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Knowing yourself

What skills do you already have?

Being able to identify your skills and knowing how you can apply them is essential for making career decisions and for successful job applications.

Below are examples of skills you may have used on a day to day basis.  Think about how these examples apply to you and how you could demonstrate these skills to an employer in an interview, in a conversation with an employer or when you are considering changing careers.

Three kinds of skills

There are three kinds of skills you need in the workplace:

  • technical;
  • transferable; and
  • personal.

How to analyse your skills

Use the examples in the Job Search Guide to help you identify your technical, personal and transferable skills.

For examples, checklists and help recognising your skills go to:

Recognising your skills and abilities in the Job Search Guide

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