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Organisation and simplicity key for graduate job hunters
Tuesday, 05 January 2010
Graduate job hunters have been told that being organised and keeping things simple are solid groundings to follow when searching for employment.
Yahoo! and car maker Nissan have joined forces to offer tips to those looking for work, with the "golden rule" stated as allowing plenty of time to complete an application.
It is suggested that alongside offering the chance for a graduate to ensure that they have not missed out a valuable piece of information, it also limits the chance of sloppy errors.
"Any spelling or grammatical mistakes in your CV are going to create a negative perception in the mind of the recruiter why would they want to employ someone slapdash?" it is advised.
"Get as many people as possible to go over your CV for typos and grammatical errors."
Further guidance that graduate job hunters may wish to follow include tweaking a CV to appeal to a certain job, keeping it short and punchy and being honest.
Meanwhile, graduates may also have to work hard to produce a good cover letter as this is often the first thing that an employer will look at regarding an application.