Philosophy Major Skills

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Here's a list of the skills that employers seek when hiring Philosophy 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.

Philosophy Major Skills

A - D

  • Accepting Divergent Views
  • Analyzing the Philosophical Foundations of Public Policy
  • Attention to Detail
  • Comparing and Contrasting Proposals
  • Composing Thesis Statements
  • Conducting Philosophical Research
  • Conforming to Deadlines
  • Constructing Sound Arguments
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critiquing Presentations
  • Critiquing Writing
  • Debating 
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Delivering Presentations
  • Divergent Thinking

E - P

  • Evaluating the Coherence of Theories
  • Facilitating Group Discussion
  • Formulating Theories to Explain Phenomenon
  • Gathering Information through Library and Online Resources
  • Identifying Flaws in Arguments
  • Identifying Problems
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Microsoft Word
  • Multitasking
  • Persuading Others to a Point of View
  • PowerPoint 
  • Preparing Presentations
  • Proposing Solutions to Problems
  • Providing Constructive Feedback

Q - Z

  • Questioning Techniques 
  • Reading and Comprehending Complex Material
  • Receiving Criticism Constructively
  • Summarizing Complex Ideas
  • Thinking Abstractly
  • Time Management
  • Uncovering Assumptions
  • Using Precise Language
  • Verbal Communication
  • Working Independently
  • Writing Essays
  • 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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