3. Highlight Strong Examples

While soft skills are certainly part of the all-round ability that employers look for in candidates, these sort of skills are not as important as ability and experience and neither are they particularly unique to you – for example, every applicant will claim to have excellent communication skills or a strong work ethic. Your resume should focus more on providing examples of exactly where you showed excellent communication skills or proved your work ethic was strong. Think of the obvious words you would normally use to describe your skills and experience – and bin them.

Don’t say you’re a problem solver. Do say you are proactive, a strategic thinker or troubleshooter.