Entry-Level / Graduate CV
CV service for students, graduates and entry-level job seekers
Our entry level CV service is ideal if you are currently studying or have recently graduated, and have little or no employment history.
The number of graduate vacancies grew by over 20% in 2022. Entry-level vacancies are also expected to increase by a further 6% in 2023 (*source: the Institute of Student Employers). This is great news, as opportunities are on the rise! A hard-hitting and attention-grabbing CV is therefore essential if you’re to maximise this opportunity and stand out from other recent graduates.
Our in-house team of specialist graduate CV writers will utilise expert awareness of graduate recruiter requirements gained over the past 20 years to identify your strengths and promote to potential employers what you have achieved; be it academically, professionally or personally.
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Graduate CV - Quick Tips
The primary objective of a graduate-level CV is to demonstrate your motivation, academic achievements and goals.
Recruiters will look to invest in your recent qualifications to prepare you for a position in their company. Employers won't expect you to possess years of experience on your CV, rather that you can demonstrate enthusiasm, motivation and a positive attitude. This can be achieved by including details of projects and dissertations that you have worked on - showcasing skills needed for the role.
What to take into consideration when writing a graduate CV:
- Unless you have employment that is more recent and relevant than your qualifications, follow your opening profile with details of your academic achievements – including the university, dates, title of your degree and all relevant modules.
- Provide evidence of your transferable skills by including all unrelated paid experience. For example: although your part time Sales Assistant job might not relate to your chosen career path, this period can be used to highlight skills, such as: communication, team collaboration and organisation, which are all transferable into any role.
- Have you gained any unpaid (but relevant) experience? If so, include it! Just because you were not paid, doesn't mean you shouldn't include details of the skills you gained.
- Usually, extra-curricular activities are not needed in a CV unless they relate to the position you're applying for. However, in a graduate / entry level CV, you should provide details of any extra-curricular activities that can be used to highlight your motivation / achievements.
- Entry level CVs are usually expected to be one or two pages.