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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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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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