When to Choose a Skills-Based CV
- Professional Summary: Begin with your Professional Summary (for information on this, please refer to the previous blog article). Where possible use key words found in the Job Description.
- Skills: List your transferable skills using a heading for each. Bullet point concrete examples to show your acquisition of each skill. Transferable skills are skills acquired in a specific situation which can be transferred to other situations. Example: Organisation Skills
- Work History: Instead of the traditional style work history section, you can be creative and adapt by giving a title to your experience such as “My Project Management History”. For each year, list relevant experiences which can be transferable to the position. Example: 2017 - Planned and Executed School Sporting Event
- Cover Letter: Use the Cover Letter to explain the pertinence of your transferable skills and experience for the role.