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Mar 19 / Carissa Bell

New Vehicle Launch Internship

   New Vehicle Launch Intern

Auburn Hills, MI

Duration May 2018 – September 2018

 

  • Assist with vehicle fleet scheduling and maintenance
  • Support data entry functions through Profi-Anlauf systeM
  • Maintain data integrity and integration into normal work processes
  • Support Bi-weekly meeting and reporting functions

Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled at a University/College or Graduation date must be within the last six months
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking – using logic and reason, creative and strategic
  • Communication skills – interpersonal, presentation and written
  • Computer savvy – skilled in the use of software (MS Office)
  • Integration – joining people, processes or systems
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, able to initiate independent action with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Strong written and verbal communication

 

To Apply:

https://vwgoa.taleo.net/careersection/volkswagen_group_of_america/jobdetail.ftl

(Req ID# PAR000095)

Mar 19 / Carissa Bell

Media Relations & Marketing/Social Media/Digital Internship

 

Media Relations & Marketing/Social Media & Digital

(Summer 2018 Internship)

 

Job Description

Identity, an award-winning public relations firm based in Bingham Farms, is now seeking candidates for its Summer 2018 Internship Programs.

This is a paid opportunity where candidates can pursue a position in one of two distinct practice areas—Media Relations & Marketing or Social Media & Digital. Interns will receive hands-on experience while working on actual client projects in support of Identity’s account teams.

We’re looking for driven self-starters who have a passion for our industry, a desire to learn and strive for constant improvement both personally and professionally. Candidates should be available to work at least 24 hours a week and some nights/weekends as needed for the duration of the internship program.

Candidates must apply through Identity’s Internship Program Portal at www.identitypr.com/agency/internship-program/

Mar 19 / Carissa Bell

Internship Alert: Supply Chain Management Opportunity

 

Supply Chain Management Internship

 

 

Job Overview

This internship is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Supply Chain Management. This position will offer project work involving improving vendor scheduling cadence and processes.

Responsibilities

Vendor scheduling cadence/process improvement project
SAP system improvement initiatives
Responsible for small deck of critical supplier parts

 

Qualifications

 

  • Minimum junior level in a Bachelor’s degree program (or have graduated in the last 12 months) required
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher required
  • An attached resume is required
  • Pursuing a degree in Supply Chain Management or related field required
  • Full time availability onsite from May 2018 through October 2018 required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning IT systems, preferably SAP
  • High level of analytical ability

Preferred

Proficient in SAP

 

Additional Information

 

Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application.

Position not eligible for relocation assistance.

Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.

 

To Apply: 

https://daimler.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=DAI00004DL&tz=GMT-04%3A00

Mar 13 / Susan Crowley

WSU Virtual Career Fair – April 11th, 1-6pm

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Chat with Employers who are looking to hire… right from your device!

Still looking for a full-time, part-time or internship job? On April 11th from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, the WSU Virtual Career Fair will allow you to video chat with employers about their available jobs right from your phone, tablet or computer. WSU students and alumni can register and video chat with any of the participating companies?  To see the list of companies, their jobs that are available and to receive the link to participate, please visit the WSU Virtural Career Fair Web Page and register for the event.

Mar 7 / Susan Crowley

Criminal Justice Career Fair!

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Mar 7 / Susan Crowley

Review Career and Job Trends

Market Intelligence (MI) is the information relevant to a company’s markets, gathered and analyzed specifically for the purpose of accurate and confident decision-making in determining market opportunity, market penetration strategy, and market development metrics.
One of the keys to job and career success is having a unique set of accomplishments, skills, and education that make you better than all others in your career. The ability to recognize your interests, skills and accomplishments, however, is only half the battle. You can be very passionate about something and still not be competitive in today’s economy if you do not understand how the job market operates. Organizations of all sizes are competing in a global market where technology continues to increase the rate of change. Therefore, a career field that is expanding today could easily shrink tomorrow or next year.

Anticipating expected job growth is important to finding career opportunities, especially in the fields that most interest you. Even if a career is shrinking, those with excellent skills and know how to market themselves, should be able to find a new job. Keeping current about career trends, however, is vital to long-term success. The biggest investment any organization makes is in whom they hire to represent them. Since knowledge of such trends requires personal commitment to excellence, the demand for workers who know how to leverage such knowledge to add value is very, very high.
The foundation for gaining knowledge is ability to research. In today’s economy, successful organizations need to know all aspects of their industry’s market. Market research, then, is the organized effort to gather, evaluate and analyze information about industries, markets and competition for the purpose of planning and decision-making. The more market intelligence an organization has, the more successful that organization will be. Now, imagine yourself as a company and read the above definition of market intelligence, only replace “market” with the word “career.” If market intelligence is critical for the success of an organization, imagine how a little market research might benefit your career planning.

There are two types of market research: primary and secondary. Primary market research is obtaining information directly such as interviews, surveys, focus groups and observation. An example of this might be getting to pre-screen a new movie for free at the theater if you agree to participate in a discussion afterwards. On the other hand, secondary market research is information that has already been gathered, compiled and published. Organizations obtain information through indirect resources such as U.S. Census Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, trade publications, or through commercial services offered through market research firms.

You don’t have to work at a corporation to conduct market research, though. It just so happens that your academic curricula provides you the relevant transferrable skills you need, so here are a few tips to capitalize what you are already doing.

  • Understand Need. All job are created from unmet needs. What issues, challenges, and problems do you see, experience or hear about within the scope of your interests and career aspirations? What needs does the issue, challenge, or problem represent? Look for opportunities to be a solution.
  • Watch Trends. Do you know what is trending today? How much time do you spend on line surfing the ‘Net or on social media? Have you ever looked at Facebook analytics? This is a great opportunity to learn more about targeted organizations and/or populations’ demographics, lifestyles and habits. It also important to know about world events and issues as they can impact business and industry. For example when the Affordable Health Care Act (Obama Care) passed, many organizations had to dramatically shift their insurance policies.
  • Conduct Interviews. Informational interviewing is the practice of talking to professionals in their fields about their careers. In effect, you can conduct your own primary market research. Find someone doing something you find interesting and simply talk to him or her. Informational interviews are the most powerful form of career research, because it also affords you the opportunity to network and meet people that can help you with your career plan. Just remember, you are connecting to gather information, not a job. So be professional and do not abuse others’ time and generosity with any hidden agendas.
  • Build Relationships. Keep in mind, people are your number one resource for information, and networking is the process of building personal relationships. We do it every day; ask and share with others information, advice and sometimes exchange favors. Professional networking is not that different. It is of the upmost importance, however, that you treat everyone with courteous respect. Investing the time to establish and build meaningful connections (link to tip 10) with others is the core of positive relationships. These are the key people who can serve as your mentors and advisors.
  • Use Resources. If people are your number one resource, then information is number two. This is important to remember because when frustrated, it is not that you don’t have resources, it is probably that you are not using your resources effectively. As mentioned above, there are many ways to obtain secondary market information. Besides governmental sites such as the Department of Labor (www.dol.gov) and various directories (www.yp.com, for example), there are several community resources such as public libraries (www.ipl.org) and professional organizations that offer free services to the public. Even at WSU, there are workshops, career events and job fairs for you to capitalize on as well (www.events.wayne.edu).
  • Create Opportunity. Through networking and researching the industries, markets and competition of your targeted employers, you will be able to identify their issues, challenges and problems. That is the other advantage of conducting this research: the power it gives you to adjust and strengthen your position, your unique selling proposition. In other words, you can pitch how your talent and creativity can benefit the organization, by saving time and money with your skills and qualifications.
    Everyone makes his or her own job and career opportunities. The more you research, the more opportunities you will see. What unique career opportunities do you find trending in today’s job market?

For more career research resources, visit or contact Career Services at  www.careerservices.wayne.edu or (313) 577-3390 to schedule an appointment with a Career Planning Counselor.
References & Resources
https://www.livecareer.com/quintessent…/career-planning-tips
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Market_intelligence
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Market_research
https://www.thebalance.com/how-an-informational-interview-c…

Mar 7 / Susan Crowley

Youth Counselor Position at Vista Maria

Open Position:

Youth Counselor

Provide direct supervision and observation for clients.  Complete assigned accountabilities including individual counseling with assigned clients and completion of required paperwork (i.e. Case logs, reports, assessments, behavioral contracts, Permanence Plan Reviews, etc.).  Facilitate and participate in groups daily including recreational therapy.  Participation in other treatment services to adolescent females in a residential setting.   Qualifications:  Bachelor degree in a Human Service field (Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice or Guidance and Counseling) and ability to work afternoon shift (3:15pm – 11:15pm) and weekends. Full-time plus benefit package offered.  Start Pay $13.25 per hour.

 

Submit Resume to:

 E-mail:    JOBS@vistamaria.org

Fax:        (313) 441-1685

US Mail:
Human Resources
20651 West Warren
Dearborn Heights, MI  48127

Mar 6 / Carissa Bell

Paid Internship: Creative Studio Intern for Travel Gear Review Site

 

 

Creative Studio Intern for Travel Gear Review Site (Detroit, Michigan-Mid-Town)

 

Internship Details

  • Payment: $15 per hour for a total of 8-12 hours per week.
  • Schedule: Ideally, you’ll work on Tuesdays and Thursdays, however, we have flexibility in our schedule, and we’re willing to work with you based on your schedule.
  • Duration: The internship will last three months (potential for extension offer)

 

What We Are Looking For

  • Experience in photography & photo editing (we have camera gear).
  • Experience in content creation for web and social media, including iconography, video thumbnails, instagram videos, and more.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom.
  • Organized Team Player: must be able to shift between 2-3 projects and communicate well with the team.
  • Adventurous, with an interest in travel gear, organization, and optimization.
  • Polished design aesthetic & good taste.
  • BONUS: experience with graphic design, motion graphics, and social media management.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • You will be working directly with the founder to create various digital assets for packhacker.com and its social media channels.
  • Brainstorm visual concepts for content.
  • In-studio photo styling and photography.
  • Occasional off-site photography around Detroit & potentially out of state.
  • Photo editing.
  • Research the latest trends in travel gear.

 

Application Instructions

Please send an email to info@packhacker.com with the subject line: “Midtown Internship” and answer the following questions in the email:

  • Tell us what you’d like to get out of this internship.
  • Tell us about a project—in school or otherwise—that you’ve felt great about and are proud of & why.
  • Tell us a favorite piece of “gear” that you carry with you and why.
  • Please attach your résumé and any links to your portfolio or live work.
  • OPTIONAL: Send us your Instagram handle.
Mar 5 / Carissa Bell

Part-Time Work From Home: Social Media Evaluator

Social Media Evaluator (Part-Time)

Detroit, MI

 

 

If you love social media and are an active user, now is the time to get paid for your time on social media platforms!  Social Media Evaluators with Appen evaluate the quality and relevance of information in their local area or country of residence in categories such as news feeds, advertisements and search results.

 

The Social Media Evaluator is a work-from-home opportunity where all you need is a computer or smartphone.

 

Work Schedule:

  • Social Media Evaluator positions are flexible, part-time and only require between 1 and 4 hours a day with your choice of 5 to 7 days a week up to 20 hours a week!

 

Requirements:

  • Must be currently residing in and able to perform work tasks in the United States
  • Access to a computer or smart phone that is less than 3 years old
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Ability to read and write in English to understand and perform work tasks to customer specifications

 

Characteristics for Success:

  • Ability and desire to work from home doing internet-based work within social media platforms
  • Active user on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram
  • Good English spelling skills
  • Basic level of computer and/or smart phone operational knowledge
  • Ability and willingness to comprehend and follow instructions independently
  • Experience as a freelancer or other work-from-home opportunities

 

Compensation:

  • Dependent upon project

For additional information and to apply:

https://join.appen.com/job-details/social-media-evaluator-united-states/1026/1/Talent/

Mar 5 / Carissa Bell

Detroit Public Library Foundation: Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)

Detroit, Michigan

 

 Job Description
Supports the day-to-day administrative needs of the Executive Director including scheduling of meeting rooms, coordination of meeting materials and supplies, supporting special projects, monthly expense / credit card reconciliation, proofing/editing written communications and other tasks as needed.
Job Functions
• Assist staff with administrative tasks
• Participates and assists as needed with special projects, events and programs
• Prepare and send mass communications
• Timely and accurate processing of donations and gifts
• Creation and distribution of gift acknowledgements
• Articulate DPLFFs work and philosophy to the public
• Other duties related to operations and administration

Qualifications
• High school diploma or GED certificate required / Associates degree preferred
• 2 years of donor/relationship database experience preferred
• Basic accounting and budgeting knowledge
• Ability to develop outlines, prepare reports, and compose business letters
• The ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form
• Possess qualities of integrity, sound judgment, and initiative required

 

 

To Apply Visit:

https://dplff.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fpkp/

Mar 5 / Carissa Bell

Detroit Institute of the Arts: Visitor Services Representative (Part-Time)

Visitor Services Representative

(Part-Time, Temp 05/16/18 – 09/30/18)

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

This position consistently demonstrates their understanding of the customer service processes, service standards and interpersonal skills necessary to consistently create an exceptional service.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Performs tasks associated with supporting the museum experience during a special exhibition (i.e. audio guide distribution, ticket handling)
  • Provides complimentary guest services (i.e. wheelchairs, storage of backpacks, bags, coat check, etc.)
  • Contributes actively to a warm and friendly atmosphere by greeting visitors and provides general information and direction throughout their visit
  • Directs visitors and groups to maintain crowd control and monitors exhibition traffic flow to maintain a positive visitor experience
  • Completes equipment set-up and fulfills signage requests for museum programs
  • Stocks museum maps, brochures and other literature in the museum lobbies and in various galleries and literature kiosks
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor, Visitor Services

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent customer service skills based on recent customer service experience
  • Capacity to successfully handle multiple and competing tasks
  • Possess a “can-do” attitude, display calmness in the face of changing priorities while demonstrating the flexibility and willingness to provide a positive experience for each museum visitor
  • Capacity to use tact, discretion and sound judgment while providing exceptional customer service
  • Based on assignment, position may require a great deal of moving and/or maintaining a stationary position for at least four (4) hours, the ability to move 30 pounds, and to reach overhead during the shift.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and some evenings and/or late nights

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please do so online by close of business day, March 16, 2018.

Employment applications and/or resumes will not be accepted in person or by mail, e-mail, or facsimile.

 

To apply please visit:

https://www.dia.org/about/employment/opportunityvisitor-services-representative-0

Mar 2 / Carissa Bell

Spring/Summer Seasonal Part-Time Positions

City of Birmingham 

Job Description

Spring/Summer Seasonal Positions

The City of Birmingham, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is seeking qualified applicants for multiple summer seasonal positions with the City’s Department of Public Services and Golf Courses. Application materials are currently being accepted for the following positions:

Golf Course Clubhouse Positions:
Seeking friendly, energetic individuals with strong customer service experience to sell memberships and collect fees, schedule tee times, answer phones, prepare hot and cold food items maintaining quality and standards, and monitor pace of play and merchandise. Knowledge of golf helpful, but not required. Food Preparation/Line Cook experience preferred.

Golf Course Maintenance Positions:
Seeking individuals who like to work outdoors with a general knowledge of small power tools and mowing equipment. A basic knowledge of the game of golf is helpful, but not required.

Parks Maintenance Positions:
Seeking detail-oriented individuals with an interest in landscaping or horticulture. Work in various city parks and athletic fields around the City to make the grounds look great.

Ice Arena:

Concessions: Greet public, inventory, cash handling, balance cash register, and prepare & serve food products.

Zamboni: Operate resurfacer, ice edger, and other related equipment to prepare facilities for practices, games and other events. Monitor temperature and humidity levels; complete mechanical and general maintenance tasks; & performing other duties as assigned. High School Diploma, or equiv, & valid State of Michigan Operator’s License with good driving record. Previous Ice Rink and Zamboni operation experience preferred.

Ability to:

·         Safely operate mechanical equipment

·         Ascend/descend 12-foot ladder

·         Stand/walk for long periods of time

·         Withstand working in cold temperatures

·         Lift arms above head (i.e. change light bulbs, wash windows, etc.)

·         Lift up to 60 pounds

 

General Maintenance Positions:
Seeking individuals to provide general assistance with road maintenance and repairs. Experience and knowledge of small power tools and various hand tools desired.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
All positions may require occasional lifting up to 50 pounds and may require outdoor work, with exposure to a variety of weather and environmental conditions, which may be extreme at times. Maintenance Positions may require the operation of small power hand tools, mowing & trimming equipment, and operation of vehicles. Clubhouse positions primarily require indoor work.

REQUIREMENTS:
At the time of application, must posses a valid State of Michigan Operator’s License with a good driving record. Related work experience and/or certifications are preferred.

HOURS AND WAGES:
These are seasonal positions, offering a schedule of up to 40 hours per week, which may include evening and weekend hours. Pay range of $10.00 – $15.00 per hour, based upon qualifications.

Submit a completed original City of Birmingham application for employment to the Human Resources department. Applications accepted until positions are filled.

City of Birmingham Employment Applications are available online at www.bhamgov.org/jobs or in the City of Birmingham Human Resources Department, located at 151 Martin, Birmingham, MI 48009.
The Human Resources Department is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The City of Birmingham is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking qualified applicants,
without regard to race or other protected status.

 

Mar 2 / Carissa Bell

Part-Time Camp Aide

City of Farmington Hills

CAMP AIDE

Job Description:

Supervise and provide a safe environment for children, develop lesson plans, and interact with children through leading games, outdoor play, arts and crafts, field trips and a variety of other camp activities-providing a balance of fun and educational programming daily throughout children’s summer camp experience. The Camp Aide is responsible for implementing weekly schedules and maintaining accurate program records.

Compensation

$9.25 – $9.95 hour (Depending on Qualifications)

How To Apply

All candidates must complete a City of Farmington Hills employment application. Applications are located at www.fhgov.com or in the Human Resources Department at City Hall (31555 West Eleven Mile Road Farmington HillsMI 48336). Please email the completed application and supporting documents to hr@fhgov.com or in person to the HR Department for consideration.

Closing Date

Open until filled.

Feb 28 / Carissa Bell

Slows Bar BQ (Part-Time): Cashier

Cashier

Job Description

Performs a variety of duties for counter service including greeting and serving customers, receiving payments, maintaining cash drawers, beverage preparation, stocking counters and holding cabinets.

Duties & Responsibilities
•    Always come to work with a clean uniform.
•    Maintain a safe, clean, and organized workstation.
•    Be a team player—support and assist your fellow team members whenever possible.
•    Maintains sanitary standards.
•    Promptly & politely greet guests, taking food and beverage orders, and expediting food order.
•    Interacts with customers in a friendly and efficient manner.
•    Accurately ring guest orders into the cash register or POS system
•    Responsible for properly charging the guest and collecting payment for orders.
•    Responsible for processing credit and debit card transactions.
•    Answering phone and taking phone orders.
•    Thorough knowledge of both carryout and catering menus. Must be familiar catering procedures.
•    Work with line cooks and expeditor to efficiently and accurately process and bag customer orders.
•    Works with banquet staff to prepare accurately boxed catering orders on time.
•    Stock coolers, salad prep, and supplies neatly, accurately and efficiently.
•    Maintain hot or cold temperature conditions as per standards.
•    Maintain appropriate portion-control.
•    Cleans equipment, as assigned, thoroughly and in a timely fashion.
•    Completes shift work, as assigned, timely and thoroughly in accordance with department standards.
•    Keeps floor in work area clean and free of debris.
•    Cleans lobby, tables, seats and counters before, throughout and after service.
•    Other related tasks as directed by management.
Requirements
•    Exceptional customer service skills (both written and verbal)
•    Exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal)
•    Availability to work nights and weekends is required
•    Must be at least 18 years of age
•    High school diploma or equivalent required.
•    Must be able to perform simple mathematical calculations and make change.
•    Must have the ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
•    Must have the ability to lift, stoop, and bend.
•    Must have the ability to lift items weighing up to 30 pounds frequently.

For Additional Information and to Apply: 

https://slowsbarbq.compeatonboard.com/

Feb 28 / Carissa Bell

Henry Ford Part Time Employment

NOW HIRING / The Henry Ford part-time Employment  2018!

Thank you for your interest in Part-Time employment at The Henry Ford!

We will soon be actively hiring part-time year-round staff, as well as part-time spring/summer staff!

  • The Henry Ford will be hosting an ‘Interview Day’ event in March for open part-time positions

 

  • Positions we will be interviewing for include:  Food Services Associate, Cook, Kitchen Porter, Banquet Server, Presenter (“Rides” District Only), Camp staff, Security, and Grounds staff

 

  • Applicants selected to interview the day of the part-time Interview Days will be notified via email invitation

(Applications are accepted year-round)

**At the Interview Days, we will only be interviewing for the part-time front-line/service oriented positions listed above**

  • The Henry Ford’s business hours of operation are 9:30am-5:00pm daily and we are a seven-day operation.

 

  • As such, we require daytime/seven day availability/flexibility.

 

  • Some positions might also require evening availability for Specials Events (Salute to America, Hallowe’en, and “Holiday” Nights)

 

  • Please note:  our minimum age for employment is sixteen.

 

  • Most part-time positions will pay 9.25/hour.

Thank you again for your interest in The Henry Ford!

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TO APPLY:

 https://www.thehenryford.org/about/employment/job-postings/?all=1

Feb 21 / Carissa Bell

Career Tip: Identifying Your Transferable Skills

Identify Your Transferable Skills

 

Identifying your skills is probably the most important mission toward achieving your career goals. Why? Because skills are the foundation of the job market. The simple definition of skill is “the ability to do something well; expertise,” and as you might guess, employers are looking to hire that expertise. Yet, like recognizing accomplishments many people do not credit their own abilities. The reason accomplishments snowball is that you keep developing skills. So in this week’s tip, let us take the time to appreciate our personal capabilities.

 

In general, there are three different types of skills employers seek in candidates. The first of these are often called content or technical skills because they deal with the competencies that are specific to the job, employer, industry, etc. For example a nurse would need to know how to change bandages and colostomy bags, while a sales person would need to know the specific return policy and the point-of-sales system at the retail store in which he or she works. It might surprise you to know that of the three types, these skills are considered the least important for a candidate to have prior to employment. This is because most employers agree that content skills can be learned through training – especially if a candidate has transferrable skills.

Transferable or functional skills are those abilities that you can apply to different situations. Imagine that you carry a suitcase with you that contains all the skills you have obtained from all your various activities and accomplishments. When presented with a new task, you are able to use a previously mastered skill to accomplish that task. In other words, you transfer your previous knowledge and abilities to obtain another new skill.

 

Since we develop skills from our existing skills, knowing and communicating these skills are not only critical for a successful job search, but for successful career planning. Unfortunately, many workers can be myopic about their job titles and do not see other career possibilities. For example, one job-seeker who was trying to accomplish a career transition found herself stuck because she identified herself as a reporter. In order to successfully plan for another career, she had to look beyond that job title to realize that she had a strong collection of transferrable skills such as writing, editing, researching, investigating, interviewing, juggling multiple tasks, meeting goals and deadlines and managing time and information – skills that could easily be applied to a wide variety of jobs in many different careers.

 

The most important skills employers seek are often called adaptive or self-management. As the name suggests, these skills deal with personal character and are not easily obtained. Ask any recruiter and you will most likely hear a list of descriptive characteristics such as personable, energetic, honest, responsible, quick, contentious, ethical, dependable, etc. Unfortunately, it is insufficient to merely claim these skills in your job search. Character must be observed to be believed. So how does one demonstrate believable adaptive skills on a resume or in an interview, you may ask? Through your transferrable skills – of course!

 

Every job requires a certain set of skills, and it is much better to categorize yourself in terms of these skill sets. Very often we master skills and then forget the transferable foundations we created.  It is through those foundations, however, that you can construct or reconstruct the path to your career goal. For example, an engineering student seeking that first internship, will want to emphasize relevant abilities such as analytical, problem solving, and knowledge of drafting principles among other transferable skills in his or her application. 

 

Yes, this means that you do have many, many skills. In fact, one estimate is that the average person has hundreds of skills. Not all our skills are created equally, however. Many would agree that we generally have a core set of abilities for which we enjoy and excel. Often called motivated skills, these are the sweet spot for candidates to emphasize in their job searches. Here are some strategies for identifying your motivated skills:

  • Focus on verbs – Action words represent skill. What verbs are you demonstrating right now?

  • Give yourself credit – If you’ve done something at least 3 times it is generally considered a skill.

  • Brainstorm your abilities – Review your daily activities. What did you do? What did you enjoy?

  • Dissect desired skills – Identify the foundation skills necessary for proficiency in the areas for which you want to develop.

 

When you begin taking stock of abilities, you will quickly realize one simple truth: you do have the skills necessary for that next realistic step in your career plan.  We’d like to hear from you! Share your next step below and for more help identifying your career skills, visit or contact Career Services at www.careerservices.wayne.edu or (313) 577-3390 to schedule an appointment with a Career Planning Counselor.

 

References & Resources

https://www.livecareer.com/quintessential/career-planning-tips

https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-a-skill-set-2062103

http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/for-job-hunters

https://www.careerkey.org/identify-your-skills/types-of-skills.html#.WodP4-SWyUk

Feb 21 / Susan Crowley

Define Your Mission Before a Job Search – Workshop

You have to know what you want in order to seek it!

Feb 20 / Carissa Bell

2018 Mock Interview & Resume Review (MIRR)

Feb 20 / Carissa Bell

Full Time: Access Specialist

Feb 20 / Carissa Bell

Detroit Police Summer Internship