Career Calling

February 28, 2012

Highlighting Skills in Your Resume

Almost everyone agrees that employers don’t have much time to review resumes.  One way to catch the reader’s eye and hold her attention is to use subheads in describing your skill sets.  For example, a sales manager might divide her work between “staff supervision” and “account management.”  Staff supervision would highlight her ability to lead a team, train employees, and evaluate performance.  Account management would focus on her role as a salesperson, someone who closes deals and maintains relations. 

In the example posted below, an HR executive divides her skill sets into 3 topics: benefits, payroll & HRIS, and employee relations.  These divisions let the job seeker highlight what she offers employers.  The key to a good resume is simple:  Keep it focused and simple for the reader.

HR Benefits resume


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