Know and Strengthen
Your Marketable Skills
Skills are the currency of the workplace.
You are hired because the company believes you have skills
that will increase its profits. Consequently,
Keep an eye out for new job opportunities;
be ready to get a new job before you are laid off.
Talk with others in your field about jobs openings.
Keep an updated resume and share it with others.
- Communicate your accomplishments clearly
(PAR: Problem, Action, Results):
- What was the problem you faced?
- What actions did you take?
- What observable results were there?
Practice in front of a mirror. Your
ability to describe your skills and accomplishments
is essential to promotions, writing resumes, and
succeeding in job interviews.
Learn new skills and build on those
you already have. How strong are your Foundation
Skills? Take a careful look at them. Strengthen
those that are weak.
Know your "motivated skills", those
that you enjoy using. Look for ways to strengthen
Know what skills your industry needs.
- Learn skills that are transferable to
jobs in other companies.