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How to track and manage skills using CV Partner

CV Partner is the home for your CVs, Case Studies and their skills, experiences and much more. With its intuitive and easy to use interface CV Partner tends to capture more and higher quality data on the skills the people in your organisation possess. If you have prepared the CV Partner account with skill suggestions using master data, each employee will also more easily find relevant skills and add them to their CV every time they log in. There is no need to use an Excel sheet or skill matrix to manage the knowledge in your organisation. All the skills and experiences in your company is available, searchable and exportable in any format.

Supporting skill proficiency as well as number of years experience

If you have used a CV Partner you have likely added your own skills in your CV or to a case study. You have probably also seen that if you tag skills to project, the system will allow you to add how many years experience you have with the skill. You have likely also used CV Partner's advanced search functionality to find exactly the skill or experience level you are looking for within your company. If you are an even more advanced user you might also have used CV Partner to calculate the overall number of people in your organisation which matches the requirement in a bid or proposal.

Did you know that you can also add the proficiency level for each skill using CV Partner? To test or toggle on the feature in your account Navigate here: Customize CV Partner > Skill proficiency

This menu is available for administrators in a CV Partner account


Enabling this feature will allow each user to set their proficiency level for each skill, and you can also filter on this attribute in the search:

Example of a search for CV content


When toggled on, the suggestions help texts in the image above can be changed to reflect your own terminology or definition. You can set 3 or 5 levels as well as add your own descriptions for each language in your account. 

You can set custom explanatory texts in each language

If your framework has a granularity which does not match the 3 or 5 level setup in CV Partner, we recommend dropping the lowest levels. If you have the lowest level of a skill it should not be added to a CV  as it is likely not a skill you can use in a project.

Some skill proficiency standards you can consider using

There are a few standards which you can employ or fit into the above framework, some of these include:


1. The SFIA framework

2. The European e-Competence Framework

3. The CGMA competency framework


Some of these standards also have skills and skill categories which can be added to master data.


Use this data for HR, recruiting or statistics

The goal of this feature is not to offer HR or HRM features, but to allow companies who use this in bids or proposals, or who want to capture this data and use the API for getting insights or trends. Learn more about some use cases for our API and how you could use this to visualise or illustrate the skills and experiences in your company.


Related posts: Learn more how knowledge managers use CV Partner in this and this blog post.


If you have any questions or are interested in a demo, feel free to reach out.

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