Curriculum today VS then: what has changed and what are companies looking for today? | + Employment

It’s important to fully understand the job you’re applying for and prepare your CV to highlight your characteristics that best apply to it. Image: freepik

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Below, the professional gives advice on building your CV and helping to break down some stigmas of the past that are no longer valid today.

➡️Stigma: staying in the same company for a short time means that the professional is unstable.

Jobs of two or three months “burn” the image of the candidate? Abreu explains that in many sectors this does not happen. Indeed, informality is now well perceived by companies. 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.

➡️Stigma: Professionals with different backgrounds and outside of their primary area of ​​expertise have no focus.

Recruiter says what used to be called a ‘drip-pinga professional’, i.e. someone who kept changing jobs, is no longer viewed with suspicion . “They are project-oriented professionals who accept temporary jobs or provide a specific technology or service.” The important thing is to clearly indicate on your CV the skills and competences that you master, to show that you are able to fill the vacant position.

➡️Stigma: CV is not a place to talk about your personal life.

Although volunteer projects and other actions in the private life 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 left 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 do not 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 points out 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 his development background”.

➡️Stigma: a CV that is too long is embarrassing. 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: It is better to be very good at one thing 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, Abreu explains that “depending on the opportunity, there are also vacancies that value professionals who have knowledge in several technologies”. For a leadership position, having more horizontal experience can be a differentiator, as the position may require the professional to have the ability to understand and interact with different 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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