One of the most insightful articles that I have read in the last month! A must read. Please examine these principles for a invaluable revitalization of your resume or your clients’ CVs for added value.
Hard skills are the foundation of a successful career. But soft skills are the cement.
Five years ago it was normal to have a line at the top of a CV just stating a professional objective. What we are seeing now is a marked shift. Most companies are less interested, in the early stages of a hiring process at least, in what a candidate wants personally.
Hiring managers are more focused on the needs of the organisation. What does this candidate do well and can he/she do that for us? Usually followed by “how quickly?” To successfully convey that message a succinct synthesis of your career path is required, joining the dots between hard and soft skills distilling it into a coherent story with a snap shot of any achievements.
I read hundreds of CVs and professional profiles a week. It is my job to identify potential talent behind quite often poorly written presentation. Even though I have many years’ experience I am sure I miss excellent candidates. Others who are less experienced…
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