When you’ve included your personal details, photo and professional profile, it’s time to add a section dedicated to your skills.
When showcasing your skills, less is more. Don’t include your entire skill set. Not only would this make your CV too wordy, but it would also draw attention away from your most important skills.
Which skills should you include on Spanish CVs?
The most important skills to include on your CV will depend on your profession and industry. However, there are some skills that make strong impacts on all Spanish CVs. These include Spanish language skills and knowledge of Spanish regulations/legislation.
Of course, only include skills that you have mastered. It goes without saying that lying on your CV is never a good idea.
How to format your skills section
Use bullet points to make your skills stand out. Icons are another great way of drawing attention to your skills. We recommend focusing on no more than 10 skills. Any more than this will dilute your skills section.
In the CV example in this guide, notice how we’ve used five dots for each skill. These dots are used to measure the candidate’s proficiency with the skills, using a scale of one to five.
This approach enables you to communicate to hiring managers exactly how proficient you are with your skills. It's often important to state whether your skills are at an advanced level or not. For example, if you’re expert with Microsoft Excel, it’s important to convey this rather than leaving the reader pondering whether you’re a beginner.
Here is an example of a CV’s key skills section: