by September 11th, 2008. Filed under: interview skills.
how do I know what my special skills are?
Your skills should vary according to the kind of job you are applying for. However, from a practical point of view the most common and important skills an employer looks for are: good people skills if your job requires you to deal with customers and/or patients (like in a hospital or doctor's office), computer literacy (as well as typing or some computer programming) if you are required to work with computers or in an office, language skills and some knowledge of foreign languages if you are applying to work in a multilingual/ multicultural environment, good with children if you want to work in a child care center or elementary school, excellent writing skills and creativity if you would like to work as an editor or proof reader, knowledge of food as well as nutrition and calorie counting if you want to obtain experience in a cooking or dietetics profession, and of course, advanced math skills if you are interested in applying for work in an accounting firm. There are numerous possibilites. You should review your skills and work experience, and then consider applying to the appropriate companies you are interested in working for according to your skills and what you would like to do. Eventually you should keep updating yourself by learning new skills, mastering the skills you already have, and continue to study and prepare for the opportunities you are seeking. Good luck.