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How to Write Achievements on Your CV

20075072_m (1)Many employers like to see your achievements listed on your CV template as it can demonstrate your success at work and it can also help the employer to visualise the impact you could have on their business. So if you want to update the achievements section of your CV here are some tips to help you make it stand out.

Give Statistics

The achievements section of your CV allows you to really demonstrate the impact you have had on your past positions and it also allows you to mention specific projects or tasks you are proud of. Statistics can really help you to support your achievements and will demonstrate to the employer the real effect you have had on the businesses you have worked for. For example, listing ‘top salesperson’ as an achievement will demonstrate to the employer that you have strong selling skills and that you are competitive. But adding ‘achieved over £10,000 on OTE commission in my first year’ will give the employer a tangible idea of your impact in your last position. Use statistics to support any claims you make and to show-off your key skills.

Paint a Picture

Your achievements are called ‘achievements’ for a reason. They are something you are proud of. So you should give the employer a real insight into your past work experience and projects you have worked on. Demonstrating you are passionate about the industry in your achievements can really help your CV stand out.

Make it Relevant

When you are writing your achievements on your CV you should always keep in mind the job you are applying for. The employer will be reading your achievements and will always have in their mind how you could fit in with the organisation and how you could make an impact in the role. For example, if you are applying for a job as a Travel Consultant, then try to mention some of your previous travels or adventures in the achievements on your CV.

Doesn’t Have to Be All About Work

The achievements section of your CV doesn’t have to be purely about work or professional achievements. If you have hobbies on your CV that are relevant, if you have completed a personal challenge outside of work or if there was a project at university that you are particularly proud of don’t be afraid to mention it!