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CVsandApplications books. Application and CV advice. Write a successful job application. 3 Ways to Stand Out When Applying for Graduate Jobs. This week we’re discussing some simple steps you can take to stand out from the crowd when applying for graduate jobs/internships.

3 Ways to Stand Out When Applying for Graduate Jobs

If you’re a soon-to-be graduate looking to give yourself nightmares, Stephen King has nothing on job hunting statistics. To snag any given graduate role, you’re going to have to fight off thirty-eight other applicants, and that number only rises if you’re applying for a particularly competitive industry or particularly prestigious employer. Of course, some of these competitors may quickly rule themselves out of the running with low grades, sloppy professionalism or general incompetence.

But many won’t. And while polishing your CV and honing your interview technique will certainly put you ahead of less dedicated job-seekers, it won’t elevate you above people as prepared as yourself. Luckily, there are ways to stand out from even the most experienced, conscientious and competent crowd. Focus on Application Quality, Not Quantity Show Off Your Personality Like this:

Top 7 tips for a successful job application. In the graduate job hunt first impressions count.

Top 7 tips for a successful job application

To ace the application process follow the advice of these top employers There's no doubt about it, competition for graduate jobs is fierce. Every day companies receive hundreds of applications from graduates who are eager to start climbing the career ladder, so standing out from the crowd has never been more important. While the pressure is on to make a good impression from the start, you should take comfort from the fact that graduate jobs are on the increase and skilled graduates are highly sought after by employers.

Graduate job applications. You may be invited to apply for a graduate job or course: By writing a letter - often with a CV.

Graduate job applications

By completing an application form. Over the phone. In person - at an interview. Over the internet. Making Applications no cropmarks. UniversityofBradfordApplications. CVs Information. Want a CV check?

CVs Information

Vmock is our smart online CV-checking platform, so you can get CV feedback wherever you are. Need more help? You can follow-up with an online appointment booked via MyCareer. After uploading your document, Vmock will provide instant and personalised feedback with line-by-line suggestions. The Vmock platform will provide you with: Detailed feedback on your presentation and formatting so you can create a document that not only reads well but also looks professional.

Please note that you are limited to 10 submissions through VMock per academic year. Please note that we can only check CVs that have been tailored for specific opportunities through our appointments. To get started, sign up here. Downloads. CVs and cover letters. The Essential Guide to Cover Letters.

Your cover letter is a crucial element in every application, as it is the first thing the recruiter will read.

The Essential Guide to Cover Letters

You need to engage the reader immediately otherwise your application is likely to be disregarded – the company are likely to be receiving a high number of applications and they won’t want to waste time on sub-standard entries. Use this as an opportunity to align yourself with the company’s values, strengths and culture, and highlight your knowledge and strongest skills for the position. Company research Research each organisation you apply to thoroughly. Having a comprehensive understanding of your chosen company will let the recruiters know that you are sincerely interested in an opportunity with their organisation. Smaller businesses’ websites may not host as much information as a larger company’s, but you can still use them as a starting point – read the ‘About Us’ and company news sections, company specialisms etc.

Research the skills employers want. Five ways to get your CV and cover letter noticed. Keep it brief When writing a CV and cover letter, it is important that the recruiter gets a sense of who you are.

Five ways to get your CV and cover letter noticed

But this does not mean they need your life story. “Successful applications are all about relevance. You don’t need to tell them about everything you have ever done – it is up to you to highlight the jobs that you feel you can draw the most relevant experience and skills from,” says Hannah Morton-Hedges, a career adviser who runs Momentum Careers Advice. The cover letter is a way to tempt the time-poor recruiter in, says Jon Gregory, a job application and interview specialist. “Unless otherwise requested, it’s only purpose is to set the scene for why you’re a great fit and entice the reader to open your CV with a sense of expectation,” he says.

Keeping the word count down on your CV is tricky when you have had many different jobs and side gigs that you feel are relevant. Ditch the jargon. Information Tree. Careers - The application. For most jobs, there are many more applicants than there are positions available.

Careers - The application

The challenge at the application stage is therefore to get an interview. Worry about getting the job later, if you get an interview. First, you need to make yourself stand out positively on paper from all the other applicants. Tackling the Application Process & Being Open about A Disability. Steve Bone is a Careers Consultant at Leeds University, he supports students applying for graduate opportunities and advises his careers colleagues on inclusivity.

Tackling the Application Process & Being Open about A Disability

In this blog, he highlights observations of the additional challenges faced by students with disabilities and shares advice on how to overcome these. When supporting students with a variety of visible and invisible disabilities, what strikes me is that a positive approach to the application process is key. Successful applicants reflect on their ABILITIES and communicate these positively, alongside their disabilities because they want employers to see their potential and be prepared to make reasonable adjustments for them in the workplace.

Remember, you have something extra! Applying for a graduate job is challenging because it’s a highly competitive market; have I understated this? Start by choosing the right employer. Downloads. Action Verbs for Resumes. Grammarguide.


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