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GRB offers graduate CV tips

Published: Tuesday, 23 June 2009   Category: Career Advice

Fresh from encouraging those leaving university this summer from lying on their CVs, the Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB) has advised job hunters on how to make the most of their applications.

Chris Cater, co-founder of the GRB, said it is important to make sure each CV reflects the position being applied for and that they should be tailored to each individual employer to make the most impact.

"A really decent covering letter" is also a positive addition to a graduate job application and this should contain all the main points of the CV, broken down into bullet points if necessary, said Mr Cater.

He added: "The CV itself, it's got to be easy to read, because you've got to bear in mind in today's environment. Companies are getting a thousand CVs per job, it's ridiculous. Whatever you are trying to get across in your CV has to be across on the first paragraph."

The Department of Work and Pensions recently commissioned a survey which claimed that over a quarter of British workers had lied on their CV to improve their chances of employability.


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