Careers Adviser for disabled
students and graduates
What employers are looking for
industry skills (e.g. team
(54%) problems solving)
Many graduates want great futures
but many are not ‘future fit’
With you can…
…stand out from the crowd
next door to
a service for you
a team of people
a range of support to ensure you’re ready
for your working career after university
next door to
Careers Advice & Guidance
Advisers keep up-to-date
and informed on:
– Career opportunities and
the current job market
– The skills and capabilities
Events, Workshops & Seminars
‘Get the Edge’ programme
Get the Edge (Feb 10)
Monday 8th February Tuesday 9th February Wednesday 10th February
Help me get through the
I need a career... I want that job…. assessment centre!
11am Applications - How
Future C&T building, room Hidden Job Market
CM011 to get Shortlisted
get knocked down Preparing For
and I get up again. You're Psychometric Tests
never gonna keep me
1pm CV Makeover
Essentials 1pm Lunch
2pm Selling you and
your skills to
How to get a
2pm Killer Interviews No Maths...No
Graduate Job in the Job? Preparing for
CV Quiz – True or False
• An employer has on average 5 minutes to read
False -30-60 sec if you’re lucky!
• Qualifications should come before work
False – depends what’s more
• It is important to produce a standard CV to send
to prospective employers?
False – needs to be tailored.
• A CV should be one page long?
False – 2 sides is usual, can be 1 page if
requested by employer, or not got much to put in
What is a CV?
Your own personal Marketing tool!
Presents & promotes your qualifications, skills, work
experience and achievements in a way that
demonstrates your suitability for a job.
It needs concise & relevant content with excellent
Therefore it must be:
for each job you apply for.
Your CV should be.....
2 sides of A4 in clear Font, preferably 11 or 12 pt.
Most relevant information in the main ‘selling areas’
(middle/top of 1st and top of 2nd)….know the message
you want to convey.
Allocate space according to the importance of the
information (e.g. more detail on relevant jobs not the
ones you‘ve been in the longest).
Avoid large passages of text (bullet points can help).
The basic ingredients….
• Personal Details
• Personal Profile
The sections you should then include are:
• Education and Qualifications
• Work Experience
• Skills Profile
• Get the Edge
• Pick up a CV guide
• CV clinic’s
• Email guidance