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5 Skills to Put Your Resume on Top of the Pile

Posted by Jeff Pelliccio on Jun 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In ICS insights, Job Trends, Job Search Tips, Resume Tips, Candidate

What skills do you include in your resume? Have you ever really sat down to consider all your skills, as well as the skills that employers are looking for in a candidate? Typically, you can find the answer in the job description. But the marketing group, SimpleTexting.com, took it a step further. They looked at 30,000 job postings on Glassdoor in five fields, including graphic design, sales, marketing, accounting, and software development, to discern the most desirable skills for each sector. They came to their conclusions based on how often the skill(s) was used in job postings for each category and assigned each category five top skills. Here are the results. 

Top Graphic Designer Skills

  1. Creativity
  2. Communication Skills
  3. Customer Service
  4. Design Experience
  5. Team Work

Top Sales Skills

  1. Sales Experience
  2. Presentation Skills
  3. Customer Service
  4. Communication Skills
  5. Time Management

Top Marketing Skills

  1. Customer Service
  2. Team Work
  3. Sales Experience
  4. Communication Skills
  5. CRM

Top Accountant Skills

  1. Sales Experience
  2. Communication Skills
  3. Team Work
  4. CRM
  5. Customer Service

Top Software Development Skills

  1. Customer Service
  2. Business Knowledge
  3. Software/Technology Knowledge
  4. Communication Skills
  5. Development Experience

If you're applying for jobs in any of these sectors, highlight the mentioned skills to get your resume to the top of the pile. Your job search might depend upon it. As you can see, there are differences in the sectors when it comes to what employers are looking for in a new hire. It could be a completely different skill or just a different priority list, but make sure you are altering your resume for the job that is in front of you. 

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