Mar 16, 2021 - 07:26 PM
- Consider your education and training.
- Reflect on your work experience.
- Take a skills assessment.
- Review your resume.
- Review your cover letters.
Hard skills are based on technical knowledge you've learned through work experience, education and training. Such skills are practical and measurable, and they are highly valued by employers, especially in technical career fields like computer science.
Common types of hard skills include project management, marketing, language, design and computer software. You should already know many of your hard skills because you studied them in school. Others you learned on the job as you used new programs or tools on a regular basis.
You should showcase your relevant hard skills on your resume and cover letter when you apply for each job, and make sure to speak confidently about them in your interview. Any real world examples of how you used your skills to successfully complete a project or generate revenue will go over very well with the hiring manager.