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Just the Job! by John Lees

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CHAPTER FOUR

Catalogue your strengths

THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:

  • The value of focusing on strengths
  • Building on skills evidence
  • More effective ways of trawling your experience
  • Prompts to help you remember where you put your strengths into practice

WHAT ARE STRENGTHS?

Candidates bring to the labour market evidence which falls under a number of categories:

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This material probably already populates your CV and application forms. However, it’s easy to get bogged down in your own history, putting down things that are important to you, rather than vital to an employer. Strengths are pieces of evidence that perform a number of functions:

Strengths ...

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