The exact skills you need in your resume to qualify for jobs in ten hot sectors
For our most recent Thinkopolis labour report, our team of data analysts poured over the information contained in literally millions of Canadian job postings from the past two years.
Their key findings were that soft skills: communications, teamwork, customer-relations, etc. are highly in demand across industries. So too are computer literacy skills such as using Microsoft office, document production, file management and sharing.
All of these are the skills that your first few jobs working as part of a team, interacting with the public in the service industry, and a basic education can give you. They’ve become the price of admission for the job market in most sectors.
But once you have these, what about taking it to the next level? Our team also looked at the top ten in-demand skills for popular sectors – after they’d removed those competencies that are sought-after across all jobs.
Here’s what you need to qualify for jobs in ten hot fields
|Accounting / Finance
Financial statements / reporting
|Admin/Clerical Travel arrangements
Accounts payable and receivable
Office supply ordering
|Arts / Media Adobe Photoshop
Video production / editing
Graphical user interface
|Hospitality and food servicePhysical demand
Employee training / instruction
|Human resources Employee relations
|Marketing Market planning
|Technology and Digital Media
Employers search the resume database for candidates, looking at 16,000 resumes a day. Their most frequent search method is by keywords, similar to a Google search. Here are the precise keywords that they look for in resumes by sector.
The exact resume keywords employers search for by industry:
Acquiring some of the skills most relevant to employers in your chosen field, and making sure to include the relevant keywords they search for in resumes can greatly increase your chances of success.
You can read the full in-demand skills report and all of our labour market research at Workopolis.com/research.
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