There’s a lot of great advice out there for improving your CV, from formatting to phrasing and a whole host of things in between. What isn’t so widely available is advice on what to do if you need to boost the actual content of your CV e.g. your skills and achievements. It’s competitive out there and sometimes even the best laid out CV won’t be enough to stand out against the sheer volume of other applicants.
Taking expensive qualifications and bagging that ever elusive work experience aren’t the only ways you can gain skills that’ll ensure your CV reaches the candidate pile and not the shredder. We’ve put together a few examples to give you some inspiration, these are just a couple of ideas, there are plenty of other opportunities around if you’re prepared to go out and grab them!