Find your marketable skills

Along with listing your most appealing skills for the position for which you are applying, you also may include skills that prove that you know how to use modern technology like computers or mobile apps. The practical and technical skills combine to make you the most appealing candidate for the position and the company as a whole.

Examples of Skills for Any Career Level

    Student

  • Independent projects
  • Internships
  • Volunteer experiences
  • Honors activities and awards

    Entry-Level

  • Part-time employment
  • Internships
  • Volunteer experiences
  • Independent work experiences like lawn mowing or babysitting
  • Student or part-time work awards and honors

    Executive

  • Committees and project leadership positions
  • Idea generation or project creation
  • Website design
  • Public speaking or presentation
  • Sales generation

    Manager

  • Staff or employee supervisory
  • Inventory ordering
  • Schedule creation
  • Sales floor design or structuring
  • Customer service

    Experienced

  • Management or supervisory positions
  • Publications
  • Conference presentations or papers
  • Technical writing
  • Teaching

Resume Skills Examples for Students

Inside Sales

  • Microsoft Word, SKILL Certified, Received February 2013 years
  • Microsoft Excel, SKILL Certified, Received March 2013 years
  • Microsoft Access, SKILL Certified, Received May 2013 years
  • Microsoft PowerPoint, SKILL Certified, Received May 2013 years

Call Center

  • Bilingual, Major expertise, 18+ years
  • Great Communication, major expertise, 15+ years

Accounting

  • Computer Skills, Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, 10 years
  • Public Speaking, Public Speaking Competitions, 2 years

Retail

  • Power Tools, Skil Saw, 1-2 years
  • Musical Instruments, Guitar, 15 years
  • Computers, Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel, Word Processor, 16 years
  • My Hands, Construction, 3 years
  • Cars, Changing oil, Fuel pumps, 2 years
  • Painting, Interior/ Exterior, 2 years
  • Electrical, Soldering , 2 years
  • Psychology, Counseling , 5 years
  • Customer Service, Retail, 6 years

Banking

  • Word Processing, Student level, 1 years
  • Internet, Student level, 9 years
  • Presentation, Student level, 1 years
  • Email, Student level, 5 years

Architect

  • Autocad, Accomplished , 3 years
  • AutoRevit, Accomplished, 3 years
  • Google Sketchup, Accomplished, 3 years
  • Adobe Suite, Proficient , 2 years

Chemical Engineer

  • Microsoft Excel, Creating Spreadsheets and Organizing Data, 4 years
  • Microsoft Windows, Troubleshooting, 2 years
  • IBM SPSS, Creating data sheets and analyzing data with descriptive statistics, 1 year

Actor

  • Organization Skills, Advanced, 2 Years
  • Exceptional keypunching skills, Expert, 2 Years
  • Creative Thinking Skills, Advanced, 4 Years
  • Perseverance Skills, Expert, 4 Years
  • Interpersonal Skills, Expert, 4 Years
  • Management Skills, Advanced, 2 Years
  • High efficiency skills, Expert, 5 Years
  • Functional knowledge of operating cash registers and adding machines, Expert, 2 Years
  • Sales And Marketing Skills, Advanced, 2 Years
  • Teamwork, Expert, 15 Years

Cinematography

  • Videographer, Camera man, Three years
  • Photographer, Cameraman, Three years
  • Graphic design Artist, Designer, Three years
  • Actor, Lead actor as well as side roles, Four years
  • Grip, Main grip, Three years
  • Public Representative Agent, And manager, public representative , two years

Data Entry and Word Processing

  • Microsoft Office, Very skilled, 10 years
  • Answering Calls, Very experienced, 2 years
  • Customer Service, Very experienced, 1 years
  • Caretaker, Very familiar, 1 years
  • Most Basic Computer Skills, Very experienced, 7 years

Restaurant and Food Service

  • Childcare Development, Proficient, 7 years
  • Customer Service, Experienced, 1 year
  • Interpersonal, Experienced, 5 years
  • Communication, Proficient, 7 years
  • Organizational, Experienced, 12 years

Administrative Assistant

  • Microsoft Office Suite, Advanced, 10 years
  • Public Speaking, Experienced, 14 years
  • Customer Service, Advanced, 6 years
  • Document Management, Advanced, 6 years
  • Event Coordination, Moderate, 1 years
  • Maintaining Office Records, Advanced , 6 years
  • Inventory, Moderate, 3 years
  • Office Administration, Moderate, 3 years

Craftspeople and Artisans

  • Photography, Skillsusa, 4 Years
  • Art, Hobby, 6+ Years years
  • Acting, One Act Play, 2 Years
  • Poetry and Writing, Hobby/Academics, 4 Years
  • Academics, School, 11 Years

Customer Service Representative

  • 10 key, Intermediate , 8 years
  • Multiple line phone, Advance , 8 years
  • Basic computer, Beginner , 5 years

Aide and Assistant

  • Socializing with children who cannot socialize well with others, language development, 2 years
  • Speeches, Through different classes; for the Cody Dieruf Foundation I have given several speeches, 4 years

Animal Care and Service

  • Brush animals, Moderate, 5 years
  • Word Processing, Moderate, 3 years
  • Animal First Aid, Moderate, 1 year

Designer

  • Adobe Photoshop, Expert, 4 years
  • Adobe InDesign, Expert, 4 years
  • Adobe Illustrator, Expert, 4 years

Legal Assistant

  • Public Speaking, Above Average, 5 years
  • Basic Computing/Typing Skills, Average, 6 years
  • Leadership Skills, Average, 4 years
  • Japanese, Intermediate, 6 years
  • Using and Understanding Crime Statistics Data Analysis Software, Basic Understanding, 1 year

Manufacturing and Production

  • Forklift Driver, Licensed, 0-1 year
  • Rigger, Some Knowledge, 0-1 years
  • Stick welding, Some knowledge, 0-1 years
  • Scaffolding, builder, 0-1 years

Occupational and Physical Therapy

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, 1 year
  • Able to use computers for word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and other applications, 1 year
  • Able to operate photocopiers, fax machines, phone systems, and additional office tools, 0,6 years
  • Previous Experience in in maintaining paper and online filing systems, 0,6 years

Resume Skills Examples for Entry Level Profiles

Security Guard and Surveillance Officer

  • Communication Skills, proficient, 10 years
  • Ability to handle and solve problems, proficient, 10 years
  • Ability to analyze situations and problems, proficient, 8 years

Social Sciences

  • Teaching, tutoring, and counseling, Child Care, 6 years
  • Team player, Child Care and Internship, 6 years
  • Attentive listener, Child Care and Internship, 6 years
  • Empathetic, Child Care and Internship, 6 years

Sociology

  • Customer Service, Sales and Service, 20 years
  • Conflict Resolution, Effective problem solving , 20 years
  • Data Entry, 14 year

Software Engineering

  • Objective-C, 3 Months
  • iOS, 3 Months
  • Hardware Networking, 6 Months

Retail

  • Microsoft Word, Expert, 12 years
  • Microsoft Powerpoint, Intermediate, 9 years
  • Microsoft Excel, Beginner, 9 years
  • Adobe Photoshop, Intermediate, 2 years
  • The Use of Office Equipment, Intermediate, 9 years
  • The Use of Kitchen Equipment, Intermediate, 5 years
  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System, Intermediate, 1.5 years

Police Officer

  • Weapons trainings, M16,M4, 3 years
  • Typing, 60 (wpm), 6 years
  • Organized, paperwork, 10 years
  • Installation, construction equipment, 3 years
  • Adept multi-tasker, anything, 10 years

Software Engineering

  • C++, Several Small Games and Programs, 3 years
  • C#, Several Small Games and Web Development, 2 years
  • C, Many Basic Programs, 3 years
  • LISP, Several Small AI Programs, 1 year
  • Java, Android Development, 2 years
  • XML, Android Development, 1 year
  • HTML5, Web Development, 1 year
  • JavaScript, Web/Graphical Development, 1 year
  • CSS, Web Development, 1 year

Plant and System Operator

  • Baking, professional, 5 years
  • Customer Service, Professional, 10 years
  • Driving and Delivery, Professional, 5 years
  • Computers, intermediate, 5 years

Product Management

  • Upholstery assembly, Framer, 1 year
  • Upholstery assembly, 5th-man, 5 months
  • Upholstered bench assembly, springer, 3 months

Programmer

  • C, C++,C# Programming Language, good, 3 years
  • Java Programming Language, good, 3 years
  • Microsoft ASP.NET, Intermediate, 3 months
  • Relational Database: SQL, Oracle, Intermediate, 1 year
  • Computer Graphics: OpenGL Programming , Intermediate, 3 months
  • Computer Vision: Emgu , OpenCV, Expert, 2 years
  • Programming, testing, debugging and optimization skills, Expert, 3 years

Nanny

  • Diaper changing and feeding, through childcare, 5 years
  • Knowledge of French language, school, 3 years
  • Culinary aptitude, school, 1 years
  • Child psychology knowledge, school, 2 years
  • At home daycare professional, childcare, 7 years
  • Instrumental music, school band, 4 years

Childcare

  • Serving, serving, 5 years
  • Handling money, taking customer's payment and change, 2 months
  • Cleaning, cleaning, 5 years
  • Babysitting, caring for children, 5 years
  • Budgeting, budgeting, 4 years
  • Homemaker, Homemaker, 5 years

HR Coordinator

  • Powerpoint, Beginner, 2 years
  • Excel, Intermediate, 10 years
  • Word Perfect, Beginner, 3 years
  • Invoice Processing, Advanced, 15 years
  • Trained Co-Worker, Beginner, 1 years
  • Balancing Bank Reconciliations, Beginner, 2 years
  • Check Processing, Advanced, 6 years

Interior Designer

  • Autocad 2015, High, 6 years
  • SketchUp 2015, High, 6 years
  • Podium Rendering, High, 5 years
  • Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator, Mid-High, 4 years
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point , High, 10 years
  • Hand Drafting, Rendering, Quick Sketch, High, 6 years
  • FFE Specifications & Job Books, High, 6 years
  • QuickBooks, Studio Webware, Staged Media, Constant Contact, EDesignTrade, Mid, 4 years

Engineering Technician

  • MS windows, very good, 10 years
  • Internet and Email, very good, 7 years
  • MS office, very good, 8 years
  • Autocad, good, 7 years
  • Solidworks, good, 5 years

Resume Skills Examples for Experienced workers

Medical Assistance and Support

  • CPR/AED/First Aid Certified, 5 years
  • Communication, writes clearly and concisely, speaks effectively, listens attentively, openly expresses ideas, negotiates/resolves differences, leads group discussions, provides feedback, persuades others, provides well-thought out solutions, gathers appropriate information, confidently speaks in public, 18 years
  • Interpersonal Skills, works well with others, sensitive, supportive, motivates others, shares credit, counsels, cooperates, delegates effectively, represents others, understands feelings, self-confident, accepts responsibility, 18 years
  • Research and Planning, forecasts/predicts, creates ideas, identifies problems, meets goals, identifies resources, gathers information, solves problems, defines needs, analyzes issues, develops strategies, assesses situations, 18 years
  • Organizational Skills, handles details, coordinates tasks, punctual, manages projects effectively, meets deadlines, sets goals, keeps control over budget, plans and arranges activities, multi-tasks, 18 years
  • Management Skills, leads groups, teaches/trains/instructs, counsels/coaches, manages conflict, delegates responsibility, makes decisions, directs others, implements decisions, enforces policies, takes charge, 13 years

Merchandising

  • Leadership, Captain of the GHS girls lacrosse team, One years
  • Organized, I know how to coordinate and organize, Sixteen years
  • Sociable, Can have a conversation with anyone, Sixteen years
  • Kind, Welcome every and anyone, Sixteen years
  • Get things done with punctuality, Know how to focus and get jobs done, Fourteen years

Inside Sales

  • Salesforce.com, Proficient in the salesforce.com platform, 3 years
  • Cold Call Sales, Well trained in the phone sales cycle with proven track record, 5 years
  • Customer Relation Management, Developed and tended to several merchant relationships while demonstrating the utmost professionalism and core values of company, 5 years
  • Presentation Skills, Responsible for both in face and over phone presentations to all size groups, 5 years

Account payable / receivable

  • Infinium, Intermediate, 1 years
  • Gemini, Intermediate, 1 years
  • Microsoft Office, Intermediate, 4 years
  • SAP, Intermediate, 2 years
  • Customer/Vendor service, Expert, 15 years
  • Image Silo, Intermediate, 1 years

Accounting

  • Quickbooks Pro, Intermediate, 9 years
  • Quickbooks Payroll, Intermediate, 6 years
  • Excel, Intermediate, 16 years
  • Microsoft Word, Beginner, 16 years
  • Turbotax, Beginner, 9 years

Administrative Assistant

  • Current Notary Public, expires in October of 2014, 3 years
  • Microsoft Office Suite/Adobe Professional, Very proficient, 13 years experience
  • Strong ability to problem solve, very good, over 20 years
  • Experienced with Multi-line phones, proficient, 14 years
  • Very strong Communication and People skills, excellent, over 20 years
  • Customer Service Skills, love people very good with them, over 20 years of experience

Construction Laborer

  • Class A CDL, Truck Driver, 15 years
  • Heavy Equipment Operator, Bobcat, Lull, Forklift, Combination, Directional Bore Machine, 30 years
  • Supervisor, Acting job foreman, 30 years
  • Welding, Stick, 8 years

Aircraft

  • Assembly and Testing, Expert, 29 years
  • Hydraulics, Expert, 29 years
  • Detail Inspection, Expert , 29 years
  • Welding/Soldering, Expert, 29 years
  • Electrical Harness Assembly, Expert , 15 years
  • Mechanical Blueprint Reading, Expert, 29 years

Assembly and Fabricator

  • Forklift classification, Advanced, 8 yrs. years
  • Concrete Finisher, Advanced Welde, 15 yrs. years
  • Welder, Intermediate, 8 yrs. years

Automotive and Motor Vehicles

  • Ability to properly use all manner of hand tools, employ logical inspection of mechanical systems, 38 years repairing all makes and models. years
  • Complete set of Snap-On tools, Excellent hand/eye coordination, tool set built over 20 years-and still growing ! years
  • Experienced w/all diagnostic equipment, Microsoft and proprietary systems experience, 20 years of electrical experience years
  • On-car brake lathes, bench lathes, Smooth. straight cuts !, 38 years
  • Vehicle hoists, electric and hydraulic, Never had a safety incident, 38 years
  • Clean, safe, punctual work habits, A clean work area is a safe work area, 38 years

Construction

  • Electrician, Commercial/Residential, 10 years
  • Warehouse/Retail, Sales (Managerial), 7 years

Banking

  • Communication, Advance, 12 years
  • Interpersonal, Advance, 12 years
  • Microsoft Office, Advance, 15 years
  • Administration, Intermediate, 13 years
  • Detail Management, Intermediate, 6 years
  • Organizational Management, Intermediate, 6 years
  • Scheduling, Intermediate, 8 years

Business Analyst

  • Data Analysis, Proficient, Almost 3 Years
  • Salesforce.com, Proficient, 18 Months
  • Reporting, Proficient, Almost 3 Years
  • Process Improvement, Proficient, Almost 3 Years
  • Project Delivery, Fairly Proficient, Almost 3 Years

Cleaning Services

  • Electrical, can replace lights, switches, sockets. I can make cords, 14 years
  • HVAC and Plumbing, i can replace and repair most plumbing fixtures, 14 years
  • Buildings and Grounds, Installation of wall fixtures ext. fix and maintain all forms of law and grounds equipment. mowing grass. can use all forms of power tools, 14 years
  • Housekeeping and Trans, can repair all forms of housekeeping equipment, 15 years

Resume Skills Examples for Manager candidates

Accounting

  • Quickbooks/Accounting, pro, 18 years
  • Internet, Explorer, Google, pro, 15 years
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping, pro, 18 years
  • Sales and Income Tax preparation, pro, 12 years
  • Tenant Pro/property management, pro, 5 years

Agency Owner

  • Trainer, PCE, CEILI, BNM Compliance training, 9 years
  • Product Trainer, Training in Investment Link and Saving Plan, 9 years
  • Speaker, Small Scale BOP, Agency Planning Conference, 9 years
  • Team Building, Organising Team Building , 9 years
  • Event, Organising Event and Promotion for company, 9 years

IT Management

  • Leadership, Advanced, 9 Years
  • Project Management, Proficient, 7 Years
  • Business Transformation, Proficient, 4 Years

Construction Trade

  • Carpentry: 30 years
  • Plumbing: 10 years
  • Welding/Metal Fabrication: 5 years
  • Flooring Repair/Installation All Types: 10 years
  • Customer Service: 22 years
  • Interior Design: 25 years
  • Merchandising: 10 years
  • Drywall: 20 years
  • Painting: 30 years
  • Custom furniture/Cabinets Design and Build: 20 years
  • Furniture and Trim Refinishing: 10 years
  • Electricial: 5 years
  • Auto Repair: 5 years
  • Crew Trainer/Leader: 10 years
  • Appliance Installation: 15 years
  • Fencing, Decks, Siding, and Landscaping: 15 years
  • Organizational Consulting: 15 years
  • Cleaning: Residential and Commercial: 10 years
  • Machine Operator: 20 years

Installation and Repair

  • Aviation Life Support Equipment Technicians Course, Maintain Aircrews Life Support Equipment, 6 years
  • Night Vision Goggle Maintainers Course, Maintain Aviator's Night Vision Systems , 6 years
  • XM153 Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS), Operate system as a scout in Operation Iraqi Freedom, 1.5 years
  • UH-72/BK 117 C2/EC145 Maintainers Course, Maintain 8 US ARMY UH-72A Lakotas, 2 year
  • MX-15i Surveillance System Operators/Maintainers Course, Operate/Maintain MX-15i , 1 year
  • LCX Moving Map, Operator, 1 year
  • Skyquest VMS Mission Displays & Digital Video Recorder, Operator, 1 year
  • SNC Tactical Video (TAC-V) Downlink System, Operator, 1 year
  • LS 16 Searchlight System, Operator, 1 year
  • Flexcom/wulfsberg CS RT-5000, Operate/Program, 6 years

Fast Food

  • Customer Service, Six years
  • Cash Handling, Six years
  • Works well in a team, Six years

Executive Assistant

  • Microsoft Office Products, Word, Excel, Picture Manager, etc., 15 years

Logistics

  • Strong Written and Oral Communication Skills, Editing, 7 years
  • Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, 7 years
  • Strong Organizational Skills, Time Management, 7 years
  • Data Analysis, Information Processing, 7 years
  • Managerial Skills, Supervision, 1 years
  • Service Oriented, Client Satisfaction, 5 years
  • Proficiency in Computer Use, Microsoft Office, 7 years

Management

  • Management, Delegation, Organization, Discipline, 20 years
  • Paperwork, Accuracy, Consolidation, Troubleshooting, Math Skills, 20 years
  • Customer Service, Appreciation, Handling of Complaints, Quality of Service, Keeping Customer Clientele , 25 years

Quality Assurance and Testing

  • Program/Project Management, Cost & Scheduling, Life Cycle Management, 10 years
  • Risk Management, Risk Analysis & Contingency Planning, 10 years
  • Strategic Planning & Leadership, Problem Solving, Analytical Skills, 10 years
  • Software & System Testing, Quality Assurance, Test Planning, Data Reduction, 10 years
  • Leadership, Communications, Organization, Passion, 10 years

Restaurant Management

  • Customer Service, Proficient, 8 Years
  • Team Leadership, Proficient, 6 Years
  • High Volume Cash Handling, Proficient, 2 Years
  • Cash Handling, Proficient, 6 Years
  • Translator, Proficient, 17 Years

Sales

  • Multi-distribution channel development & management, Market analysis, Productivity & efficiency improvements, Exceeding assigned goals, Company Pre Launch and Service Policy Development, Brand Positioning & Management, Trade Marketing, Event Sales, Demand Creation Activities Public Relations and Corporate Affairs, Revenue Generation, Experience total 09 years

Store Management

  • Forklift Experience, Loading and unloading trucks, 2 years
  • Create schedules, keep them three weeks in advance, 1.5 years
  • Goal Oriented, very organized , always have been years

Warehouse

  • Class B Driver's License, Experience, 12 Years
  • Microsoft Office, Experience, 12 Years
  • Forklift Operator, Experience, 20 Years

Resume Skills Examples for Executive candidates

Controller and Treasurer

  • Quickbooks - desktop & online versions, advanced transaction processing & reporting, 5 years
  • Microsoft Office - various versions, Excel & Word, 15 years years
  • Creative Solutions Suite of Accounting Products, Trial Balance CS, UltraTax CS, Fixed Asset CS, 7 years
  • Google Apps for Business, Advanced email functions, maintain multiple calendars, calendar sharing & scheduling, embedding calendars in web pages, creating intranet sites to collaborate with clients utilizing Google Sites, utilizing GQueues application for task management & scheduling, 2 years

Elementary School

  • Good Art And Craft, Utilizing the skills for the development of various arts Providing the best performance every time and achieving the given tasks, Highly skilled in different art genres as well as several materials for teaching in a range of styles Profound knowledge of art history and ability to understand the abstract concepts Ability to perceive the creativity in the students and help them to develop it Capacity to guide students in various arts like painting, sketching, and designing.

Executive Director

  • Public Speaking, Excellent public speaking and speech writing skills. Have given numerous speaking presentations on a wide variety of subjects, 30 years
  • Teaching and Instruction, Excellence teaching skills, having taught high school and college, 4.5 years
  • Publishing and design, Skilled in publishing, printing, layout, computer graphics, web design and numerous computer programs, 8 years
  • Project Management, Extensive experience in project oversight, budgeting, communications strategic planning and training of personnel, 30 years

facilities, Maintenance and Cleaning

  • Factory Skills, Operating 100 ton forge press, grinders, saws, straighteners, forklift, bucket loaders etc, 20 years
  • Building Trade, Managing my own business, Carpenter, Electrical, Plumbing, Drywall, Taper and Painter etc, 25 years

Healthcare Management

  • Proficient MS Excel, Advanced , 10 years
  • Proficient MS Word, Advanced, 10+ years
  • Proficient MS Powerpoint, Advanced, 10+ years
  • Proficient Brightree Billing Software, Advanced, 1 years
  • Proficient, Mestamed Billing Software, 9 years
  • Proficient CUBS software, Advanced, 2 years

Mechanical Engineer

  • Thinking, Fixing problems, 21 years

Principal and Director

  • Communicator, Lead Teacher/ Facilitator, 16 yrs
  • Coaching, Mentor/Supervisor Teacher, 6 yrs
  • Problem Solving, Administration, 4 years

Professional Development

  • OTES certified, eTPES requirements, 1 year
  • Internal OIP Facilitation, DLT, BLT & TBT work, 7 years
  • Grant Writing, Application, Implementation & Reporting, 15+ years
  • Intervention Research & Design, Data Analysis & Intervention Planning, 7 years
  • Professional Development & Design, Curricular standards, OTES, Prezi and Powerpoint, 15+ years
  • Preschool Website Development, Microsoft Expressions, 1 year
  • Federal Programs/CIP, State & Federal Requirements, 15+ years

Sales

  • Asst. Manager, Sales, 10 years

Sales Management

  • PC: Windows, Professional user, 15 years
  • MS Office, Professional user, 15 years
  • 1-C (program for acc.), Professional user, 15 years

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Business Management, Expert, 7 years
  • Business Accounting, Expert, 7 years
  • Technical Writing, Expert, 12 years
  • IT Service, Expert, 15 years

Store Management

  • Strong Experience in management, promotion , marketing , sales and retail administration, 23 years of experience years

Truck Driver

  • Class A CDL Driver with AN Endorsement, All types of combination vehicles, 13+ Years