Track down the skills you have gained from everyday life
You have valuable knowledge, understanding and skills from everyday experiences, and through training, hobbies, interests and involvement with voluntary organisations.
Each of those roles demands different skills.
If you haven’t been in formal employment for a while, think about the other skills you've developed.
We have a competency called task management, which is a really around the ability to prioritise and organise, and what you often find with mature students is they score very highly on that competency, because they often are balancing working and studying at the same time, perhaps with family commitments as well. And that takes some skill to be able to do that and too often I think students, mature students don't recognise that. They just think that's life but actually that really does demonstrate to us the ability to prioritise and organise some very difficult priorities, so there's commitment there as well. There's absolute drive to succeed outside of your working life.Ruth Stokes, Head of Recruitment and Resourcing, KPMG
Contact a careers adviser if you'd like more help reviewing your skills and experience.