As an Adelaide resume writer, I know a few tricks which may help you get short listed, especially if recruiters use scanners. Try using key words or terms. We list them as clauses in a section we call Professional Capabilities on the first page and throughout the resume.
Only list those that apply to you – NOT ALL OF THEM. In a resume, you’d expect to include four or five of these areas. Here are a couple of key areas:
These are the skills that help you to plan, prepare, and get things done in the workplace.
Time management: managing your own time to get the job done. Especially useful in fast-paced work environments.
Research and analytics: researching and collecting data, analysing, reporting on findings and making recommendations.
Administration and clerical: efficiently handling tasks like filing, paperwork and communications including phone or email, plus managing calendars and appointments.
Financial management: developing and managing budgets, keeping financial records, fundraising or project managing.
Sales and marketing: marketing and selling a product or service, or influencing behaviour.
Creative thinking: generating new ideas and coming up with innovative solutions to problems.
Planning: managing yourself, others and available resources with a goal in mind, and creating plans for projects or events.
Technology or digital literacy: being able to use and quickly adapt to new technology, programs or tools.
Workplaces rely on communication for things to run smoothly, so skills you have here will be a benefit to them.
These skills can be used when communicating within your team or company, as well as externally – for example, to customers.
Writing: it’s any kind of interaction that involves the written word, such as reports, emails, letters, sales materials and articles.
Face-to-face: communicating in person, including facilitating meetings, interviewing, persuading, negotiating, expressing ideas plus speaking in public or to groups.