Key Skills that Will Make You More Marketable

April 16th, 2014

Finding the job you want requires honing the key skills that will be attractive to most recruiters. Update your skills and showcase them on your resume so you make a positive impression before you utter your first hello.

So, what are the key skills you will need for any job?

The Highest-in-Demand Skill: Be a Team Player

Take a hard look at your resume. Are you a team player? Why is this the most valuable skill? Essentially, when you join any firm, you are joining a team to realize the vision of the company. Being able to operate within the team dynamic, and not be a loner, is instantly valuable and anticipated.

Believing you are a team player and demonstrating it on your resume are two separate things. Use powerful, quantitate information to define yourself as well as your experience. Terms such as collaboration, idea exchange, and team building support examples. If you are a recent college graduate with no job experience, substitute volunteer experience.

Additional Key Skills

However, team skills are not the only skills that make you marketable. Illustrate your work history with the resume builders below.

Analytical Skills

  • Critical Thinking: How did you analyze information and use it to solve problems?
  • Financial Management: Did you manage a budget, and maximize your employer’s ROI?

Leadership Skills

  • Delegation: When leading a team, how did you delegate tasks to complete a project?
  • Motivation: How did you inspire others to collaborate or achieve a goal or deadline?

Effective Communication Skills

  • Cover Letter and Resume: Your first expression of communication competency is a well-edited cover letter and resume (with no grammatical or typographical errors). Yes, first impressions do count and landing an interview—especially when the number of applicants far outweigh the number of openings—demands the priority given the resume.
  • The Interview:  Solidify your competency with polished communication: personal presentation (posture and body language, attire), thoughtful and well-enunciated responses, active listening, warmth, professionalism, and courtesy. Allow confidence to shine through to a prospective employer. 

Contact Olympic Staffing Services. We will help you take those key skills and market yourself into a winning candidate for our best match position.

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