Step 1: Assess
Review your work, and educational and personal experiences to identify the strengths
and skills you can offer an employer. Be sure to emphasize these skills on your resume
and when speaking to an employer during an interview or networking opportunity.
Skills: The lists below include skills that are highly valued by employers. Review the lists
to help you identify potential skills you can highlight on your resume or in an interview.
Step 2: Enhance provides some suggestions to help you add to your current skillset.
Source: Burning Glass
- Human skills apply social, creative and critical intelligence to problems.
- Analytical Skills
- Critical Thinking
- Digital Building Block Skills are increasingly useful outside traditional digitally-intense
- Analyzing Data
- Managing Data
- Software Development
- Computer Programming
- Digital Security & Privacy
- Business Enabler Skills allow the other skills to be put to work in practical situations.
- Business Processes
- Project Management
- Digital Design
- Communication Data
Are you still not sure what type of position you want to seek or industries on which
you should focus? There are many occupations that you are likely qualified for, but
you may not know much about the industry or the specific job. These resources can
help you connect your skills and interests, plus your major, to a potential occupation.
- MyPlan – A career assessment to connect your personality, interests, skills and values to
- O*NET – A government resource to explore all career options related to interests, skills,
and values, as well as what are some occupations that have a lot of predicted job
- What Can I Do With This Major? – A resource that will show you what roles connect with your major and each other,
shows the type of employers to focus on, and suggests strategies to finding a job
in the field.
- LinkedIn's Career Explorer – This tool uncovers career paths by matching the skills you obtained during your
previous employment to thousands of post-graduation job titles.