Top Skills to Highlight on Your Resume

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Top Skills to Highlight on Your Resume

While there is a lot of information online about job hunting and how to format your skills on a resume, it can be easy to get lost and become overwhelmed. If you find yourself in this position, afraid to make a crucial mistake that costs you the job of your dreams, hiring a professional resume writer through a resume review site could be a valuable solution for you.

However, not everyone can afford this additional help, and that’s ok! By learning the ins and outs of writing a solid resume, you won’t necessarily need the help of Resume Writing Services that charge hundreds of dollars to write a resume. We are here to break down the top skills recruiters and hiring managers are looking for in applicants. Hopefully in this process you will learn some new information, and save yourself any resume writing stress.

For most job opportunities, hiring managers are looking for the ideal mix of past experience and relevant skills. It’s important to ensure the skills you are presenting on your resume directly correspond to the job posting. For example, you would not want to waste precious space on your resume talking about your boating skills for a finance job!

Hiring managers want to see that you’re someone who is able to adapt to new situations and learn new things as you go. With technology changing the ways we conduct our work at an exponential rate, this is one of the most sought after skills today.

Employers know that the game of work is always changing, and employees who keep up with the times and are able to adapt to it, are the ones who will thrive in this fast-changing work-life we live in. This is particularly important to show for more experienced job seekers, who have been in the business for many years now and might not be the most caught up with how the modernized way of how everything works.

Your resume can tell a hiring manager a lot about you at a quick glance, and one of the top-level skills they will be looking out for is professionalism. A neat and organized resume will showcase you as a polished candidate. While you might be the most qualified candidate by far, a seemingly innocuous typo could severely impact your chances to snag that job.

In hiring situations where managers are receiving hundreds or thousands of applications, they may use grammatical errors as a way to quickly weed out candidates. A typo sends the message that you potentially aren’t a strong writer or that you have careless tendencies, two red flags when hiring. Make sure you take the time to get a second set of eyes on you resume to avoid this preventable problem!

Specific Industry Skills/Knowledge
A trick of the trade is to comb back through the job posting and company values and highlight the skills you already have. Make sure you are showcasing that information in the descriptions of your past jobs and in the skills section of your resume. Maybe you aren’t a perfect match, but it’s ok to get a little creative and demonstrate how past experiences you’ve had tie in to a specific skill set. Also, list out any software interfaces or technology platforms you have worked with in the past to emphasis your industry knowledge.

Data and Statistics
The further along you are in your career, it is more expected that you are owning and leading projects in your field of work. The person hiring you is going to want to be able to reference your resume to see past projects or initiatives, and the corresponding deliverables you accomplished. Including this information is a huge win, especially if you do have awesome statistics to show for yourself! Your resume is the right place to brag, so don’t feel bad showcasing the success you’ve had over the course of your career. Being able to include specific numbers such as sales closed or the size of the budget you managed is a huge advantage.

Project Management
Companies will get excited if they see skills on your resume that indicate you are organized and interested in being a leader. Make sure to emphasis any work you’ve done where you were the project lead or managed others.

When you put all of these pieces together, you are guaranteed to come out with an incredible resume. All of these are invaluable skills that will indicate you would be an indispensable asset to the company. Happy job hunting!

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