The skills section on your CV is your opportunity to sell yourself to the prospective employer. Your CV needs to clearly demonstrate what skills you will bring to the organisation. The emphasis is on skills not skill as you clearly and forcefully need to demonstrate that you have a lot to offer your prospective employer.
If you really want to attract the employer’s attention it is advisable to take this one stage further and to promote the benefits that you can offer the employer as a result of having these skills.
For example, you may be able to make cold calls. However, in your CV you need to present the benefits to the employer of being able to cold call. Can you sell how you have increased sales, increased conversion rates or offered a superior customer service?
If you would like to know how to sell your skills and benefits you may consider investing in a CV book or a Career Consultant’s CV writing package complete with career advice via podcasts.
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