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Rock Your Resume: 7 Skills That Will Wow Interviewers (and How To Learn Them)

So, you've promised yourself you're going to get a kick-ass new job in 2017, but you're not so confident that your resume is going to wow employers... Don't worry, we've got you covered. Add one or more of these awesome skills to your application today to get your resume to the top of the pile.

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1. Understand the business end of social media


No, your 700 Instagram followers and selfie-taking abilities don't add up to a real knowledge of how social media works. Understanding the strategies and tactics social media marketers use can help you to add value to any company.

2. Show that you get how data works with Google Analytics

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In less than two hours, you could learn how to understand the data from any website, from that blog you set up four years ago (the one that died off when Netflix came along) to your new company's landing page.

3. Become a top class project manager


Are you the most organised of your friends? Perhaps you're destined to become a Project Manager. These courses teaches all about the project life cycle including analysis, planning, design and evaluation.

4. If starting your own business is more your thing, we get it.


Check out this awesome course on learning entrepreneurial skills. You can find out about the mindset entrepreneurs need, how to create a brand, and different kinds of business models you can work toward.

5. Have you got what it takes to be a venture capitalist?


Could you be an investor in Silicon Valley's next Facebook? This free Stanford course from BILLIONAIRE John Doerr discusses important new disruptive technologies and the impact of social entrepreneurship.

6. Psych your interviewers out

This introductory course on how the human mind works is bound to give you some material that will impress your soon-to-be boss! Learning about psychology will help you to understand your colleagues and work better with them too.

7. Voulez vous travaillais avec moi? (That's a yes)

Learning to speak French automatically makes you 14.6 times more attractive, and knowing a language other than English also makes you a helluva lot more employable. If wine and cheese aren't your thing (what's wrong with you?), you could also check out Spanish or Arabic.

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