The job market now is tough, and landing that dream job is not always easy. Although you may be a few years away from graduating from university, it is not too early to start thinking about your future career. In this blog, we'll discuss a few helpful tips to make your cv stand out from the crowd. These useful tips will help you to successfully build your resume while at university. Without further ado, let’s get into it and help you create a glowing CV that gets you noticed!
Learn a new skill
It's never too late to learn a new skill. For students, there are many opportunities to learn new skills that will be beneficial for your future career. These skills can be anything from studying an extra course to joining a club, or a sports team, or getting involved in extra-curriculum activities. This will help you stand out from other applicants and demonstrate that you are motivated and eager to get involved. The more skills you can add to your CV, the more you will be considered for the role. If you want to go one step further, you can always add a volunteering role to your CV to make it stand out even more! Ask the onsite Resident Assistants at your international student accommodation to see if you can volunteer at any local charities, not-for-profits or if there is are any volunteer activities you can participate in at the Village.
Secure a part-time job or an internship that fits around your studies
At university, it can sometimes be hard to find a part-time job that fits around your studies. Try to find a job that will allow you to have a good work-life balance. We advise that you prioritise your studies over your work, especially as you come into the last year of your degree. However, it is a great idea to keep a part-time job that can provide you with valuable work experience that can add to your CV. If you can’t find a job that fits your studies, then an internship through your university can be a great way to gain work experience. Be sure to check with your University or ask your friends at your student apartments Australia if they know of any vacant positions, especially casual, student-friendly roles.
Keep track of your academic achievements and keep your CV up to date
As you move through your course, you will begin to tick off achievements towards your qualification. The good news is that you will also be learning new skills that you can add to your CV. For instance, if you are studying marketing, you may create a marketing campaign for a local charity or business in your area. The skills you learn from this can then be added to your CV to show that you are equipped to work in a business environment. We advise that you keep a record of your academic achievements, you can do this by using an academic diary, or updating your achievements on your LinkedIn profile.
Network to find potential employers
While living in your university accommodation, you will meet a lot of different people. Try to build a good relationship with them and ask them if they know of any jobs or internships. Networking is one of the most effective ways to find a job. Sometimes, it’s not what you know but who you know!
Work hard to be noticed by your university lecturers
This is a tip that can help you get noticed. If you do well in your studies, your university lecturers will be more likely to recommend you to the companies that they know. University lecturers want their students to succeed, and they will go to great lengths to help you if you show them that you are keen to do well! If you’re enjoying a particular subject at uni, put your heart and soul into it. You’ll reap the benefits in the long run. It’s likely that you’ll receive a certificate or some form of recognition at the end of your course. This is great for your CV and can also be added to your LinkedIn profile.
So, there you have it - our top tips on how to enhance your CV and get yourself ready for the real world of work. We hope you found them useful!
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