SKILLS

A skills section helps an employer understand specifically what talents, skills, and specialized knowledge you have to offer their company. 

TIPS FOR WRITING SKILLS
  • Avoid general terms such as "good listener", "hard worker", etc. because employers already assume you to have these (or at least you should). 
  • Listing skills relative to your industry are much more productive and sell yourself better to employers. 
  • Use terms you've learned in class, professional development, or at other jobs. 
  • If you are personalizing your resume for each employer you send to, use terms/skills directly from the job description.  (not all, but a nice mix of those and your own)
SOURCES FOR SKILLS TERMS:
  • Job descriptions
  • Employer websites ("About", "Products", "Mission", and "Career" pages, for example)
  • Course descriptions
SKILLS BY SPECIALIZATION:

Taxation
Information Systems
ERP
Programming Languages (C++, etc.)
Audit    
Federal Tax Law
Analytical    
Financial Analysis
E-Commerce
Banking & Bookkeeping    
Financial Statements
Reconciliations    
Finance
Bill Payment    
Monitoring & Maintenance
Budgets    
Network Security
Business Communication    
SAP
Microcomputing
Numerical Competence
CAATS    
SQL Server
Business Intelligence
IT Security
Check Runs    
Oracle
Corporate Tax    
Project Coordination
Cost Accounting    
PeopleSoft
Database Management    
Report Writing
IS Control
Data Communication    
Risk Management
End-of-Period Closing    
Systems Analysis & Design

Actuarial Risk
Business and Risk Strategy
Computation
Data Mining
SAP
Computational Methods
Credit Risk Scoring
Database Management
Statistical Quality Control
Probability Theory
Data Analysis
Financial Maths
Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables
Regression Analysis
Quantitative Analysis
Report Writing
Applied Multivariate Analysis
Discrete Data Analysis
Research
Sales Projections
Communication
SQL
Statistics
Supply Chain Modeling
Test Script Development
Economic Policy
Time Series & Forecasting
Applied Probability
Microsoft BI Tools (SSRS, SSAS)
Algorithm Analysis
Micro Strategy
Operational Research
OR Methods
Problem-Solving Techniques

Analysis Quantitative Data
Applied Research
Banking
Consulting
Data Collection & Analysis
Macroeconomic Analysis
Microeconomic Analysis
Financial Consulting
Marginal Analysis
Mutual Gains
Opportunity Cost
Public Finance
STATA
Matlab
Financial Market Investing
SAS
Statistical Analysis
Monetary & Fiscal Policies
Strategic Planning
Wages and Labor Markets
Devising Quantitative Research
Economic Analysis
Market Efficiency
Data Modeling
Managerial Economics
Money and Banking
Economic Development
Equilibrium
Financial Economics
HTML
International Monetary Economics
Macro & Micro Economics

Accounts Receivable
Banking Relations
Financial Markets
Bank Operations
Budget Preparation
Cash Management
International Finance
CFP® Certification
Internal Audit
Investment Baking
Project Analysis/Evaluation  
Insurance Policy Writing
Retirement Planning
Risk Management
Short & Long-term Financing
Corporate/Business Finance
Investing
Short-term Investments
Insurance
Risk Management
Tax Law
Underwriting
Claims Adjustment
Personal Financial Planning
Credit Analysis
Data Analysis
Estate Planning
Financial Advising
Insurance
International Financial Management
Personal Financial Planning
Retirement
Employee Benefit Planning
Risk Management
Insurance Planning
Management of Financial Institutions
Financial Modeling
Financial Accounting
Individual Income Taxation
Estate Planning

Communication
International Law & Politics
Customer Relationship Management
Logistics
Marketing
Lean/Six Sigma
Sourcing
Negotiation
Inventory Management
Quality Management
International Marketing
Organizational Management
Public Speaking
International Economics
Operations Planning and Control
Purchasing
Retail Management
Non-profit Management
Sales
Small Business Management
Supervision
Transportation
Customer Service
Distribution
Employee Recruitment
Human Resource Management
International Travel
Invoicing Costs

Advertising & Promotions
Analysis
Critical Thinking
Competitive Analysis
Communication
Public Speaking
Finance
Purchasing Inventory
Price Quoting
International Marketing
Product Demonstration
Consumer Behavior
Project Management
Research Design
Retail Marketing
Sales
Inside Sales
Social Media Marketing
SWOT Analysis
Customer Segmentation
Business-to-Business Marketing & Sales
Hospitality Management
Market Research
Product Planning & Research
Material Design
Negotiation
Public Relations

Financial Planning
Technology Cultured
Fluent in German
Mac & PC Fluency
SAP Proficiency
Adobe Photoshop
Leadership & Management
Strategy Development
Project Management
Marketing & Sales
Professional Writing
Spanish & German speaking
Investing
Report Production
Stock Market Investing
Public Speaking
Actuarial Knowledge
Statistics
Photography & Fine Art skills
Creativity
Interpersonal Abilities
Budgeting
Data & Analytics
Small engine repair
Piano composition/performance
Entrepreneur
Persuasion
Productive in Teams
Teachable
Self-Motivating
Social & Cultural Awareness
Accounting
Financing
Computer Literate
Purchasing
Self-Employed
Seasoned Traveler
Presenter
Bookkeeping
Data Management
Sales
Phone Skills
Negotiation
Critical Thinking
Memory/Retention
Scheduling
Budget Management
Inventing
Fundraising
Promotions
Researching Management