International Relations Major Skills List

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Here's a list of the skills that employers seek when hiring International Relations majors. Skills vary by job, so also review these skills lists for a variety of different occupations.

Highlight the skills you acquired during your studies, internships and jobs held during college in your cover letters, resume and job applications.

International Relations Major Skills

A - C

  • Adaptability
  • Adjusting to Living Overseas
  • Analyzing Developments in World Events
  • Analyzing Public Policy
  • Analyzing World Economic Trends
  • Arabic 
  • Attention to Detail
  • Collaboration 
  • Communicating Across Culture
  • Conducting Ethical Analyses 
  • Conducting Research Regarding International Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Consensus Building
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critiquing Research
  • Critiquing the Writing of Others

D - G

  • Debating
  • Demonstrating Sensitivity to Cultural Differences 
  • Diplomatic
  • Dissecting Legal Precedents
  • Editing 
  • Establishing Working Relationships Across Culture
  • Evaluating Trends in International Politics
  • Evaluation Program Initiatives at International Organizations
  • Facilitating Group Discussions
  • Financial Analysis
  • Finding Common Ground
  • Formulating an Argument for a Political Position
  • French
  • Gathering Information from Primary Resources
  • German

H - Q

  • Interpersonal
  • Interpretation
  • Mandarin
  • Mediation
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Negotiation
  • Note Taking
  • Organizational
  • Planning
  • PowerPoint
  • Presentation 
  • Project Management
  • Quantitative Analysis

R - Z

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Recommending Sanctions for International Transgressions
  • Representing the Interests of a Nation within an International Context
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Teamwork
  • Test Taking
  • Time Management
  • Translation
  • Verbal Communication
  • Writing Essays
  • Writing Policy Statements 
  • Writing Research Papers

More Lists of Skills
Here’s a list of skills employers are looking for, including soft skills, general skills, and hard skills for a variety of different jobs.

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