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Career Challenge - Stock Take Your Current Skills

Challenge 1 – A Stock-Take Of Your Current Skills

This challenge is a super simple one. In it we look back at our past jobs (yep, even the time you flipped burgers at McDonalds) to work out your transferrable skills. Transferrable skills are the ones you can take with you to the next job even if it’s in a totally different industry.




Let’s use McDonalds as an example:


Ok, so let’s say your first job out of school was at McDonalds. You served customers, processed payments, made burgers and that was about all. Now let’s say you are looking at a job as a Bank Teller next. Some of the skills you learnt at McDonalds that transfer across might include: cash handling, customer service, conflict resolution etc.


Ok, now you know what you are looking for create a spreadsheet on excel or draw two columns on a piece of paper and list every job you have ever held in the first column. In the second column, write down all the skills you learnt doing that job that would transfer across to the next one.


To Recap:

Your challenge is to identify your key skills based on previous employment history


Step One: Create two columns on a spreadsheet or piece of paper


Step Two: List every job you have ever done


Step Three: List the skills you learnt at each job


Step Four: You should probably create a sub folder on your computer or get a vanilla folder




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