In today’s market, millennials sometimes get a bad rap from more experienced professionals. Perhaps the most common complaint that hiring managers make about this generation is that they lack the skills to really succeed in a work environment. In fact, many studies have shown that basic workplace skills—or, soft skills—are rated as the most lacking among this generation, according to employers.
Because of this perception, even qualified millennials may have difficulties breaking this stereotype. However, there are simple ways to allude to the fact that you possess these skills even before you meet with a hiring manager. When writing your resume, you can use specific action words with concrete examples to prove that you have the skill set that an employer needs. Here are the top in-demand soft skills for millennials and how you can showcase those abilities on your resume—without resorting to buzzwords.