A candidate who expects to gain skills and experience working at your organization versus one who is already skilled and experienced.
Which one will you choose?
The obvious answer is the candidate who is already skilled. The reason is obvious too. You do not want to spend too much time and money training an individual when you have the choice of hiring someone who will save you both time and money.
This is how employers think (not wrongly). And this is the way you have to think as well if you want to be successful in getting to the interview stage.
Your skills define you both as an individual and as a worker. And for a hiring manager to decide that he wants to hire you, you have to give him something positive.
True, experience and education are important but it is actually skills that become the deciding factor in hiring an employee. And it is the skills section on your resume that you have to pay extra attention to, as they define how you are capable of things which you have mentioned, that you have done and will do.
A dedicated skills section on your resume is what you need – an entire portion of the resume that boasts of your competencies and job-relevant skills. And here is how you can phrase your sentences:
Sample Skills for Parks and Recreation Resume
• Highly experienced in administering parks and recreation budgets to ensure that funds are spent efficiently and that projects deadlines are met.
• Demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing plans for parks and recreation systems to ensure on-time and efficient handling of each project.
• Hands-on experience in handling the maintenance of parks under jurisdiction by efficiently participating in the negotiation, development, planning, and design of improvement projects.
• Deep insight into planning activities such as nature walks and treks to provide participants with exposure to nature.
• Able to effectively implement and oversee environmental management and sustainability programs to address recycling and conservation issues.
• Proficient in developing and implementing parks development procedures such as plantation and maintenance by employing exceptional knowledge of horticulture.
• Unmatched ability to enforce rules and regulations on participants of recreational activities to ensure that no damage is made to the premises and that participants are kept safe.
• Adept at evaluating recreation areas and facilities to determine their safety and to ensure the overall safety and wellbeing of the participant.
• Unmatched ability to look after and nurture animals within the park premises to ensure their wellbeing and health.