Outline your competencies
A CV is your chance to be heard. Although there's no ‘one size fits all’ solution to writing a CV, following some simple guidelines will dramatically improve your chances of standing out and securing an interview.
The first thing to do when approaching your CV is to focus on competencies. Never lose sight of what potential employers are looking for - match their technical and personal competency requirements and you’re off to a solid start. This means studying the job description and person specification carefully.
Writing a CV is your sales pitch to the employer and your personal statement is your opener. This should sit below your personal details and you should use it to really stand out from the crowd. We recommend avoiding generic skills within this section as it should focus more on your professional qualifications, experience in specific sectors and areas of expertise, such as project management or experience of managing large teams.