WRITING A RESUME COULD BE DAUNTING TASK. IT IS ACTUALLY IT’S ACTUALLY A MARKETING DOCUMENT. THERE ARE MANY ELEMENTS THAT COME TOGETHER TO MAKE A RESUME EFFECTIVE. ONE OF THESE ELEMENTS IS A LISTING OF YOUR SKILLS. IDEALLY, THE SKILLS SECTION OF YOUR RESUME SHOULD CONTAIN AS MANY OF THE HARD AND SOFT SKILLS THAT ARE REQUIRE. IF YOU’RE A LITTLE UNSURE ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HARD SKILLS AND SOFT SKILLS, DON’T FRET—WE’LL DEFINE BOTH THROUGH THE RESUME SKILLS TRAINING.
WE AT CAMPUS SIGMA, PROVIDE A STEP BY STEP PROCESS ON HOW TO WRITE ONE. LET’S EXPLAIN THE PROCESS:
HARD SKILLS REPRESENT THE REQUIRED SKILL SET FOR THE SPECIFIC JOB, MEANING—THE EXPERTISE/EXPERIENCE THAT IS NECESSARY FOR AN APPLICANT TO HAVE IN ORDER TO BE IN THE RUNNING FOR (AND LAND) THE JOB. HARD SKILLS ARE MEASURABLE—YOU EITHER HAVE THEM OR YOU DON’T.

RESUME WRITING HARD SKILLS INCLUDE:
  • AN EDUCATIONAL DEGREE
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
  • SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY
  • CERTIFICATIONS
SOFT SKILLS, ON THE OTHER HAND, ARE LESS MEASURABLE. THEY ARE PERSONAL ATTRIBUTE-DRIVEN GENERAL SKILLS—THINGS LIKE ABILITIES WITH GIVING AND RECEIVING PERFORMANCE-RELATED FEEDBACK WOULD BE CONSIDERED A SOFT SKILL. LET’S NOW LOOK AT SOME RESUME SKILLS EXAMPLES AND BREAK DOWN WHICH ONES CAN BE DEEMED HARD SKILLS, AND WHICH ONES CAN BE DEEMED SOFT SKILLS.

RESUME WRITING SOFT SKILLS INCLUDE:
  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  • INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  • ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS
  • LEADERSHIP SKILLS
  • RESEARCH SKILLS
  • TEAMWORK/COLLABORATIVE SKILLS
  • CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
  • SOCIAL SKILLS
  • CRITICISM SKILLS
  • EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (EI) SKILLS
  • TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS
  • CREATIVE SKILLS
  • ADAPTABILITY SKILLS
  • SELF-MOTIVATION SKILLS
  • PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS