Job hunting can be tough; especially if you’re a recent graduate looking for that all important first job or someone looking for a career change. On Track Recruitment are specialists in offering CV advice for situations like this, in addition to offering a variety local job opportunities on our website. In this blog post, we thought we would share some of our wisdom on how to bolster your CV and illustrate your important skills while you are in the process of looking for a job.
- Keep your employment history gap free by volunteering in your local community. Charities are always on the lookout for people to help out in their shops, and many museums are completely run by volunteers. By volunteering for organisations such as these you can gain communication, administration and organisation experience that will not only look great on your CV, but will also help you contribute to a good cause.
- Write to local magazines or website offering to contribute ideas for articles or features. You can boost your written communication skills in this way and build a portfolio of work to show to employers. If you struggle to find an organisation that needs contributions, consider starting up your own blog. This is especially important for roles that require lots of writing, as often employers will like to see examples of writing by candidates.
- Contribute to the community independently. Organise events in local pubs or venues, whether for a charity or to raise community funds. There are always local musicians and comedians who would be enthusiastic to perform – often for free. Events like open mic nights and comedy shows are quite straightforward to organise; or you could even put a team together and organised a larger scale music night. By taking the initiative like this you will build up experience and show to employers how proactive you are.
On Track Recruitment is a recruitment consultancy service based in Farnham. We work with job seekers, graduates and career changers and offer a high quality service ranging from CV advice to interview preparation. Contact us for information about our available jobs in Surrey and Hampshire via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01252 727887. You can also follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on LinkedIn.