Some of the marketable skills to put on your resume include team orientation, communication, leadership skills, interpersonal skills, problem solving, ability to self-manage and self-motivated, work ethic, computer skills, and languages known.
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In my opinion, its less about your experience and more about recognizing you have it and wording it properly for the job you're applying for. As a telemarketer, one might not think they have experience that translates to selling used cars, for example. However, a telemarketer get yelled at on an hourly basis (they are annoying), and often have to resolve issues without a supervisor; Customer Dispute Intervention would be the equivalent transferable skill that is often forgotten about. Notice that the term doesn't really imply that the customer or the company is at fault, just that there was a dispute and the applicant intervened.
It depends on what you are looking for. But I know most companies want to hear about how well you work with computer applications and not so much who you are as an individual. That part is for the interview. On your resume you should talk about Microsoft Office (how well you work with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook) SAP is always a HUGE plus, and any other computer programs you have used in past companies. Always put scholastic awards and awards held in previous positions.
Good skills to have and post on a resume are those skills pertinent to the job you apply for. I may be one heck of a sous chef, but if the job I am applying for is a chauffeur, my cooking prowess doesn't matter.
It is essential to: 1) understand the job you are applying for, 2) realistically assess your applicable skills, and 3) demonstrate on your resume that you will bring those skills to the employer.
Employers want and need people who solve problems; if you can demonstrate on paper that you have what it takes to solve the problem, your chances of being called in to interview increase dramatically.