Once the Easter holidays are over you’ve only got one more term left at university before heading back into the big wide world. And whether it’s your third year or your first year you’ll need a job to keep the cash coming in.
For final year students the biggest challenge to overcome is writing your CV. You need to stand out from the crowd to ensure you’re picked to go through to round two – the interview stage.
To stand out you need to write an outstanding CV that will grab the attention of your potential employer. But where do you start and how do you stand out on a piece of paper?
Luckily the CV wizards over at Monster, the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities has put together their top tips on what to say and when, and how this will make the words jump out at the reader and create a vision in their minds. Have a look at their advice here: http://www.monster.co.uk/career-advice/article/what-skills-should-i-include-on-my-cv
Our advice would be to read it, read it and read it again to make sure you’ve include everything about yourself and the skills you already have that will help you get the job.
Also ask a friend or family member to read it and ask them for honest feedback. They may have picked up on skills that you’ve neglected to mention or feel that you need to blow your own trumpet a bit more.
CV writing is always daunting as you’re putting yourself on a piece of paper and hoping that you stand out for all the right reasons. Just remember to be confident and keep it concise. Then keep your fingers crossed that you’re invited to an interview!