HOW TO LIST SKILLS ON YOUR RESUME

Though you may have several different areas of strength, include only those that are relevant to the job. Recruiters often have limited time when reviewing resumes, so it’s best to keep your skills section specific and concise.Once you move on to the interview phase, you’ll have the opportunity to elaborate on additional skills not mentioned on your resume.

Start by reviewing the job description and making note of any required skills or abilities that match your own. In addition to job requirements, consider the description of the company and its culture.

For example, a job description for a medical assistant may require proficiency in electronic medical records software and scheduling programs.
It may also share that the company values teamwork and patient satisfaction. In this case, the best skills to put on a resume might include the following:

  • Electronic medical records (EMR) systems
  • Patient scheduling software
  • Team leadership
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Customer service