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Twardowski Career Development Center

Skills Employers Want & Word List

Contact Twardowski Career Development Center  

Twardowski Career Development Center

225 Lawrence Center
705 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2501

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm (Summer)

The career center follows the University’s calendar for holidays, delays, and closures.

Drop-In Hours (no appointment needed):
Monday-Friday: 1:00-3:00pm

About The Center & Staff Directory

Skills Employers Want & Word Lists

To demonstrate your skills to employers, it is important to use strong action verbs throughout your resume. When describing your experiences, start each phrase with a different action verb. Review our list of action verbs and associated skills to help you write strong accomplishment-focused statements.

List of Action Verbs

Skills Employers Want

Each year the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) releases an updated list of what employers are looking for from current students and recent grads. The chart below is adapted from Job Outlook 2018 with the permission of NACE, copyright holder, and shows the attributes employers seek most on a candidate's resume (including all majors and industries).

Nace Skills

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