Top 20 Must-Have Skills to Put on Your Resume

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This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.

Writing a good resume is a difficult balancing act. You have to keep your resume length short and sweet, but still include enough quality information to make an impression.

When reviewing your credentials, hiring managers will hold a particular interest in the skills you possess. This means it’s very important to know what is relevant to the job when thinking of the skills to list on your resume. And though it goes without saying, we’ll say it just in case: Any skills listed on your resume should be skills you truly possess.

There are endless skills that you can include on any resume, and you have to decide which ones will be the most effective.

There are the hard, industry-specific skills, as well as the soft skills that every job demands. So how do you figure out the best skills to list on your resume? And what if you’re looking to find a remote job?

“Some great skills employers love to see on your resume if you are looking for remote work are: written and verbal communication, the ability to work independently, time and task management, organization, comfort with technology and specific knowledge of remote communication tools like Zoom, Skype, Dropbox, Google Suite, etc.,” shares Toni Frana, FlexJobs’ expert career coach.

Let’s take a closer look at the top skills to put on your resume, starting with soft skills.

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