According to a national graduate recruitment website, an employer will spend 3-5 seconds on average looking at your CV - so you need to make sure you stand out (for all the right reasons!) And it will be really obvious if you just send out the same CV for every job.
Whilst there’s no one “correct” way to write a CV - there are certain things you need to think about. How do you tailor it to fit the job? What should you include (and what’s best left unsaid)? And how should you format it? Will you need to provide references etc.?
The Transitions project is running two one-hour workshops* to help students do just that:
Write your own CV (week 2 of semester 1)
Rate your own CV (week 3 of semester 1)
You could then follow this up with a one-to-one CV appointment (available every weekday at the Careers Service).
For more information about these sessions, please contact Sarah and Pete (firstname.lastname@example.org)
*Please note that these are targeted at UK undergraduate students who would consider their background as under-represented in Higher Education. Whilst we can accept registrations from all students, we may need to limit places to those who meet the eligibility criteria.