Studies show that employers favor candidates who possess a strong skill set over those with more experience. This is advantageous to job seekers because their skills can position them for jobs they may have previously ruled out because of a lack of education, training, or experience.
This information-packed reference helps readers identify their skills and connect them to a wealth of promising jobs. After completing a self-assessment, readers will discover their top three career skills. They then can browse lists that feature the best jobs for each skill. These lists include eye-opening information such as the best-paying jobs, fastest-growing jobs, and best jobs based on education level. Next, readers can learn about the jobs that interest them through in-depth job descriptions. These summaries offer useful details about a job's earnings, growth, annual openings, work environment, education requirements, and more.
In addition, this book defines what skills are, explains the importance of skills in the career choice and hiring process, and offers suggestions on how to develop skills.
The skills highlighted in this book represent the most important ones in today's economy: communication, computer programming, equipment use/maintenance, equipment/technology analysis, management, mathematics, quality control, science, social, and thought-processing skills.