It is very important that when a person is ready to apply for a job he must try to recognize the qualities in him to apply for it. He must make an attempt to understand the flaws and potencies that exist in him. If once a person knows his positive abilities that would indeed increase his confidence in himself and also the possibility of getting the job. But this should never over confident him as such an attitude would only harm in his interview. Once a person makes out the good abilities hidden in him he can modify and utilize in his life in a much better way. It should be remembered that one should never be boastful about the abilities or skills he has. But he must be able to express his abilities before his prospective employers so that the employer would be able to think of him for the post available. But being over confident or pompous is of no use. At the same time one should also not keep tight-lipped to express his qualities and abilities in him. It is because unless one tells the qualities in him he would not be able to explain it to the potential employer as to how he is unique from the other candidates or why they should select him for the post available in their company.
A good resume can help a person by impressing the prospective employer and make him call such a candidate for the interview. A good resume should always emphasize upon the qualities and proficiency of a person so that it can be viewed by the prospective employer and can be a reason for calling the person for the interview. A person has normally two kinds of abilities. They are the hard and soft skills. Hard skills are generally the physical skills that a person does for example, the skill to work various machineries, knowledge and using of different tools, awareness of computer program, etc. Personal qualities are usually termed as soft skills. These qualities are mainly intangible. Determination, team spirit, taking decision on their own, enthusiasm, etc come under soft skills. In order to identify the qualities one has in him he must first record the names of the companies he had worked in and also gather information as to what things he was able to learn from the experiences he had there. He must try to write down almost all the activities which he had participated or had planned, not even a single thing must be left out. He can even add up the volunteer activities in which he was one of the participants. Recording one’s leisure pursuit is also very important.
It is observed that most of the employers are inspired by the hobbies a person has because it would suggest the good qualities in him. A person who was an active participant in debate competitions would make the potential employer to conclude that he has better diagnostic abilities. A person who is a champion in chess may suggest that he is well in taking important decisions. A potential employer tries to find many qualities in his candidate. They would test the candidate for his ability to keep things in order, how friendly he is with other people, and many other qualities in him. While applying for a job the person must think many times as to whether he is qualified for the post or not. Knowing one’s abilities would indeed help the person to apply for jobs which he is suitable to. Understanding one’s own abilities is the best thing that a person must do initially before he selects a job opportunity for him. He must write down only those skills which could help him to get the job. Severing any skills from the list should not trouble a person. If it is really required it can be done. The information provided about the skills of any person must be truthful. It is because the potential employers would examine the skills which a person has mentioned in his resumes. If they found any of the skills to be false then that is enough as being a reason for not selecting him for the post. It is therefore highly required for a person to know his skills and find what skills can indeed make him to achieve a better career.