career.
With deadlines fast approaching and your university days numbered, you may be concerned that your CV is not sufficient enough to enter you into the working world.
An effective CV will place you ahead of the competition when looking for your next big career move, and hugely increase your chances of landing interviews.
Faced with the daunting task of sending out multiple copies of your CV and cover letter to many different potential employers, you may be thinking of taking a few short-cuts to speed up the whole process. It can be tempting to send out the exact same generic CV copy to every single employer on your list...
Do you know your history? The humble CV has gone through multiple reiterations and changes. You might be surprised how the job market and application process has evolved.
The first step of any job-hunt is creating a great CV. It’s the first thing employers see of you, and hopefully not the last!
As a student, it can be rather deflating if you only have retail experience to your name. In fact, it means that you have real work experience - something few grads can boast. Through your retail job, you have acquired skills that employers are looking for.
Your CV is arguably the most important document you submit to potential employers, so it has to be really good to prevent it from being discarded. Writing such a crucial document is not an easy task and there are lots of websites available that are full of helpful information.
Whether you're looking for work but don’t have a lot of experience, or trying to get into a new industry, you are not alone. And that gives you all the more reason to make sure your CV shines.