Jim Hopkinson is an author, writer, and speaker living in New York City. His focus is on career development for the new economy, showing how new media, technology and branding are changing how people look at their career and lifestyle. Read more...
What skills are most relevant in your industry? Better yet, if everyone in your peer group has the same skills, what complementary skills might set you apart? Whether you’re a newbie entering the workforce, a baby-boomer trying to stay current, or a poetry major getting into the business world, there are specific skills that can stand out on your resume.
Of course, some bullets take longer than others to attain. "Published Author" are two simple words, but might take years and years of time and effort to accomplish. On the other hand, "Self-published author with a positively reviewed children’s e-book on Amazon.com" might take a few months and hold the same type of credibility that you are looking for within your niche.
Photoshop. Video editing. Computer programming languages. Public speaking. Web analytics. Financial modeling software. Any one of these can be a valuable bullet point on your resume that sets you apart from the competition.