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5 Easy Ways To Score Your Career Skills

What exactly makes you awesome at what you do? What special skill do you have that can make you stand out of the job-seeking crowd? Have you even ever stopped to ask yourself and answer these questions adequately?

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What exactly makes you awesome at what you do? What special skill do you have that can make you stand out of the job-seeking crowd? Have you even ever stopped to ask yourself and answer these questions adequately?

It is believed that majority of job hunters only care about the job they want, they don’t often think through about the skills they are bringing to employers.

It is this lack of self-assessment that make a lot of job candidates to underestimate or overestimate their skillsets.

So, how exactly can you gauge yourself skill-wise? Take these steps to make an accurate assessment of your career skills.

  1. Think about your job description

The easiest way to assess your career skills is to look through your job descriptions. These are things you do almost every day and because your job role is toed to them, you should be able to identify the career skills you’ve acquired on the job either through training or experience.

2. Check your soft-skills

Employers do not only care about your hard or technical skills. A research conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management found that employers actually care more about soft skills than they do technical abilities. And if that’s the case, you also need to assess your soft skills.

Your soft skills include your leadership, analytical thinking and communication abilities. They are skills you were not taught at school. Think about these skills and how you apply them to your job.

3. Ask for feedback from other people

Speak to your colleagues and your superiors, ask them what skills they think make you a top performer. Based on their observations, they’ll definitely have something to tell you. However, when seeking feedback about your skills, don’t ask friends or your office bestie to assess you, you may not get the best feedback you deserve.

4.Take an online behavior test
Online behavior tests will help you understand your interests, emotional intelligence, values, personality traits, and motivations and taking it is very important to understanding your career skills.

5. Check your past performance reviews

Your past performance review will remind you of your boss’s appraisal of you in the past and you can build on that. The performance review will actually capture the areas your boss wanted you to grow and the areas he/she believes you’re doing well. Once you know this, you can then take some steps to improve yourself. (PulseNg)

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Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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  1. Ogugua Belonwu

    March 19, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Great article.

    Most people make the mistake of searching for a job instead of building skills that can help them fit into their dream career.
    Keep up the good job

    • Ike Ani

      March 27, 2019 at 10:59 am

      Hi Ogugua,
      Thanks so much for reading and also adding an important insight.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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