No one can deny the fact that the mention of skills in a resume increases the credibility of the document.
A resume that is otherwise complete in every sense, may be deemed not complete by an employer who wants to see how skilled you are amongst other things.
Word of advice – always put in a section dedicated to your job-related skills when writing a resume.
Skills are not overrated as some people like to think. On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest), employers rate skills at 10!
The reason is simple – they do not want to hire an individual who will need a lot of work being done on him or her.
Training a new employee or attempting to polish his or her skills means that you will be spending time, money, and resources when you can easily hire someone who has shown himself to be skilled in all the areas that you require.
The trouble with not including a skills section in a resume is that candidates often do have the required skills, but since they do not write them down in their resumes, others are chosen over them.
This situation can backfire for both employee and employer.
So do yourself and your prospective employer a favor by including a well-written skills section in your resume.
To see how you can word your skills statement, refer to the examples below:
Skills for Direct Support Professional Resume
• Creating, developing, and implementing core patient care plans, aimed at the specific requirements and needs of each patient.
• Maintaining an environment that is healthy, safe, and peaceful for patients and adds to their comfort and tranquility.
• Providing assistance and support to patients with both physical and emotional disabilities.
• Monitoring patients constantly and providing feedback to family members and healthcare professionals in case of any adverse situations.
• Providing patients with assistance during therapeutic activities and exercises in a bid to make them comfortable and open to external assistance.
• Rehabilitating patients with physical and emotional disabilities by providing them with both physical and emotional support and understanding.
• Creating recipes to meet the individual nutritional requirements of each supported patient, and assisting them in partaking their meals.
• Using approved physical intervention techniques to protect patients from physical harm.
• Ensuring appropriate patient support and supervision, while promoting increased independence and choice.