You will never be able to do anything at the workplace if you do not have skills to back you up. This is a given fact and no amount of arguing can change this. Employers depend highly on an individual’s skills to decide where he or she should be hired. The top skills that employers want in an employee include ability to learn, basic academic skills in reading, writing and computation, communication skills including listening and speaking, creative thinking and problem-solving skills, self-esteem, motivation and goalsetting, personal and career development skills, negotiation abilities and organizational effectiveness and leadership.

This is quite a long list. The good news is that you can use almost all of these in your resume as they will apply to most positions. The bad news is that they cannot be used without the benefit of statements. What do we mean by that? If you simply write that your negotiation abilities are great, this statement says nothing to the person reading it. However, if you say exceptional negotiation abilities, aimed at reducing supplies cost, the employer will immediately understand what it is that makes you a great contender for the job. It is all in how you word your statements that help the skills section on your resume come alive.

For examples on how to write skills statements that speak volumes for you as a candidate, refer to the list below:

Sample Skills for Soccer Coach Resume

• Highly skilled in creating workable and strategic soccer programs aimed at deriving the best from each player
• Exceptionally well-versed in providing instructions to players to help them understand game play rules and regulations
• Hands-on experience in evaluating performance based on devised metrics and providing suitable feedback
• Demonstrated expertise in assessing strengths and weaknesses in each player and identifying areas for development
• Effectively able to demonstrate soccer game play by breaking the task down into different sequences
• Documented success in inspiring confidence and self-belief in players to ensure that they reach both individual and team goals
• Proficient in developing knowledge of fitness, injury, sports psychology and nutrition to make athletes ready for soccer games and practice sessions
• Focused on specific areas of soccer such as defensive and offensive play and goalkeeping
• Able to develop training sessions for specific plays such as free kicking and corner kicking
• Well-versed in choosing / recruiting team members and substitutes for each games, by identifying talent and enthusiasm in individual players
• Deep insight into motivating team members and ensuring that the team is following tactics decided and practiced during practice sessions