DECIDE ON A SKILLS SECTION FORMAT

You have several options when deciding where you should list skills on your resume:

List your skills on a functional resume.
This option is good for people changing careers or those with little or no professional experience.

List your skills in a separate skills section.
This option is good for those who have extensive experience but want to clearly highlight specific skills or qualifications that set them apart.

Weave your skills into your professional experience section.
No matter how you decide to list skills on your resume, you should include keywords from the job description when listing previous experience.Let’s take a closer looks at each of these options as you decide which is best for your background.

List your skills on a functional resume.
If you are changing careers or industries and do not have extensive professional experience, you might decide to feature them at the top of your resume. This type of resume is called a functional resume.
To include skills on a functional resume, you should create skill sections that lists your successes with key skills relevant to the position for which you’re applying. Any professional experience you do have should go below your skills section.