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Skill Lists

Job Skills

The following is a list of job skills. There are literally thousands of job specific skills. This is not an adequate check list, it is only intended as an example of what to look for. You will have to research the job skills specific to your occupation.

Auditing
Brake Alignments
Building Maintenance
C++ Programming
Carpet Laying
Cleaning
CNC Machine Composite Engineering
Cooking
Counseling
Customer Service
Desk Top Publishing
Drill Press Operation
Driving
Editing
Electronic Repair
Filing
Hammering
Interviewing
LAN Administration
Management
Mechanical Drafting
Metal Fabrication
Microsoft
Word Operation
Payroll Accounting
Public Speaking
Scheduling
Soldering
Surgery
Teaching
Technical Writing
Telemarketing
Total Quality
Typing
Welding
WordPerfect

Self-Management Skills

These are the skills you use every day to survive and to get along. These skills are often important because employers hire people who they feel will fit with the work group. Self- management skills are used to define "a good worker." Below, you will find a list of some self-management skills. Look it over and mark the skills you possess right now.

Critical Skills:

Responsible
Follow instructions
Punctual
Responsible
Follow instructions
Punctual
Get along well with others
Get things done
Honesty

Other Adaptive Skills:

Ambitious
Ask questions
Assertive
Assume responsibility
Competitive
Complete assignments
Creative
Decisive
Dependable
Detail-oriented
Diplomatic
Enthusiastic
Flexible
Friendly
Highly motivated
Ingenious
Integrity
Intelligent
Inventive
Kind
Learn quickly
Mature
Outgoing
Patient
Persistent
Physically strong
Pleasant
Proud of doing a good job
Results-oriented
Self-motivated
Sense of direction (purpose)
Sense of humor
Sensitive
Sincere
Sociable
Tactful
Tolerant
Tough
Trusting
Understanding
Willing to learn new things

Transferable Skills

These are general skills that can be useful on a variety of jobs. They are called transferable skills because they can be transferred from one job, or even one career, to another.

Critical Transferable Skills...these tend to get you higher levels of responsibility and pay. Emphasize them in an interview as well as on your resume.

Meet deadlines
Public Speaking
Supervise others
Accept responsibility
Solve problems
Project planning
Budgeting
Sales
Efficiency

Thing skills:

Sense of touch
Key boarding, typing
Manual dexterity
Gathering
Separating
Sorting
Assembling
Driving
Observing/inspecting
Operating machines
Balancing, juggling
Drawing, painting
Sewing
Weaving
Hammering
Hand Crafts
Precise tolerance or standards
Physical agility, strength
Endurance
Finishing\refinishing
Restoring
Sandblasting
Grinding
Keypunching, drilling
Modeling or remodeling

"People" Skills:

Caring
Comforting
Counseling
Consulting
Diplomacy
Helping others
Instructing
Interviewing
Listening
Mentoring
Negotiating
Outgoing
Mediating
Group facilitating
Communicating
Encouraging
Conflict management
Tolerance
Diversity
Conflict resolution
Respect
Empathy
Sympathy
Sensitive
Responsive
Problem solving
Negotiating
Motivating
Inspiring trust
Developing rapport
Interviewing
Inquiry

Dealing with data:

Analyzing
Auditing
Budgeting
Calculating/computing
Checking for accuracy
Classifying
Comparing
Compiling
Counting
Detail-oriented
Evaluating
Investigating
Financial records
Research
Financial Management
Recording facts
Synthesizing
Taking inventory
Surveying
Examining
Detail oriented
Following instructions
Financial or fiscal analysis
Cost analysis
Organizing
Problem solving

Using words, ideas:

Articulate
Verbal Communication
Correspondence
Brainstorming
Design
Edit
Inventive
Logical
Public speaking
Write clearly, concisely
Telephone skills
Imaginative
Quick thinking
Speech writing
Promotional writing
Advertising
Publicity
Sign Language

Leadership:

Competitive
Decisive
Delegate
Direct others
Influence others
Initiate new tasks
Decision making
Manage or direct others
Mediate problems
Motivate people
Negotiate agreements
Planning
Results oriented
Risk taker
Run meetings
Self-confident
Self-motivated
Solve problems
Judgment
Integrity
Coordinating
Work schedules
Results oriented
Self directed
Multi-tasking
Decisive
Goal setting
Strategic planning

Creative/Artistic

Artistic
Drawing
Expressive
Perform
Present artistic ideas
Dance, body movement
Visualize shapes
Designing
Model making
Handicrafts
Poetic images
Visualizing
Illustrating, sketching
Photography
Mechanical drawing

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