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Identify Your Core Skills

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.


For each skill, ask yourself the questions journalists ask: who, what, when, where, why and how. Use the answers to describe each of your skills as accurately as possible. For example, if you write down the skill teaching, ask yourself who you teach, what you teach, when you teach, where you teach, why you teach and how you teach. You might say, “I teach weekly adult vegetarian-cooking classes through a continuing education program in Big City, Alberta, to help people incorporate healthy vegetarian choices into their diets.”

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