“The average time spent looking at a CV for the first time, either by a recruiter or hiring manager, is roughly only 30 seconds! So make sure your CV is very clear and concise. Employment history should be very visible, with specific dates and bullet points of your key responsibilities and achievements”. Angela Rehrl, Senior Recruiter for Evidera
“We want you to articulate why you are particularly interested in working for us. We look for tailored applications that directly address the points raised in the job advertisement”. Sophie Pearson, Senior HR Administrator for Costello Medical Consulting Ltd.
“Always do your research and talk specifically about the company or organisation that you are applying to in your cover letter or application. Address how they stand out from their competitors. Have they won awards, or implemented new strategies? If so, show your awareness by mentioning this”. Rob Pilbrow, Editorial Services Director for Porterhouse Medical
“Some more generic employers may not exactly understand the difference between a graduate and a postgraduate, or the benefits of hiring a Masters over a Bachelors graduate. In your application, you have to tell them what these benefits are”. Christiane Iwersen, Postgraduate Internship Project Coordinator with Graduate Advantage
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