7 Critical skills that you’ve left off your resume (But shouldn’t)

I found this article while poking about LinkedIn the other day and I think that the author, Mark Babbitt, has some excellent points and brings up the critical skills that would make any resume stand out!

Personally, I keep hearing again and again from employers how much they like to see personal projects on resumes. They want to see that you took the initiative to do something, partake in an event, or learn a new skill without being asked or required to do so.

Here are some key things to think about as you are preparing your resume.

  1. What did you do outside of the classroom that is related to the job you are applying for?
  2. Did you take the initiative to learn a new skill that you weren’t being taught in your courses?
  3. Have you been involved in any relevant competitions or attended any relevant conferences? For example: Did you participate in UCSB’s Hackathon or the UCSB Start Up Weekend? Did you attend the UCSB Liberal Arts Advantage Conference?

These are all things that you can add to your resume to make it really stand out in the applicant pool. For additional critical skills to add to any resume, I highly suggest reading this article written by Mark Babbitt, CEO and Founder of YouTern : https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/7-critical-skills-youve-left-off-your-resume-shouldnt-mark-s-babbitt


Blog post submitted by Emily White, Associate Director at UCSB Career Services