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Whether you are applying for jobs at a time when unemployment is high, which means that more people compete for jobs advertised, or during a point when you don’t feel it’s as competitive, one things for sure - the importance of tailoring your CV to really show them how your skills mirror to the job advert are pretty crucial.
Remember applying for a job is a process you can own and control, so follow the insights and tips in the article to increase your chances of progressing to an interview.
So when it comes to tailoring your personal statement ask yourself what are the kind of skills that the job advert asked for? Make sure you consider those key words and how you can add them into your personal statement. This is one of the first thing that recruiters will see so spend time on getting this right. Have a listen to the film below to get some useful insight.
It’s a good idea to get some practice identifying job advert skills - why not try the activities on this worksheet where you can work through some job adverts to start identifying the important skills employers are looking for. Many adverts could also focus on transferable skills such as communication, aiming high, adaptability, problem solving, staying positive and creativity. It’s worth checking where you are with the transferable skills and how you can develop them to demonstrate examples to prospective employers.