Experienced-Based CV Con #1:
Hiring managers are now more likely to search for potential candidates by skills, rather than experience. Experienced-based CVs lack in depth information about a candidate’s transferrable skills, which means it is much more likely to go unseen when searching.
Experienced-Based CV Con #2:
As experienced-based CVs focus more on previous work history rather than who an individual is and the skills they have, it can be much easier to discriminate and stereotype.
So much so, that Graham Trevor, Group HR Director of Randstad UK states that there’s been a huge trend towards limiting the use of experienced based CVs as a way of reducing bias.
He recommends not getting too hung up on experience, as career switchers, graduates and those returning to work may all lack industry experience but will have an abundance of transferrable skills that would greatly increase their suitability for a number of roles.
This shows that skills can sometimes speak louder than experience.
Experienced-Based CV Con #3:
A lot less relevant to the actual job you are applying for, experienced-based CV’s can often hold a lot of clutter and include irrelevant work experience that an employer is unlikely to be interested in. This makes it more likely that they’ll miss the vital parts of your CV.