Resume Skills List
A resume skills list is an important part of your toolbox for employment. Employers will expect you to highlight the skills which you are strong in. Once you hash out a good list you can tailor your skill set to any job you’re qualified for.
- Communication skills. Number one on the resume skills list is communication because you must be able to communicate before doing anything else. You must be able to communicate in a clear, concise manner, and also be a good listener. Highlight any volunteer or work experience you have communicating with others.
- Analytic/Research skills. Are you a good problem solver? Do you know when you need to obtain more information to solve a problem? Employers are looking for this skill set. List any analytical and research skills you have.
- Technology skills. Computer nerds are highly sought after these days. Everyone in the workplace should have basic computer skills, but anything above that will place you ahead of the pack. List any computer software applications you are familiar with. This also includes all Internet applications.
- Leadership skills. Employers are always looking for leaders. Leaders don’t need to be told what to do and they have what it takes to get the job done. Make sure you list any position of leadership you’ve held, even if it was for only a short time period.
- Team player skills. Plays well with others. This skill is just as pertinent today as it was in Kindergarten. Indicate as part of your resume skills list is that you’re a good team player, you cooperate, and work well as part of a group of individuals working on a project together.
- Innovator skills. Do you like to come up with different ideas or solutions to problems? Do you enjoy novelty and progression? If so, employers are looking for you. Innovation is what makes the world go round, and if you can show how you can come up with fresh approaches to old tired problems you are golden.
- Planning/Organizing skills. You need to keep it all together, and employers are looking for people who can. List a step wise approach to how you went about completing a project. Also, detail how your organized the project and how all the pieces fit together.
Posted on: Mar. 25, 2011