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Looking to boost your CV?

Part time jobs, voluntary and charity work

If you’re in the first few years at University what to put on your CV when you graduate probably isn’t that high on your priorities list. But trust us when we say a little work now can pay off loads in the future. You could even earn some cash and have some fun whilst doing it!

Universities and Student Unions offer loads of activities and societies for you to get involved with and being a bit more pro-active about your future career now could help put you ahead of the competition when you graduate.

Drop by your Students Union and check out your University Careers Service on the links below to find out where to start.

You may also be interested in these pages in our Application Advice section:
Work experience
It's never too soon to think about your CV
Making the Most of Careers Fairs

Help and Advice from your University Careers Service

Not sure where you're headed after University? Want to know a bit more about what career choices are open to you? Or maybe you know exactly what you want to do but don't know how to get there?

 Your University's Careers Service has experts on hand to give you all the information and advice you need to find that perfect job.

Not only do they offer one-to-one advice, they also have a room full of handy resources and careers information to help you find out more about different career choices, work experience and postgraduate study.

They'll also be able to give you advice on applications, CVs and Covering letters - and if you're nervous about an upcoming interview they'll put you through your paces so you're well prepared for the main event.

So whether you know exactly what your ideal job would be but are unsure of how to get there, or haven't got a clue where your life is headed, contact your University Careers Service at the links below.

Anglia Ruskin University

University of Bedfordshire

University of Cambridge

Cranfield University

University of East Anglia

University of Essex

University Campus Suffolk

Writtle College

Norwich University College of the Arts

The Royal Veterinary College

Virtual Career Coach

This online career management programme is full of useful exercises and activities to help you focus on your goals and aspirations and find practical ways to get where you want to be.

Whether you're a student, graduate or a professional with a few years experience under your belt, if your chasing the dream and not sure how to get there this tool could really help you plan the right course of action.