Skills are the core of your CV, they embody what you can do and demonstrate the type of person you can be. A recruiter will want to know your skills quickly and easily to find you the correct role which will suit you. The below is an explanation of the way you should place your skills on your CV.
CV’s – What are skills?
A skill is the ability to do something or to complete a particular task. People are not born with complex skills, we develop them through the experiences we have in both life and work. Complex skill such as playing a musical instrument and programming are the skills that Weavee focusses on. Known as transferable skills they are those you can transfer from one occupation to another and build upon throughout life.
What are transferable skills?
Weavee focuses on transferable skills, the skills that a person can use in many jobs. Transferable skills are gained from previous jobs, education, hobbies and all parts of your life. The current focus of Weavee is to build a consistent data-set, we are researching a lot into what a skill is. This has helped as to identify a consistent description of a skill and to define what level of skill to match people to jobs.
Tips to identify your skills
Start by writing about what you need for your job, it is always good to reflect on what you have achieved over the years. After this list down what you have done and achieved, this may include:
Interests and your involvement in other projects
Other life experience
Next step is to prioritize the skills that are relevant to your chosen job position, these are what should go onto your CV. One final key point is that you should be able to back up your skills with examples of how you have developed your ability for it. This will allow an employer a greater level of detail and will help to understand the chance of you succeeding in their job.
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