When applying for a job, hiring managers are going to look at your education to determine if you are qualified. But your degree and education are not the only important factors when considering your fit for the job.
In fact, your job skills and experience are often far more important than your education…
Presentations have become an integral part of the way we do business today. Advances in presentation technology make the presentation the go-to method of sharing ideas. You might be sharing with teammates in the office or with the wider business community at trade shows or conventions. No matter how often you have to do it, the skills necessary to deliver an effective presentation remain essential in business today.
Other sections of your resume – like the experience, education, and employment history – are important.
But the skills section is your best opportunity to tell future employers who you are, what you can do, and what you, specifically, will bring to the job…
Not surprisingly, there are certain life skills that make a big difference in the level of success we reach in our personal lives. But those same skills can have a big impact on your professional life as well.
What are life skills, anyway?
Now that the holidays have come and gone, chances are you’re searching for a new job. That’s because January is when the largest percentage of our members look for a new gig. So you’re probably asking yourself, “What skills are employers looking for?” Great question! To find the answer, we analyzed all of the hiring and recruiting activity that occurred on LinkedIn in 2015, and uncovered the 25 hottest skills in 2015.
Personality traits are not job skills and, in my view, do not belong in the “Skills” section of a resume. Want an example of a “skill” that could set your resume apart from the competition?
Software development. That’s a “skill”…