Identifying and marketing the best of your skills and abilities is the basic foundation of great resumes. To identify your skills, compile 5-10 (or more) job ads for the jobs you want. Then underline all skills in the ads you possess. For example, if you have been a retail store manager, go online and find job ads for retail store managers and then underline all skills you possess in the ads. Then make a list of all of the skills and use them to create your resume. If you've already created a resume that's not working, then take your skills list and compare them to your resume. If you've not included the skills in your resume - you need to rewrite your resume! In this way you not only create a strong resume but you create one that is targeted for your career field. Doing this and fully listing your skills will not only help you land more interviews it will help you elevate your image and land higher salary offers and better jobs.
Below, you'll see job ads samples that I analyzed to extract skills for customer service positions. I only analyze 8 job ads but just 8 job ads have 160 skills in 64 skill phrases. Reading and analyzing job ads can be intimidating if you're not feeling confident - because you may read the ads and think - you don't have a lot of the skills. If that's so, then go ahead and underline the skills you do have and if you have to just collect more job ads until you have identified enough skills to write your resume.
Resume Skill Lists
In the right column at the top of this page, you'll see links to
all of the resume skill lists I've provided here and a skills
resume that took one of my resume clients back from $5 hour job
offers to $46,000 - $6,000 more than his last job. If you
need help writing your resume consider
hiring me to write your resume or buy Proven Resumes
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