It’s very important to know what is relevant to the job when thinking of skills to list on your resume.
Writing a good résumé is a difficult balancing act. Sometimes it can be a challenge to keep your resume length short and sweet while also including enough quality information to make a lasting impression.
Hiring managers will also hold a particular interest in the skill set you possess. This means it’s very important to know what is relevant to the job when thinking of skills to list on your resume. And though it goes without saying, we’ll say it just in case: any job skills listed on your resume should be skills you truly possess.
“Some great skills employers love to see on your résumé if you are looking for remote work are: written and verbal communication, the ability to work independently, time and task management, organization, comfort with technology, and specific knowledge of remote communication tools like Zoom, Skype, Dropbox, Google Suite, etc.,” shared Toni Frana, FlexJobs’ lead career expert.
So how do you figure out the best skills to put on your resume? And what if you’re looking to find a remote job?
HARD SKILLS VS. SOFT SKILLS IN YOUR RÉSUMÉ
There are endless skills that you can include on any résumé, and you have to decide which ones will be the most effective. There are hard, industry-specific technical skills, as well as soft skills that every job demands.
Hard skills are technical abilities that are specific to a particular job and are often measurable. For software developers, their set of hard skills would include specific programming languages. Soft skills are personal skills or creative abilities that can come naturally or be strengthened over time. Some examples of soft skills are adaptability, self-motivation, people skills, time management, and the ability to work under pressure.
Let’s take a closer look at the skills section for your résumé.
Read the complete Fast Company article BY JESSICA HOWINGTON: https://www.fastcompany.com/90887751/these-are-the-top-20-must-have-skills-to-put-on-your-resume