It’s possible to channel the benefits of skills identification outside of your resumé too. For example, Livingston points out that on LinkedIn, your colleagues can endorse your skill set and write recommendations that humanize you as a candidate.
Interviewing offers another opportunity to align your skills with real-world examples. So, be prepared to offer examples for every skill you add to your resumé, even if they happened outside of the office. (It’s OK to share personal stories that illustrate your skills, as long as they are professionally appropriate, Livingston explains.)
While skills may be the next big thing in the world of job recruitment and hiring, it’s early days yet. And skills didn’t just come out of nowhere — learners should expect their higher education experience to show a clear alignment between their academic program and the skills associated with it. The alignment helps students and graduates leverage an up-and-coming trend to their advantage.
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