Last week, the Solutions 4 Recruitment team were called in to offer our expertise on CVs to the Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries’ students at Portsmouth University. We experience firsthand every day the power a CV has to define a good or bad first impression, so when we were asked to help students at the University overhaul their CVs, to more effectively showcase their skills and experience, we jumped at the chance.
Each CV clinic session lasted 15 minutes, during which we took an in-depth look at the individual’s CV, offering tips and recommendations around how they can be enhanced to really wow potential employers.
We had the pleasure of meeting 15 students and were incredibly impressed with the level of attention-to-detail and creativity all of the students displayed within their CVs. Some were still studying and looking to apply for placements, whilst others were in their final year and planning to apply for permanent roles, so we tailored our advice depending on each individuals’ situation. We were able to help them identify important skills and demonstrated how to tailor a CV for each application.
It was a really fun and inspiring experience for us and we are excited to be returning to help with the Portsmouth University career fair in January! See you all there!