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Why you need these 5 skills on your resume today, says CEO who has read over 1,000 resumes this year

By | Peter Yang |

Emerging technology and pandemic-related disruptions are redefining the skills people need to succeed in their jobs.

In fact, according to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, which surveyed executives across 15 industries in 26 countries, 73% of employers plan to offer reskilling and upskilling opportunities to their employees by 2025.

As the CEO of a resume writing service, I’ve reviewed more than 1,000 resumes this year. Here are the five most important and in-demand types of skills to put on your resume today:

1. Remote collaboration tools

Don’t expect the work-from-home economy to go anywhere soon. Being able to effectively collaborate in a remote environment is a top priority for employers.

As simple as it may sound, listing basic remote work skills on your resume can go a long way. It’s worth mentioning if you have experience with video meeting software like Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Webex Meetings, or collaboration tools like Slack, Trello and Monday.

You can also indicate your remote work experience in the summary, location section, or as a bullet point (e.g., “Managed four remote employees using online collaboration tools like Zoom and Trello.”).

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