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How do I relate my university experience to the jobs I’m applying for?

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Answer

Your time at university has taught you skills that you can transfer to any number of careers. You could also have picked up other skills from volunteering, part-time work or participating on a sports team.

For example:

  • Remember all those essays and presentations? That’s a communication skill.
  • What are exams if not evidence of problem-solving? So is that scheduling issue you ironed out at the campus food bank or other volunteer job.
  • If you incorporated feedback, or took part in group work while also doing solo projects, you showed you can be adaptable.
  • You worked with minimum supervision and planned your time to achieve your goals, which shows leadership.

These are just some of the skills employers need. When you apply for a job, update your resumé so employers can easily see the skills you bring.