We have come up with a simple guide to help you with writing your CV, Cover Letter and preparing for Interviews and hopefully land you the Student Placement, Internship or Graduate Job you want. We hope you find our guide useful like it has done to Students and Graduates in the past.
Remember: First and foremost before you hit the ‘Apply’ Button when you are interested in a role:
‘Tailor your CV and cover letter’
Don’t just apply for every job on the website. Not only does this reflect a lack of attention to detail, but you also demonstrate an “any job will do” attitude (and this is not attractive to employers/recruiters). Instead, keep focused and be selective in the role you are truly interested in applying for. You have 30secs to impress the recruiter/employer so make sure you take time and it stands out.
Sometimes when candidates CVs are hard to differentiate between one another, the employer/recruiter will look at the quality of their cover letter to decide. Or it is maybe the letter stands out more than your CV and they would like to meet you. Which ever way you look at it, having a well-thought tailored letter is important. So make it count!
The way you dress for a job interview is very important, you want to make a good impression but not be over the top.