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    Hi guys,

    Is it possible that my CV is getting ignored because I went to a so called "bad" university? (Salford)

    I have a first in physics and have been published. I also have 340 UCAS points and good work experience (no internships though).

    Is this the reality of the job market in general or is something else going on?
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    It depends what jobs you've been applying for. Its also very possible that your CV isn't up to scratch.
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    i highly doubt it, if i had a 1st in physics, 340 UCAS points and work experience, im 99% sure id be getting call backs

    maybe improve your CV, i doubt that your CV is being ignored because you went to salford
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    (Original post by five year lurker)
    Hi guys,

    Is it possible that my CV is getting ignored because I went to a so called "bad" university? (Salford)

    I have a first in physics and have been published. I also have 340 UCAS points and good work experience (no internships though).

    Is this the reality of the job market in general or is something else going on?
    What industries/ companies are you applying to?
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    Is Salford considered bad? I doubt it, its the qualification that matters!
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    Get your cv professionally reviewed (or even created) how its structured makes all the difference in the world as does your cover letters
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    (Original post by five year lurker)
    Hi guys,

    Is it possible that my CV is getting ignored because I went to a so called "bad" university? (Salford)

    I have a first in physics and have been published. I also have 340 UCAS points and good work experience (no internships though).

    Is this the reality of the job market in general or is something else going on?
    What extra curriculars do you have? That's what employers really care about.
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    (Original post by five year lurker)
    Hi guys,

    Is it possible that my CV is getting ignored because I went to a so called "bad" university? (Salford)

    I have a first in physics and have been published. I also have 340 UCAS points and good work experience (no internships though).

    Is this the reality of the job market in general or is something else going on?
    It could also be the rest of your application- for example I've realised now that in many of my cover letters I wasn't explaining why I wanted to work at that particular organisation and that is very important. The places I've had interviews at I've given a good reason for why that organisation.
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    Unlikely. Make sure that you are showing evidence in your applications that you have whatever qualities the job spec ask for.

    It's competitive out there and frustrating but you have very good academics. So it won't be that. Ask people to review your applications

    Good luck


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    sounds like its something else on your cv holding you back, make sure to put some buzz words in there to keep it from going ignored by the automatic cv filter software and write key points under each part of your work experience showing the skills you gained from it
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    How are you applying/where are you sending your CV?
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    (Original post by five year lurker)
    Hi guys,

    Is it possible that my CV is getting ignored because I went to a so called "bad" university? (Salford)

    I have a first in physics and have been published. I also have 340 UCAS points and good work experience (no internships though).

    Is this the reality of the job market in general or is something else going on?
    I hope you haven't written that you have 340 UCAS points on your CV! This will majorly put off a lot of employers as they won't know what it means.

    I doubt it's the university you went to, especially in physics.

    I'd say either there's a glaring issue with your CV, or you're applying for jobs way out of your league or your work experience isn't as good as you think it is.

    Could you ask someone in the industry for feedback on your CV?

    Are you actually applying for specific vacancies or just sending out your CV? If it's the second one, then do expect it to be ignored/put on file 99 times out of 100.
 
 
 
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