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    Graduate CVs!!

    I am in need of your advice!

    Right, I am about to graduate this year and I want to start thinking about looking for jobs. I have worked in a pub for a year and did a paper round when I was little, that’s it! What I want to know is how do you write a graduate CV?

    Is it much different to a standard CV and does it matter that I haven’t got lots of work experience?

    Starting to panic a little, because I am struggling to make a CV based on a year’s pub work and a paper round!

    Thanks for the help
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    (Original post by Darcie97)
    Graduate CVs!!

    I am in need of your advice!

    Right, I am about to graduate this year and I want to start thinking about looking for jobs. I have worked in a pub for a year and did a paper round when I was little, that’s it! What I want to know is how do you write a graduate CV?

    Is it much different to a standard CV and does it matter that I haven’t got lots of work experience?

    Starting to panic a little, because I am struggling to make a CV based on a year’s pub work and a paper round!

    Thanks for the help
    There's no such thing as a graduate CV. CVs are measured by the job they are written for, not the person that writes them. So you might have a Research Assistant CV, or a Lab work CV or a Retail CV etc.

    There's a CV Help thread, but there may not be any response until Thursday or Friday (I'm off on holiday!)
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    rather than having a graduate CV you need to look for graduate jobs. Have a look at these links:

    http://www.graduate-jobs.com
    http://www.cv-shop.com/graduate-jobs.php

    find a job you like and adapt your CV towards it. Yes, its a time-consuming process, but worth it at the end, if you want a good career
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    Although helpful most Graduate employers don't expect much work experience. Don't waffle in your CV to fill space it looks unprofessional. Focus on all your strengths. All jobs can be made to look strong. Highlight any positions of responsibilty and management, counting up, locking up, ordering stock, managing team members etc.
    - highlight & expand any other skills and acheivements, eg Treasurer in Art club, football team captain etc.

    but makesure you taylor to each job,

    other useful sures are:

    www.graduatelinks.co.uk
    http://www.prospects.ac.uk/index.htm
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    Keep it to one side of A4, don't put the paper round by the pub work is fine.

    You haven't said what you want to apply to either. If its pub work you're onto a winner, for IB less so.

    I'm guessing you've not done any other extra circular stuff whilst at uni?
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    Go for an academic CV. Focus less on work experience and focus more on education. If it's science related it can usually help to have sections for Publications, Research Interests, Professional Memberships
 
 
 
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