Writing Your Resume Skills Section: Do's and Don'ts

the skills section of your resume can

make a huge difference during the job

search no matter what kind of experience

you have we'll guide you through the

do's and don'ts of an effective skill

section first don't include obsolete or

irrelevant skills

obsolete skills make your resume look

out-of-date and while you may have

valuable experience from other parts of

your career you should only include

skills related to the job you're

pursuing next list your most relevant

skills first make each entry brief and

specific but feel free to include as

many relevant entries as you need when

it comes to character traits don't list

them as skills although qualities like

hard-working and dedicated are positive

simply listing them won't win over

hiring managers instead show these

traits through the tasks and

achievements of your work experience

organize your skills to keep things

readable group related entries together

such as your computer skills language

skills and so on you can simply list

them or if you have several skills of

the same type you can organize them into

categories don't include anything

personal religious or political personal

skills are typically unnecessary and

unrelated to your job search in the u.s.

religious are politically related skills

are generally not included but this can

vary from country to country take the

time to optimize the skills section and

it will hopefully be a highlight of your



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