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High Impact CVs: 52 brilliant ideas for making your résumé sensational by John Middleton

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10Learn to speak ‘behaviourese’

Use your CV as a tool to illustrate your competencies and you’ll really impress the recruiters.

Over 70% of UK organisations now have competency systems in place, sometimes covering just the key roles in the organisation but often embracing every job.

Broadly speaking, competencies are skills or characteristic actions used by individuals to enable them to cope successfully with a variety of situations both within and outside of work. In a nutshell, they define the skills and behaviours that are directly related to superior performance in a given role.

Alongside all the organisations that have competency systems, most professions have come up with their own set of competency standards. And not just the obvious ...

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