The Ten Commandments of CV Writing

After recently returning home from a three month internship in Prague, it became a priority for me to update my CV. However, it dawned on me that the only time I’ve really sought CV advice was over four years ago, from a careers advisor at university. With the graduate job market being more competitive than ever, I thought it was wise to conduct some research into CV writing.

I began by entering the search term ‘CV’ into Google, which produced 1.38 billion results. Far from ideal. So to save myself a lot of time, I used a combination of broader search terms such as ‘CV writing tips’ and ‘top tips for CV writing’. As I made my way through the search results, I began to see a pattern in what I was reading. Each source was saying something similar to the next one. Having absorbed all of the guidance on CV writing, I decided to compile the most common points into one document to produce The Ten Commandments of CV Writing. Continue reading


That was good, now what?

So you’ve graduated from university, ‘temporarily’ moved back home and you’re thinking, that was good, now what? The temporary move home starts to become more permanent and before you know it, you’ve fallen into the trap that many graduates find themselves in; a lengthening stop-gap. Fortunately for you, I’ve investigated some of the online sources that offer advice to graduates dealing with post-university life and compressed it into something like, bite size chunks.  Continue reading

When the Bubble Bursts

If your graduation celebrations were anything like mine, then you probably pre-planned a week out of your hectic schedule (watching repeats of Jeremy Kyle whilst trawling through online job advertisements) to bask in the glory of student life one last time. After completing my final exam of university in June 2011, and subsequently clinging onto that carefree lifestyle for another two weeks, it felt like I only had one more thing to look forward to; GRADUATIONContinue reading


If you are reading this post for the first time then I would like to welcome you to Inspector Graduate, a blog which one day I hope to be a recognised guide to graduates on their post-university options.

I believe that the opportunities available to graduates are pretty much infinite, however, it disappoints me to say that the research into them and subsequent guidance is anything but. And essentially, this is why Inspector Graduate was born; the lack of post-university guidance for graduates has inspired me to start this blog, in the hope that the graduates of tomorrow have somewhere to go to seek advice.

But before I go into the inspirations behind my desire to start writing, I think it would be more beneficial to give you an insight into my background which will hopefully help you to understand my motivations to begin Inspector Graduate.

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