Writing your first CV after graduating or for graduate jobs can be tricky, especially if you’re looking for your first professional position.
With the South African job market, fresh graduates are rarely considered for the top management jobs. Which means that as a fresh graduate, straight from University, your next best option is a graduate trainee program.
These programs are themselves very competitive with the thousands of graduates entering the job market each year. Your CV could be the barrier preventing you from jump starting your career profession through the job trainings. Hence for you to stand out, there are various disclaimers you should explore while writing that CV for those positions. It could be
CV Writing Don’ts for Graduate jobs
5. Don’t use a generic CV for all applications
The graduate jobs are there to train you into a good professional in your area. Hence, they are not keen on your experience but rather the skills that you are bringing on board.
Don’t be afraid to shuffle things around on your CV with each job you apply for. Have a relevant employment/experience section on the first page of your CV so the employer can see that you have really thought about the position you are applying for and how it directly relates to your previous experience if any.
Key point to take home is to ensure that you tweak you CV to match the various requirements of the companies you are applying to.