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You know you're in trouble, when...

You have great difficulty describing/listing your skills on an application... O.o :: headdesk::

I find myself asking myself "what am I good at?!"  and the reply always comes back "nothing that'll get you a decent job, apparently"

So, I find myself looking at my life and trying to figure out what the hell I'm good at that can be considered a 'skill' in the workplace....I'm not good at judging myself, others around me can see what I'm good at or what I'm not good at. I can pretty much do what's required and beyond given time to learn/get the hang of it.

Jill of all trades...master of nothing, apparently... how typical..

Guys out there in LJ-land... those who know me to a degree anyway.. what do you think I'm good at? Aside the whole... multitasking/doing many things at once, bit? (though I do that to keep myself from getting bored by doing just one thing...otherwise i lose interest; but that's hardly a skill)

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cosmicat
Feb. 9th, 2006 01:27 pm (UTC)
Hey! There's actually a fancy way of saying that - I can pretty much do what's required and beyond given time to learn/get the hang of it. - a Resume / Application Form / CV way of saying that!
As soon as I've tracked it down I'll get back to you with it! Ooooo I hope I can find it.
jessiesk
Feb. 9th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
There's a form thing I'm filling out that is part of the Knowledge Village/Dubai Internet City/Dubai Media City careers thing..

This is what I got so far:
Skill Details
Writing, Expert
Years of Experience: More than 10 years
Last Used: 1 month or less
Singing, Intermediate
Years of Experience: More than 10 years
Last Used: 1 month or less
Forum Administrator, Intermediate
Years of Experience: More than 2 years
Last Used: 1 month or less
Computer Problem Troubleshooting, Intermediate
Years of Experience: More than 2 years
Last Used: 1 month or less
IRC Operator, Intermediate
Years of Experience: 1 year or more
Last Used: 1 month or less
English language material editor/proofreader, Intermediate
Years of Experience: More than 2 years
Last Used: 1 month or less
Touch typing, Expert
Years of Experience: More than 5 years
Last Used: 1 month or less
Multitasking, Expert
Years of Experience: More than 5 years
Last Used: 1 month or less

I'm really outta words to describe / list some of the things i can do that are considered 'skills'.... oy...

Mind you the experience field isn't faring any better..and that's only for the past six years :
Work Experience Details
University of Wollongong in Dubai, Dubai, Knowledge Village
Student Library Assistant
January, 2003 - March, 2006
Description: Responsibilities include supporting the library staff in maintaining the library and assisting the library clients to find information. Processing new library materials (Stamping, tagging, etc), repairing existing materials. Maintaining the library collection and shelf order (daily shelf checking of the collection). Assisting clients with the operation of the hardware and library equipment, and other duties as required by the library staff.
PATH, USA
Student Tutor
May, 2005 - January, 1970
Description: PATH is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 to offer homework help to students in grades 1 – college via Live Help Rooms , Message Boards, Email and a Knowledge Bank. http://www.pathwhelp.org/ Responsibilities include being available in live help IRC chat rooms at specific hours in order to assist students with their homework and explaining certain concepts to them. Specific live help includes: English, Foreign Languages and Reference Desk (assisting people with their research).
Dubai Harmony, Dubai
Stage Manager
May, 2005 - May, 2005
Description: Oversee the performance hosted at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Responsibilities included sound checks, house lights controls, equipment checks, props set up, and everything that was required to make sure the show went on without a hitch. A DVD of this even has been produced.
Dubai Harmony, Dubai
Operations Team Leader
September, 2003 - September, 2005
Description: Dubai Harmony chorus is a four-part barbershop group of women coming from 20+ nationalities. The group is managed/ran by teams. As a leader of the operations team, responsibilities included handling all the day to day situations that have to do with upkeep of the chorus property including organizing transport of chorus property to performance venues.
American University in Dubai, Dubai
Student Services Volunteer
October, 2000 - July, 2002
Description: Responsibilities included making phone calls, sending faxes, making appointments, organizing on campus events, keeping up with current events in the university. Responding to students’ needs, with strong customer service focus.
ivles
Feb. 10th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
Reading those above, you're a team player, a good CRM (clien relationship manager), a good manager, and a detailed administrator. Emphasize this!
jessiesk
Feb. 12th, 2006 10:41 am (UTC)
Team player bit depends on the team i'm playing with ;) I don't get along with all the folks out there. Only when they treat me like an equal not like some n00b who doesn't know anything. they respect me, I respect them, otherwise it gets problematic, because they tend to go "well you're new, what would YOU know?"

I don't know whether picking things up on the go and fairly quickly is a skill or not. heh. (i.e. if it interests me, I pick it up quickly...)
ivles
Feb. 12th, 2006 01:20 pm (UTC)
I treat people the way they treat others too, he he heh...

Picking things up quickly is probably a gift. ;-)
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