In recent years, competition has become so fierce that employers strive hard to hire only the best people at each position within their organization. Skills count immensely. When a skilled prospective employee is compared with one whose skills will need to be developed, the former always wins the race, even if the latter has great potential. While potential is something that employers look for, they like it better when a skilled person applies for a job.
A skills list is important to include in a resume. When you do this, you are paving the way for yourself, making your candidature strong from each angle. This also helps the employer in deciding what it is that makes you stand out from other candidates, and what it is that you can do for his company particularly. Benefit is the keyword here. When an employer sees just how great you are, he is actually seeing the benefits that you offer to his or her company.
Resumes that do not have a dedicated skills list to offer, are definite put offs. You need to make sure that the hiring manager knows what you are worth, and what better way to do this than through your skills. Here is how you can write your skills in a resume:
• Highly experienced in setting up and managing support functions covering planning, tracking, reporting and internal communication
• Demonstrated expertise in producing consolidated reporting for the project board, including milestone summaries and costs incurred
• Exceptionally well-versed in establishing standards, tools and procedures for use on the project, with special focus on risk, change and information management
• Deeply familiar with reviewing project activities for compliance with procedures and standards
• Especially talented at managing support and provision of tools and equipment required for each project module
• Deep insight into managing data security, software and license control, along with managing documentation production activities
• Proven ability to work with project team members and maintaining complete and accurate records for multiple project modules
• Solid track record of effectively establishing and maintaining effective communication and coordination with company personnel
• Effectively able to review job objectives and ensure that all departmental liaison work is coordinated accordingly
• Demonstrated ability to handle vendor contracts and assist project managers with bid dates and document reviews
• Skilled in ensuring that projects are handled in compliance with the company’s procedures and protocols
• Qualified to plan and schedule resources for multiple projects at the same time