A job seeker without skills is likened to a farmer without tools or an aircraft without engines. The recent Nigeria have been overtaken by technology; amazing technologies that can be handled by skillful individuals only. One hidden fact is that an unskilled job seeker cannot secure employment in the technological work environment because of the job demands and expectations of the employer.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines skill as a particular ability or type of ability. Your skill shows what you are capable of, and determines your output.
Why is it important to get job skills?
• Skills improve the quality of your CV and cover letter
In the sense that other components on your CV cannot describe your abilities and what you can offer the organization, you are applying into.
• Employers are interested in your skills
Employers place a higher value on the ability of a job seeker. They prefer to know the skills you have and your openness to learn new skills.
• Skills boost your confidence
Having a skill energizes your mind to believe in your ability, in order to achieve success in life and career. For instance, if you have effective communication skills, you will confidently scale through job interviews, also, if you are computer savvy, you will excel in computer-based interviews. Your skills make you indomitable in the job search.
Dear reader, having a skill is a cure to unemployment. Do you want your CV to be effective? Do you want to be extraordinary? Do you want to get noticed by employers? The answer is to get a skill and learn more skills because having a skill makes the job search endeavor easy for a job seeker.
To be continued.