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Listing interests in your CV: 5 tips to remember

Your interests can help your CV make a better impression.

Listing interests in your CV can help you make a better impression.

Listing interests in a CV tends to be an awkward exercise. Conventional advice has been to exclude this section completely. Yet, having an ‘Interests’ section can help make a positive impression on your potential employers. Companies today look for well-rounded employees—not just coffee-guzzling, phone-answering, couch potatoes. Listing interests in a smart way can set you apart from other candidates.

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Naming employers on a CV: What to use and what to lose

Provide all the necessary information when naming employers.

Provide all the necessary information when naming employers.

Naming employers correctly is crucial when sending out applications. Knowing the organizations you have worked for allows potential employers to gauge your suitability for a position.

Your CV needs to provide certain details about your current and prior employers. But there are do-s and don’t-s in this regard. Let us look at some of these.

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Listing internships on your CV

Your past internships may hold the key to a great job.

Your past internships may hold the key to a great job.

Now that you are a graduate with three summer internships under your belt, you are ready to take the professional world by storm. But how do you show this on your CV?

Certainly, having interned at one or more organizations gives you an edge over less-experienced candidates. But the growing competition for jobs has resulted in far more candidates with internship experience than ever before. So, how do you stand out from the crowd?

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Five key tips for a good CV

Good CV

A good CV ticks all the right boxes.

If you are job-hunting, sending out a good CV is important. After all, this is the first interaction that potential employers will have with you. Your CV might be one among hundreds. How can you make sure your CV stands out from the crowd? Here are a few tips.

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Make your case in the cover letter

Make your case

First impressions count. Make your case in the cover letter.

A good cover letter can take you a step closer to your dream job. But one that is poorly written will work against you. After all, the cover letter is where you make your case. It can convince the recruiter that you are the right person for the job. How can you make this happen?

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