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 2020, National Association of Colleges and Employers

Problem-solving skills91.2%
Ability to work in a team 86.3%
Strong work ethic 80.4%
Analytical/quantitative skills 79.4%
Communication skills (written) 77.5%
Leadership 72.5%
Communication skills (verbal) 69.6%
Initiative 69.6%
Detail-oriented 67.6%
Technical skills 65.7%