Matching Your Skills to Find the Best Jobs

by Mickey Mixon

 

Skills refer to the things you do well. The key to finding the best jobs in the industry is recognizing your own skills and communicating the significance, written and verbally, to a prospective employer.

 

The 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 worthwhile?

 

* Determine your skills. This would help you in becoming the lead candidate. 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 quality resumes.

 

First, you should categorize the skills by separating your interests and aptitudes from your work experience.

 

1) 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, you could examine the skills it took to achieve each item.

 

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 environment.

 

2) Work history. This includes volunteer, part-time, freelance, summer and full time jobs.  Once you have listed all your past employment, examine the skills you do work each work duty.

 

* Ask for help. As soon as you have your list ready, you could now go to job services that could help you acquire your desired job.  You could also search job yourself. However, always remember to match your skills and abilities in your list to the needed skills and abilities of various jobs.

 

In most cases, people who seek jobs are threatened with job titles. This should not be the case. As long as your skills and abilities could meet the requirements of the workload and job title, your possibility of acquiring your desired job increases.

 

About the Author – Mickey Mixon

Sugar Land Businessman Mickey Mixon is a Licensed Private Investigator, www.AIB-Inc.com and a Talented Internet Marketer specializing in New Media and Affiliate Marketing http://PopGoesTheBiz.com . Mickey’s career includes a 15 year career in Houston Texas area retailing, owning stores in 5 malls until 1998. In 1997 he formed the PI firm American Information Bureau/American Investigation Brokers LLC. In 1996 he published his first book, Job Search Survival ,with an updated edition released on July 4, 2009. He is also Ministry Coordinator for the SCBC Job’s Ministry in Sugar Land TX.  Contact Mickey at  JobSearchSurvival@gmail.com http://www.JobSearchSurvival.com