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CVs hold importance for graduate job hunters

Published: Tuesday, 15 December 2009   Category: Career Advice

A group of university leavers have urged current students to improve the quality of their CVs if they are to be successful in getting a graduate job.

Recording their search for employment for the Guardian, Henry Sparling, Chris Thompson and Rebecca Burns claimed that a good CV has helped them land interviews and graduate jobs.

"Learning skills and gaining experience are vital pre- and post-graduation, but a strong CV is the most important thing come the end of university life because that is the key you need to even get an interview," said Mr Sparling, a finance graduate.

He added that in hindsight he would have started to gain experience to boost his graduate job prospects while he was still at university.

Peter Panayotou, spokesperson for CV consultancy firm The Write Stuff, recently advised those struggling to find a graduate job in the current climate to avoid resorting to putting lies on applications.


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