Please check out this fantastic article by Kim Isaacs for with our president, Matt Warzel, as a contributor – How to Write a Core Competencies Resume Section

I was tapped by my friend Kim over at Monster to speak about those always needed and often overlooked core competencies section.

πŸ”§ Skills, core competencies, areas of expertise, whatever you choose, it’s a mandate on your resume! This not only helps incorporate those skills that match with your preferred job target but also helps resonate with the decision-makers. They see words that they use every day!

πŸ”§ I would also add any other buzzwords you can find from the job descriptions or LinkedIn endorsements section to filter into your resume to comply with the ATS. You want to work on incorporating keywords and strategies for the digital application process. Not only do these systems organize and sort applications, but they can also be programmed to screen candidates based on what content you include in your resume. At this point, recruiters can search submissions using keywords and phrases to identify candidates to advance through the hiring process.

πŸ”§ To find some of these, you can either use the job description of your targeted roles, or the endorsements sections on LinkedIn profiles from leaders in your business.

πŸ”§ Continue to add to these onto the resume as you acquire more experience that brings along new hard skills, methodologies, processes, strategies or styles, and additional technical aptitude.

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