hard skills vs soft skills

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills (and How to Use Them on Your Resume)

There are two types of skills used in resumes: hard skills and soft skills. When used correctly, they work together to form a powerhouse resume that provides the hiring manager a glimpse into the job seeker. What are Hard Skills? Hard skills are taught skills. They are quantifiable and are often learned in school, through […]

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7 Real Cringe-Worthy Resumes (and 7 Ways to Fix Them)

Reddit user u/cityoftress recently asked employers for “the funniest, craziest or weirdest thing you’ve seen on a resume.” We found a few doozies, but even the worst resumes can be fixed. #1 – Orienting Details A 3×4 table under the header of Soft Skills. The bottom right cell read: Detailed Orientated with “detailed” being centered […]

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52 Resume Tips to Transform Your Job Search

Creating a resume for your job search should be easy. Download a template, write up your work and education history, then fire it off to eager potential employers. But once you start, the questions start piling up. Are objective statements still a thing? Do I put the company name or my job title first? Which […]

Should you have a soft skills resume section?

Should You Include a Soft Skills Resume Section?

Before focusing my business solely on soft skills solutions for companies and organizations, I offered resume writing services and worked with hundreds of individual job seekers. I created a soft skills resume section for my clients who received excellent feedback from employers and began landing interviews and job offers. Of course, I recommend revising your […]

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How to Showcase the Top Executive Soft Skills on Your Resume

As you climb the corporate ladder into senior management and the executive ranks, the hard skills on your resume (like your ability to design, sell, or use Microsoft Excel) lose some of their importance. A greater emphasis is placed on executive soft skills. These abstract instincts and abilities have been developed over the course of a career […]

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How to Showcase Leadership Skills on Your Resume

Leadership is an essential function of successful management that helps to maximize work efficiency and to achieve organizational goals. Regardless of the type of the job you’re looking for or a company’s size, leadership skills are paramount. They belong to the group of the most sought-after soft skills that employers look for in candidates. Your […]

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How To Show Off Your Communication Skills On Your Resume and in an Interview

One of the soft skills employers request the most is communication. What are soft skills and how do I demonstrate them in my job search? Soft skills are sometimes difficult to demonstrate to others because they’re personal attributes, like teamwork, punctuality, and listening skills. But during your job hunt, they’re certainly not impossible to demonstrate […]

Top Skills and Keywords for Sales Resume

A successful job search requires extensive research, and one of the most effective research methods is to use top keywords to your advantage. One of the main ways that applicant tracking systems (ATS) judge candidates is by using resume keywords. These are the specifics that vary from job to job, such as educational requirements, software programs, and […]