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Improve your CV or application

This is your first step to getting noticed by a recruiter. Taking the time to get this right will make a strong first impression and will increase your chances of getting through to the next stage.

Put yourself in the recruiter's shoes - they are looking to see how your skills and experience match exactly with what they are looking for. To do this effectively, make sure you provide clear and relevant examples of when you have effectively used each of the skills they require, which will be listed on the job description.

Using specific examples provides the reader with convincing evidence of your ability to do the job. As this approach is based on the job description for a role, you will need to adjust your CV to fit with the requirements for every single job you apply for.