You might be thinking to yourself just about now, "So, I make sure that boss follows the state-wide law. Big deal…"
But guess what?
Compliance is one of those noteworthy skills you should include on your resume.
It is also one of the most highly sought out soft skills by recruiters and - in a sense - an art form.
Compliance skills are ensuring that the business or organization adheres to all national (and international) regulatory frameworks and policies.
Some of the measures that could be implemented to guarantee this are:
- risk assessments and management
- compliance investigations
- training and educating staff on the latest compliance policies
Most important is perhaps the skill set necessary to institute organization-wide practices to secure that the highest level of compliance is attained.
Within this guide, we will show you how to showcase your compliance soft skills via your experience and the results you've achieved.
Let's start by answering one of the most important questions out there.
Why is compliance wanted by recruiters on your resume
With the constant (and complex) regulatory changes, hiring competent compliance staff members has become an urgent ticket item on everyone's agenda.
This new, digital environment requires a versatile compliance skill set to:
- understand organizations' strategy and goals
- map the industry niche
- meet legal obligations and follow business law
- always achieve high standards
Compliance basically shows that you have had experience in guarding the ethical integrity of an organization.
Ethical integrity is linked with the values, beliefs, and moral obligations - both to the organization, staff, and clients.
We won't be getting into too many details about ethical integrity as it embodies concepts from psychology, philosophy, etc. It's crucial to any business.
If you possess compliance skills, you're in luck.
There's a high demand for experienced members and virtually any industry provides an opportunity for growth - especially those with heavy regulations in place (e.g. healthcare and fintech).
In the next part of our guide, we’ll look in more detail about the skills that are linked with compliance.
What skills, activities and accomplishments help you highlight your compliance
There’s an abundance of skills to help you showcase your compliance. Here’ are our Enhancv top three picks:
Security Vulnerabilities Management - having an understanding of the precise threats an organization is facing allows for strategic thinking ahead.
Within your resume, make sure you highlight any certifications you have in ISO and safety standards; response regulations; control and abuse policies - and more specifically how you've used this knowledge to protect the organization's systems.
Risk assessment and management - your resume is the perfect opportunity to talk about the whole process: from identifying and analyzing the risk to strategizing and monitoring it.
Don't forget to mention the systems you've used to score the risk and how it has impacted the big picture of things.
Workplace ethics - compliance requires an individual to have strong work ethics and morals, which are best expressed via actions.
You can use a separate section of your resume to demonstrate your integrity of character by illustrating an achievement (or recognition) you've received, or, perhaps, highlight your own code of conduct.