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5 Skills That All Employers Want to See on Your CV/Resume



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5 Skills That All Employers Want to See on Your CV/Resume

Hello there! Are you looking to impress an employer for a job that you want to get? Want to know how you can make your CV/Resume shine with the skills they most like to see upon it in the chances that it will swing in your favour and increase your chances of finding employment with that employer? Then here's 5 Skills That All Employers Want to See on Your CV/Resume today. Most anyway! 5 Skills That All Employers Want to See on Your CV/Resume

5 Skills That All Employers Want to See on Your CV/Resume

1. Communication Skills
Most employers want to know that you have good basic listening, speaking and writing skills. The better you are at communicating things, whether verbally or in written format, the better you are for making their business run smoothly and productively. But you also need to be a good listener too. Being able to listen to and understand basic instructions or even complicated ones. Those that do are usually preferred over those that don't, even if they have lots of skills and experience in something else!

2. Leadership / Management Skills
And most employers want to know that you are a goal driven person that can lead, motivate and maintain a team to steer it towards meeting and achieving its goals. So you'll need to be someone who thrives in an environment of people all doing different tasks. You'll need to be someone that can confidently motivate and mobilise people and someone that builds up and encourages and coaches others to meet those standards required by that or any employee.

3. Planning / Organising Skills
Most employers want to employ someone that has good planning and organisational skills. Someone that is a results driven achiever that has a record for being an exemplary planner and has super great organisation skills as well as a high level of detail orientation - someone that puts a lot of thought into planning things. So you should definitely talk about all the things you've planned and arranged in your life on your CV/Resume.

4. Problem Solving / Creativity & Reasoning
If you're an innovative problem solver and someone that can generate tangible on the spot solutions to problems that pop up and are able to resolve people's complaints quickly and fairly, then you will be someone that is valued higher in that workplace than people that have already worked there for years and don't have those skills! And if you can prove you have these on your resume you should definitely add them in.

5. Team Player
One of the most important and sought after skills every employer is looking for is someone that is a great team player. At least for those where being a team player is important. And you'll need to be a resourceful team player that can excel at building up trusting relationships both with potential and existing clients, customer and his/her own colleagues in the work place too.

Conclusion

That's just 5 skills that employers look for in an employee today. And not an exhaustive list by far and means as there are many more skills that some employers can look for in people today. It all really depends on the job at hand and what it entails doing, or being. But these are some of the main skills that most employers look for today. And actively look for it on your resume too!

Do you have all these skills and more and do you include them on your resume?

What other skills, talents or abilities do employers look for in people today?

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giovanniiiii

I haven't found an actual job yet although I have worked back then as a Mcdonald's service crew. I have put the basic standards in my skills like basic mathematical computation and multitasking. After some time I asked for a referral for a job and the person referring me that it would not be good to put skills that seem to make me look like I have gone overboard promoting myself. He said I should rather put the actual skills that I have. For example would be swimming and basic first-aid knowledge. Although I think it really is still important to promote oneself using a resume but I picked up the idea that I should not go to the point that I may seem boastful.



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galegatling

Yes you shouldn't. Although you just wanted to get hired so you mentioned those but it would also be good if you only put relevant skills and knowledge to whatever position or company you are applying for. The basic mathematical computation and multitasking fits perfectly for your desired position as stated on your post. And you could probably add more like how you deal with work under pressure, how you treat customers and assist them, your marketing strategies, etc. All those would really make you applicable. Of course it varies on the job and position.



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fishmonk

Thanks for sharing this topic. I find it essential to list the aspects mentioned in the CV. Besides the key points mentioned by OP, employers also tend to prefer candidates who list their experience working overseas or training in another countries. This will show the employers that the candidate is able to adapt to different living environments and cultures. Many large MNCs tend to offer promotions or internal transfers which need the employee to move to another country for long periods of time. Therefore, remember to highlight any sort of training which you have attended and explain how it helps to improve yourself as a working professional.



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ballyhara

For sure planning and organizing skills have a high weight. A messy person will mess all around the place, and obviously the job. But also creativity is one of the most looked for. I have noticed this in every job I've been, even when you do freelancing, you have to test your creativity day by day online. Usually you have to build your own brand or company, you have to find a way to get more followers/customers, you have to focus on a schedule or plan, and also you have to keep your work-life balance. If that doesn't need creativity, then I don't know what it does.



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Barida

That's right in the sense that someone that can be organized in the affairs they do can have an upper hand when it comes to getting the dream job. Such skills is necessary for excellence.



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Corzhens

I agree that the number 1 item is communication skills. When I would interview applicants to a vacant position in my department, the first thing I’d like to know is how well he speaks. What I mean is the way he explain things. Most of those I had interviewed were obviously faking it because they were not using common words and terms maybe to impress me. And a team player is also desired because in any job, it is always a team play so if there is no sense of teamwork, the team will suffer.



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DarthHazard

They are all extremely important and I'm sure that most employees will keep an eye on the 5 skills that you stated when they go through applications. For me, the most important probably has to be Team Player. There is no point working in an office if you are unable to work as a team. If you cannot work as a team then you may have trouble finishing your work or working on projects which can affect the other employees and the business as a whole.



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Barida

Team players are good at ensuring that the firm goals are actualized and that's good for a staff to have as well.



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ballyhara

Exactly, that's another one. Personally, I've had bad experiences working with people that want to do everything by themselves. I mean, it's good to be independent, but obviously we are all in the same company, same department, so everything that you do without taking us in consideration will affect us all. Usually that's the people with really big ego issues, and that always sooner or later will cause a problem at work.



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Barida

Leadership skill is one key element that any company looking to hire new staff will check out while doing so. One thing is having the mind of a leader will make it easier for the firm to believe you can do well at the end.



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Martinsx1

Leadership skill is a good inclusion in one's resume or CV but it should be taken into consideration that not everyone can be a leader. So therefore, with this in mind, I'm certain that it wouldn't be a kill if one doesn't include leadership skill in his or her CV because it's absolutely normal to not have the ability to lead but to follow.



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jaymish3

All necessary skills. The most important in my opinion is creativity and problem solving. Unfortunately many education systems in the world do not teach these skills and most employees need to learn them in most cases the hard way. Problem solving and is the core of any business in my opinion. Our parents try to solve all our problems when we are small and we never learn this important skill. This is reflected by the high rate of suicide we see in young people today.



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Pixie06

All the skills you mentioned above are definitely important. The applicant must have good written and verbal communication skills as he/she will have to interact with various shareholders. Exceptional organizational and time management skills are equally important as the job holder may have to complete several tasks and meet deadlines. These skills will enable the job holder to manage his time as to meet the deadlines.



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peachpurple

Recently I had an interview with an employer. Indeed, she wasn't looking at my certificates. Instead, she was looking at my personalities, my communication skills, my body language and gesture. I thought certificates tell all the tales.



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ballyhara

Don't worry, I used to work as a department's coordinator, and your certificates sure will help you out. However, it's always important to check your personality. What will the company do with all your knowledge, if you can't communicate it, or if you are a very problematic person, which is all day dedicated to critics and gossip. Believe me, besides being annoying, that affects the company, because no one wants to work with a partner like that.



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Kakashi2020

I couldn't agree more. Number 1 hits the spot, communication skills is really the most important in any job. This skill should always be highlighted in resumes and must shine on the job interview proper.



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Martinsx1

I completely agree with you on that last point of "Team Player Skill". There is no firm that operates as a lone wolf, they work with a staff as a pack having a collective effort in meeting the organization goals and objectives. Now if you fail to notify in your CV that you are a good team player, it would be hard to convince the company you would be able to work as a cohesive unit with the existing staff of the company.



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Kakashi2020

I do agree with the 5 skills that employers are looking for in their employees and it's worth to note that extra or unique skills in addition to the five discussed above can give the applicant the edge he needs to get hired.



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stbrians

Those skills are quite great. A good communicater, manager with great communication skills and a team player.Problem solving is another great ides on a CV. Planning and organising is great too



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jpk0007

I think that communication and the organizing skills are very important for any employer when he wants to recruit staff in the organization. One may be very well educated and highly qualified for a job but if he is not able to communicate well then all his qualifications are not very helpful to secure a good job for him. Apart from this, the prospective candidate must also be a good team player. after all when he works on different projects he has to collaborate with his team members. one has to have the ability to coordinate and bring out the best from his team members to be able to complete a project successfully



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