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How to Write Skill Statements
correct tense) 1.
Think of a skill or benefit that you: a. Have used b. Have acquired c. Can offer
Now ask yourself: task/results a. How did I gain or use this skill? b. Why or for what reason? c. To what extent/any results I can show?
Think of an action verb (Use
Example Skill Statements
Verb Enhanced Verb Developed
Skill Communication Skills Skill Time Management
Task By working one-on-one with students to develop better study skills. Task By prioritizing tasks in order to increase productivity.
Top Skills Employers Seek
According to National Association of Colleges and Employers 1. Problem solving
Basic Demonstrated excellent communication skills by waiting on tables. Advanced Greeted customers and placed orders while continually communicating with patrons, kitchen staff and managers. Advanced with results Served customers by accurately communicating food orders and employing sales techniques to increase by 10%.
2. Analytical/Quantitative 3. Ability to work in a team 4. Written communication 5. Initiative 6. Strong work ethic 7. Technical skills 8. Flexibility/Adaptability 9. Detail-oriented 10. Leadership 11. Verbal Communication 12. Interpersonal skills (NACE Job Outlook 2022 and 2021)
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