First thing’s first – it’s OK to talk about yourself
When students visit the Employability and Careers Centre for a CV review we find out a little bit about them and who they are, talk through how they plan on using the CV, and work our way through its contents.
We often find ourselves working to extract additional experience, interests, awards and achievements and even education which the student has chosen not to include. Often when pushed they tell us time and again that it “felt like bragging” and time and again we reassure them that it if there’s one place where it’s OK to shout about what an excellent candidate you are for any given position, it’s your CV!
Whether you’re bonkers for BT, or crazy for your corner shop, there’s no right or wrong when it comes to working for large or small organisations, it’s about what’s right for you.
You might have your heart set on working for a big name and adding some kudos to your CV, but have you thought about the pros and cons to being a small cog in a big machine?
With so much competition applying for jobs, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd
As the Frontrunners Project Officer, I would see hundreds of applications every round and receive feedback from the supervisors on why students weren’t shortlisted for interview. This showed me that writing a good application can be quite straight forward.
Simply follow these 6 steps and prepare to shine!