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This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.
Writing a good resume is a difficult balancing act. You need to keep your resume length short and sweet, but still include enough quality information to make an impression.
When reviewing your credentials, hiring managers have a particular interest in your skills. This means that knowing what is relevant to the job is very important when thinking about the skills to list on your resume. And while it goes without saying, let's say it just in case: all of the skills listed on your resume should be skills that you really have.
There are endless skills to include on any resume and it is up to you to decide which ones will be most effective.
There are the tough, industry-specific skills as well as the soft skills that every job requires. How do you find out the best skills to list on your resume? What if you're looking for a remote job?
“Some great skills employers like to see on your CV when looking for remote work are: written and oral communication, the ability to work independently, time and task management, organization, convenience with technology, and specific knowledge of remote -Communication tools like Zoom, Skype, Dropbox, Google Suite, etc. ”, says Toni Frana, the experienced career coach at FlexJobs.
Let's take a closer look at the top skills to include on your resume, starting with soft skills.