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Can I add some skills to my CV without certificate?

Question asked by Juhi Das in #Coffee Room on Feb 17, 2019
Juhi Das
Juhi Das · Feb 17, 2019
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I am a civil engineering student. My question is I have learnt some foreign languages such as French, Spanish... & I have also learnt Autocad, Revit & StadPro.... But I don't have a certificate of these courses... But I learnt them very well. Can I add this skills to my CV for job interviews without any formal certificates.???? 


Please reply ASAP. 

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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Feb 17, 2019
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Yes, you can. However, it's likely that you might be asked for a proof at the time of Interview. Let's say, if the Interviewer knows Spanish and decides to test your knowledge - you might be asked a few questions in Spanish. You should be able to demonstrate your knowledge and skills.

Be extra careful while writing technologies that you are familiar with. If you actually have worked and are comfortable with AutoCad or other software; it's okay to mention them. 

I've caught several candidates who wrote several technologies in their resume just to make it look attractive; but couldn't answer even the simplest of the questions. If that happens, rejection is confirmed. 

I'll however recommend obtaining a formal certificate in the technologies, tools, languages that you wish to highlight and are relevant to the job you are applying to. 

Mohit Patil
Mohit Patil · Feb 17, 2019
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Sure go ahead and add those skills. Be prepared to answer questions. If you can answer to the satisfaction of the interviewer there is nothing to worry. But as advised above you should get a formal certificate. It creates a better first impression. 

Juhi Das
Juhi Das · Feb 17, 2019
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Thank you so much @Mr.Kaustubh Katdare. 

Juhi Das
Juhi Das · Feb 17, 2019
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Thank you so much @Mr. Mohit Patil

Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Feb 17, 2019
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Your city will certainly have French and Spanish embassies are institutions teaching these languages. They do give certificates. 

Likewise Autocad also sponsors training centres in various cities, which give certificates. There are many online Spanish and French courses, which giv certificates. If you already know these you can quickly get through these on line courses.

Juhi Das
Juhi Das · Feb 17, 2019
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Thank you so much @Mr.Ramani Aswath

Radhika Deshpande
Radhika Deshpande · Feb 18, 2019
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@Juhi Das if you learnt so many languages then why dont you go for atleast 1 certification. It will really add value to your resume rather by just plain writing about it and then explaining it.

Juhi Das
Juhi Das · Feb 21, 2019
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Thank you @Radhika Deshpande


supriya VN gowda
supriya VN gowda · Feb 29, 2020
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Yes, you can add those in skills and you have to know about that courses in detail. If your interviewer ask you any questions on that topics you should be able to answer that questions. Geeks for geeks offer you certificates for 90 rupees for that you have to register to take up exam on particular subject you have learned and you can get certificate easily, you can add about that certificate in your CV. 

Kavya Burramolla
Kavya Burramolla · Mar 3, 2020
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Yes, I'd suggest you to put your skills in resume. Showcasing skills in resume will attract the recruiters but ultimately presentation of skills when asked to prove will help you in fetching the job, which can only be possible when you are well aware of it. As @Radhika Deshpande rightly mentioned having a certification will be an added advantage. But be very careful of what all technologies and skills that you are mentioning in the resume. There are many cases that we write some technology that we are just aware of but when recruiters ask for a basic or a moderate question we fail to answer and resulting in rejection. If possible mention your level of proficiency for particular skill or a technology if you are only familiar with basics. This shows your genuinity and willingness to learn. 

riya pundir
riya pundir · Mar 3, 2020
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Yes sure you can write about your skill in cv but make sure you write those skill which you really have ...so that in interview if  they ask about it ..you will be able to give answers

Venkat Sai Nakkina
Venkat Sai Nakkina · Mar 17, 2020
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Yes you can add into your CV. If you have a strong knowledge definitely you can add, it is no matter whether you are having a certificate or not. When you are attending for an interview these skills are more helpful to you as well as attract the recruiters also.

Babar Hussain
Babar Hussain · Mar 18, 2020
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Why not,

If you learn some skills free of cost from any plate form, like you know about the Graphical designing and you've learned enough tools to do designing. You can mention skills and tools as well.

You should have enough knowledge about your skills, so that you can answer the entire questions on the entire skill or tool.

Babar Hussain
Babar Hussain · Mar 18, 2020
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Why not,

If you learn some skills free of cost from any plate form, like you know about the Graphical designing and you've learned enough tools to do designing. You can mention skills and tools as well.

Babar Hussain
Babar Hussain · Mar 18, 2020
Rank E2 - BEGINNER

Why not,

If you learn some skills free of cost from any plate form, like you know about the Graphical designing and you've learned enough tools to do designing. You can mention skills and tools as well.

You should have enough knowledge about your skills, so that you can answer the entire questions on the entire skill or tool.

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