Aim to use no more than 50 words, making each sentence a key selling point.
Unfortunately, too many people follow the tradition of using stock phrases and ‘key' words that they think will help them stand out from the crowd.
“Resilient under pressure as shown by my success in achieving targets despite the most turbulent market conditions in a decade”.
Find parallels Actively look for similarities between your previous experience and the role you are applying for.
Your CV is designed to do one thing and one thing only: to get you an interview.
Yet the average recruiter will only spend between 20 to 30 seconds glancing at your CV which means that you need to make an impression quickly and sell yourself.
It’s fine to adjust the title, as long as you can justify that the skills and responsibilities of your job have been similar.
Establish your credentials Where vocational qualifications or professional memberships are relevant, then include these in your profile.
This could be working in an international or FMCG environment, agile working, experience working within a regulatory framework, similar customer base, shared stakeholders etc.
For instance “knowledge of the heritage industry from my work with XYZ” Positive language Sprinkle your personal statement with positive adjectives like “strong, adept, skilled..” etc to show that not only can you do the job, but you can do it exceptionally well. Industry award-winning Commercial Manager with over 15 years’ experience of working in the consumer food industry.