Putting Your Skills to Work

Literacy and Essential Skills – Featuring Dr. Sarah Eaton [Video – 2:11] (2010)

This brief video features Dr. Sarah Eaton of the University of Calgary, discussing the nine Essential Skills defined by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

She provides a definition for each of the nine skills, along with examples that illustrate each one.

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2014-02-11

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
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