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Your resume technical skills should shake the hiring manager. How? First, never copy-paste from some basic resume sample. That’s bogus, and employers know it. Secondly, you’ll have to prove those skills like a Geometric theorem. Make them count (pun intended).
Sounds a bit vague? Read on to find out how to pack your resume with value—using our extensive list of technical skills for resumes.
This guide will show you:
A great list of technical skills for resumes.
Dozens of technical skills examples for every career.
How to prove technical proficiency instead of simply mentioning tech.
How to list technical skills on resumes to get the interview.
Technical skills are the abilities, knowledge, or expertise required to perform specific, job-related tasks. Technical skills are related to jobs in science, engineering, tech, manufacturing, or finance. They are learned through on-the-job experience or structured learning.
But then again, every job requires a different skill set. For some, it will be optimizing neural networks, for others sketching wireframes. For most of us it might be something like using spreadsheets to track sales:
Examples of Technical Skills
MS Office. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access, OneNote.
Email. Filters, folders, mail merge, rules.
Google Drive. Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides.
Writing. WordPress, SEO, Yoast, journalism, technical writing, ghostwriting.
Spreadsheets. Excel, Google Sheets, OpenOffice, comparative analyses, pivot tables, macros, link to database, vertical lookups.
Social Media. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, posts, giveaways, customer interaction.
Tom Gerencer is a career expert and Certified Professional Resume Writer who has published over 200 in-depth articles on Zety. Since 2016, he has been sharing advice on all things recruitment from writing winning resumes and cover letters to getting a promotion.