How to Present Soft Skills Along Hard Skills in Your CV Template

More and more recruiters prefer unconventional ways of professional representation. There are two main reasons for that.

First of all, a traditional CV is usually quite difficult to check. As we all know, some candidates may exaggerate some information when it comes to their professional experience.

Besides, neither the personality of a candidate nor his/her professionalism can be fully reflected in a purely verbal format. If you want to succeed as a professional, creating a CV website is a must to stand out.

This concerns not only creative professions, like designers or photographers. A professionally looking CV website can bring more clients than a business card for lawyers and accountants too!

In this article, I will try to demonstrate how you can present your skills in the best light possible with MotoCMS website builder.

We will analyze how to realize your soft skills:

  • emotional
  • communication
  • social intelligence

...and hard skills, a.k.a. your profession-related experience.

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Soft Skills Presentation

Soft skills are personal traits that help you to succeed in the modern working environment. They are not connected with your educational background. They do not reflect your job experience. So, why do both recruiters and prospective clients look for people with well-developed soft skills?

The answer is simple. In our globalization age, the world is getting smaller. It is not a problem to find a candidate with relevant job experience. What is a problem, though, is to make sure that this person fits in. Prove that you have the necessary emotional, communication, and social intelligence for the job with the CV template from MotoCMS.


Emotional Intelligence

What reflects positive emotions better than a smile? With the CV template from MotoCMS, you can be sure that your smile is remembered! Thanks to the Block Editor, you can choose between two different headers where you can use your portrait photo. Remember that your face is what recruiters or prospective clients see first. Use the photo of the best quality you have!

Emotions are also traditionally connected with the color perception. That is why caution is needed when working out the color palette for your CV website. There is good news though! If you choose this CV template from MotoCMS you do not need to worry about this thanks to the Color Picker tool inside the admin panel you get with your web theme.

Just go to Design - Colors - Main Colors to see what colors dominate your design at the moment. In case you want to customize a color or two, have a look at More Colors that are selected to suit the overall design of this CV template.

Of course, with MotoCMS, you can change any color you want. Click on one of the main colors, choose the option that is more to your taste and redesign all elements with this tone right away.

Communication Intelligence

What can you do to show that you have necessary communication skills to survive in the modern job market? For starters, engage the interest of your prospective recruiters by adding a video presentation to your CV website. Talk briefly about who you are and what you are passionate about to grab the attention of a potential employee.

When done properly, a piece of video content can considerably increase your chances of getting hired! Use the Video widget from MotoCMS to make this video appear on your website. Simply drag the widget to the place that seems suitable and drop on the layout!

Social Intelligence

The solid online presence is slowly but surely turning into a lifesaver when you look for a job. In the era of the Internet, it is not surprising. So, if you have social accounts that look relevant to the position you are pursuing, then use them.

Go to the Widgets tab in your admin panel and drag-and-drop the elements you need, e.g. Social Links. Of course, it makes sense to use the social links only if they mostly reflect your professional experience, not your private life details.

Hard Skills Presentation

Hard skills are the professional experience directly relevant for a certain job. Even being the top professional, you should revise your CV every so often. The modern employer does not need a list of previous positions of yours. What (s)he is interested in are your accomplishments, as well as your ability to demonstrate them.

How does the CV template under analysis help you show what you are good at? For starters, you can mention awards you have. Another suggestion is to get creative with the professional skills you have. MotoCMS offers you to use a Skills Bar in its template to state the field you are good at and a percentage that reflects your expertise level.

And the last but not the least important element you need to work out is the Contact form. Make sure to mention all possible communication channels to encourage your prospective employer to get in touch with you!

That’s it. Now you know how to demonstrate the full scope of your soft skills and get a bit creative when presenting your hard skills with a CV template from MotoCMS. Good luck with your professional career!

Ian Byrd

Ian Byrd is a freelance writer, inspired by photography, web design and new technologies. Being passionate about art, reading, music, he likes meeting new people and discovering new things every day. Ian lives the present day, keeping an eye on future prospects. Please, follow him on Twitter.

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