Skills And Abilities On Resume – The Guidelines

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When it comes to having the perfect resume, things could be really difficult especially when you are not well-versed with the nuances. If you too are wondering as to what are the good skills to put on a resume, you need to read this article by Deniz. He shares his deep insights on the art of resume skill selection.

The Battle Of Soft And Hard Skills

We all know that when you are listing down your skills on the resume, the dilemma always arises between hard and soft skills – which should you highlight? Isn’t it? Do not worry, it is common to face this doubt and this is why we are going to help you.

Ideally, soft skills aren’t enough to get you placed. Most hiring managers would expect you to already be well-versed with the basic soft skills. This mean that having them isn’t something that puts your résumé in the “special category”.

So, you need to focus really hard on finding out the kind of skill which needs to be on your résumé. Should a blend of hard and soft skills be good enough? Perhaps yes.

Be Specific

The key here is to know that you must be specific. You cannot be vague and expect your recruiter to study your résumé and look out for what your exact skills are.

There may be hundreds of applicants vying for the one same spot and in such cases, what can you do?  You have to actually impress your interviewer and sometimes, the only chance you get is your résumé.

There are a lot of applicants who have the skill and the caliber needed for the job but their résumé makes them lose the game. You do not want to add to these stats, do you?

So, you will need to research the job position you are applying for. Then, look at the exact skills which will be needed. Do NOT write all of them down.

It is good to be smart and strategic, but do not be over-smart as this will make your interviewer question your credibility.

Once you have an idea of what they actually need, pick three of the tools and skills and start working on them. Before you appear for your job interview, you should have some kind of proficiency in the skills. Now, specifically mention the tools you can confidently use and the skills you have actually developed.

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Got my point? Easy enough, isn’t it?

If you still need more assistance regarding what to mention as far as skills and abilities on résumé is concerned, read this expert article by Deniz. He is the creator of The Career Mastery and works with PwC Consulting. When you know what to do and how to avoid the pitfalls, you will have a better chance of getting the job.

This post is contributed by Stelvio Cappes.