Thursday 26 February 2009

Different Styles of CV - Skills Based

A Skills Based CV highlights key criteria under relevant subheadings.

This format allows the writer to include evidence from a range of sources in one place. This format can be helpful if you have the right skills, but not from directly relevant experience, or if you have a lot of relevant experience that might sound repetitive in a Chronological CV format.

A skills-based CV is ideal if you have gaps in your employment history, because they are not as prominent as they would be in a chronological CV. However, employers are still likely to ask you about your career progression, so be prepared to explain any gaps at interview.

If you have varied work experience, this type of CV provides the opportunity to show employers how skills gained in other types of employment might be relevant for the post.

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