On the last page we introduced five CV and resume template styles. Here's more about writing a skill based resume.
People often get confused when writing their skills based resume.
To make it easier for you, we discuss below everything that you may need to know before writing your skills based resume.
Frankly speaking, "Functional" or "skill based" resumes are so called because these kinds of resume and CV focus on your skills that relate to the job you're applying for rather than the exact job description. So it is important that you know your skill set and design your resume accordingly.
Before designing a functional or skill based resume, ask yourself:
If you answered "yes" to one or more of the questions above, you might be in need of a skills based resume instead of a chronological resume.
Here are a few steps you should follow to make a winning skill based resume.
Step 1: Building Skills Inventory
The first step in writing a functional or skill based resume is to build your skills inventory.
The way you do this is that for each job you've held, irrespective of whether it was paid or volunteer, full or part time, you must first write down your major responsibilities that you had during that job.
Once the job responsibilities are in place, think about the skills you used in carrying out those responsibilities. For example, some of the skills may be teamwork, customer service, technology, communication, supervising, managing, training, operating equipment, etc.
Step 2: Selecting the Relevant Skills
So now you have your skills inventory ready. Now you can select the skills from this inventory that are relevant to the job you are applying for.
Based on the job advertisement or job description, you can decide on which skills to pick and which ones do not matter for this particular job.
Step 3: Identifying Your Achievements
Once you pick the relevant skills for the job, you need to identify your achievements. These will be the things you accomplished while using your knowledge, skills or qualities.
Step 4: Writing a Skills Based Resume
Now you have the content for your functional or skill based resume and you can start writing. When writing your functional or skills based resume, you must include:
Step 5: Proofread your resume
Before submitting your resume or CV, it's vital that you proofread it to check for spelling errors, typos or any incorrect information that may be misleading.