O*Net Online- My Next Move
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Take time to prepare a resume by reviewing your achievements, skills, experiences and strengths.
A systematic assessment of what you do well and what you enjoy doing will help you develop a career objective and present your qualifications to an employer.
Learn more about your personality type:
For an interpretation of your personality score, go to www.typelogic.com.
To help you to summarize your experience, consider the following questions:
- What skills have you developed as a result of your experiences?
- What were your job responsibilities?
- How did they change or develop over the course of the experience?
- Did you supervise any people?
- Did you help other people in any way?
- Did your experience involve working with co-workers?
- Did you assume any leadership roles?
- Did you gather or analyze any information?
- Were you involved in any planning responsibilities?
- Did you operate any equipment?
- Did you produce any written document and/or written reports?
- Did you make any decisions or recommendations?
- How well were you able to meet deadlines and handle pressure?
- Can you quantify the results of your work?
Identify Your Skills
A skill is an ability you possess. You demonstrate your skills in the things you have accomplished. Transferrable skills are those that apply to a wide variety of environments and occupations.
The key to a successful job search is being able to explain to a prospective employer what it is you do well.
When writing your resume, keep in mind the skills an employer might look for and highlight the skills that best fit your career objective.
Skills that enable you to relate to data, people, and/or things.
Skills related to managing yourself in relation to others and the work environment.
- Coping with deadlines
- Attention to detail
- Risk taking
- Sense of human dignity
C. Content Specific:
Skills that require specific training
- Computer skills
- Fluency in foreign language
- Proposal writing
- Account management