Finding your job skills and why it is important….

When people are hired, they are hired based on their qualifications mixed with education, skills, experience, training, knowledge, and abilities–these features are analyzed by the human resource department of an organization and are matched with what is needed for the position applied for. Where individuals make a mistake is when a position is portrayed as a skill. For example: One may be a manager at a Retail store; so they list their skill as retail manager when in fact their skills are those gained from day-to-day operations as a Retail manger such as—leadership, written and oral communication, inventory control, administrative skills, personnel accountability, etc. It is so important to look at the skills you have learned from your specific position -Or- previous jobs, education, and participation in professional organizations or community service. In short, your skills are what you use to perform your job proficiently.

There are benefits to identifying your skills; which make doing so important:

1) It saves time while developing your resume
2) Recognizes the areas that you’re not skilled in and will give you direction as to what you need to strengthen to become a stronger candidate for employment
3) Identifying your skills will also help you answer the most difficult questions during an interview—“Why do you think you are a good candidate for this position and Why should we hire you”? Explaining your skills here will generate a clear picture of why you are a good candidate for the position and why you should be hired.

Jeruard Anderson

Author Jeruard Anderson

Jeruard's experience comes from Logistics, which he carries a Masters degree in. He is a Veteran of the Army and has spent several years working over seas for the Federal Government. His background is extremely valuable for the government sector.

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