What is an expert? I often talk to my clients about their areas of expertise and it reminded me of a time in my Graduate school psychology class when I had to think and write about someone who I viewed as an expert in my life.
I thought long and hard about who in my life who had what the dictionary defined as “having, involving, or displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience” and I landed on my tailor in Denver.
She was an expert in many ways, not just in her trade of mending, sewing and fixing all my clothing that I thought was impossible to do and in a way that you couldn’t even tell was adjusted; but she was an expert in customer service and greeting people with a friendly demeanor, an expert in injecting humor at the right times, and absolutely an expert at creating an affordable yet reasonable price for customers and knowing the market. All of these things made me think, yes, she’s the one I’m going to write this paper about.
In my field of career coaching, I focus on these same skills and areas of expertise that clients should put on their resume. It’s so important to highlight what you have expertise in through your knowledge, training or experience, and communicating it in a way that tells the reader why they should hire you over someone else.
I encourage you to make a list and write down your top 10 skills, and how you’ve used them and you’ll be on your way to an impactful resume!
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Tara Skredynski is a certified career coach focused on helping purpose driven women achieve their career goals.