How should I complete my skills level?
This article explains how to complete the skills level available on DoYouBuzz. We use a 5-star notation, with a half-star accuracy.
Skills level are optional
Skills levels are completely optional. You won't be penalized if you have don't have any skill level on your CV. It is just a way to display information on your profile and to guide people who will read your CV.
Our notation system is a simplified version of the European Qualifications Framework, which is a 8-levels notation system.
1 star - Beginner
Equivalent to 1st & 2nd EQF level.
|Knowledge||Basic facts and knowledge|
|Skills||Basic skills required to carry out simple tasks|
|Autonomy||Work or study under supervision with some autonomy in a structured context|
2 stars - Intermediate
Equivalent to 3rd & 4th EQF level.
|Knowledge||Knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts|
|Skills|| Cognitive and practical skills required to accomplish tasks and solve problems by selecting and applying basic methods, tools, materials and information
|Autonomy|| Exercise self-management within the guidelines of work. Adapt own behaviour to circumstances in solving problems that are usually predictable, but are subject to change
|Responsibilities||Supervise the routine work of others.|
3 stars - Good
Equivalent to 5th EQF level.
|Knowledge|| Comprehensive, factual and theoretical knowledge within a field of work or study and an awareness of the boundaries of that knowledge
|Skills||Cognitive and practical skills required to develop creative solutions to abstract problems|
|Autonomy|| Exercise self-management in an unpredictable work context.
|Responsibilities||Taking responsibility for decision-making in unpredictable work context.|
4 stars - Advanced
Equivalent to 6th & 7h EQF level.
|Knowledge|| Advanced knowledge of a field of work or study, involving a critical understanding of theories and principles.
|Skills|| Advanced skills, demonstrating mastery and innovation, required to solve complex and unpredictable problems. Able to develop new knowledge and procedures in the field.
|Autonomy||Taking responsibility for decision-making in unpredictable work or study contexts.|
|Responsibilities||Manage and transform work contexts that are complex, unpredictable and require new strategic approaches.|
5 stars - Expert
Equivalent to 8th EQF level.
|Knowledge||Knowledge at the most advanced frontier of a field of work or study and at the interface between fields.|
|Skills||The most advanced and specialised skills and techniques,required to solve critical problems in research and/or innovation and to extend and redefine existing knowledge or professional practice
|Responsibilities|| Demonstrate substantial authority, innovation, autonomy, scholarly and professional integrity and sustained commitment to the development of new ideas or processes at the forefront of work or study contexts including research.