What Would Your References Say About You?

February 21, 2019

Employment counsellors always encourage clients to emphasize relevant skills on their resumes and how they’ve been used to make a difference in the workplace. Job seekers are also advised to continue adding to their capabilities through courses or workshops.

The link below outlines five valuable attributes that may be challenging to describe on your resume. If you possess them, however, your references will gush to a potential employer about why you would be a great asset to their company.

These elements boil down essentially to how you approach your work and those around you. How would peers describe your attitude in team situations? Are you seen as respectful?

How would supervisors describe your outlook? Would they say that you focus only on your job description or do you show initiative? Would they say that you think both big and small?

While your resume and cover letter highlight accomplishments, do you demonstrate perseverance? Are you a doer?

Staff at The Work Place in Grande Prairie can help eligible unemployed or underemployed clients (visit www.gpworkplace.ca for details) with suggestions on how they approach success on their next job.

Our staff can also assist you with your resume and cover letter and ensure you’re using all the resources available to you, including accessing potential training opportunities (see contact details below). Updating or acquiring new skills may be part of your action plan.

Check out this article to see if you stand out as a unicorn employee: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-signs-youre-unicorn-employee-ryan-holmes/

If you want more help with your job search at no cost, contact us at 780-539-5477. You can send enquiries to info@gpworkplace.ca. Our office is located at #105, 9840-97th Ave., Grande Prairie.

We also help employers find qualified candidates.


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