Near the top of your Purepost profile, you will see the top nine strongest skills that transfer to civilian workplace. Purepost uses its research-based, proprietary Skills Bank and mapping algorithm to accurately map in-demand skills that you have acquired during your military service. The skills are in demand by hiring managers and understandable to a recruiter during their resume reviewing.
You can click, drag and re-arrange all skills in the list to build a top 9 that you're confident in, and want to highlight on your profile and resume. Add custom skills and drag those anywhere in the list you'd prefer as well.
When should I highlight or add new skills?
- When the skill matches the job description or posting you are applying for. If the job posting says "Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting and selling products or services. Includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques and sales control systems." you may add "Sale and Marketing" to the Skills list.
- When the skill was brought up in an in-person discussion with a recruiter or company employee, like at a job fair, as a top requirement for the job. For example: "We are looking for a person with Research Skills." Then add Research to the Skills list if you have that experience.
- When the skill is mentioned in the job posting as part of the candidates desired experience. For example: "15 Year of Project Management Experience" or "Black Belt Six Sigma Certified". Certifications can be added to this section if you want to highlight them as they relate to the job posting.
- Language Skills: Add your Proficiency in the language(s) that you can read, write and speak as it applies to the job.
New skills can be added at the top of the Skills list by clicking "Add A Skill" button, as seen in the image below.
If the skill has a shaded background, that means it was generated by Purepost's skill-ranking algorithm. The length of the bar indicates your skill strength. For all of these skills, you can access a ton of information by clicking the pop-out icon on the right.
In the pop-out you'll see a skill definition, synonyms (frequently in military jargon to enhance veteran understanding), key actions frequently taken by a person with this skill, and great questions that would bring this skill to the surface in an interview.