Identify your skills and accomplishments

Female student pointing to a circle on a clear glass wall

The most important task associated with your job search is learning how to articulate your skills and accomplishments so you can write a great resumé and cover letter and effectively answer interview questions. All other job search skills build on this, so this is where you should begin.

Resources to help you to identify and articulate your skills and accomplishments

You've Got Skills and Self Reflection: Learn how to identify the skills that you have to offer and use them on your résumé, cover letter and during your interview.

What Employers Want: Graduate Opportunities provides this list of transferable skills most desired by employers.

Your Skills and Accomplishments: The Government of Alberta provides this explanation of different types of skills, why you need employability skills, how to identify the skills you have, and how to explain your skills to employers.