You are what you eat. You may have heard this a million times by people advocating good eating habits.
Similarly, you are what you write where resume writing is concerned. And this cannot be further away from the truth where mention of skills is concerned.
Skills make us who we are as professional individuals and they need to be mentioned using strong language.
Since your primary job application document is the resume, it is important that you chart out just why you believe that you are an excellent pick for a job.
Why should the employer hire you, or even grant you an interview chance?
The answer to this is simple – because you are a skilled individual. But saying so isn’t enough. You have to mean it as well. And the only way that you can show that you are a skilled individual without the opportunity to show your colors physically, is through a resume.
Spelling out your abilities to do the job specifically asked of you is important.
When you prepare a dedicated section for making your skills obvious, you provide a hiring manager with the view that you are thorough in your research – you bothered to find out what the employer was looking for and created the skills section accordingly.
For suggestions on how to write statements that depict your skills, here is a list of skills particular to an emergency management specialist resume:
Emergency Management Specialist Skills for Resume
• Track record of proactively planning, developing and coordinating all emergency response and recovery activities in support of dedicated emergency management plans
• Highly experienced in conducting research and surveys to effectively develop and implement emergency management programs and disaster planning support
• Skilled in designing and administering emergency preparedness training to ensure an accurate response to major emergencies and disaster situations
• Exceptionally well-versed in inspecting facilities and equipment such as emergency management centers and communication equipment to determine operation and functional capabilities
• Proficient in directing emergency response teams and crises management activities to provide on-site analysis and investigations
• Competent in developing department-level emergency programs and assisting department leadership in maintaining and implementing them effectively
• Adept at conducting periodic tests of all implemented emergency preparedness programs by coordinating drills and exercises
• Proven record for effectively monitoring compliance of emergency preparedness plans to ensure that no regulatory issues arise
• Qualified to define emergency management programs for each company, based on the individual and specific needs of the organization
• First-hand experience in conducting after-action-critiques for emergency exercises to identify needed corrective actions