In such a competitive job market, you need to stand out from the crowd. Sadly, having a degree is no longer enough. Luckily University is the best place to get involved and enhance your CV. Here are the 3 easiest (and best ways) to do it.
1. Join Societies
One of the easiest ways to improve your CV is by joining societies, and there are SO many to choose from on campus. Obviously there are committee positions and these are one of the best ways to get stuck in, but there are also a number of others ways to use societies to your advantage. For example, sports societies (often) mean that you compete, and that’s a skill you can add to your CV! Even listing societies you’re part of shows that you have interests beyond your degree – and that is what employers want to see.
Volunteering is one of the best ways to both improve your CV and gain experience. Employers love volunteering because it shows that you are willing to give your time up for something other than money, and that you are committed to doing things for others. It also shows that you can balance your uni life and manage your time well. Plus, as cliche as it sounds, it is really rewarding for you too! The uni has a whole host of volunteer opportunities that you can explore and sign up for. You can even volunteer without leaving the house because there are plenty of online opportunities too.
3. Get a part time job
Although it can be quite a big commitment, it looks great on your CV! It shows employers that you can balance your time and it gets you that all important experience. It can also be a great way to get out of the uni bubble and make connections (and a bit of extra cash). You don’t have to give up hours and hours, you can easily find something flexible that fits around your studies. Working at uni open days are great ways to do it.
All of this is great, but student life is busy, and enhancing your CV with time consuming things like volunteering isn’t always an option. At Tyfy we want to help you build your CV in your spare time, and from your phone! Head to tyfy.co to find out how being a peer mentor could benefit you.