Identify in-demand skills for your resume

If you are an entry level job seeker or changing careers, you need to know the in-demand technical skills for the job you want.

Payscale.com is a research tool that helps you understand which skills are in-demand for the job you seek. Use this tool to:

  • Learn the vocabulary for your target role
  • Understand which skills are important for the role you want
  • Improve your competitiveness
  • Add keywords/skills to your resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Identify which skills you need to learn to be qualified for a role
  • Identify your skill gap and make a plan for getting the skills you need

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Want to work in the US? Start hanging out with Americans

If you plan to work in the US during an internship or full time, you need to understand American culture. The classroom is a start. But that’s structured learning. You also need unstructured learning. This type of learning happens outside the classroom.

If you want to be hired by an American organization, you need to be comfortable interacting with Americans. Comfortable means more than speaking good English. It also means being able to engage in small talk. It means understanding humor, showing enthusiasm at appropriate times, respecting personal space and boundaries, learning about popular movies, music, tv shows, and other elements of American culture. Hanging out with Americans helps you learn the nuances of American culture. It allows you to interact, observe, learn, and try new things.

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