Skills for CV – a list of hard skills for your CV or resumé Hard skills are specific, teachable skills that can be defined and measured. They may be contrasted with soft skills whichare less tangible and harder to quantify such as getting along with others, listening and engaging in small talk. To view a list of soft skills, see this page: Work experience.List of skills for CVHere, we detail some CV skills examples that you may want to mention on your CV:Using word processing software (e.g. Word)Using spreadsheets (e.g. Excel)Using database software (e.g. Access)Using presentation software (e.g. Powerpoint)Delivering presentationsDictationBookkeepingAccountingShorthandTyping/Audio typingAbility with mathesTaking minutesBeing able to speak a languageTranslationFamiliarity with technical language (e.g. medical)Copywriting (e.g. being able to write landing pages for websites)Blogging in a professional context (e.g. legal blogging)ProgrammingProject management (e.g. Prince 2, Agile)Awareness of the law in specific areas (e.g. HR)Link buildingProofreading/editingEvent managementCreating internal newslettersMaintaining company intranetManaging company social media profilesGraphic designUse of Adobe software e.g. Photoshop, IllustratorUse of online software e.g. Google Analytics, Majestic SEOData analysis skillsFamiliarity with particular phone systemsProficiency in a foreign languageThe ability to operate certain machinery (e.g. fork lifts)Use of telecommunications systemsHealth and safety skills (e.g. the ability to carry out risk assessments)First aid skillsDriving – including the ability to drive anything other than a carLegal skills (e.g. you might have attended courses and dealt with HR matters previously)Practical skills (e.g. manufacturing, plumbing, decorating – so far as they are relevant to the role or employerResearch skillsAs you can see from the above CV skills examples, the range of potential skills for CV writing is fairly wide and very specific to you. Try to include skills that are either directly relevant to the job post you are applying for, or valuable to your employer. For example, if you are applying for a job as a lawyer, legal blogging is unlikely to be listed on your responsibilities but this is a skill that most legal employers value highly.When listing skills for CV writing, prospective employers will generally expect you to give some indication of your proficiency. For example, if one of your skills is that you can speak French, you should indicate the level of skill (basic, intermediate, advanced, fluent).When mentioning certain skills for CV writing, employers may want to know how they were acquired. For example, if you say that you have first aid skills, employers will need to know which first aid courses you have attended and whether your training is up to date.