Matching What You Have With What The Employer Want

Skills and knowledge

To begin tailoring your CV, take a sheet of paper and draw a line down the middle, from top to bottom. Now take a nook ate the job advert and list on the left-hand side of the page all of the skills and knowledge the employer is looking for.

Once you are done that, list on the right-hand side of the page all of the skills and knowledge that you have that could be relevant. Bear in mind that some of the skills and knowledge you possess may have been gained in either paid employment or unpaid work such as volunteering, your studies, or bringing up a family.

Qualification and training

Get a clean sheet of paper and again draw a line down the middle from top to bottom. Write down the different qualifications and training that the employer needs on the left side of the sheet. And write the relevant qualifications and training that you possess on the right.

Outcomes and achievements

Finally, take a look back at Chapter 2 to list the outcomes that you think this particular employer wants to achieve. List those outcomes on the left side of a sheet of paper. On the right side of the sheet, write down the achievements you have accomplished that demonstrate your ability to deliver those outcomes.

Again, in filling out the right hand column, consider that your achievements may have been accomplished in either your paid or unpaid work, as well as your professional or personal life.