November 22, 2005

Mad Skillz, Yo

I had an interview with Employment Services today. I figured that it was going to be an ass chewing, because I hadn't been timely in all that I'm supposed to do. I'm honest... just not timely.

Well, the main thing that they wanted to do, was to set up my skills match on their site. I had only gotten started... it takes a great deal of time to properly fill it out, and so I had never finished it.

On my own, I had less than one hundred marketable skills. After talking with one counsellor, I had about a hundred and fifty. However, being a veteran, he sent me to the veteran's guy.

Holy crap, people... I've got mad skillz. Ain't no lie. By the time we were done, I had over four hundred and sixty skills that I could use. No, not all were work experience related. Most were things that I had done, and could do, but weren't always job related. But all are things that companies will look for... something that people need to keep in mind when filling out skills lists on job locator sites.

Yes, with these skills, I could be a god... or a lightning rod.

Posted by That 1 Guy at November 22, 2005 07:04 PM

I'm gonna need to hear the words Dude....

Come can say 'em......

"Tammi - you. were. right."

See that wasn't so hard!!!

Damn - I knew it. YEAH!! It's all gonna work out just great!!! You'll see. I'm gonna find that flippin' silver lining if it kills me!!!

Posted by: Tammi at November 22, 2005 07:08 PM

Happy dance and singing, "Tammi was riiiiighhht! Tammi waaaaaassss riiiighhht!"

I'm thinking in all honesty, somewhere in between God and lightning rod. ;-)

Posted by: Bou at November 22, 2005 07:25 PM

Thank you have no idea how badly I needed to see those three little words! And you're right - I was!!!

Posted by: Tammi at November 22, 2005 08:15 PM

I should go to that veteran guy. Maybe I'd find out that I really ought to be a shepherd or some shit.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at November 23, 2005 02:21 AM

Drinking beer is a skill. Colorful puking is a skill. I'm just not sure they are skills that employers actively seek...

Posted by: Ogre at November 23, 2005 05:42 AM


Posted by: Raging Mom at November 23, 2005 06:29 AM

Hey now, I don't care what the guy says, power drinking and talking to obnoxious drunks are not skills! :)

Posted by: Contagion at November 23, 2005 08:25 AM

They are for him, Contagion. He's been to a blogmeet.


Posted by: zonker at November 23, 2005 09:39 AM


Someone say something about a rod?

; P

Posted by: Chrissy at November 23, 2005 05:36 PM

Got that skills list handy? I could use it...

Posted by: Harvey at November 24, 2005 03:48 PM