From the separable explanations of individual words (see enrich and skill set). It seems to be fine to write this way. However, after simple google search, there seems to be no similar usages.

I am wondering if this looks professional (since it is in resume). If not, what should I use if I would like to express "___ has improved my skills"?

Any input is appreciated.

  • Why not just say ' . . . has improved my skills'? Why do you feel the need to use the phrase skill set rather than simply skills?
    – jsw29
    Commented Dec 14, 2019 at 4:35
  • @jsw29 I share you feeling. I have asked myself same question. But somehow "... enriched skill set" looks better in the context.
    – Mr.Robot
    Commented Dec 14, 2019 at 4:38
  • You must have been thinking "enhance" instead.
    – Kris
    Commented Dec 14, 2019 at 7:10
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    It tells the reader nothing. I don’t know what you knew before or what you know now. Better use of space would be to tell which skills you gained.
    – Jim
    Commented Dec 14, 2019 at 7:26

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You would use the past-tense of "enrich" and say "enriched my skill set." You would use "enrich my skill set" as more of a future task or outcome.

  • @ Thank you for your reply! So you find it professional to use "enriched my skill set"?
    – Mr.Robot
    Commented Dec 14, 2019 at 2:51
  • Not as an entire sentence obviously, but I assume that is just a fragment. Rewording your example: "___ has enriched my skill set" would be professional.
    – Jonathan
    Commented Dec 14, 2019 at 3:00

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