What's the best way to list my skills on a resume?

SKILLS
Communication skills: Proficient in professional communication with public and co-workers
Computer skills:Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point, and Internet
Organizational skills: Able to multi-task

I don't know how to word things.
I have elementary school teaching experience, so I know that leaves a whole door of skills open.....

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Asked by PROGENITOR at 7:40 PM on Dec. 6, 2008 in Money & Work

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  • Well, I'd always consider communication and multitasking to be a given. I always like to just list computer skills like this:

    SOFTWARE SKILLS: (Name the softwares)

    As a manager, I also like to see someone list accomplishments in a particular job.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:45 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

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  • I am proficient with Microsoft Office programs and the Internet
    I am able to work well with others, communicate effectively with both the public and co-workers. I have experience in organizing and leading groups of people. I can multi-task, work independently, or with a team.
    I have used copy and fax machines.
    I am able to count and keep track of money.
    I am able to efficiently utilize my time.

    DOES THAT SOUND BETTER? (not yelling, just trying to distinguish the sections of the post)
    PROGENITOR

    Answer by PROGENITOR at 7:46 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

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  • As a former corporate recruiter, some of the skills that you listed are on ALL resumes. What we really like to see if an example of those skills. For example, Effective communication and interpersonal skills shown by leading budget management team which resulted in a cost savings of $2.1 million.
    have2travel

    Answer by have2travel at 8:06 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

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  • All I want is a job at Starbucks or Kmart or something simple.....that is where my trouble is.....I'm used to applying for jobs in education. How to I relate my education and experience to apply to a min. wage job in retail or fast food?
    PROGENITOR

    Answer by PROGENITOR at 8:09 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

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  • http://www.cafemom.com/journals/read/1322194/My_resume_please_give_me_some_input

    This is what I have in my journal, it is part of my resume....if it gives you something better to go off of please feel free to check it out and give ideas.
    PROGENITOR

    Answer by PROGENITOR at 8:11 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

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  • Also, how do I keep it to one page and simple if I have to list my accomplishment in instructing and organizing a classroom?
    PROGENITOR

    Answer by PROGENITOR at 8:12 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

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  • I'd be happy to help, but it will have to be tomorrow. I'm up to my eyes cooking and stopped by to check out what was going on between batches.
    have2travel

    Answer by have2travel at 8:17 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

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  • yeah, I know what you mean....I should be grating cheese right about now.....................:p
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    Answer by PROGENITOR at 8:19 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

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    PROGENITOR

    Answer by PROGENITOR at 8:20 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

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