The post-oriented CV: How to write a post-oriented CV?
Contrary to the chronological CV, the post-oriented CV does not take up one-to-one professional experience, in the order from the most recent to the oldest or from the oldest to the most recent.
The post-oriented CV presents the candidate's skills and competences in a thematic approach rather than a chronological approach.
What, exactly, is a post - oriented CV ? How should I write a post - oriented CV ?
Post - Oriented CV: The Main Principles of the Post - Oriented CV
The Curriculum Vitae is the way to introduce yourself to a recruiter, state your skills and abilities, and try to differentiate yourself from other candidates. Thus, it is important to work hard on your CV and to make it a tool of choice within your application process.
The post - oriented CV has a huge advantage: since it does not provide a chronology of your career path, it can easily hide a short or prolonged period of inactivity in your experience. The post - oriented CV is thus an ally of choice for candidates who have what is commonly called a 'hole' in their career.
The post - oriented CV will therefore consist of describing your skills and aptitudes, without summarising your professional experience. It is a matter of demonstrating, at a thematic level, that you are fit to fill the position for which you are applying.
Post - Oriented CV: what method should I use to create a post - oriented CV ?
The post - oriented CV will have to same sections as a chronological CV:
- The 'Objective' section: it consists of a few lines to present yourself and explain that you have grasped all the challenges of the position. Do not hesitate to consult our page dedicated to this section « Objective ».
- The 'Education & Training' section: This section presents each element of your educational background. You must mention the various degrees and certificates obtained, and any preparations for examinations or competitions you have participated in, specifying the dates, institutions, and the results you obtained. This section is essential if you don't have much professional experience yet (less than 10 years). Do not hesitate to consult our page dedicated to this section « Education and Training » .
- The section 'Professional experience': it consists of listing thematically the different positions you have held, in which companies, what challenges were involved, and what outcomes were achieved. You can thus favour a graphic CV style that will allow you to focus on your experience, and even on some specific experiences in particular. Since you are not constrained, as with a chronological CV, you can select your work experience and focus only on those that answer to a challenge in the position for which you are applying. Don't forget to note your references, or place them in a small insert at the bottom of your CV. Do not hesitate to consult our page dedicated to this section « Professional experience ».
- The 'Skills' section: very important in a professional CV, the 'Skills' section is a place to include different keywords relating to your professional and personal skills, that is to say your knowledge of hard skills(specific calculations, mastery of a suite of software, etc...) and soft skills(conflict resolution, managerial skills, etc...). Do not hesitate to consult our page dedicated to this section « Skills ».