Even in an increasingly digital world of work, the CV remains an important tool for landing a job. However, adapting it to business requirements can generate anxiety among candidates. Currently, companies are looking for very specific profiles to fill vacancies.
André Abreu, technological recruiter for the multinational DISYS do Brasil, explains that the selection processes have evolved and that the candidate must now prepare his CV by focusing on the position sought: “The first evaluation of the CV by managers or clients consists of to find points compatible with the position sought.
Below, the professional gives advice on building your CV and helping to break down some stigmas of the past that are no longer valid today.
➡️Estigma: staying in the same company for a short time means that the professional is unstable.
Do jobs of two or three months “burn” the image of the candidate? Abreu explains that in many sectors this does not happen. This is because informality is now well perceived by businesses. In the information technology (IT) scenario, professionals in informal positions are understood to be service providers – a positive characteristic for development or project positions, for example.
➡️Stigmatization: the professional with different experiences and outside his main field of activity has no focus.
According to the recruiter, what was once called a “pinga-pinga professional”, i.e. one who kept moving from one position to another, is no longer seen by an evil eye. “They are project-oriented professionals, who accept temporary positions or provide a specific technology or service”. The important thing is to clearly indicate on your CV the skills and competencies that you master, to show that you are able to fill the vacancy.
➡️Stigma: CV is not a place to talk about your personal life.
Although voluntary projects and other private life actions can enrich the professional, Abreu believes that this information can be left for the time of the interview, when there is more in-depth contact with the candidate – except for positions. vacancies that favor these characteristics.
“If the company is looking to see the candidate’s ability in the CV, it is important that they are more agile and proactive during the first assessment. Personal profile, personal tastes and travel experiences are for the interview.”
➡️Stigma: A little lie doesn’t hurt.
In the impatience to want to highlight the course in front of the other candidates, many end up weighing their hand in the final adjustments. This is the case of language level catch-up, for example. In this regard, Abreu is adamant: “There is no point in trying to deceive, because many opportunities really need the language and you may be called upon to do the interview in another language”.
It should be remembered that lying on your CV can be considered a crime. It’s best to stay out of it and trust the skills you actually have.
➡️Stigma: Those looking for their first job don’t need to write a solid CV.
Even without previous professional experience, it is possible to put together an excellent CV. The recruiter advises that “the professional makes private projects and has projects that he can display both on his CV and in the technical interview”.
He reinforces that “it is important to have cases”, because recruiters seek professionals for the skills, tools or technologies that they master. Valuable advice for those who do not yet have experience and who want to stand out: “The candidate can develop projects specifically for the portfolio, presenting the development background he has”.
➡️Stigma: a resume that is too long is annoying. It is best to always send an abbreviated version.
It depends. According to the recruiter, a CV that is too long can get in the way when the position to be filled is very specific. “But for an IT developer position, for example, it is interesting for the professional to detail the skills he has, since in this case the company wants to know the candidate’s level of knowledge.”
LinkedIn is a great place to do a good breakdown of specific knowledge. In addition to him, Abreu emphasizes the importance of presenting a portfolio.
➡️Stigma: Better to be very good in one area than to have skills in several areas.
Nowadays, especially in the world of technology, the market is looking more for professionals who are experts in the field in which they work. Simply put, the more expert you are in a particular technology, tool, or skill, the more likely you are to win that specific job.
However, explains Abreu, “depending on the opportunity, there are also vacancies that value professionals who have knowledge in multiple technologies”. For a management position, having more horizontal experience can be a differential, as the position may require a professional with the ability to understand and interact with various functions.
For this reason, it’s important to fully understand the job you’re applying for and prepare your resume to highlight the characteristics that best apply to it.
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DISYS Brasil has been in the country since 2007, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Digital Intelligence Systems Corporation, has structured service lines to serve as an IT consulting company focused on outsourcing services and outsourcing integration with the activities of its customers. DISYS’ customer base consists of global enterprises, small and medium enterprises, educational institutions and public bodies. It has offices in the state capitals of Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, São Paulo and Paraná.