The Graduate CV: Three Top Tips

Graduate CVs are very similar to other types of CVs in their fundamental requirements. Like all CVs, they should be carefully designed, well written and concise, with a good layout and clear message to the reader.

Unfortunately, after countless hours labouring over essays, projects, and exams, many graduates fall at the final hurdle when it comes to writing their CV. This is a real shame as otherwise excellent graduates often do not get the opportunities they deserve.

Here are three top tips from our senior CV writer about writing your graduate CV:

1. Enthusiasm

It is absolutely essential to show a potential employer you are enthusiastic about joining them. Make it clear that you are passionate, motivated, and eager to be a part of their team. Even a candidate with no work experience can impress an employer if they are fully engaged and hungry to work.

2. Detail

The devil is in the detail when it comes to graduate CVs. Many graduates will simply include the most basic details, while omitting crucial facts that could push them over the edge when it comes to getting called for interview. Be sure to include relevant content from any internships, part-time work, courses, and extracurricular activities.

3. Focus

While you may be considering different career choices when you graduate, employers want to see that you are fully committed to working with them and 100% focused on that career. Your graduate CV needs to be clearly focused on the job you are targeting and should avoid any statements which may give rise to doubt about your aspirations.

Not sure if your graduate CV is strong enough? Send your CV to cv@cvagency.ie and we will review it for free. Alternatively, email us or call us on +353 86 3906659 and we will write your CV from scratch.