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Every application has to be your best, says graduate jobs expert

Published: Monday, 16 March 2009   Category: Career Advice

A graduate recruitment management careers expert has advised those looking for graduate jobs that the best plan of attack is to send out less applications of greater quality and to know your CV as well as possible.

Graduates should also keep track of all applications and research the organisation they are applying to, according to Chris Morall, who was speaking at the National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition in London this month.

He said that prospective employees should know their CV "front and back, inside out" as well as tailoring it for each specific job or organisation.

A friend should also check the CV, with Mr Morall saying: "Get two or three people to check your application before it goes in. [It is] better to get it checked by a friend, rather than rejected by an organisation."

Graduates have already been warned of the competitive nature of graduate jobs during the recession, with chief executive of the Council for Industry and Higher Education Richard Brown advising students via the Independent to "stand out from the crowd".

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