• On your CV: It shows an employer you’re willing to learn and have taken the time to get the extra qualifications which could put you ahead of other candidates. You can try short courses, learn a language, or get your driver’s licence. If you didn’t get the results you wanted in school, use the year to fill in the gaps. Study On your CV: This experience can help you stand out from the crowd. It shows you’re passionate and dedicated. Talk about how the experience helped you develop. This can take you to some beautiful places, or let you help people in your own community. As well as the feel-good factor, it also gives you valuable experience. Pick a placement which lets you develop some of the skills you’ll need in future. Volunteer On your CV: Talk about relevant experience or highlight the transferable skills you developed. Get a reference, too. Getting some work experience helps you get a foot in the door and make contacts in your industry. You can save money for your upcoming studies. It also gives you a chance to figure out if that career is right for you. Your experience might help you make a decision about what to do next. Work On your CV: For a trip like this you need to be resourceful, and you’ll build your confidence. Talk about the skills you learned, challenges you faced and what you learned from the experience. Seek out new experiences around the world and this could be the best year of your life. Explore places which are relevant to your interests and take the opportunity to get some work or volunteering experience while you’re away. Travel
  • Travel - Seek out new experiences around the world and this could be the best year of your life. Click for a CV tip!

    Travel

    Seek out new experiences around the world and this could be the best year of your life. Explore places which are relevant to your interests and take the opportunity to get some work or volunteering experience while you’re away.

    On your CV:

    For a trip like this you need to be resourceful, and you’ll build your confidence. Talk about the skills you learned, challenges you faced and what you learned from the experience.

  • Work - Getting some work experience helps you get a foot in the door and make contacts in your industry. Click for a CV tip!

    Work

    Getting some work experience helps you get a foot in the door and make contacts in your industry. You can save money for your upcoming studies. It also gives you a chance to figure out if that career is right for you.

    Your experience might help you make a decision about what to do next.

    On your CV:

    Talk about relevant experience or highlight the transferable skills you developed.

    Get a reference, too.

  • Volunteer - Getting some work experience helps you get a foot in the door and make contacts in your industry. Click for a CV tip!

    Volunteer

    This can take you to some beautiful places, or let you help people in your own community. As well as the feel-good factor, it also gives you valuable experience.

    Pick a placement which lets you develop some of the skills you’ll need in future.

    On your CV:

    This experience can help you stand out from the crowd. It shows you’re passionate and dedicated.

    Talk about how the experience helped you develop.

  • Study - You can try short courses, learn a language, or get your driver’s licence. Click for a CV tip!

    Study

    You can try short courses, learn a language, or get your driver’s licence.

    If you didn’t get the results you wanted in school, use the year to fill in the gaps.

    On your CV:

    It shows an employer you’re willing to learn and have taken the time to get the extra qualifications which could put you ahead of other candidates.