Skills for a job in Nigeria

Skills for a job in Nigeria

Skills are your natural gifts or talents that you develop, in order to be more efficient at any given job.

The available types of skills are soft skills, hard skills, domain-general, and domain-specific skills.

In this article, you will see a variety of skills you can add to your resume at whatever point of your life.


Soft skills can be used at any job or role or on any resume. They are not particular to any job. 

  • Creativity.
  • Communication.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Problem solving.
  • Empathy.
  • Leadership skills.

For entry-level candidates, employers look out for these skills in their them;

  • problem solving (83% employers) 
  • teamwork (83% employers)
  • written communication (80% employers) 
  • and leadership (72% employers).


They are abilities learnt at a particular job. They are workplace/career specific. You need to have a mix of both soft skills and hard skills to be able to work at any job.

These skills are job specific.

Office and Administrative Jobs

  • Data Entry
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Salesforce

Sales, Retail, and Customer Service Jobs

  • Increasing Customer Lifetime Value (CLV)
  • Reducing Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC)
  • CRM Software (Salesforce, Hubspot, Zoho, Freshsales)
  • Good Communication Skills

Nursing and Healthcare

  • Patient Assessment and care.
  • Rehabilitation Therapy

IT Jobs

  • Web Development
  • CodingJava Script
  • UX/UI

Engineering & Technical Jobs

  • STEM Skills
  • Workflow Development
  • Technical Report Writing Skills

Advertising and Marketing

  • Advertising
  • CMS Tools
  • Managerial skills.


1.Write down all your skills. Go through the requirements of the desired job and see what skills you have that fit into that section. It is important that you do not exaggerate or lie.

2.Be precise about your skills. Share them into categories and also, never use more than 10 skills at once. You are to state how proficient you are in respective skills.

3.Your work related skills should be listed under professional experience.

A resume profile is a paragraph that comes immediately after your Personal information on your resume. This section is to let whoever is reading your resume know why you are the candidate for the job.

A resume summary is appropriate for experienced persons while a resume objective is for entry level candidates. It is best if you add two to three of your skills in your profile.

4.Add skills that are in demand if you have them. If you have hobbies or interests that relate to any relevant skills on your resume, you should state them.


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