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    I have a few years before I apply for my first full-time job (still unclear about what I want to do!), but in the meantime, I feel like I'm wasting my time by only focusing on grades.

    Although good grades is still a top priority, I need advice on what I can do in my free time so that when I do apply for that job I really want, I will be seen as a 'perfect employee' on my CV.
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    Relevant work experience is key to standing out.

    In addition to that look at key competencies (team work, leadership, communication, influencing, innovation etc) and make sure you have good examples for all of them. If you don't, go get some.
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    (Original post by Fonzworth)
    I have a few years before I apply for my first full-time job (still unclear about what I want to do!), but in the meantime, I feel like I'm wasting my time by only focusing on grades.

    Although good grades is still a top priority, I need advice on what I can do in my free time so that when I do apply for that job I really want, I will be seen as a 'perfect employee' on my CV.
    Anything that develops any of these skills:

    https://youtu.be/fPsUN0Up_TY
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    (Original post by Fonzworth)
    I have a few years before I apply for my first full-time job (still unclear about what I want to do!), but in the meantime, I feel like I'm wasting my time by only focusing on grades.

    Although good grades is still a top priority, I need advice on what I can do in my free time so that when I do apply for that job I really want, I will be seen as a 'perfect employee' on my CV.
    Experience will always open doors for you employment wise.
    I recently had a few job offers because of my wealth of experience. I've even applied for a job that has already been filled but they decided to offer a different job! :yes:
    I suggest you do some volunteer work or internships to get you started and a real taste of the working world!
    It's not just experience that you need though. You also have to make a good impression at the interview and giving good answers when interviewers ask you their questions about why they should hire you. One of my jobs was in Recruitment and I used to interview candidates who just gave 'yes' and 'no' answers which doesn't help with things.
    Remember that the interviewer wants to know about what you have done during or after your studies and so you need to stand out from the crowd.
 
 
 
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