Resume FAQs
Whether you're a new graduate with limited work experience, are switching careers, have gaps in your employment history, or were recently laid off and are unsure how to address that in your resume, our resume FAQs will guide you through all these situations.
Resume FAQ

How do I demonstrate that I have strong interpersonal skills on my resume?

Strong interpersonal skills rank high in importance for most jobs, and are the foundation for successful employment. Interpersonal skills comprise the interaction between two or more people, where trust, congeniality and partnership are key factors. 

A few ideal traits of strong interpersonal skills include: being positive; clear communication - even when it’s negative; listening and understanding other points of view; and conflict resolution.  Individuals with strong interpersonal skills are patient and motivate others.  Most jobs at all levels require an ability to get along with colleagues and to communicate well.  Entry-level candidates can show examples of interpersonal skills through experiences in college or outside situations, such as interacting with students in a study group; recruiting for a Sorority/Fraternity; or participating in community service projects.  A seasoned professional usually has more experience with employee interaction and examples of positive relationships.  Identifying one or two instances under the Job Experience will let the recruiter better acknowledge how you successfully interacted with colleagues, or team members in prior situations.

An example on the resume might read:
As the Secretary of XYZ Sorority, interacted with all new members and developed lasting relationships. 

As supervisor of a staff of 15, held monthly lunch meetings to listen to issues resulting in greater productivity and retention. 

As Division Manager, organized team-building exercises to encourage collegiality, mutual support and trust. 

As a Cashier/Customer Services representative, remained positive with disgruntled buyers while finding solutions. 

Mentored and Motivated interns by setting an example of hard work and providing clear instruction.
You can also add similar examples in the Profile Summary at the top of the resume, if it works better within the organization of the resume.  

Whenever adding examples of interpersonal skills, be sure to show the result of your initiative.  Try to include specific numbers or data to support your example, when possible.  However, how you interact in the interview, will ultimately reveal your ability to engage with the recruiter and showcase your personality.