20 things every graduate should know before writing a CV

CV-writing can be a minefield. 

Luckily, we're on-hand to help you fix up your CV and make sure you stand out. We've spoken to loads of recruiters, hiring managers and employers to get you the best CV-writing advice.


Here are the 20 most important lessons we learned. 




1. Recruiters may spend as little as 5-7 seconds reading your CV.

We spoke to several recruiters who told us, due to the number of applications they receive, they don't have the time to thoroughly read every graduate's CV. Generall


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