The Best Skills To Have on Your Resume
Popular resume templates and HR pros prompt job seekers to include a list of strategic skills on their resume. You skills section of your resume is a opportunity to show off a bit.
Before grabbing your laptop to edit, follow these five steps to make your resume really shine:
- Tailor your list Do some research on job you are targeting. If you are applying to work as a Java developer, make sure you include Java skills listed as part of your strategic skills.
- Emphasize tech skills Being technical is good, but these days you need to distinguish yourself. So, be specific with your technical skills and include specific tools when appropriate.
- Showcase your social media expertise While a large number of Instagram followers is impressive to buddies, it’s not necessarily a skill. However, if you’ve successfully used social media to create a brand or to share your expertise, be sure to include this experience. Make sure to quantify your impact with relevant data.
- Know the lingo Every industry has its own insider language and concepts. Show your command of this in the resume and cover letter. Continue to do your research, so you are aware of the trends in your industry. Talk to mentors, professors and other professionals to learn what everyone in the industry talks about, so that you can align your skill set with the industry’s standards