Top Ten Skills

These are the top skills all employers seek. You should find ways to include them in your resume. Use this list to get started.


Attributes employers seek on a candidate’s resume
Attribute % of respondents

Source: Job Outlook 2016, National Association of Colleges and Employers

Leadership 80.1%
Ability to work in a team 78.9%
Communication skills (written) 70.2%
Problem-solving skills 70.2%
Communication skills (verbal) 68.9%
Strong work ethic 68.9%
Initiative 65.8%
Analytical/quantitative skills 62.7%
Flexibility/adaptability 60.9%
Technical skills 59.6%