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It is wise to mention a few relevant modules. Here the candidate has mentioned her dissertations as they are directly related to the job she is applying for.

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Dividing your experience to a ‘relevant’ and an ‘additional’ section allows you to bring forward very relevant experience that is not necessarily the most recent.

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Presentation skills are highly valued by employers and it is important to highlight the use of any relevant software.

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Bullet points should be precise and begin with strong action words – they should demonstrate the skill and be tailored to what the job role requires.

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Using positive adverbs like ‘successfully’, ‘effectively’, ‘swiftly’ prior to the active verb can add emphasis to your contribution.

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Stating an achievement like developing a new skill is very important but remember to explain how you did it.

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It is important to mention any relevant IT skills in context.

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Interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills are very much sought after by employers so make sure to expand on how you have developed them.

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Mention any foreign languages you know and your level of understanding.