Academic Search Engine Knobull Provides Tools That Boost Career Success

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BOSTON - BostonChron -- Lynn Bentley, President of Knobull announced, "Many students and job seekers have a hard time taking a step back, looking at themselves in the mirror, and scrutinizing what they see. If you're not sure what to look for, how exactly are you supposed to be picked from the many other candidates.

Looking for a good starting point? Make a list. Refer back to the postings of your current position, and see what skills were mentioned as requirements. Most likely, you'll find it easiest to pinpoint hard skills, like balance sheet analysis or fluency in a foreign language, because they're the things you've learned through schooling or training."

But when writing down your hard skills, it's important to drill down to specifics. For example, instead of just telling a hiring manager that you're proficient at Excel, talk about what Excel tools you've mastered.

Now it's time to go beyond your technical know-how. Some of the most important professional skills can't be taught in a classroom or measured on paper. These include analytical thinking, verbal and written communication, and leadership.

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Think about which skills are in your repertoire, and focus on how you've applied those skills. How have you proved yourself to be a problem solver. How have you resolved conflict with co-workers? How do you adapt to unexpected challenges?

A good indicator of your skills, are the results of previous assessments and how managers have appraised your performance in the past. When reading previous assessments, pay attention to your top skills and areas needing improvement.

A number of employers today are asking job candidates to take DISC or Myers-Briggs. You can take a few moments to complete the Knobull Transferable and Professional Skills Evaluations that you can request at the Knobull Contact page in the platform Menu section. These self-assessments help you understand your skills.

Once you have a comprehensive list of your skills and some anecdotes of them in action, it's time to apply them to the needs of companies hiring. You can do that by looking at job postings, specifically from companies and organizations that are at the forefront of your top priority industries.

Bentley concluded, "You're not the only one who could use a thorough review prior to your job search getting underway. Could your resume use some fine-tuning so that it grabs the attention of hiring managers? Get a free resume evaluation today from the Knobull team with a request at the Knobull Contact page in our Menu section and get detailed feedback within two business days, including a review of your resume's appearance and content, and a prediction of a recruiter's first impression."

Source: Knobull Inc.
Filed Under: Internet, Knobull.com

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