May 05th, 2012
SOFT SKILLS ON A RESUME
Recently, I created a resume for a marketing professional. The client loved her resume, overall, but was concerned that I did not include some soft skills on her resume. In particular, she was disappointed that I did not list "Active Listening" as an "Area of Expertise." Yes, active listening is important and should not be taken for granted; however, when it comes to your resume, this "skill" does not set you apart from others, as it is a trait that virtually ANYBODY can write down. You only have one or two pages to "wow" a potential employer. If you use some of that valuable space on your document to list things like "active listening," then you are selling yourself short. You need to focus on concrete and quantitative facts, credentials, and highlights.
If you write a great resume, then your active listening skills will be displayed during your JOB INTERVIEW!
Good luck, job seekers!
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Brian Munger is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and an active member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers (PARW). To date, he has written nearly 4,800 resumes and continues to receive positive testimonials from satisfied clients.