Carl Andrew, writing for the Guardian, said it is important for students to consider the industry they are applying for and how the experience they have will be relevant to their application.
He pointed out that many employers will be less interested in university activities such as appreciation societies and more likely to favour a candidate who has served on a debating or politics team.
Likewise, the writer extolled the virtues of unpaid work, as it can add valuable experience to a CV while being rather easy to gain.
Mr Andrew added: "It is true that the bigger the name of the company where you do work experience the better it looks on your CV. But that does not necessarily mean you will gain any useful experience with a big-name organisation."
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