When a recruiter is looking at a pile of CVs or Applications as tall as the day is long a certain amount of fatigue sets in, and all the wonderfully constructed sentences about your academic achievements tend to merge into one. Something that really cuts through is the external achievements.
One of the obvious ways to demonstrate your wider experience is of course being an active member of a student society, but another interesting way of demonstrating your creativity, drive, team working, problem solving and all that other good stuff is through taking part in competitions.
Below is an example of one that has just been launched, and I’ll keep an eye out for any interesting ones and post them here.
Next Generation Award
Autocar, the SMMT and Courland Automotive practice are on the hunt for the automotive industry’s brightest future stars. Answer a brief set by editor-in-chief, Steve Cropley and win industry placements at Honda, Peugeot, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and the Marshall Motor Group – as well as a £7500 cash prize. Find out more about the Next Generation Award on their micro-site. http://nextgen.autocar.co.uk