The job search process begins with an identification of your values, interests, skills, accomplishments, experience, and goals.
How can you seek a position if you don't know what you want from a job and what you have to offer prospective employers? Self-assessment, can be a tough and time-consuming process without the proper tools.
The Avjobs Applicant System provides invaluable information to facilitate career decisions and to prepare you to market your background effectively.
Employers want to know what you do well, what you enjoy doing and what you want to do in the future. They need to know why they should hire you. In order for you to be able to answer these questions for an employer, it is necessary for you to identify and talk about your values, interests, skills, accomplishments, experience, and goals.
It is difficult for most people to talk about their skills. In fact, almost 90% of people who are interviewed for jobs are unable to clearly state what their skills are. It is essential to your job search to know specifically what you can offer to an employer. Even though you have the necessary skill for a job, you may not get hired if you can't communicate to an employer that you have those skills and that you are able to do them well. The Avjobs "Practice Interview" describes this preparatory process and provides tools and tips and a worksheet for you to be at your best.
The Avjobs Applicant System provides an ideal job worksheet and values, interests, skills, accomplishments, experience, and goals worksheet to get you started on right foot.
Knowledge is something you have learned from education, training or experience. A skill is something you can do. An ability is a special talent or even a personality quality that you have. Knowing what your knowledge, skills and abilities are will help you:
Find jobs that match you
Your skills are the foundation on which you build your career. All of us have hundreds of skills. We are average in some of these, whereas at others we excel. It will be easier to find jobs that you enjoy, that suit you and that you are successful at, if you know your unique combination of skills.