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:
- Buy a set of skills that don’t exist in the organisation or,
- 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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