September 10, 2010, Newsletter Issue #47: Overhaul Your Skills

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Once you’ve made the decision to re-enter the workforce, there are a few things you should do to improve your chances at landing a job. Just as a fighter emerging from retirement needs to train in order to regain speed, accuracy and a deadly punch, you’ll need to perform an overhaul of your skills in order to guarantee they’re up to par.

Assess your weaknesses, and work on them. Take a few classes, attend a few seminars, and read up on your chosen profession to ensure you’re up-to-date with the latest industry trends.

In addition to self study, professional staffing agencies administer aptitude tests to determine your strengths and weaknesses in order to place you into positions that best match your skill level. By working with a staffing agency you can learn what it is you need to work on, while taking advantage of the employment opportunities they have to offer.

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