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5 Ways to Enhance Your Employability Before Graduation

 2nd Jan 2019

At Graft, we know the struggle.

If you’ve just started your final year of university, it’s easy to slip into self-doubt while worrying that your CV might not look as impressive as you would have liked.

Don’t worry, we know you’ve got loads of skills that can’t necessarily be written on a bit of paper, but if you’re looking for ways to boost its content, read on!

Here are five ways to boost potential employer attraction to your CV!

Part-time Job

One of the easiest ways of improving your CV while at university is by grabbing yourself a part-time job.

While some people worry that bar work or food service roles aren’t impressive, it’s completely the opposite. Employers like to see hard workers value employment. Plus, there’s always potential for promotions at part-time jobs!

 

Internships

While we do believe you should be paid for your time at internships, sometimes you’ve got to look on the bright side.

Taking part in a week-long internship allows you to gain new experiences, new skills, new contacts and a shiny new employment slot on your CV.

 

Teams and Clubs

Investing your time in social events, sport teams or any other miscellaneous clubs show any potential employer that you’ve got passion for a particular subject.

For example, if you’re hoping to get into a managerial role, it’s worth getting a spot on the debating team to show you’re a comfortable speaker and leader.

 

Volunteer Work

Regarding pay, volunteer work is pretty self-explanatory. Much like an internship, you’re putting your time towards building new skills and networks. If you’re really good at the work you’re doing, there’s always the chance of concrete employment, too.

Volunteer work shows to employers that you’re committed and dedicated to a cause or industry.

 

Training

If you’re really, really serious about improving your CV and have the spare cash, you could always get extra training through online courses.

Alternatively, you can ask your employer at that useful part-time job if there are any relevant training courses coming up. Bar staff are often easily able to get onto interesting hospitality or service training days, and they’re paid for by the company.

 

For advice on your CV and career options after university, get in touch with us – we’d be happy to give you a helping hand!

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