Using the Skills Formula SLS1321 - Career skills

In last week's Creative Resume Writing Assignment, you were to create skills formula statements using the information on page 127 of your textbook.

We will continue to do so in this week's discussion.

Remember: The Skills Formula is Action Word (verb) + Keyword skill (noun) = outcome (quantified results)

Let's take a look at this week's instructions:

Create a main post that presents the specific reasons you are a good multi-tasker, who is responsible and hard working.

Then, form one of these "vague terms" into cohesive sentence(s) that could be used in a cover letter utilizing the Skills Formula (above).

Give suggestions to your fellow classmates on their posts.

Let's take the word "multitask" - ask yourself: What did you multitask? How did you multitask?

Perhaps you worked in a call center. You had to multitask by answering calls, resolving customer complaints and documenting issues.

Perhaps you...ACTIVELY (power word) multitasked...

What did you multitask? How much did you multitask?

Maybe you...actively multi tasked 60 (quantifiable results) telephone calls per day to resolve customer complaints while completing 30 daily reports.
Notice, that there are numbers in your statement. Whenever you can, tie a number to or quantify your statement. Doing so, provides clarification to your statement and your potential employer.

Locate the Action Word (verb) + Keyword skill (noun) = outcome (quantified results) in your new statement: "Actively multi tasked 60 telephone calls per day to resolve customer complaints while completing 30 daily documentation reports."

Do you see the difference between saying you are a multitasker - and using the Skills Formula? Hopefully using the Skills Formula is less vague.

Now add your statements to your cover letter and resume as a bullet point!

Remember, this week's discussion is asking you to "Create a main post that presents the specific reasons you are a good multi-tasker, who is responsible and hard working. Then, form one of these "vague terms" into cohesive sentence(s) that could be used in a cover letter utilizing the Skills Formula. And, give suggestions to your fellow classmates on their posts."

Consider creating a skills formula statement for this week for the words "responsible" and "hard working."

You can do it!

Credits:

Created with images by skeeze - "workers construction site" • FirmBee - "office freelancer computer" • jlz - "Multitasking" • roblesse - "business woman phone case" • State Farm - "State Farm Call Center" • jontintinjordan - "number 999" • Cappellmeister - "DSC00703" • geralt - "one hundred percent statistics" • jontintinjordan - "number 10" • trudi1 - "job search career work" • geralt - "learn note sign"

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