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Job Search Letters For Dummies by Joyce Lain Kennedy

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Chapter 17

Job Seeker’s Skills Finder

In This Chapter

arrow Adding muscle to your cover letters with skills language

arrow Highlighting skills that people will pay you to use

arrow 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.

standout_coverletter.eps Learning how to identify your skills and to believably write and talk about them will be transformative to your job hunt. The payoff is moving from the crowd to the choice. This chapter shows you how to do that, beginning with the way skills are classified.

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