The Guardian says that graduates obsess about crafting the perfect CV, but there’s no such thing. If yours is clear and concise, stop fiddling. And forget about trying to stand out. If your application is really good, it will get noticed.
Instead, use the extra time to check your online footprint. “Google yourself. What comes up – and how does it make you look?” says James Whatley, social media consultant at Social@Ogilvy.
“Potential employers will do this – so make sure you’ve done it first.” Use Facebook’s new “view as” button (found under the “edit profile” settings) to see how your non-friends can see you – and adjust the privacy settings accordingly.
“Next, set up your LinkedIn profile. It’s a brilliant place for hearing about jobs on the grapevine. Keep adding new training and skills you pick up, so it’s always bang up to date,” adds Whatley.