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Campus is over and now the reality dawns.
Oh yeah! You need a revamped CV for your job hunt chronicles.
And for sure, drafting a good convincing CV from scratch is just as hard as looking for a job itself.
And as you know, this is the first opportunity you have to make a good first impression before any potential employer without bias and you don’t have much time to make that impression.
So what should you do?
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Here is a list of words you should focus on while writing this graduate CV sample.

1. Trained/Mentored
This are action words that puts you in good light before the employer.
They know for sure that you are straight out of school but such power words emphasize that you have had enough training.
If you are not a graduate, these words are useful if you are applying for a job that involves managing, leading, teaching, or advising others.
If possible, state the number of people you have trained or mentored.
2. Created
This is another action words that displays your expertise in a certain area. Whether you created a school magazine or websites for your club or articles for your school’s website, include these action word in your CV together with the achievement made.
It shows that you can do more than just follow instructions or you can actually construct something and contribute to a company.
Always be sure to use ‘created’ to show your independence, initiative, and originality.
3. Volunteered
There is nothing employers love to see as a graduate with work experience drawn from volunteering projects.
This action word demonstrates your willingness to step up and help with a project or task, even if you are not asked to do so and such a character is admirable before most employers.
Use this word to show your initiative and your teamwork.
4. Value Add
Every employer looks forward to bringing someone on board who will add more value to the company.
However, rather than using the phrase “value add,” is a more overused now, show specifically how you added value in anything you’ve included in that CV.
It doesn’t have to be a complicated Include numbers whenever possible to quantify your success.
Use words like “increased/decreased,” “revenue/profits,” or “under budget” to specify how you added value.
So there you have it,
Remember, you will have less struggle drafting a winning CV that gets you those interview calls which is a common challenge among several graduates keeping your job seeking work a bit easier.
Judith Moraa is a Communication Assistant at Corporate Staffing a leading HR firm that offers recruitment and FREE job placement. For more information visit their website on www.corporatestaffing.co.ke