What are technical skills and how should you include them on your resume?

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Whether or not you can do a job—and whether or not you can land that job—often depends on your technical skills. Technical skills are a subset of hard skills, which are the knowledge or abilities needed to perform specific tasks.

Technical skills can include using a certain computer program, video production equipment, or financial modeling techniques. And guess what? Even if your job doesn’t involve programming or even sitting at a computer, chances are you’ve got ’em. Every industry has technical skills.

Here are some categories of technical skills and examples of each to get you started thinking about which ones you have and can highlight in your job search.

Coding and Programming
Data Analysis
Digital Marketing (Including Social Media)
Job-Related/Functional Software

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