Tailor Your CV

Personal Statement
Read the requirements of the advertised position and understand what qualities the recruiter is looking for in a candidate. Sum up your unique selling points and, in a brief sentence, state your accomplishments and how these will help you succeed in the job you are applying for.

Employment History
If you are applying for a managerial position but have never previously worked as manager, emphasise that your previous roles involved considerable responsibility and decision-making duties such as delegation, chairing meetings, training staff, etc. This will put you in a favourable light as you have all the experience, just not the title!

Skills

Presumably most of the roles you’re after will have a similar set of skills, but that doesn’t mean you should leave this section alone. Think how easy it would be for a recruiter to see that you’re suitable if the skills you demonstrate are in the same order that have on their job description.

Hobbies and Interests
Most job advertisements stipulate certain personality traits required for positions, so identify what they are and see how your hobbies can relate to the requirements. Always make your hobbies interesting!