May 28, 2019 - 06:22 PM
If you would like to get a stronger sense of the best skills to have on your resume, consider creating a word cloud using a tool like Wordle, which will provide you with a visual representation of the key skills that are most relevant to the job for which you are applying.
As you apply for more and more jobs, you can continue to create word clouds and use them as a way to populate your resume with the most critical skills. Use the skills section of your resume to profile your skills. You can also use the summary and work experience resume sections to profile your skills. When you look at the required (and nice-to-have) skills listed in a job advertisement, don't worry if you do not have all of the skills they are looking for. The large majority of companies do not expect you to have every single skill listed in the job advertisement. Generally speaking, the job advertisement's list of needed skills is a bit of a wish list.
If you see something in the advertisement that says something like "Must speak Spanish" and you don't speak the language, it is likely not going to be a good fit. Otherwise, if you review the advertisement and you have many of the skills that the role calls for, go ahead and apply. You have nothing to lose! If you think you'll need a helping hand with incorporating the right skills into your resume, consider putting LiveCareer's Resume Builder to work.