How to Match Your Skills to Find Appropriate Careers
Skills refer to the things you do well. The key to finding the most
appropriate jobs in the industry is recognizing your own skills and
communicating the significance written and verbally to a probable
Majority of the most viable skills are those that are used in a variety of
work settings. What are these skills? Would matching your skills to find the
right job be successful?
Determine your career skills. This would help you in becoming the lead
candidate of landing the job. A skill does not necessarily mean it was
adapted in a work environment. If this would be your first job hunt and you
have no job experience to date, you still have a chance in the industry.
Majority of skills, including knowledge-based and transferable, could be
absorbed and developed as a volunteer, a student, a homemaker, or in
your other personal activities. The skills you have used for these activities
can still be applied to your desired jobs.
Organizing and listing your personal skills could help you easily fill out job
applications, provide useful information for job interviews, and prepare
First, you should categorize the skills by separating your interests and
aptitudes from your work experience.
Aptitudes and interest - These include all of your hobbies, activities you
have been involved in the past, and all the things that interest you. By
listing all of these down, you could examine the skills it takes to achieve
Skills from aptitude and interest may be homemaking, playing basketball,
fixing cars and many more. All of these items could determine if you are
capable of working with a team, able to handle multiple tasks, have viable
knowledge of human development, knowledge of electronics and ability to
diagnose mechanical and numerical problems. The list goes on, but make
sure to consider the skills that would be beneficial for a working
Work history. This includes volunteer, part-time, freelance, summ