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job skills, job interests, workforce

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ExEx 15002


Your Job Skills We all have our own strengths and weaknesses. There are activities that we can do better and easier than other people. Everyone has some skills and talents to offer the world. Before you apply for a job, you need to know what your skills are, so you can make smart decisions that put you in a job you like and can learn to do well. Employers want to know about your specific abilities and skills, so you must learn to both identify and communicate them. You should be able to explain to employers what you do well and give examples. Keep in mind that the skills required for finding a job are not the same as the skills necessary for doing the job. Learning new job skills requires a major investment of time, money, and effort.