The list of skills at the bottom of your resume might feel like an afterthought, but that section is more important than you might think — especially if you're hoping to land a new job soon. 

A majority of companies (76%) are using skills-based hiring to fill open roles, with more than half (55%) using role-specific skills tests to vet candidates, according to TestGorilla, an Amsterdam-based HR tech firm. These numbers are from an October 2022 survey of 2,736 employers in the United States, United Kingdom and other countries.