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Using Your Skills for the Job Interview – Part 3 [Video – 2:44] (2013)

This is the final video in a three-part series designed to help people identify the skills they already have, and use their skills to find the right job. The first two videos offered detailed tips on identifying personal skills, and developing a skills-based resumé, often referred to as a functional resumé.

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2014-01-31

Creating a Functional Resume – Part 2 [Video – 3:13] (2013)

This is the second video in a three-part series developed to help people recognize the skills they have acquired, and use that information to find the right job.

In this video, the focus is on developing a skills-based resumé, often referred to as a functional resumé. Such a resumé focuses on skills the person has developed through education, job experience, hobbies, volunteer work, and home management.

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2014-01-24

You Have More Skills Than You Think – Part 1 [Video – 4:22] (2013)

This is the first in a three-part series of videos designed to help people identify the skills they already have, and see how those skills can be used in the workplace.

The video begins with an explanation of the nine Essential Skills (ES), including examples of how the skills are used in everyday life.

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2014-01-17

Putting Your Skills to Work: A Guide for Job Seekers (2013)

This document guides individuals through the process of identifying personal skills that can be used in the workplace.

The authors note that people re-entering the workforce or changing careers, along with those who have little or no job experience, may feel they lack the skills to find the job they want. However, many people have acquired Essential Skills (ES) through hobbies, personal computer use, and managing a home and family.

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2014-01-09

How to hire the right person : Part 5 – Evaluating the Candidates [Video – 4:10] (2013)

This is the final installment of a five-part video series designed to help employers navigate the hiring process. It focuses on evaluating interviewees and on what to do during the interview.

The narrator encourages employers to put the candidates at ease by explaining the interview process, then following that process. Employers should encourage the job applicant to do 90 percent of the talking in the interview.

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2013-09-20

How to hire the right person: Part 4 - Preparing for the Interview [Video – 4:35] (2013)

This is part four of a five-part series on the hiring process, offering advice to employers on hiring the right person for a job.

The best interviews are based on good job descriptions and job advertisements, the narrator says. She encourages employers to plan their questions in advance, and focus on open-ended questions that will help candidates demonstrate why they are suitable for the job.

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2013-09-10

How to hire the right person: Part 3 – Job ad [Video – 2:44] (2013)

This is the third video in a five-part series designed to help employers with the hiring process. Here, the focus is on creating a job advertisement.

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2013-09-05

How to hire the right person: Part 2 – Job Description [Video - 3:06] (2013)

In this video, the second in a five-part series about the hiring process, the focus is on preparing a job description.

The narrator offers tips for clarifying the description by determining what tasks will be included in the job; which skills the successful candidate needs; and what training the employer is prepared to offer. The video includes a link to a downloadable Essential Skills activity sheet to help with the task.

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2013-08-28

How to hire the right person: Part 1 - Introduction [Video - 3:33] (2013)

This is the first in a five-part series of videos designed to help employers find and hire the right employee. It offers both an overview of the series and some general advice on the hiring process.

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2013-08-21

How to hire the right person: A Guide for Employers (2013)

This guide has been designed to help employers manage the process of finding and hiring the right person for a job.

In their introduction, the authors note that hiring the right person will help an organization grow, while hiring the wrong person can cost both time and money. To hire the right person, it is important to allow enough time, and to use a sound approach to hiring.

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2013-08-13

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