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What are Technical Skills, How to add them on a Resume

what are technical skills

William Shakespeare once said, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” 

Let’s be honest, we usually measure greatness based on our knowledge and how we go about utilizing it. In the world of technology, technical skills is how we’d probably measure one’s talent and success, ergo greatness.

These days, to be employed, basic technical skills are must to have. Most jobs require candidates who have certificates in basic computer skills. 

So, in this blog, let’s get to know more about technical skills and how to add them in a resume. 

What are Technical Skills? 

Technical skills are expertise that professionals possess by utilizing and achieving specialization in performing physical or digital tasks. There  is a plethora of technical skills used by experts in different fields such as mathematics, computer science, mechanics and information technology. Depending on the industry and job type, technical skills vary. 

Some of  the Technical Skills are:

Coding and Programming:

Computing, coding, HTML, debugging, IT, ICT, languages, etc. 

Technical Writing:

Subject matter experts, emailing, technical documentation, research, requirement gathering, etc.

Big Data Analysis:

Algorithms, data analytics, data mining, database design and management, statistical analysis, etc. 

Project Management:

Benchmarking, engineering, quality control, operations, project planning, etc. 

Social Media and Digital Marketing:

SEO, web analytics, content management system, digital media, etc.

How to add Technical Skills in a Resume: 

Your resume tells your potential employers about your professional backgrounds. It is a must when you are applying for a job. If you want to know how to write a good resume, do check out our previous blogs on how to write a good resume that will make you stand out. 

Apart from resume, it is also important to add your technical skill in the cover letter. 

Adding Technical Skills to your Resume:

Hiring managers would definitely want to know about your technical skills and that is why these skill sets need to have clear mention in your resume. Based on the position you are applying for, list your skills which are necessary for the respective job role. Do add the skills that are in high demand and which will make you a competitive candidate. 

However, avoid adding the basic technical skill that every techies usually put in their resume such as basic computer skills. Those are the ones that employers already know that a candidate who is applying for the role should possess and therefore need not be mentioned. 

Adding Technical Skills to your Cover Letter:

On your cover letter, it is not necessarily to add each and every skill you possess. Just list out a few of your most valuable skills, which you think are highly relevant for the job opportunity you are applying for. However, bear in mind that a cover letter should be brief and rather than promoting your skills, focus on how you as a candidate would be a great fit for the company. 

We hope the above information helps you in furthering your career. 

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