We all know it is competitive in the graduate job market. However, what are students doing to improve their chances of being prepared for the transition from University to the world of work? If you haven’t got the background to get the job you want, you may have to resort to wearing your CV on your t-shirt once you have graduated!  While this is pretty resourceful of the guy, if you are still studying think about how you are going to improve your CV before it gets to that stage and give yourself the best possible chance. Tips from many sources would suggest doing some or all of the following will help get employers interested:

  • Volunteer work, internships and summer jobs are vital for experience and contacts
  • Study a foreign language or go abroad for a year
  • Learn to communicate your ideas clearly. Practice with reflective writing and take opportunities to be a student leader.
  • Attend extracurricular seminars and broaden your knowledge. Read the news!
  • Use your Careers Service to help with career planning, finding jobs, CVs and interviews

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