Get to Know Yourself & Your Skills

What do you have to offer an employer? Knowing yourself will help you answer this question and can help you to decide what type of job is right for you. So, learn more about what other skills you have to offer.

Your skills can be broken into two categories: TECHNICAL and PERSONAL SKILLS.

Technical skills are skills you learned in past jobs, in volunteer positions, in school and in life. These skills can help you get a job and keep it! Some technical skills are:

  • driving a car or truck
  • operating a cash register
  • overhauling small engines
  • supervising and training others
  • designing window displays
  • fabricating, constructing, designing
  • coordinating activities or events
  • working extended and rotating shifts
  • operating office equipment
  • providing excellent customer service
  • bookkeeping
  • operating machinery, special equipment or power tools

Make a list of your technical skills.
These will help you target your job search

Many of our best skills are not just developed on the job - they are developed in our everyday activities too! (They are often called "transferable skills.")

Personal skills include attitude, personality and work habits. These skills affect how you do your job and what kind of work suits you best.

Some personal skills are:

  • having a sense of humor
  • being kind and caring
  • organizing work
  • being responsible
  • being reliable
  • being creative
  • communicating well
  • working well with others
  • solving problems
  • being a hard-worker

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Sometimes it’s hard to see ourselves in relation to our skills. Ask yourself a few questions below.The answers will help you see personal skills that help you at work. Ask yourself:

  • Am I organized?
  • Am I a good listener?
  • Am I on time for appointments?
  • Am I able to follow instructions?
  • Am I interested in learning?
  • What else?

art_remember know yourself for international work searchYou may run your international work search right now, but when you find some you must apply immediately with your current CV or resume and cover letter.

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for CVs:

for resumes:

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When you completed your job application, you are ready to submit it to employers and job recruiters in places where you want to work.

When a potential employer invite you for an interview, you need to prepare yourself to win at the interview and get the job you want.

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In addition, on job search, cover letters, CVs & resumes, job interviews and dress codes pages, you will find very useful tips for many different countries.

Good luck with Know Yourself & Your Skills!

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