The first thing that comes to mind when a prospective employer is deciding whether to hire a candidate or not is “will he be able to do the job?” The answer to this question will decide if you really can become a hiring manager’s favorite candidate. If the answer is no, you may just forget about obtaining the job and move on. But if the answer is yes, it will help if you identify how you can do the job.
How skilled you are is what will determine if you have it in you to do anything that the hiring manager asks. Each job that you apply for will require a different set of skills. If for instance you have applied for the job of a teacher, you must be able to develop and implement curriculums and lesson plans. The ability to do both will serve as your skills. Simple? True. It is not too difficult to identify what your work-related skills are. Putting them in a resume or a cover letter is a different ballgame altogether. When you write the skills section in a resume, pay special attention when adding skills statements. Place those that make you look good. Leave the ones that are vague or irrelevant.
Here are some examples of skills statements that you can put on an education outreach coordinator’s resume:
• Highly experienced in establishing a clear vision and direction for a wide variety of educational outreach programs
• Able to proactively reach out to draw in members from across diverse communities, ranging from youngsters to adult learners
• Effectively able to drive year round attendance and engage community in outreach initiatives based on their individual needs
• Skilled in establishing and directing educational outreach programs to meet the organization’s established requirements
• Hands-on experience in developing and monitoring education and outreach departmental structures, aiming to accomplish goals along with managing short and long-term planning
• First-hand experience in evaluating and strengthening the organization’s existing programs to achieve program participation and revenue goals
• Proven ability to integrate evaluations to allow for ongoing review of all current and future educational plans
• Exceptionally talented in oversee the production and circulation of didactic materials to ensure compatibility with educational mission of the organization
• Well-versed in handling the operational and capital department budgets and strategic planning as they relate to educational outreach programs
• Track record of effectively provide assistance with curriculum development, with the overall goals of the educational outreach program in mind