Rate your current competency in each skill listed below on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being high skill level). Identify the skills you would like to develop for future jobs with an asterisk (*).
Speaking – Ability to express oneself effectively in individual and group situations.
Listening – Ability to look actively for messages and feelings and to pick out relevant information in oral communications.
Writing – Ability to express ideas in a clear, concise, grammatically correct and appealing manner.
Reading – Ability to acquire facts and to understand the meaning of written communications.
Analyzing situations – Ability to identify the essential elements of a circumstance, concept or problem and the information required to resolve it.
Analyzing information – Ability to interpret available information about a situation, idea or problem.
Judgment – Ability to effectively evaluate situations and information and reach logical conclusions.
Decisiveness – Readiness to make decisions.
Planning and Organizing – Ability to effectively plan and organize one’s work and to direct and assist others in planning and to organize their work.
Delegating – Ability to delegate tasks clearly and efficiently while encouraging input and efficiency from subordinates and promoting their development.
Developing staff – Demonstrated ability to build teams and employees through coaching, training, role modelling, mentoring and supporting.
Negotiating – Ability to successfully reach an agreement with others in a manner that promotes the best interests of the company and reflects respect for and interest in the other party.
Controlling – Ability to use administrative controls effectively for monitoring and assessment functions.
Leadership – Ability to motivate a group or individual to accomplish a task.
Flexibility – Ability to modify one’s approach and behaviour as needed.
Interpersonal sensitivity – Awareness and consideration of the needs and feelings of others.
Initiative – Ability to motivate oneself to take decisive actions.
Creativity – Ability to generate innovative solutions for problem situations.
Enthusiasm – Ability to maintain a positive outlook and a positive approach to problem-solving and to demonstrate interest and commitment.
Energy – Ability to approach one’s work activities with vigour, action, and interest.
Cooperativeness – Ability to work effectively with others and to respect differences.
Reliability – Ability to attend work regularly, be punctual, follow through on commitments and meet deadlines.
Self-development – Developing skills to be more efficient; obtaining feedback for further development.
Regard for others – Ability to respect the work and dignity of others regardless of nationality, region, age, sex, marital status or other areas of difference.
Stress management – Ability to cope productively with situations and workload, maintaining a balance n life through the practical use of leisure/recreation time.
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