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September 19th, 2005
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From:lockymclean
Date:September 19th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Firstly, *hugs* for nice words of comfort in my own LJ :-)

Secondly, upbeat job-hunting tips:

1) Make an effort to re-read your CV every week and see if it can be improved. Sounds weird, but it almost always can be. You never know - it may be the slightly odd variation which appeals to one employer.

2) Keep working at it hard. My housemate Pete said that "looking for a job is a full-time job", and early effort will reap rewards when it comes to balancing books in two months' time and so on.

3) If you are considering a slight career change, scrape the barrel for every skill under the sun from every bit of work you ever did, because employers will need to see skills before considering someone just out of university.

4) Try not to get frustrated when employers demand that you have "at least 2 years' experience in a similar role" when you have more degrees than their middle management tier. Employers are narrow-minded, it's an arse, everyone knows it, and you just have to hope you get in somewhere. You will though, eventually, because there are still enough sensible people left in this world to realise that BA Hons (Cantab) is worth its weight in gold.

And 5) I hear that the Cambridge University Careers Website is very very good.
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