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7 Ways to Be Job and Work Skills Smart

Work is labor for pay. Employers hire you to perform skills. To maximize your power and value in the workplace, it is vital that you,

  • Know what skills are;

  • Know the different types of skills;

  • Make your list of skills,

  • Identify your Motivated Skills, Dependable Strengths,

  • Identify the skills employers want,

  • Effectively communicate your skills to employers, and

  • Strengthen and learn new work skills.

These practical steps will help you in getting a good job, writing a resume, interviewing well, and finding careers that use similar skills. It may also open up self-employment ideas and make working for yourself a viable option.

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This document was supported by Grant 90FX0030 from the administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).

Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.

HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs.  During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities.  Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.  


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