For obvious reasons graduates tend not to have a lot of work experience. That’s the bad news, the good news is that employers know and understand this. What employers want to see in a graduate is future potential, ambition, a fresh mind and performance. Employers are often more interested in a graduates potential rather than their limited work experience. Successful candidates tend to be those who show motivation, enthusiasm, have transferable skills and are able to communicate effectively.

Key points to remember when writing your CV are:

  • Do not underestimate how important a good CV can be towards getting you a job.
  • Hiring managers will decide within a minute of picking up your CV whether to reject it. Its vital you grab their attention immediately.
  • As a recent graduate it’s best to start your CV with your education, unless you have an impressive work experience record.

Compensate for your lack of work experience by showing a detailed understanding of your target industry and of a prospective employers products or services.

Graduates submitting a CV to a potential recruiter should see it as an opportunity to show off their communication and writing skills. Write a attention grabbing resume that not only lists your academic qualifications but also demonstrates your enthusiasm, understanding of the industry and motivation.


PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED GRADUATE CV EXAMPLES

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Graduate architect CV

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Graduate buyer CV


Graduate electronics design engineer CV


Graduate financial advisor CV


Graduate management consultant CV


Graduate manager CV


Graduate media sales executive CV


Graduate secretary CV


Graduate software engineer CV


Graduate stockbroker CV


Graduate structural engineer CV


Graduate test analyst CV


Graduate web developer CV


Junior Software Developer CV


Trainee accountant CV


Trainee administrator CV


Trainee insurance broker CV


Trainee recruitment consultant CV


Trainee sales negotiator CV


Trainee Solicitor CV


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These templates can be used for your own personal use i.e. applying for jobs. You may edit, rewrite and send them out to job vacancies as many times as you like. However they must not be resold or used for any other commercial purposes.

More Graduate CV template examples:

Sales Executive


STUDENT CV EXAMPLES [for applicants who have no work experience] 

In this section you will find 50 professionally written CV examples that have been put together from the perspective of a student who has no work experience. They are targeted at various roles, and will give you a good idea of how to design and focus your CV at a specific job. Click on the templates to see the full PDF version.

Below are professionally written entry level resumes for the following job roles;

Administrative assistant
Accounting assistant
Account executive
Accounts clerk
Bartender
Bar staff
Call centre
Cashier
Cleaner
Catering assistant
Clerk
Courier
Dental assistant
Delivery driver
Data entry
Executive assistant
Editorial assistant
Forklift driver
General laborer
Graduate
Hairdresser
Helpdesk
HR assistant
Intern
IT support
Library assistant
Marketing assistant
Media sales
Medical sales
Medical receptionist
Medical assistant
Mechanic
MBA
Office assistant
Production assistant
Personal assistant
Receptionist
Research assistant
Retail assistant
Sales representative
Security guard
Sales assistant
Teaching assistant
Telesales
Truck driver
Volunteer
Waitress
Welder
Web developer
Warehouse


Student resume 1

Sales Assistant vacancy


Student resume 2

Administrative Assistant vacancy


Student resume 3
Hairdresser vacancy


Student resume 4
Call Center vacancy


Student resume 5
Receptionist


Student resume 6
Security Guard


Student resume 7
Catering Assistant


Student resume 8
Waitress


Student resume 9
Intern


Student resume 10
Warehouse worker


Student resume 11
Executive assistant


Student resume 12
Dental assistant


Student resume 13
Office assistant


Student resume 14
Research assistant


Student resume 15
HR assistant


Student resume 16
Teaching assistant


Student resume 17
Production assistant


Student resume 18
Marketing assistant


Student resume 19
Clerk


Student resume 20
Delivery driver


Student resume 21
Courier
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Student resume 22
Cashier
[Includes space for two references]


MORE ENTRY LEVEL RESUME TEMPLATES

Accounting assistant

Account executive


Cleaner


Editorial assistant


Bar staff [has space for two references]


Data entry


Accounts clerk


Bartender


Forklift driver


General laborer


Graduate [has space for two references]


Library assistant [has space for two references]


Helpdesk [has space for two references]


IT Support [has space for two references]


Media sales [has space for two references]


Medical sales


Medical receptionist [has space for two references]


Medical assistant


MBA


Retail assistant


Mechanic


Personal assistant


Sales representative


Telesales


Truck driver [has space for two references]


Volunteer


Web developer


Welder [has space for two references]


Writing your CV

Remember a CV is there to get you a interview not a job. Write it with this in mind, if your qualifications are excellent then put these at the beginning of your resume rather than any limited work experience.

Write it using powerful, active and positive language, and ensure that it meets the recruiters criteria. To add a sense of vibrancy use industry keywords and verbs.

Look at the employers, are they a traditional company who value academic and intellectual achievements or are they in a new high tech industry that favors presentation and communication skills.

  • In your CV always include your mobile number, its easier for employers to contact you directly.
  • Also give your email address and make sure it is a professional sounding one, like david.b@dayjob.com and not davetheman@dayjob.com.

Your academic achievements
There can be a temptation to list in detail every grade for every course you have taken. Do not do this instead give a very brief summary of your education and focus only on relevant courses and grades.

Read the job description 
Analyse the job advert and find out what skills and abilities is the employer looking for. If required go as far as researching similar jobs online to find out the duties and responsibilities required. This will give you a lot of key data that you can use as a guide when writing your CV.

Write a new CV for each vacancy you apply to
Target and tailor the CV at the vacancy, company and industry that you are applying to.

Your strengths and achievements
At the beginning of your CV list those abilities and competencies that are most relevant to the job you are applying to. These could be academic achievements or career skills.

Work experience
Present these in reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent and then working backwards.

Other information
Mention if you have a driving license, a interesting hobby or can speak a foreign language etc.

Show you knowledge of the industry
Stand out from other applicants by going that extra mile and doing some research into the employers and also industry you are applying for. Research the company, has it been in the news recently for instance are they opening a new store or launching a new product. If so mention this in your covering letter or career statement. Mention the products of competitors, highlight any weaknesses or strengths that you can see in them.

Graduate CV layout
See our professionally design graduate CV templates above to get a good idea of how to lay out your resume.

Keep your CV simple, concise and to the point. Think carefully about what headings and sub headings to use. To keep the recruiter reading sprinkle your CV with industry keywords and highlight them. Here are some more tips:

  • Keep your CV to a maximum of two pages.
  • If you are sending a hard copy then use good quality paper and a laser printer.
  • Use a font size of between 10 to 12 points.
  • Do not write long sentences instead use bullet points and short phrases.
  • Organisational abilities.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Any related voluntary work you have done.
  • Training courses completed.
  • Any awards for achievements.
  • Your ability to prioritise.

Links to other relevant graduate resources
Graduate cover letter example
Graduate internships

Student cover letter examples
Student cover letter
Student cover letter 1
Student cover letter 2
Student cover letter 3

Student resource links
Mature student courses
Student accommodation
Student accounts
Student CV template examples
Student discount cards
Student loan company
Student loans
Student resume templates
Student travel
Student travel insurance

More relevant links
Main CV template page


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