Career Calling

September 13, 2011

Communication Skills on Your Resume

Many employers will list good communication skills as a requirement in job posts.  Others will ask for written and verbal skills.  While it is important to list these key words on your resume, you can add to your impact as a communicator by showing how your communication skills are superior to other applicants.

These are a few examples of how different professions require different communication skills: 

Outgoing presenter who demonstrates new services in a manner that informs and motivates. [Sales]

Outgoing team builder who wins trust by listening carefully, recognizing all points of view, and establishing a vision for success. [Manager, Coach]

Strategic thinker who crafts strong verbal and written messages to address general and professional audiences. [Marketing]

Good listener with strong phone skills who delivers information in a clear, concise manner. [Customer Service, Administrative Assistant, Receptionist]

Calm professional who earns loyalty and respect  by listening carefully and presenting assignments in clear, concise language. [Teacher, Trainer]

Think about the different ways you communicate on your job.  Be sure that your resume demonstrates your abilities in a way that tells potential employers what they need to know.

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