If you are looking for a new job this January or you are starting to think about your options once you graduate, we are here for you. A CV is the first impression that an employer gets of you, so make it count. Here are some tips to help you sharpen up your CV.
1. Short and sweet
Two pages of A4 is the generally accepted length. Some employers don’t mind a third page but to avoid the risk, just keep it to two. On average, employers spend less than 10 seconds looking at any one CV so first impressions … Read the rest
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We asked postgraduate student Zoe M. Harris to write a post to give students some advice for new and current PhD students. She has done just that and some of her gems of knowledge may be useful to undergraduates as well! Zoe’s advice will appear in a weekly series following on from last week’s post with tips on the PhD. Stay tuned for next week’s post with more general life tips.
After handing in my thesis and waiting to viva (this is an oral examination for those that don’t know!), I was applying for jobs and working as a research … Read the rest
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