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Alternative Headings

  • Skills and Achievements
  • Professional Skills
  • Key Skills
  • Skills Summary

This section enables you to highlight the skills most relevant to a particular employer or for a particular role. As a new graduate you may list your major skills fairly simply as in the examples below. After having worked in several roles and organisations, it is more effective to summarise your capabilities, giving some information about when and where the skills were used and developed. This is a Skills Based or Functional resume and avoids repetition and too much detail in the Employment section.


Key Skills


Responsibility/Initiative: Demonstrated in my rapid promotion to Acting Manager in a retail environment and in the ability to deliver 2 successful design projects for the UTS Design Studio.

Software Packages: Illustrator 7/8, Photoshop 5, Quark Express 3/4, Pagemaker, Dreamweaver

Platforms: Familiar with both Mac and PC, competent keyboard skills

Languages: Fluent in Malay and Mandarin.

(Other technical or generic skills could be added here. Restrict items to around 7.)


Computer Skills


If you specialise in computing skills you may list these in a separate section


Software: MS Works, MS Office, Lotus 123, Lotus Notes, HTML, XHTML, XML

Operating Systems: Linux, Unix, Windows NT


Professional Skills


In this format refer to specific organisations and events if appropriate.

Media Relations

Have written and followed up media releases, scripted radio announcements and organised and run interviews for television, radio and print. Organised celebrities for promotional functions including photoshoots in collaboration with Creative Media Company. Responsible for local media involvement in all special events.

Special Events Coordination

Initiated several local and regional promotions including…... This involved extensive research, planning, negotiation of sponsorship, liaison with police, councils, community service groups, volunteers, sponsors and media. Organised production of leaflets and promotional material and distributed and directed operations on the day. Responsible for budget and the financial success of events.

Public Relations

Represented organisation at many promotional and media functions including …... Lectured to community groups and have managed inquiries from all sectors of the community.