1. Home >
  2. Apps >
  3. Groups >

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
Rank D3 - MASTER

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. 

Posted in: #Coffee Room
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · Feb 17, 2019
Rank A1 - PRO

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
Rank C3 - EXPERT

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
Rank D3 - MASTER

Thank you so much @Mr.Kaustubh Katdare. 

Juhi Das
Juhi Das · Feb 17, 2019
Rank D3 - MASTER

Thank you so much @Mr. Mohit Patil

Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Feb 17, 2019
Rank A1 - PRO

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
Rank D3 - MASTER

Thank you so much @Mr.Ramani Aswath

Radhika Deshpande
Radhika Deshpande · Feb 18, 2019
Rank B2 - LEADER

@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
Rank D3 - MASTER

Thank you @Radhika Deshpande


You must log-in or sign-up to reply to this post.

Click to Log-In or Sign-Up