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Importance of Skills Emphasis on Job Interviews
Skills are grouped into three kinds – knowledge-based, transferable, and personal traits.
1) Knowledge-based skills are those learned from experiences. Knowledge-based skills include computer and communication skills, marketing or managerial knowledge, product development, and many more. These skills vary depending on the field of industry of each job candidate.
2) Transferable or portable skills are those you bring to a specific job. Portable skills include problem solving, team leader potential, organized, writing and communication skills, customer service oriented, time and project management, and good with numbers and budget. Make a comprehensive list of your skills and strengths including personal traits, knowledge-based and transferable skills. Although many companies require a unique set of skills, you should still highlight your technical skills in the interview. These skills, which top companies usually seek, include leadership, communication, confidence, flexibility, problem solving and energy.
Emphasizing all of your strengths and skills on job interviews would increase your chances of landing the desired job.