Just recently a job hunter put their CV on a chocolate bar, and another rapped theirs to prospective employers. While these new formats may be memorable, it’s important not to be blinded by the originality or creativity of these stunts. In fact, our recent survey of over 900 recruitment professionals, revealed that traditional CVs still hold an important place in the recruitment process, and that it’s not just about listing your qualifications and technical skills.
When building a workforce, we all know how important it is to take into account basic transferable skills, as these can often be more important than hard skills in the first instance. And, while technical skills can be taught, personable staff that fit your company culture are found through the soft skills they possess, this is what makes them desirable employees. Our research highlighted the top five soft skills which recruiters believe to be most important in today’s working world and below, I explain these in more detail: