Job Seeker’s Skills Finder
In This Chapter
Adding muscle to your cover letters with skills language
Highlighting skills that people will pay you to use
Transferring crossover skills to ease job changing
Are skills central to driving your workplace wins? Short answer: Don’t let your job search letters leave home without them. As you read this chapter, forget about being a grammar snoot; instead, laser your attention on your developed abilities.
No matter which niche you occupy in the workplace — technician or green-collar worker, professional or manager — mastering the discussion of skills you can use and skills that employers are willing to pay you to use translates into a wonderful employment insurance policy, a giant umbrella to keep you from getting soaked when economic thunderstorms rain on your parade.