If technical skills include things like familiarity with certain software packages, programming languages, CAD, etc., what is a general term for the other kind of skills, such as fluency in foreign languages, media relations, internet marketing, etc.? I wanted to suggest "soft skills" for a friend's resume, but that doesn't seem to fit, according to the dictionary ("personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people"). What term can I use for the section of the resume where skills such as foreign languages, media relations, internet marketing, etc., are listed?
Soft skills. More details on Wikipedia:
"Soft skills are a combination of people skills, social skills, communication skills, character traits, attitudes, career attributes, social intelligence and emotional intelligence quotients among others that enable people to navigate their environment, work well with others, perform well, and achieve their goals with complementing hard skills."
Non-technical skills would simply be the exact opposite, and it has countless usage examples on Google; and a lot of the search results lead to resume writing "tips and tricks" websites.
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Language/Media Skills, Other Skills, Auxiliary Skills, Additional Skills, Supplementary Skills.
And, yes, you are correct, do not use "soft skills". That relates more to a persons ability to interact and socialize.
EDIT: Adding a link
Some jobs where using a Technical Skills section instead of an Additional Skills section could be beneficial are: Information Technology Graphic Design Manufacturing Technical Writing Engineering
EDIT I have 25 years of resume writing experience and I'm a software manager who has worked in the technical field for that amount of time as well. I have written hundreds of resumes for friends, myself, and other colleagues over the years. There are literally tons of other good examples too. Tom22 mentioned some great ones in his comments. These options are good, but it's definitely best if you can keep sections focused on specific skill categories (i.e. Language/Media Skills or Specialized Communication Skills).