Resume Tips for Recent Graduates

You have just graduated, you are bursting with ambition and after all those years you can finally find a real full-time job. Enthusiastically, you can start the search, but after seeing a number of vacancies, courage drops you in the shoes. With each vacancy a minimum of one to three years of work experience is required.

What should you do now? Are you looking for a job below your level or are you still applying for a job?

Profiling as a starter

Finding a suitable vacancy is often not difficult for starters, but being invited to a job interview, however, is. A common problem with starters is the lack of work experience. Some have had a part-time job alongside their studies or attended a student association, but even with that experience you often do not come close to the high demands made by employers.

In order to be able to profile yourself as a starter on the job market, you have to compensate for the lack of work experience in your CV and cover letter.

Curriculum vitae

Your curriculum vitae (literal translation: life course) describes what you have done in the past, not what you will do in the future.

For starters, writing a CV is therefore the biggest challenge when applying for a job. You simply have less to mention than someone with a longer life.

The most important thing you have to pay attention to as a starter is relevance. The relevance of your study, side jobs and secondary activities determine the classification of your resume. Depending on the vacancy you have to estimate yourself which part is most important.

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