Skills to include on your resume can be general, concise adjectives that describe your work ethic and relevant experience. Consider this set of skills to be your soft skills or personal attributes that tell the value you’ll bring to the company if considered for the position.
Some of the most common examples of soft skills include:
- Critical thinking
A set of hard skills, or more technical, industry-specific skills, should also be included on your resume. Typically, a job posting will list hard skills that a potential candidate must have to be considered for the position.
Some examples of hard skills related to accounting include:
- Proficiency in using accounting software
- Preparation and interpretation of financial reports
- Developing efficient financial reporting methods
- Collaborating with regulators and external auditors
- Remaining current on changes in industry regulations
- Adhering to regulations, procedures, and practices
You should also customize your resume to align with the required soft and hard skills listed on the job description, but we’ll discuss that later in this blog.