These 10 job skills will enhance any résumé
By Amanda Miller - Decision Times
The Virginia Workforce Network encourages job-hunters to emphasize the following transferable job skills on their résumés. The trick is succinctly describing specific experiences in which you learned or applied the following skills:
1. Budget management
"People who can handle money, make sound financial decisions and analyze numerical data are in great demand."
"People who can interact with supervisors, subordinates and peers, give orders and instructions, listen effectively and demonstrate respect and receptivity to others will discover many doors of opportunity."
3. Public relations
"People who can use speaking and writing abilities to deal effectively with the public will find that few companies have enough of this kind of talent."
4. Time management
"People who can cope with deadlines, handle stress and beat the clock are valuable and much sought after by companies."
"People who are objective, stable, problem-solvers should have little difficulty marketing themselves."
"People who can speak effectively with individuals or groups, listen carefully and emphatically and portray good ideas clearly and imaginatively are not only employable but will find many opportunities to advance."
"People who can write reports, memos, letters and essays — in plain language — have a competitive edge."
8. Organization and management
"People who can define problems clearly (and) evaluate alternative courses of action critically, and those who can select and effectively implement solutions, are in very short supply."
"People who can acquire information and make good judgments are vital to the success of most companies. A demonstrated ability to ask good questions during interviews and critically evaluate responses will impress most prospective employers."
10. Teaching and instruction
"Employers need people who can impart knowledge, develop skills in others, and motivate them."
(Source: Virginia Workforce Network)
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