The Most Common CV Mistakes

Whilst conducting research for the previous post, The Ten Commandments of CV Writing, I came across a great deal of information highlighting recurring mistakes that people make on their CV, some of which I found quite astonishing. And whilst some of the information in the two posts will overlap, the mistakes which I have detailed below are the ones that occur most frequently.  Continue reading

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