How video games can help boost your employability skills

Most of us will have tried our hand at gaming at some point in our lives. For some of us, it might have grown into a long-standing hobby while others might have realised pretty quickly that it just wasn't for them. Whatever your sentiments towards gaming as a pastime, have you ever considered the value it may add to your professional life?

Mind the gap: how to deal with gaps in your employment history

If you've been in employment for several years you will only be expected to include the highlights of your experience so small gaps may not really be an issue. Also a few months' hiatus between periods of employment can often be concealed through clever formatting - omitting the months and just showing the year. But if it's much longer than a few months you'll probably need to elucidate.

Do you care about the quality of your education?

Let’s face it, if I asked you the question in the title directly, you’d answer “Yes” immediately. Similarly, if I asked you for an example of high quality education I’m sure you’d be able to give me at least one, even if it took a bit longer to think of it. But, if I then asked you why you’d chosen that example and why that education was ‘high quality’, the answer may not arrive before we’d given up on this conversation all together.

Don’t underestimate the importance of your personality

So if you are a fun, friendly, caring person, show it; if you love helping others to learn, talk about that; if you are prepared to have a go at anything or are versatile and adaptable, give examples in answer to the 'Tell me about yourself' style questions; if you tend to think differently to others or are good at inspiring creative thinking in other people, describe those situations.

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