Skills for Any Resume

Improve your chances of getting hired by communicating certain skills on your resume.

It doesn't matter if you are working for a large corporation or a local car wash, there are three key skills that are needed to be successful at any job. Today, organizations are forced to accomplish more with fewer resources. With this in mind, it is important for you to have a variety of skills. For all these skills, it's a plus if you can mention results. For instance, "great problem-solving skills" is not as good as "identified new ordering process that significantly reduced delivery times."

  • Interaction skills — If you are working at a company that has more than one employee, you will need good interaction skills. The success of an organization is highly dependent on how well people work together. Having good interaction skills simply means you have the ability to convey your ideas and opinions in a way that is palatable and non-offensive to others.
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills — The business world is fast-paced and complex. It is inevitable that challenges will arise. When problems do arise, having skills to solve them is an imperative. Individuals with the ability to identify conflict, develop solutions and make effective business decisions will most likely be approached to play a leadership role.
  • General technical skills — The majority of organizations today rely heavily on technology to manage business. Furthermore, organizations need employees who have some technical skills. It is not necessary to know every detail of technology, but it is necessary for you to have a working knowledge of basic technical functions, like word processing, transporting files, etc.

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