How does an employer tell if you are the best employee for his company when he hasn’t even met you? You make it obvious to him by charting it out in both your resume and cover letter. Since these two are the only channels that will let you communicate with an employer before you get a chance to meet him, make them skills-oriented.
As an applicant, it is expected of you to highlight what makes you a good person to hire. But skills that are unrelated to the position for which you are applying, are never welcomed. While they may let the reader know all about you from the time you began working professionally, they will be of no use to an employer who wants to know what you can do for him particularly. Be smart when you mention your skills in a resume or a cover letter.
Each advertisement that you pick up will give you an outline of what the perfect candidate should be able to do. This is your key. Use the information here to make a list of your own special skills, and then make sure that you relate these skills to how the employer wants you to work. Unsure of how to express your skills in a resume and / or a cover letter? Make use of the following statements:
• Unmatched ability to store, manage and track company documents by creating and implementing core document control systems
• Highly experienced in scanning, imaging, organizing and maintaining documents by adhering to company policies, procedures and SOPs
• Deeply familiar with receiving and processing requests for information and ensuring that they are serviced after due diligence
• Skilled in assisting project managers in developing and maintaining documents including drawings, specifications and minutes of the meeting
• Competent in managing disaster recovery procedures to ensure that any damaged documents are “brought back to life”
• Qualified to process documents for revision and approvals, along with creating and reviewing documentation procedures according to standardized procedures
• Effectively able to register the receipt of all documents and verify correctness in terms of the transmittal
• Proven record of effectively and efficiently maintaining site documentation storage area as per the requirements of each project
• Track record of controlling access to records areas to ensure constant data security and integrity
• Demonstrated ability to ensure the timely distribution and display of all documents
• Exceptionally well-versed in administering the control of unauthorized access or printing of controlled documents