12 Jan
Career Based and Skill Based CV
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Career Based CV

A career summary tends to be a key component to an honest CV, Such a CV needs to be short and precise to the point. The CV holder needs to come out as an achiever rather than a doer and the job descriptions need to be task-based rather than the results-based meaning you have to tell the employer what you achieved rather than what you did. This is a normal mistake for non-professional CV writers. To be effective and make excitement an excellent CV helps the hiring executive envisage you delivering similar achievements at his or her company. Here are some samples of task-based sentences in your CV:

“Implemented global dynamic resource planning and price budgeting Tool and visualization solution (dashboard to watch the value and resource engagement (Massive cost-saving after automation)”

“Create a new robust & reliable data model for interim and long term solution”

Employers want to understand your previous contributions and specifically how you've made a difference. More importantly, they need to understand how you're getting to make a big difference at their company. The use of compelling language is key as it brings your work to life. vPhrases like “Provider” and “Maintain” are overused, monotonous, and add little value to your CV. Strong action verbs, used with compelling language to stipulate exemplary achievements, are essential parts of a well-constructed CV.

Skill Based Cv

Also referred to as a functional CV, the skills-based CV maybe a little bit of a departure from the standard format employed by job seekers. The skills-based CV typically uses a profile alongside a prominent and detailed skills section on page one, with a quick, line-itemized career history, education, professional training, and extra information sections on page two.

Rather than using your career history and individual roles within it as a framework, a skills-based CV uses the core competencies required for your target role to supply the most structure of your CV.

The required skills or competencies for every target role (e.g. Project Management, Team Leadership, Process Improvement, Digital Marketing) are featured as prominent headings on page one, providing the framework to present relevant achievements. These skills headings should reflect the keywords identified in each target job advert and will be listed so as of importance for every role. The National Careers Service recommends including three to 6 functional headings.

Under each heading, the skills-based CV will feature a series of bullets outlining samples of those skills in action. Examples are often drawn from the jobseeker’s career, voluntary roles, or interests outside work.

The beauty of this format is that career stories are often involved from any area, no matter when and where they happened. A project or achievement that would have been buried on page two of a reverse-chronological CV can be presented front-and-center on a skills-based CV.

Why Not Use a Skills-Based CV

A skills-based CV is often a red flag to a recruiter or hiring manager. It can signal a chequered career history or indicate that you simply don’t have the experience needed for the role in question. After all, there’s a reason you chose that format instead of a reverse-chronological approach. So, what are you hiding?

Another reason to avoid it's that time-poor recruiters find it quicker and easier to digest a reverse-chronological format. They want to ascertain where you've got worked and understand what you achieved in each role, and therefore the skills-based CV would require them to try to tons more digging.

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