CV is No Longer a Critical Document

The CV is not a critical document anymore (and probably never was, although it was the best thing we had).

Skills, skills, skills.

Both hard and soft if we must make a distinction. It’s all about what you can do (not what you have done) and how you go about doing it/behaviours. 

Anyone who is hiring is looking to either:

  1. Buy a set of skills that don’t exist in the organisation or, 
  2. Find someone who can be trained

 In the second case, ability to acquire new skills is key. Most CV’s are not skills focussed and you definitely can’t judge ability from a CV. If you base everything on the CV you are guessing at best.


The world is changing and CVs in their present format need to be consigned to history.

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