Skills are imperative to any work that we do. Employers generally look for people to hire who have job-relevant skills and those that are inherent. The combination of these is what makes it possible for anyone to work properly in an organized facility.
It is unfortunate that many of us forget to include a skills section in our resumes, believing that self-praise may not be taken very well. However, it is self-praise that takes us to great heights in the employment world, that is, if we make sure that we do not go over the top! There is a certain way in which we should present our skills and competencies to a hiring manager. Short sentences that outline our abilities to do certain things suffice. There is absolutely no need to go into long and arduous details of our suitability for a job. You have to respect the reader’s time and patience so make sure that whatever you write, is concise but still manages to say it all!
There is very little that you need to do in order to determine what your special skills are. A short self-analysis will make it easy for you to determine how good you are as an employee. After the initial self-analysis, you will be able to come up with a pretty long list of things that you can do and those that you cannot. Ditch the latter and concentrate on the former.
And your skills statements should come out a little like this:
• Demonstrated ability to assist in the creation and implementation of core lesson plans in accordance to set curriculum rules
• Efficiently able to handle student arrivals and departures by carefully logging them in and out of the school premises
• Well-versed in assisting the school office with administrative tasks such as record-keeping and file systems development
• Proven record of managing student behavior within the classroom and ensuring that any untoward incident in school hallways is handled with discretion
• Exceptionally well-versed in distributing assignments and resources and assisting students in understanding concepts taught in class
• Deeply familiar with operating and maintaining equipment such as projectors and computers to assist in teaching endeavors
• Qualified to handle the meal counting system and supervise students during meals and outdoor activities to ensure their safety and wellbeing
• Competent at monitoring student transition in hallways and communicating with teachers about student behavior concerns
• Focused on observing students in class and during outdoor activities to determine any signs of discomfort or distress and effectively communicating feedback to the lead teacher