Soft skills and hard skills you can add to your CV/resumé

One of the sections in a CV/resumé employers pay attention to is the skills section. They want to know what skills you have to offer to the company.

So you are supposed to ‘sell yourself!’

Hard skills are the technical knowledge or training you have gained or acquired through life experiences especially in your career or education. Skills like:

  • Block chain
  • Cloud computing
  • UI/UX design
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Video production
  • SEO marketing are referred to as hard skills. While soft skills are personal habits and traits that define how you work on your own with other people.
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Problem solving
  • Effective communication
  • Adaptability
  • Team work/Collaboration are examples of soft skills.

Here are some highlighted ways to guide you while adding your skills: Identify your best skills

If you are not sure of which skills to add, think back to your previous job. ‘What was your strongest area?’ ‘What would your coworkers say you excelled at?’ How do you identify your strong points? – Think about what you have achieved and accomplished, the milestones you have been able to meet. Consider the attributes that helped you achieve these successes.

You can also check out the job description and use it as a guide on what skill you feel you can offer the company. And finally, no man is an island of knowledge! Feel free to ask experts and people that are in the same career line as you to put you through. They will have an outsider’s observational view of your strength.

Hope reading this was insightful and you have learnt a couple of things.

Thank you for reading!

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