Sep 28, 2018 - 04:46 PM
The best skills to include on a resume are the ones that you have in your arsenal, as well as the ones the job advertisement you’re responding to place the most emphasis on. The particular skills you choose to highlight will vary depending on the type of work you do, and the sort of job you’re targeting.
If you’re not applying for jobs just yet, start by reviewing five to ten job descriptions that are similar to the job you would like to eventually target. Look for the common skills that are asked for that you also have. Those are the first skills to highlight on your resume. Another great way to find skills that you should include are by looking at job postings on LinkedIn. LinkedIn includes a list of the skills necessary for each job, and it highlights the skills where your background is weak.
In general, skills that most employers find useful include communication skills, customer service skills, problem-solving skills, time management skills, and leadership skills. If you are in an industry that requires specific skills, include those too. You may want to include certain types of software, any foreign languages, or specialized equipment that you are proficient in.
It’s important that you include both soft skills and hard skills on your resume. Soft skills include things like communication and time management skills, while hard skills include things like knowledge of a computer programming language, or proficiency with a software suite. There’s no one answer when it comes to the best skills to include on your resume. Every resume is different, depending on the jobs you’re looking for (and the jobs you’re applying for).
Aug 11, 2018 - 05:44 AM
In order to attract the recruiter or hiring manager's focus, list skills that the job description talks about. This shows you are a good fit for the company, and it will help you get past applicant tracking systems that scan your document for employer-related keywords.
In general there are a number of skills that are beneficial for almost all industries. These include soft skills such as customer service, communication, positive attitude, multitasking, organizational, problem solving, teamwork, industry knowledge, and physical demand. If you are applying for a technical position, make sure you include a separate section that points out all of your abilities in this area as this can set you apart from the competition.