Skills/Attributes Employers Seek on a Candidate’s Resume

Include evidence of these Skills/Attributes as bullet statements. Translate into accomplishment statements within the content of the resume.


Skills/Attributes

% of Respondents

Problem-solving skills

91.2%

​Ability to work in a team

86.3%

​Strong work ethic

80.4%

​Analytical/quantitative skills

79.4%

Communication skills (written)

77.5%

​Leadership

72.5%

​Communication skills (verbal)

69.6%

​Initiative

​69.6%

​Detail-oriented

67.6%

Technical skills

65.7%

​Flexibility/adaptability

62.7%

​Interpersonal skills (relates well to others)

62.7%

​Computer skills

54.9%

​Organizational ability

47.1%

​Strategic planning skills

45.1%

Friendly/outgoing personality

29.4%

​Entrepreneurial skills/risk-taker

24.5%

Tactfulness

24.5%

​Creativity

23.5%

Fluency in a foreign language

2.9%


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