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Writing your Resumé by Robert Heller

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Understanding Transferable Skills

Your qualifications and experience are only part of your personal assets. Your behavior as an individual is more important to employers than what you know, and they are more interested in what you can do in the future than what you have done in the past.

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Be clear about your strengths so that you are able to communicate them.

Questions to ask yourself

  • Which skills lie behind the work I enjoy doing?

  • Do I use skills in my personal life that people do not see at work?

  • Who can I ask to give me an objective opinion about my transferable skills?

  • Which skills do I want to develop and use again?

Identifying skills

Transferable skills, core skills, soft skills, personal attributes, competences – these are all ...

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