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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To The Perfect Job Interview by Marc Dorio

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Pack Up Your Portable Skills

In taking the longer view, then, don’t focus on skills specific to a certain job; rather, put the focus where it should be: on you. The skills you carry with you matter more—to you as well as to any of your employers—than the skills that a certain job happens to require. Because such skills are yours, rather than peculiar to some job, we may call them transferable or, better yet, portable skills.
Now you probably already think you know what you’re good at and what your skills are. For example, you might say of yourself, “I am persuasive,” but that is a description of a trait, not a portable skill. On the other hand, declaring, “I am a salesperson” is just a job description, which likewise says nothing about portable ...

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