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Formatting – The candidate has used shading to make information stand out. In addition she uses a simple concise style of bold titles and bullet points. Keeping the dates on the right hand side can make formatting easier.

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Look for the opportunity to demonstrate such skills as team working under your degree, especially if you feel you are unable to demonstrate this elsewhere. The job description specifically states that you will be working in a “team of 3 managers.

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Maths and English GCSE are requirements for the role. Where you have international qualifications, you may need to contact the employer to see how they want you to present this information.

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The job description states that you will be “learning to promote, market and sell”. Siobhan has used the keyword,” promoting” here, showing she has the potential to take on board these responsibilities.

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Here the candidate provides evidence to support her claim that lessons were expanded and improved – more students attended.

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The job description does not specifically mention the safety of children, but the employer would be assured by this experience – always think about additional skills the employer may value.

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The job description mentions “articulate and persuasive” abilities and this bullet addresses this.

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Many of these ‘customer service’ bullet points demonstrate the ability to build rapport with children and parents (not specifically mentioned but definitely important to the running of the centre).

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You can use different titles to suit your mix of experience on your CV.

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Siobhan uses another key word – she could have described “how” she motivated – look to break down skills into component parts.

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Demonstrates ability to work under pressure and adapt.

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Siobhan demonstrates understanding of raising funds and marketing. Commercial awareness, the realities of building and maintaining a business is particularly valued by employers.

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With awards, make sure it is clear what the award is for, i.e. ‘awarded to most valuable team player over the whole year.’