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List of Interpersonal Skills

Interpersonal Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews


List of Interpersonal Skills

Employers seek candidates with excellent interpersonal skills.

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Interpersonal skills, also known as people skills, are related to the way you communicate and interact with people. When employers are hiring, interpersonal skills are one of the criteria used to evaluate candidates.

Skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

Here’s a list of interpersonal skills to use in resumes, cover letters and job interviews.

Interpersonal Skills

A - G

  • Caring
  • Comforting
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Consulting
  • Constructive Criticism
  • Counseling
  • Creative thinking
  • Developing Rapport
  • Diplomacy
  • Diversity
  • Empathy
  • Encouraging
  • Flexibility
  • Group Facilitating

 H - M

  • Helping Others
  • Humor
  • Inquiry
  • Inspiring Trust
  • Instructing
  • Interviewing
  • Listening
  • Mediating
  • Mentoring
  • Motivation

 N - S

  • Negotiating
  • Networking
  • Patience
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Management
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Sensitivity
  • Sympathy

T - Z

  • Teamwork
  • Tolerance

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