COOK, RUN AND BLOG YOUR WAY TO A GREAT CV TODAY
Looking for your first proper job – and need something to put on your CV? Don’t despair! There are loads of ways you can get build your experience before you get to the “real world”. Here are just some of the ways you can build your skills and become more employable.
Pick a sport and get involved
Getting outside for some fresh air and exercise isn’t just good for your body. It’s a great way to build your leadership and teamwork skills.
Learning to cook shows your time management and ability to prepare. Plus it’s something to connect with in the interview – everyone eats!
Start a blog
Got an opinion about… everything? Show off your passion and get that knowledge down on paper (or probably online). It’s strong evidence in an interview that you care about the industry you’re applying for.
Plan an event
Know a local band? Put on a gig! The options are limitless and planning an event covers most areas of business – sales, promotion, organisation – so it’s incredibly impressive to have on your CV.
Learning how to use a new piece of software is never a waste of time. Taking a few hours to learn the basics of Photoshop will add a great deal to your CV even if you just use it to put your friends’ heads on Mr T’s body.
What’s the best way to find out how to do a job? Watch someone else do it. Make sure you take lots of notes.
Run for charity
Want to show your commitment and determination? Do a run for charity. Marathon running takes lots of practice, organisation and you can show off how much money you made – which makes you look like a superstar!
Learn another language
¿Puedes hablar español? The world is a multilingual place so knowing how to speak two languages can make you twice as useful as the other people applying for the job. Muy bueno! Excellente!
Network (Go out and meet people)
Going to events will help your communication skills no end, plus if you do it right you’ll have lots of shiny new contacts -you never know, one of them might have a job available.
Join a debating group or society
Learn a musical instrument
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