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June 12, 2011 12:25 PM Subscribe
Are skill based CVs used for entry level job applications in the US?
posted by OrangeDrink to Work & Money (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
After posting this question
, I switched my resume into a skills based CV, and I haven't gotten much response. The one place that did call me in seemed specifically baffled by the skill based CV, to the point where one interviewer said "So, uh, what's this?" and gestured at my CV. I'm pretty sure I'm doing mine right and that it's following the standard skills based CV format. I never saw one when I was interviewing people for a job at the coffeeshop where I work, and I didn't see one when I was hiring for interns.
It's nice though - I don't have to use my cover letter to justify my qualifications for a job DESPITE my resume rather than because of it. I just worry that resume readers are seeing my CV and being confused by it rather than interested.
I should note that I'm mostly applying for small nonprofit organizations in San Francisco, where they're not likely to have a solid HR department - the last interview I had was for an office assistant replacing herself. Any thoughts? Are these totally weird out here?