150 Best Jobs for Your Skills, 2nd Ed by Laurence Shatkin

By Laurence Shatkin

With a hundred top jobs lists and 250 activity descriptions, this publication is helping readers establish their top abilities after which attach them to the easiest jobs. A self-assessment zeroes in in your 3 most sensible occupation abilities. the talents utilized in the booklet symbolize an important ones in this day s economic climate: 1) communique, 2) machine programming, three) apparatus use/maintenance, four) equipment/technology research, five) administration, 6) arithmetic, 7) qc, eight) technology, nine) social, and 10) thought-processing talents. one other half lists the easiest jobs for every ability. The task descriptions provide priceless details on wages, development, openings, initiatives, and required schooling and classes. New lists comprise most sensible jobs within the sixteen occupation clusters, for more youthful employees and older employees, by means of gender, and in city components and rural parts.

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Keep in mind that this exercise focuses on skills but not on abilities, such as being able to carry 50 pounds—or a tune. It also does not emphasize interests. It focuses first on what you can do well, and only afterwards asks you to consider what you like to do. For most people these two are closely linked, but in some people there are differences. Step 1: Rate Your Skills Nobody is going to grade you on your answers to this exercise. The most important thing is to answer honestly. If someone else will be using this book, do the writing on a separate piece of paper.

PART II What Are Your Top Skills? Take an Assessment B efore looking at the lists of best jobs, you need to determine which skills are your strongest. That’s what you’ll do in this chapter. The exercise in this chapter takes about 45 minutes. S. Department of Labor’s authoritative O*NET database of information about occupations. What you learn from this exercise can help you focus on one or more occupations as promising career goals. This exercise will not guarantee you any particular job or prove that you’re qualified for the job.

The most important thing is to answer honestly. If someone else will be using this book, do the writing on a separate piece of paper. For each skill, read the definition and examples and then estimate your level of mastery. If you believe you command the skill at a moderate or high level, you’ll confirm that estimate by providing examples from your own experiences of using the skill. At the end of the exercise, you’ll review your self-estimates and examples and decide which are your outstanding skills.

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