CV

  • Last Minute Preparation for Applying to Graduate Schemes

    Last Minute Preparation for Applying to Graduate Schemes You may not have noticed but adverts for 2019/20 graduate schemes have been published for a while already and the majority of them will open in September with deadlines October and November....

  • Make volunteering count on your CV

    Volunteering work can be equally as useful as paid work experience when it comes to applying for jobs and many students forget to emphasize their volunteering experience on their CV or don’t include it at all. Here are some tips...

  • Your CV has 8.8 seconds to impress!

    Research has shown that recruiters spend an average of just 9 seconds scanning your CV before deciding whether you are a potential fit for their vacancy. You might think this is unfair but as my grandmother always said, "if you want...

  • Five typical CV errors....

    Five Typical CV Errors   I have completed quite a few quick queries with students these past six weeks and most of them are CV checks. I have read some amazing CVs and I am very impressed by the range of...

  • Recruiters' most hated CV phrases revealed...

    How long do you spend reading a potential candidates CV? New research from the New College of the Humanities has revealed that recruiters on average make their minds up in less than 60 seconds. The findings came after researchers interviewed over 860...

  • New Semester - New Careers Events - New Jobs

    The staff in the Careers Service are delighted to see campus back in to full swing, especially now students are booking appointments and once more engaging with their careers research and investigation. We do like to be busy! Here are three...

  • Applying for research jobs in industry

    I was speaking to a recruiter to research roles in industry recently, and she shared some useful feedback on what does and doesn’t work in applications for industry: Do: - Research the company thoroughly. In cover letters and personal statements...

  • Selling your part-time work experience to employers

    I've seen a few students recently who have asked 'but are employers really interested in my job in a bar/shop/restaurant?' While some sectors will require relevant work experience, UK graduate employers value any experience that gives you insight into the world...

  • Get your career organised!

    I read a fabulous blog post the other day, from the Thesis Whisperer. For any of you engaged in writing dissertations or theses, this excellent blog is pretty much a must-read. But the post I read resonated so much with...

  • One-size-fits-nobody

    I have to admit it, my heart sinks a little when someone says to me that they have brought in their 'general CV'. I'm always happy to look at CVs - every one is different, and I learn so many...