Job-Specific Skills

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Job-specific skills deal with mastering a particular vocabulary, procedure or subject matter. These are the skills you will most often think of when asked what type of skills you have. They are learned or acquired through specific work experiences and require the use of your memory. You may acquire them through education, reading, training, apprenticeships or through on-the-job experiences.

Examples of job-specific skills:
  • A software package
  • A foreign language
  • Statistical methods
  • Forklift operation
  • Grade point average (GPA) calculation
  • Seed germination techniques
  • Payroll/personnel systems
  • Financial information systems

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