Jan 23, 2019 - 04:44 PM
There are skills you learn that can be used in other industries and for different purposes. Having worked in the same industry for 20 years give you an expertise advantage over other candidates. You can leverage your transferable skills and add them as part of the assets you can bring to the position you are applying to.
When talking about skills, we tend to divide them into soft and hard skills. The soft skills are the ones your personality can bring to how you interact with people and the hard skills are the ones you learn and have to do with your experience. Here is a list of skills employers look for in applicants.
One useful tip about skills on your resume is to make sure that when you list your hard and soft skills, that the language you use mirrors what’s in the job advertisement. For example, if the job advertisement notes that the candidate must possess “superior communication skills,” list “superior communication skills” in the Skills section of your resume. Doing so improves your chances of getting your resume past an applicant tracking system (ATS).