Buzzwords and Skills to Include in your Resume

sell_your_skillsBuzzwords and Skills to Include in your Resume

What skills should you emphasize in your resume? What buzzwords catch a recruiter’s attention? You know the skills you have to offer, but how do you know which of those skills to offer? According to a study by The Conference Board of Canada, reading, writing and arithmetic are no longer enough for a perfect job candidate. Based on the study, here’s the hot gossip on employer’s favorite skills.

The main skills employer want fall into four categories:

  • Effective communication – Employers seek candidates who can listen to instructions and act on those instructions with minimal guidance. They want employees who speak and write effectively, organizing their thoughts logically and explaining everything clearly.
  • Problem-solving – Problem-solving ability can aid you with making transactions, processing data, formulating a vision and reaching a resolution. Employers need the assurance that you can conquer job challenges.
  • Organization – Life in the working world requires prioritizing and organizing information. The tidier your mental file-folders, the clearer your focus.
  • Leadership – Leadership consists of a strong sense of self-confidence and comprehensive knowledge of company goals. These are qualities that motivate and inspire, providing a solid foundation for teamwork.

Employers’ Buzzwords – Here’s a list to get you started!

  1. Listening
  2. Communicating clearly
  3. Problem-solving
  4. Showing leadership
  5. Goal-setting/achieving
  6. Self-motivating
  7. Showing confidence
  8. Organizing
  9. Conceptualizing
  10. Negotiating