How do you make your skill set, job history, volunteering, hobbies and education work for you when job hunting? You just need to know how to make your skill set applicable to the career that you are applying for. Many positions have similar needs; such as, good customer relationship building, time management, and problem solving. These skills may be attained in a variety of settings, from nanny jobs, serving/waitressing, supervising, project management, study groups, teaching, etc. Thus, they can be applied to many different jobs as a valuable skill.
To start, look at the job that you are seeking and identify three important abilities that will be needed to perform the job functions. Then look over your skills and describe how and where you got them and how they will be beneficial in the job and environment that you are applying for. Always use a customized cover letter and resume proving your points on how you will be a perfect fit for the job. By customizing your skills you increase the relevancy of them and your fit for the job while decreasing the importance of areas you may not be as strong in, such as education or job history.