The first thing that you will probably be asked at an interview is what are your skills? The answer to this question is also something that employers will look for in resumes and cover letters. How would you satisfy him or her? The thing is that you have to satisfy the hiring manager that you have the skills that he or she is looking for in a candidate. Whether it is through a resume, a cover letter or at the interview, each place counts.
If you are in a position where you will be supervised by someone, your skills are important so that you can show the supervisor that you are worth the time and effort being spent on you. And if you are working in a managerial position, well, your skills are what will let you manage a team of people effectively. How you spell out your skills in your job application documents is important to the decision making process to hire you. Leaving them out means that you are actually leaving interviews on the table.
Some candidates feel that it is perfectly alright to amalgamate skills and work duties into one. Not done. They are two completely different things and should be treated differently. Here is how you can write skills statements:
• Qualified to grow the company’s market share within the industry, by indulging in well-strategized sales and marketing strategies
• Establishes sound strategies to increase dealer and brand loyalty within the assigned area or territory
• Competent in creating and implementing sales and marketing strategies to increase revenue and client base
• Demonstrated ability to analyze clients’ communication related needs, and provide them with clearly strategized solutions in terms of products and services
• Exceptionally talented in suggested best possible telecom services to clients, based on their specific requirements
• Deeply familiar with training sales staff in carrying out soliciting activities, in a bid to help them reach sales goals
• Proficient in explaining telecom equipment use to company representative through detailed training sessions and presentations
• Solid track record of building strong market positions by locating, developing and closing business relationships with both individual and corporate clients
• Well-versed in determining clients’ specific requirements for telecom services and products, and devising customized and cost-effective solutions
• Highly experienced in maintaining open and effective lines of communication throughout the organization, aimed at maintaining a sense of teamwork, enthusiasm, pride and quality workmanship
• Competent in keeping abreast with market trends and monitoring competitors’ activities to improve company sales strategies and metrics