Your CV Needs to Show How You Can Solve Problems The Employer May Have
In every job specification, an employer will quite clearly layout what problems they have at their club or organisation. It is your job to show them with your CV that you have the skills to solve their issues.
Here are some top tips which help the employer to know you are the solution to their issues:
- The job specification will have listed what issues they have, usually in the key responsibilities or duties section
- You must be very clear and signpost the reader towards the solution for each and every point in the job spec
- An employer does not have the time to search through every CV in the pile to find answers to make it clear and explicit.
Here is a short example where I have taken the key responsibility directly from a job specification:
“Work with other members of the multidisciplinary team to improve performance through developing, implementing and evaluating strength and conditioning programs”.
‘This role requires different departments to work together to enhance performance. Programs need to be aligned with measurable outcomes. These programs include physical qualities associated with both strength and metabolic conditioning.
Collaborated with the medical department to create a return to training, play and performance protocol. This has resulted in a 13% reduction in time lost through injury, aligned physical evaluation metrics, and improved performance levels as measured positive involvements during match play.
You need to try to say succinctly what happened, what was the outcome, and what performance impact it had to paint a picture of the scenario for the reader. You can use this to your advantage by framing the content to match the job spec. The employer wants to see a page of solutions so they can put you in the yes pile.