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Matching qualifications to job ads exercise

Directions
Analyze your ad for key words. Categorize these key words in the What they want
column according to categories--skills, experiences, education, qualities & values.
Then reflect on your own skills, experiences, education, and qualities & values. How
do they match up with the key words youve identified? You probably wont be able to
fill in all the blanks in the What Ive got column, but thats okay.
What they want as
outlined in the job ad
List from most important to
least important
Skills
(i.e. hardware/software skills, writing skills, building skills,
Familiarity with a
programming platform such
as J2EE or .Net
Familiarity with programming
languages such as C++, C#
and/ or Java
Creates, documents, and
executes software designs
Programming for
products with high quality and
on time delivery
Works with general
supervision on complex
projects with latitude for
independent judgment
Experiences
(i.e. jobs, internships, volunteering, co-ops, etc)
No experience required

Education
(i.e. college, high school, seminars, workshops, etc)
Bachelors of Science:
Computer Science or related
degree
Qualities and values
(i.e. hard working, religious, good communicator, etc.)

What Ive got

etc)

Programming concept at
USF covered Java and
Program Design covered C

3 months Internship with


Exxon Mobil
1 year project research of
Voice Over Internet Protocol
at Nanyang Polytechnic
Singapore

Currently enrolled for a


Bachelor of Science:
Computer Science

You should be motivated and


have the ability to learn
quickly

Speaking Chinese fluently


within 3 months