You may have heard this a dozen times that skills are what make you shine in a resume – well, it’s time we reiterated this anyway! You cannot run away from this fact. When you write a resume, your main emphasis should be on the skills section. When you fail to announce your skills, you fail to impress a prospective hiring manager.
Emphasizing the high-interest factors that whet a hiring manager’s appetite will bring you many steps closer to gaining the job of your dreams. Researching what most-wanted skills are as far as most companies are concerned is imperative. Communication and interpersonal abilities always stand at the top of the list. But remember that almost all candidates claim that they are excellent in these two areas, while not really presenting proof. Make sure that the skills statements that you write are in direct sync with what your accomplishments say about you. You must create a solid link between the two to make both of them believable.
Your skills always point in a direction where you hope to thumb a ride. Whether it is your ability to handle many things at the same time, or manage complex situations in a smooth manner, everything constitutes as a skill. The only problem with skills statements is the fact that they are often not communicated properly. So if you claim that your communication skills are good, make sure you communicate your other skills effectively as well. A little like this:
Child Advocacy Skills for Resume
• Skilled in assessing children and their families to determine their histories, especially problems and limitations
• Highly experienced in engaging children in conversation to decipher their specific wishes and problems
• Competent in investigating each assigned case thoroughly by interviewing parents, family members, teachers and physicians
• Qualified to observe children in various social settings to see how they react to adversaries or different situations
• Demonstrated ability to determine problems such as substance abuse, neglect or physical abuse and alert the authorities in a timely manner
• Effectively able to create and timely submit reports regarding each case to the authorities and in court
• Hands-on experience in providing counseling to children and their families to remedy situations so that children are not placed in harm’s way
• Proficient at arranging support services such as child and prenatal care, parental training, substance abuse support and homemaking services
• Proven ability to develop and update safety plans to ensure that children and their families are kept away from victimizing persons
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