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#1 2015-04-11 06:03:04

Registered: 2015-02-23
Posts: 949

Skill Section Of A Resume

Tips For Skills Section In A Resume

Types Of Skills:

Employers would like to evaluate 3 types of skills when hiring employees:
✓ Content Skills
✓ Functional Skills
✓ Self Management Skills

Content Skill:

Content skill is the amount of knowledge (qualifications and experience) the candidate possesses in a certain field.

Functional Skill:

Functional skills are people-oriented skills such as communicating, organizing and managing.

Self Management Skills:

Self management skills are your personal characteristics such as helper, self-learner, multi-tasker etc.
Based on the job description, you can include a skills section in your resume to specify your personal and/or technical skills.

Sample Of Key Personal Skills

Key Skills for Project Manager:

✓ An experienced team leader with the ability to initiate/manage cross-functional teams and multi-disciplinary projects
✓ Critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills
✓ Planning and organizing
✓ Excellent Personal Communication skills

General Management Skills:

✓ Persuasion, leadership, negotiation and delegation skills
✓ Conflict resolution
✓ Adaptability
✓ Tolerance for stressful situations

Key Skills for Teachers:

✓Self motivated
✓ Possesses initiative and highly energetic
✓ Strong verbal and personal communication skills
✓ Decision making, critical thinking, organizing and planning
✓ Tolerant and flexible in different situations

Key Skills for Accounting:

✓ Analytical thinking, planning
✓ Accuracy and Attention to details
✓ Organization and prioritization skills
✓ Problem analysis, use of judgment and ability to solve problems efficiently

Key Skills for Customer Service:

✓ Strong communication skills
✓ Problem analysis and problem solving
✓ Organizational skills and customer service orientation
✓ Adaptability and ability to work under pressure
✓ Initiator

Technical Skills:

Here are two examples of technical skills.
This particular candidate is a software engineer (see how many industrial keywords are written here).


C#, C++, ASP.NET, SQL, PHP, HTML, Java Script, XML


InstallShield, Visio, CruiseControl.NET, Flash, Dreamweaver


Windows Vista, XP, 2003 and UNIX


SQL Server 2000 & 2005, MS Access

Version Controls:

Visual SourceSafe
This particular candidate is a senior software engineer.


Visual Studio 2003-2008, Eclipse, C++, C#, .NET 2.0 3.5, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), MFC, COM, DCOM, ATL, DirectShow, DirectDraw, Win32 SDK, Windows Digital Rights Management (DRM), GUI, Trolltech QT, Unicode, Multi-Threading , NT Service development , InstallShield, SVN


TCP/IP, UDP/IP Socket Connections, FTP, POP3, IMAP, SMTP, DMI, SNMP, Louth, Sony and Leitch control, XML


Javascript, HTML, DHTML, ASP


Access, MS SQL, OLE DB, Sqlite




Cerify, Digital Rapids, Rhozet Carbon Coder, IPV SpectreView


Windows, Linux

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