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Curriculum vitae: how to put together a good CV and highlight soft skills

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A Curriculum vitae Attractiveness often stands out and generates interest in a candidate’s skills and motivations. For this to happen, it is recommended that the CV be synthetic and complete, preferably with a good quality photo, along with your complete personal and contact information.

In relation to the professional profile, it is valuable to have a brief description about yourself, your distinctive talent and your job expectations in relation to the type of company, industry, sectors and activities you would like to perform. It is mainly here where the recruiter will be able to quickly recognize if his expectations and objectives are compatible with the profile and requirements that the company and the vacancy offer.

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Regarding work experience, it is advisable to detail chronologically from the current or most recent position to the oldest, mentioning at least the name of the company, name of the position, the period worked, description of the main activities carried out, what position you have reported in the organization, and especially the professional achievements in that period. The latter is a detail that adds to view your profile.

Academic training also occupies an important aspect within the CV. The candidate must include the information related to their last completed studies, mentioning the academic institution and the year of graduation for the level of completed studies.

It is valuable to add information regarding courses, specializations, knowledge of programs or technological tools, languages, as well as skills or competencies that identify your professional profile.

The role of soft skills

The CV is the cover letter that an applicant makes in a company. In addition to the level of knowledge and experience that each person presents, it is equally important for HR to recognize the motivations and soft skills when choosing the members of the organization, since apart from the technical profile required for the position – which can not be enough and can be acquired through training or experience – skills or soft skills are essential to select those talents that identify with the values ​​and culture of the organization.

Soft skills correspond to the way people work and relate, “how” they carry out their responsibilities, including interaction, collaboration, communication, integration, leadership, self-management, conflict management, creativity, adaptation, etc., which are put into game in the execution of the functions of each role.

It is possible to know how a candidate would manage certain situations through competency evaluations, simulations and if his actions correspond to the expectations of the position and the organization. At the same time, in the day to day work they are experienced through various evaluations, climate surveys, and other human resource management tools.

Having people whose soft skills match the culture of the organization will contribute to the achievement of personal and organizational goals.

Human Capital Manager of Grupo CETA.

Source: Ambito

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