How to List Skills on a Resume

How to List Skills on a Resume

By ResumeKraft

Only list skills that are relevant to the job you are applying for. Don’t waste space on your resume listing skills that are not relevant.

1. Relevant Skills

Use the same keywords from the job description in your skills section. This will help your resume match with job openings and help you get found more easily.

2. Use Keywords

List your skills from most to least important. The skills that are most important for the job you are applying for should be listed first.

3. Importance Skills

Use bullet points to list your skills. This makes your resume easier to read and makes it clear what your skills are.

4. Bullet Points

Use action verbs to describe your skills. For example, instead of listing “good communication skills”, you could list “communicate effectively”.

5. Action Verbs

Use bold, italics, or underlining to highlight your skills. This will make them stand out and make them easier to identify.

6. Highlight Your Skills

Be specific when listing your skills. For example, instead of just listing “Word”, you could list “Microsoft Word”.

7. Be Specific

If you have related skills, be sure to list them. For example, if you are applying for a job that requires customer service skills, you could also list your sales skills.

8. Related Skills

You can include a skills summary at the beginning of your resume. This is a great way to quickly show a potential employer what your skills are.

9. Skills Summary

A skills matrix is a great way to organize and list your skills. This is a table that lists your skills in rows and columns.

10. Skills Matrix

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