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    I have no work experience thus my CV is bare so was thinking about adding a section about what skills I acquired at university that are transferable to the work place. Things such as time-management, meeting deadlines, etc.
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    Teamworking, problem solving, communication if you do groupwork
    Attention to detail, research, communication, using initiative, working to deadlines/ under pressure when writing essays
    Time management, organisation in work generally
    Positions of trust and responsibility, cash handling, communication, team leadership etc if you take part in society committees, become a class rep etc
    Computer competency with word, excel etc

    When you think about it, there's a lot- as long as you can be specific and give examples
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    How to handle your drink without chundering. Trust me, put that on your CV and you're guaranteed a job.
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    (Original post by yozzo)
    I have no work experience thus my CV is bare so was thinking about adding a section about what skills I acquired at university that are transferable to the work place. Things such as time-management, meeting deadlines, etc.
    Liver tolerance to alcohol.
    Probably the most useful thing you'll aquire during uni.
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    I have no work experience thus my CV is bare so was thinking about adding a section about what skills I acquired at university that are transferable to the work place. Things such as time-management, meeting deadlines, etc.
    Unlikely to be viewed very positively. Employers that employ graduates do so because of the package of skills that come with having studied at university for three years. The skills gained are implicit in the fact you have a degree. To break it all down and write it out in a CV just looks like you are scraping the barrel for evidence.

    If you have done a dissertation/project that is directly relevant then put the title in under your university and degree line. If you did a dissertation/project that was involved in a real world problem or business and you can get 3 relevant bullet points out of it, then put it under Experience.

    If it gave you relevant technical skills, ie IT and software skills beyond the basic MS package, or lab skills, then you can list them in a separate section.

    Just saying you got research skills, essay writing skills, critical thinking, presentations etc out of university doesn't come across well in a CV. It certainly doesn't make you stand out as a graduate.
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    Sign up to your local community active service or Do-it at once and get volunteering on something. Environmental work is a good one as it nearly always involves team working with a good number of people and you get out and about. A few months of that and you'll have plenty to put on your CV.
 
 
 
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