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Show commitment to graduate job by personalising CV

Published: Thursday, 08 July 2010   Category: Career Advice

Young adults on the look out for graduate jobs have been told to tailor their CV towards each individual application they make to ensure they appear committed to wanting the work.

An article in the Guardian has highlighted numerous areas in which a graduate can help their CV stand out, particularly as employers will have to sift though an average of 70 resumes for every vacancy they advertise.

Among the suggestions made through the publication is citing qualifications as proof of skills, avoiding featuring a personal paragraph and keeping the CV to no more than two pages in length.

Meanwhile, Ben Hayward, graduate recruitment executive at cosmetics company L'Oreal, notes that a CV should be personalised for each position applied for.

He told the news provider: "Put in your most relevant work experience first.

"Recruiters are so aware of students taking a shotgun approach to application. If it looks as if you've sent them a stock CV, you won't look committed."

Earlier this year Dragon's Den star James Caan told graduates that their CVs should be succinct, include relevant experience and be checked for accuracy.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19880444-ADNFCR

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