How do I come up with good key skills?

I need to define key skills in my resume.

delma sig, posted on July 4, 2013 at 04:39 am    Resume

Nishta Gupta said July 6, 2013 at 08:27 pm

Dear Delma Sig

Let us first understand why you need key skills in your resume. On an average, the recruiter spends 30 secs-120 secs on scanning a resume. The key skills helps him/her in knowing whether to shortlist your resume for the position. So, the good key skills are:
1. Highlight your core areas of expertise that will help you distinguish from other resumes.
2. Match your competency for the job description.

Here is an example of a resume wherein the person has highlighted his key skills rather nicely.


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