Graduate CV & Interview Advice

Whether you’re a recent graduate or you’re just about to finish university, we’ve got all the advice you need to help you kick-start your career. In addition to graduate CV & cover letter templates, this section also provides a range of useful job application and interview tips, advice on what to do with your degree, and more.

Revealed: The best city to go to university in 2019

Cardiff has been named the most cost-effective city to attend university, as part of the NatWest Student Living Index 2019. Find out how your uni stacks up.

Five tips to help secure a grad scheme role

We spoke to Randstad, the world’s largest recruitment company, to get their advice on how to secure a grad scheme role. Here are five of their top tips.

Six extracurricular activities to add to your CV

Wondering how you can add a little extra to your CV? We’ve already covered whether you should include your hobbies, but here are five extracurricular activities you might want to add to your CV.

How to find: international graduate jobs

For many recent graduates, finding a job abroad is an attractive option. To help you figure out the logistics of moving abroad for work, here are our top tips on finding international graduate jobs.

Top graduate employers 2018

When it comes to graduate jobs, it’s all about finding your perfect match. Here are some of the top graduate employers hiring with reed.co.uk right now.

Graduate CV template

Just graduated, but unsure how to demonstrate your skills and experience on your CV? Here’s our graduate CV template to help you get started:

Graduate advice

Revealed: The best city to go to university in 2019

Cardiff has been named the most cost-effective city to attend university, as part of the NatWest Student Living Index 2019. Find out how your uni stacks up.

Five tips to help secure a grad scheme role

We spoke to Randstad, the world’s largest recruitment company, to get their advice on how to secure a grad scheme role. Here are five of their top tips.

Six extracurricular activities to add to your CV

Wondering how you can add a little extra to your CV? We’ve already covered whether you should include your hobbies, but here are five extracurricular activities you might want to add to your CV.

How to find: international graduate jobs

For many recent graduates, finding a job abroad is an attractive option. To help you figure out the logistics of moving abroad for work, here are our top tips on finding international graduate jobs.

Top graduate employers 2018

When it comes to graduate jobs, it’s all about finding your perfect match. Here are some of the top graduate employers hiring with reed.co.uk right now.

What jobs can I do with a 2:2 degree?

Not sure what roles you can do with your 2:2? To help you get started, here are some great 2:2 degree jobs, and some of our top tips on how you can get there.

Graduate interview questions

Ready to start work? It’s time to get your answers in check. Here are a few of the most commonly asked graduate interview questions (and our advice on how to answer them):

What can I do with my law degree?

Ready to put your career in the hands of the law? To help you decide what legal job is right for you, here’s our advice on what you can do with your law degree:

What to do with your business degree

Need to make business your business? To help you figure out what direction to take, here’s what you can actually do with your business degree:

Graduate skills – what are employers looking for?

Figuring out what companies want in graduates isn’t always easy. We’ve already covered what graduate employers really want, but here are the top skills graduate employers are looking for:

Graduate fairs: What you need to know

Graduate Fairs: What you need to know
Want to find out your employment options after graduating? Here’s a great starting point…

Top graduate employers 2017

When it comes to graduate jobs, it’s all about finding your perfect match. We’ve already covered what graduate employers really want, but here are some of the top graduate employers hiring with reed.co.uk in 2017:

Graduate CV & cover letter templates

Graduate CV template

Just graduated, but unsure how to demonstrate your skills and experience on your CV? Here’s our graduate CV template to help you get started:

Graduate cover letter template

If you’re still feeling frustrated when it comes to the finer details, here’s our cover letter template specifically designed for recent graduates:

Which parts of my education should I include in my CV?

Confused about which parts of your education you should include in your CV? Here’s our advice…

Other advice on: Graduate CV & Interview Advice

What you need to know before you start working

To help ensure your first role doesn’t catch you out financially, we asked Money Advice Service to cover some basics you should make sure you’re aware of:

First-class job prospects for class of 2015

Today’s graduates have a real reason to feel positive about the jobs market, with both employment opportunities and starting salaries growing significantly year-on-year, according to our latest figures.