5 Skills Which Really Make Your CV Stand Out

5 Skills Which Really Make Your CV Stand Out

Creating a good CV makes the difference between a successful job hunt and a failure. In most cases, the CV is the only way prospective candidates differentiate themselves from other candidates. This is why it is important to invest in developing a CV. One of the most important aspects of a CV is the job skills section. The best place to place job skills is just after the job or career objective. Here are some skills to include in a CV to make it stand out.

1. Communication Skills
Many job positions require professionals to have strong communication skills. Teachers, architects, managers and businesspersons among other professionals need to express certain aspects of their trade and deal with employees among other people. This requires strong communication skills.

Good communication skills are not limited to speaking fluently but also having excellent writing skills. This skill set should be one of the first skills to highlight in a CV. Jobseekers are encouraged to state that they have strong written and oral communication skills rather than just saying they have excellent communication skills. Many employers ignore jobseekers who undersell themselves.

2. Organizational Skills
Jobs require a certain level of organizational skills. Most employees are required to attend meetings, complete projects in time and answer emails among other responsibilities. These responsibilities require people who can organize their time, prioritize responsibilities, multitask and manage time effectively. This skill set should also be featured in the CV.

3. Problem Solving
Employees may not fulfill all their job responsibilities in a day. There are times when they will have to deal with unforeseen events including customer complaints and mistakes among others. Jobseekers with excellent problem-solving skills stand out from the pack.

Businesses do not have hard and fast tactics for increasing sales and meeting company goals. Companies rely on their employees to solve problems and initiate successful marketing strategies. Jobseekers who highlight their problem-solving skills on their CVs will be noticed faster by human resources departments.

4. Customer Service
All employees deal with people. Telemarketers deal with people over the phone, marketing professionals deal with customers, company advertising departments and top executives. Customer care does not just involve having excellent communication skills but it also entails listening to people with empathy and treating them in an appropriate manner.

5. Computer Skills
Internet and computer skills are important skills to include in a resume. This is especially important today than any other time. With the proliferation of the Internet and other forms of technology, computers are used in almost all professions. Many employers are looking for people who can reply their own emails, manage databases and work with various computer applications.

Developing strong CVs will help jobseekers have an edge when looking for a job. Regardless of the job or its requirements, including the right skills set in a CV can make it stand out among other CVs that employers receive. Jobseekers should aim at including the right skills appropriate to the jobs they seek. This will increase their chances of getting a suitable job.

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Abi writes for a healthcare & locum agency Team24 with jobs for GPs and nurses throughout the UK and further afield.