The Important of Technical skills on your Resume

What are Technical skills?

Some examples include knowledge of programming languages, design programs, mechanical equipment, or tools. Technical skills are the abilities and knowledge needed to perform specific tasks. They are practical, and often relate to mechanical, information technology, mathematical, or scientific tasks.

Technical Writing

Being able to communicate complex ideas in a clear way will make you stand out in many jobs. Many jobs that involve written communication require you to explain complex things in a way that is easy to understand.

  • Technical Documentation
  • Email
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Client Relations

Social Media Management & Digital Marketing

Including a phrase like “experienced in social media” into your resume is no longer enough to impress most employers, because so many people use social media. This skill set is often referred to as content marketing and is particularly useful if you are looking for jobs in public relations, marketing, web development, or anything related to digital marketing.

  • Social Media Platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Medium, etc.)
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Blogging
  • Content Management Systems
  • Digital Media
  • Networking

Coding and Programming

Being able to code, and to understand multiple programming languages, will make you a strong candidate in many jobs. Several of the key technical skills sought in IT job candidates include:

  • Coding
  • Debugging
  • Testing
  • Development
  • Computing
  • Applications
  • Certifications
  • Usability
  • Configuration
  • Training
  • Technology
  • Tools

Big Data Analysis

Nearly every industry today relies on data, whether it is data about their clients or the success of their product. While it is easy for companies to get data, they need employees who can collect, organize, and then interpret that data. Data analysis skills most valued by employers include:

  • Big Data
  • Database Management
  • Database Design
  • Data Mining
  • Data Analytics
  • Analytical Skills
  • Compiling Statistics
  • Calculating

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