Identifying Your Work Skills # 9005

In her book, Finding a Career that Works for You, Wilma Fellman helps readers identify their work skills to aid in finding a job. Skills are learned through your training and accomplishments. When responding to an ad for a job or when interviewing, it is important to have a good understanding of what you are able to do. Employers are primarily interested in knowing about your skills.

Look at the following list of skills. Which skills are your best? Check off all the skills that answer the question: "I am a person who can...
Work Skills

From the list below, check off the work skills you possess.

MENTAL SKILLS—I am a person who can...
research information
synthesize information
keep records
use a computer
enable others to find things
organize things
analyze problems
take notes
present information
interview others
manage money
work with numbers
gather information
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS—I am a person who can...
perform to a group
take instructions
lead a group
advise others
persuade a group
influence others
motivate or sell to others
train others
serve others
motivate others
entertain others
refer people to others
communicate in writing
entertain a group
communicate orally
plan events for a group
diagnose and heal
assess people's strengths and weaknesses
teach a group/organize a group
help others
confront others
represent others, interpreting their ideas
teach others
counsel others
supervise others
initiate activity, new ideas
communicate to groups by writing or speaking
manage or run a business or event
communicate to groups by presenting
resolve conflict among others
guide discussions within a group
play an instrument, sing, act
follow through and get things done
PHYSICAL SKILLS-I am a person who can...
train animals
work with my hands
load things
repair things
calibrate machinery
repair or maintain machinery, vehicles
cause things such as plants to grow
sew, weave, do crafts
fix things
fashion, model, sculpt
stack things
wash, clean, or prepare
disassemble things
handle, expedite things
monitor operations
do precise work with tools
paint, refinish, restore
operate or control machinery, vehicles
build things
model or remodel rooms or buildings
take care of people
use a keyboard
manufacture, produce
move things
set up machinery
assemble things
construct rooms or buildings
set up machinery
take care of plants or animals
cut, carve, chisel
do precise work
From: Finding a Career That Works for You by Fellman. Specialty Press, Inc. All rights reserved. This form may be copied for personal use by active members of For further information refer to:

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