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.

The guide includes exercises for analyzing how frequently the person takes part in a variety of activities, then developing an ES profile based on that information.

The authors have also included information on preparing a functional, or skills-based, resume, and tips for handling job interviews.

The material contained in this guide is also available as a three-part video series.

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PEI Literacy Alliance. Putting Your Skills to Work: A Guide for Job Seekers 2013. Web. 10 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/peilitall/putting_skills/putting_skills.pdf>
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