Hi! I have some contacts who are happy to refer me at their firms (MBB/2nd tier) but I have a question about the 'Skills' section of the CV. I'm in Germany but not sure that impacts the answers I could use.
At a career fair recently they had CV Checks where people from different companies would look at your CV and give you tips. Every person from consulting firms gave me conflicting advice! One said to leave off computer skills such as Office (Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) because 'everyone has them' and it just takes up space but another said it was vital. One said they really liked that I had my Key Skills section as it is my soft skills (not listed, rather with brief examples but it's very short/to the point) and another said it seemed showoff-y (isn't that the point of a CV?).
My question is, for someone with an abundance of soft skills and minimal hard skills (yes I know Office, DIVA and SAP CRM software, Adobe, etc. but not much else) as I come from a liberal arts background, what should my skills section include/not include? I speak 3 languages but that goes under my info in a Languages section as it's important they see it ASAP since German is not my first language/CV is in English.
Thanks in advance!