Resume Skills List

Winning Resumes Offer Effective Skills That Solve Problems

Listed below is a resume skills list that offers several categories that we have used in the past when writing our resumes. This is just a sample list as there are many others that may fit your individual work experience.

As we describe in our Step 3 – Skill Groups section, for the combination resume format you will want to create at least two (usually three) skill groups that you will place all of your power sentences underneath.

Try to select resume skills that best represent your overall work experience as they will make it easier to create several effective power sentences.

We will show you how to create those action-oriented bullet points in our Power Sentences section.

Here are some resume skills that might fit your experience:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Advertising
  • Analytical / Research
  • Auditing
  • Budgeting
  • Catering
  • Clerical
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Computer / IT
  • Computer Software
  • Consulting
  • Construction
  • Counseling
  • Creative Design
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Data Management
  • Distribution
  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Food & Beverage
  • Forecasting
  • Fund Raising
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Inspection
  • Insurance Sales
  • Internet Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Leadership
  • Logistics Management
  • Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Media Relations
  • Mechanical
  • Merchandising
  • Negotiation
  • Networking
  • Nursing
  • Office Management
  • Operations
  • Physical Therapy
  • Planning
  • Presentation
  • Printing
  • Problem-Solving
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Promotion
  • Public Speaking
  • Purchasing
  • Recruiting
  • Restaurant Management
  • Retail Sales
  • Sales
  • Sales Management
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Social Media
  • Supervising
  • Teaching
  • Teamwork
  • Team Building
  • Technical
  • Time Management
  • Training
  • Warehouse Management
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Writing