/ Asked by Monica
I am applying for a HR internship position and I'm not sure what to list in the skills section of the application. It says to separate by commas so should it be one word answers?
Answered by Brandy, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Good question! Many companies have a different system used for receiving applicant submissions so each could be different. I think you want to be as informative as possible with the least amount of words. You should go into more detail on your resume that you also should provide to the company, this will give them all the information and not just a brief summary and they can ask more in depth questions in an interview. Good Luck!
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, January 22, 2016
It does not have to be one word answers.  Just list things like the software you have used (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and specific experiences or strength that you feel you possess.  For example, if you are pursuing a degree in HR, maybe list the HR related courses that you have taken thus far (ex. Compensation, Labor Relations, etc.).  This is also an opportunity to list your leadership skills and community involvement, and things like that.  Remember, you are trying to market yourself on your resume and on company applications, so don't be shy about including all of the relevant details about yourself.
Answered by Heather, Hiring Expert at The Hershey Company, on Thursday, February 4, 2016
In the skills section of an application you could have one word answers or multiple.  Look for skills from your life experiences that correlate with the job you are applying for.   
Answered by Sebastian, Hiring Expert at Grace, on Friday, February 5, 2016
It does not necessarily have to be one word answers unless the applicant tracking system would not allow you to enter full sentences. However, it can make sense to list certain skills one by one and separate them by commas. For example:
Language Skills/Spoken Languages: English, French, German...
IT Skills: MS Word, Excel, Outlook... 
Answered by Traci, Hiring Expert at Accenture, on Monday, February 22, 2016
When building your resume to be relevant to a specific industry, like HR, I would recommend reviewing a few job descriptions of internship roles within that field. Review the candidate requirements for that role to find some examples of skills that the industry considers to be important and identify skills that apply to you. Some examples of skills that would be relevant to the HR industry are: attention to details, decisive thinker, collaborative, driven to deliver, curious, skilled influencer.
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