Find the hard skills and soft skills you need in your resume
November 2, 2019
by Ed Windgate

You’re ready to go. You have confidence. You know you have the training, the experience, the motivation to get your next job. You know if you were hiring, you’d want to meet you!

How do you keep your spirits up when a job search can be repetitious and demoralizing?

The most difficult lesson to learn when searching for a job is to be all things to all people. You need to take the lead in understanding what a company wants. Then, honestly review your skills and abilities to decide if you are a good candidate for the job. Third, you need to sell yourself as the super hero they are searching for.

Find the hard skills and soft skills you need in your resume

Think about how companies sell one product appealing to different types of people. There is no one size fits all in product marketing plans.

Customize your resume for each job

You need to be agile, and customize your resume for each job opportunity. Yes, think of it as an opportunity. A good salesperson will listen and learn what each potential custom want, then customize their presentation.

How do you customize your resume? And what should a person be concerned about when creating a custom resume? You need to focus on your hard skills and soft skills.

Think of a resume as a marketing tool. Its purpose is not to simply list your job history. Hiring teams want to know about you, how you can ad value to the team, the project. And understand what your potential is to learn and grow your abilities within their company.

Your soft skills will allow you to express your ideas successful to your new team. Without matching soft skills, your hard skills may not be understood.

One way is to use an app like Mosaic.ai to find the hard and soft skills you need in your resume.

Find keywords your currently have in your resume, that you could change to be better received by a company.

For example, change a hard skill such as “developer” to “engineer”. Change a soft skill like “design” to “created”. That is if the company you are applying to prefers engineer to developer. And create to design.

Yes, customize your resume for each job application to stand out and get noticed.

Also, remember your strengths and weakness. As they say, a weakness is just an opportunity to learn and grow your career with your new team. Your strengths are what can bring to the team right now.

Mosaic.ai can help you prepare your resume to get noticed. And, then prepare you for the interview.

Learn to talk the talk, and really understand what a company is searching for from a new hire. That could be you! Have Mosaic.ai be your personal career agent.

READ PAST ENTRIES
Culture match is important
December 10, 2017
Interview Ideas
Why you are the best person for the job
December 10, 2017
Interview Ideas
How to customize your resume for each job
December 10, 2017
Resume Builder
Whitening your resume to get the interview
December 10, 2017
Resume Builder
Hello! Let's chat about your next career move. What are your interests?