Guardian Jobs

April 21, 2011 05:36 ET

'Pimping Your CV' More Important Than Ever, Say Guardian Jobs

Guardian Jobs promote free CV review service

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 21, 2011) - Following the news that youth unemployment has risen, Guardian Jobs are today highlighting the need for first-jobbers and graduates to get their CV in order to get noticed in the jobs market.

According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the number of 16 to 24-year olds out of work rose to 963,000 in the three months to February 2011, up 0.1% from the three months to November 2010.

A spokesperson for Guardian Jobs said "These statistics further highlight the difficulties that young people face in the jobs market today. First-jobbers are at an advantage in that they reach the job market before graduates, but this advantage is time sensitive; once the graduates hit the market they tend to progress faster and get the higher salaries overall."

"Needless to say, these figures show that it's getting harder and harder for young people to stand out from the crowd, which is why a good CV is so important."

To help first-jobbers and graduates, Guardian Jobs have partnered up with The Fuller CV to offer a free CV checking service that promotes the message 'just say no to bad CV advice' and highlights the importance of getting your CV checked over by an expert.

To browse Guardian Jobs extensive selection of graduate jobs, and for advice on how to best prepare your CV for the jobs search, visit the Guardian Jobs website.

Notes to editors

Guardian Jobs has been the market leader in recruitment across the quality press for almost 20 years. With an audience comprising high quality jobseekers, Guardian only list the highest calibre vacancies in sectors that include Media, Education, Government, Graduate, Secretarial, Charities, Marketing, Social Care and Arts among others. http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/

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