Looking for a Job
Identify and articulate your skills and accomplishments
The most important task associated with your job search is learning how to articulate your skills and accomplishments so you can write a great resumé and cover letter and effectively answer interview questions. All other job search skills build on this, so this is where you should begin.
Resources to help you to identify and articulate your skills and accomplishments
Identifying Skills and Accomplishments workshop: Learn how to identify the skills that you have to offer and use them on your resumé, cover letter and during your interview.
Skills Employers Want: Graduate Opportunities provides this list of the 10 transferable skills most desired by employers.
Identify Your Skills: YouthSkills provides a list of transferable and soft skills you can print off and use as a checklist when working to identify your own skill set.
Your Skills and Accomplishments: The Government of Alberta provides this short explanation of different types of skills, why you need employability skills, how to identify the skills you have, and how to explain your skills to employers.