Are you a high school student presenting yourself to a university market, a college student or adult looking to get in the work force? The question for all of you remains the same. What do you have to offer? There have been lots of articles like this one, “What Employers Look for in Candidates,” in which the author is identifying key elements that almost all employers look for in screening candidates. But interestingly enough, many of these same characteristics apply to college admissions also. They want to know what you bring to the table.
There is a distinct difference between skills and abilities. Do you know the difference? Did you know it is possible to measure abilities and quantify how they can influence job performance? Just as it is important to be able to give concrete examples of tasks or responsibilities and outcomes from a previous job or experience in an interview, it is also important to know what the company’s or college’s expectations are and how your abilities can provide exactly what is needed to ensure a successful fit as an employee or student. Knowing exactly what your measured abilities are and linking them to a job description adds power to your marketability.
What is your personal marketability? To measure your abilities and help you articulate what you have to offer….contact me!