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150 Best Jobs for Your Skills by Laurence Shatkin, Michael Farr

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PART I

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Overview of Skillsand Careers

What Exactly Is a Skill?

A skill is a learned capability to perform actions. Let’s look at the parts of that definition.

A skill is a capability because it gives you the potential to do something competently. It’s not a guarantee of success, but it means you are able to succeed. It’s not a preference for doing something, although people tend to prefer doing what they’re good at.

A skill is learned because it is not something you’re born with, and it is not acquired through normal sensory development (as depth perception is) or through special physical conditioning (as the ability to bench-press 250 pounds would ...

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