Highlighting Your Career Self-Development Skills

Self-Development on CoachPro has become an essential career tool for being able to differentiate and demonstrate your fullest potential and value. The CoachPro System™ with such a wide range of assessments, reports and performance data across all the key self-development areas enables you to convey your self-development skills on your resume and when interviewing for a job to show employers how well you can succeed in that position.

1. List Self-Development Skills in Your Resume

Create a section in your resume titled “Skills” that includes both hard and soft skills. List only the self- development skills that apply to that job. If you have many skill types, you might group them by category within your resume’s skills section.

Relevant Skills

  • Time management: Consistently handled upward of six projects at a time and met 100% of deadlines
  • Organisation: Created an efficient online filing system for a large group of clients using color-coded folders and documents as well as tags
  • Adaptability: Adjusted workflow to accommodate additional responsibilities, including refined task scheduling and time tracking

2. List Self-Development Skills in Your Cover Letter

Choose a couple of self-development skills that you feel are strong and most relevant to the job. Within the body of your cover letter, describe briefly how you would apply each one to that job’s responsibilities, or give an example of how that skill has benefited you in the past.

Example: As an effective problem-solver, I helped customers quickly troubleshoot their programming issues. The clients I worked with reported a 92% success rate at resolving computer problems under my guidance.

3. List Self-Development Skills During Your Job Interview

List your strongest self-development skills when answering interview questions, such as “What are your strengths or weaknesses?” or “What are your goals?” Describe your top skills, your plan for further development and where you have room for improvement. You can also use examples to show off your personal development skills.

Example: “During a period of tension in the workplace, my interpersonal skills and ability to form relationships helped unify our department. We became a far more cohesive and productive team.”

These are just a few of the self-development skills that can benefit your life and your work. Self-development is a lifelong process upon which you can continue to improve. Focus on developing the skills that will best help you reach your goals.

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