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The better you can describe your workplace skills and accomplishments, the stronger the impression you’ll make on potential employers.
Knowing how to identify and market your core skills will help you impress potential employers and improve your chances of landing the job you want.
Use this form to write down as many of your own core skills as you can. List any skill that you are able to perform as well as most people. You don’t have to be an expert at something to add it to the list.
Your skills are the things you've learned to do well arising from talent, training, or practice. They are an important part of who you are. According to the experts, the average person has up to 700 skills ready to be used at any time!
What are you good at? See how many skills and talents you have by rating these activities. Then discover the careers that best suit what you can do.
Learn how the 9 types of abilities are defined, where they come from, and how you can use them to spot occupations that might be a good fit for you.
Choose experiences where you did something and were proud of the result. It doesn't matter what anyone else thought about the experience or even if anyone else knew about it. The important thing is that you did it and it made you feel proud.
Your accomplishments are what you achieve when you use your skills. Employers will be even more impressed by your skills if you describe the positive results you have achieved.
What have you done that makes you proud? This exercise will help you identify your own accomplishments.
A master resumé is a document that gathers all your skills, accomplishments, experience and training in one place making your future work search activities faster and easier.
Build your master resumé with this online template that guides you through everything you need to capture your work history.
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This activity will take you approximately 12 minutes.

Abilities are your natural strengths. They're the things that come easily to you and that you can do right now.

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You don't need to be an expert to have an ability. You have many abilities. It's a good idea to identify these when you're making career plans.

Use this exercise to rate your ability in 39 activities. Based on your results, you'll be linked to occupations related to your top abilities.


I can...
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Easy
About Average
Difficult
Very difficult
Learn and understand things quickly?
See fine details in objects?
Draw things accurately?
Use equipment such as a computer keyboard or a cash register?
Read and understand written material?
Hit a moving object, such as a baseball with a bat?
Sort things quickly?
Check for mistakes in adding or subtracting?
Make change when working with money?
Write and correct text?

Please complete each question before moving to the next step.

This personal information is being collected and used pursuant to section 33(c) and section 39(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information is being collected and retained on the system to facilitate your personal career planning process and to make it available for your ongoing use. You may choose to share this information with a Career Advisor to support the provision of career planning services. Please contact alis at alis.info@gov.ab.ca or 780-422-1794 if you have any questions regarding the collection or use of the information you submit.

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You will be done this activity in about 9 minutes.
I can...
Very easy
Easy
About Average
Difficult
Very difficult
Move my hands to manipulate things?
Imagine what a box would look like if unfolded?
Thread a needle?
Catch on quickly and reason things out?
Solve arithmetic problems?
Proofread printed pages?
Inspect things for details such as colouring, scratches, dust, and flaws?
Sort small objects into trays?
Pick up tiny objects?
Make accurate measurements?

Please complete each question before moving to the next step.

This personal information is being collected and used pursuant to section 33(c) and section 39(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information is being collected and retained on the system to facilitate your personal career planning process and to make it available for your ongoing use. You may choose to share this information with a Career Advisor to support the provision of career planning services. Please contact alis at alis.info@gov.ab.ca or 780-422-1794 if you have any questions regarding the collection or use of the information you submit.

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You will be done this activity in about 6 minutes.
I can...
Very easy
Easy
About Average
Difficult
Very difficult
Pick out differences in two similar pictures?
Figure out and solve problems?
Use a coding system to classify or find information?
Move and turn objects?
Understand and use new words easily?
Repair small objects using your fingers?
Do well at school?
Imagine what something would look like from seeing a diagram of it?
Understand abstract mathematical concepts?
Take things apart and put them back together properly?

Please complete each question before moving to the next step.

This personal information is being collected and used pursuant to section 33(c) and section 39(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information is being collected and retained on the system to facilitate your personal career planning process and to make it available for your ongoing use. You may choose to share this information with a Career Advisor to support the provision of career planning services. Please contact alis at alis.info@gov.ab.ca or 780-422-1794 if you have any questions regarding the collection or use of the information you submit.

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You will be done this activity in about 3 minutes.
I can...
Very easy
Easy
About Average
Difficult
Very difficult
Make small finger movements like playing a violin?
Collect data and analyze statistics?
Use hand tools to adjust machines and repair things?
Understand and apply principles of geometry?
Understand instructions or ideas that are explained to you?
Transfer numbers or other information from one place to another without errors?
Use hand tools?
Express information and ideas easily and clearly?
Recognize small parts of machinery, equipment, or products?

Please complete each question before moving to the next step.

This personal information is being collected and used pursuant to section 33(c) and section 39(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information is being collected and retained on the system to facilitate your personal career planning process and to make it available for your ongoing use. You may choose to share this information with a Career Advisor to support the provision of career planning services. Please contact alis at alis.info@gov.ab.ca or 780-422-1794 if you have any questions regarding the collection or use of the information you submit.

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