Going for an internal vacancy or applying for a position with a new organisation? How you present yourself in your CV is critical .

You need to make your CV easy to read – too complicated or large paragraphs can put some people off and that’s the last thing you want to do whether its an HR Manager or Recruitment Consultant.

Your competencies (transferable skills) are a key part of your CV and you need to have examples of when you have used those competencies. These are your sales tools – you’re telling people that these are the things that you are really good at. Try telling someone who has successfully brought up teenagers that they are not good at negotiation – an everyday skill that can get lost when trying to impress peope with other skills.

You don’t need examples in this part of the CV, they will typically come through when you are working on your achievments as part of your career history.