Writing your first CV can be a challenge. It’s tough to know exactly what you should include and your lack of work experience makes it even harder. So StandOut CV have created this handy infographic showing 5 ways you can boost your junior level CV.
The first step to CV success landing some work experience to add to your CV. But you don’t need a full time job to get some experience. You can undertake some voluntary work, find a school or university work placement or try your hand at some freelance work.
Another great way to add valuable content to your CV is to enrol on a vocational course (such as web design or accountancy) in order to show that you are committed to a profession and learning new skills. You don’t have to have finished the course to be able to add it to your CV, you can simply state that you are working towards it.
Personal projects are also a great way to show initiative, motivation and talent.
Pursuits such as blog writing, event organising and fundraising are great accolades for your CV.
To ensure that your CV gains maximum exposure, you should upload your CV to plenty of job board CV databases and network regularly on LinkedIn.