What Skills to Put on a Resume and How to Do It (Infographic)

February 21, 2018
Donna Moores

You’ve gone through hundreds of job ads and finally found that unicorn job posting. You don’t want to mess this up! The modern-day recruitment process has its quirks. It’s not enough to just come up with a run-of-the-mill list of jobs you’ve held over the years and plonk them on your resume.

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You need to make your abilities and traits shine through. A list of five work-related skills will not land you a job of your dreams.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s an infographic that will help you:

  • get applicant tracking software on your side,
  • win the confidence of the recruiter,
  • and finally land that job interview.

The skills section of your resume is the best opportunity to showcase your relevant strengths, so don’t neglect it.

Remember to tailor your skill list to the specific position you’re applying for.

What skills should you pay attention to on a resume, though?

Those would be the exact same skills as listed in the job posting. Think of them as keywords that need to be given a plug in your application. Don’t limit yourself to just what you see in the ad, though. Review similar job ads, see what they require, and if you possess those additional skills, add them, too.

Remember: skills are crucial. Don’t just copy-paste the list onto your resume. You need to pepper the most important job-related skills through your resume. Not sure how to do this?

Our friends at UpToWork prepared a brilliant visual piece that will help you highlight your skills within a resume.

This infographic will show you how to put skills on a resume:

Skills to put on a resume

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