Skills Analysis

Skills Analysis (With the use of http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/skillsinventory.html)
  • Skills I have:
  1. Thinking through in advance what you want to say.
  2. Gathering/analysing/arranging info. logically.
  3. Adapting your writing style for different audiences.
  4. Able to condense info./produce summary notes.
  5. Developing your argument in a logical way.
  6. Listening carefully to what others are saying.
  7. Clarify & summarise what others are communicating.
  8. Using body language/dress/conduct/speech effectively
  9. Keeping business telephone calls to the point.
  10. Using interesting ways to talk to groups
  11. Having alternative options in case things go wrong
  12. Responding to sudden changes in circumstances
  13. Keeping calm in the face of difficulties
  14. Emphasising the positive aspects of your argument.
  15. Understanding the needs of the person you are with.
  16. Handling objections to your arguments.
  17. Making concessions to reach agreement.
  18. Using tact & diplomacy.
  19. Working cooperatively towards a common goal.
  20. Contributing your own ideas effectively in a group.
  21. Listening to others’ opinions.
  22. Taking a share of the responsibility.
  23. Taking the initiative.
  24. Organising & motivating others.
  25. Making decisions & seeing them through.
  26. Persevering when things are not working out.
  27. Accepting responsibility for mistakes.
  28. Prepared to adapt goals in changing situations.
  29. Setting objectives which are achievable.
  30. Managing your time effectively.
  31. Setting priorities – most important/most urgent.
  32. Identifying the steps needed to achieve your goals.
  33. Completing work to a deadline.
  34. Clarifying a problem before deciding action.
  35. Using creativity to generate alternative solutions.
  36. Word-processing skills.
  37. Using databases.
  38. Designing web pages.
  39. Using the Internet & email.
  40. Using spreadsheets
  41. Coming up with creative and innovative ideas
  42. Accepting responsibility for your views & actions.
  43. Working under your own initiative.
  44. Making choices based on your own judgement.
  45. Developing the drive to achieve your goals.
  46. Taking the opportunity to learn new skills.
  47. Multiplying & dividing accurately.
  48. Calculating percentages.
  49. Using a calculator.
  50. Reading & interpreting graphs & tables.
  51. Using statistics.
  52. Organising your personal finances effectively.
  • Skills to improve
  1. Helping others to define their problems.
  2. Being sensitive to body language.
  3. Building a rapport when speaking to groups
  4. Persisting in the face of unexpected difficulties
  5. Keeping calm in the face of difficulties
  6. Putting your points across in a reasoned way.
  7. Emphasising the positive aspects of your argument.
  8. Being assertive – rather than passive or aggressive.
  9. Accepting constructive criticism & giving feedback.
  10. Accepting responsibility for mistakes.
  11. Being able to work effectively when under pressure.
  12. Identifying the steps needed to achieve your goals.
  13. Clarifying a problem before deciding action.
  14. Collecting, classifying & summarising data
  15. Identifying the key factors in a problem.
  16. Recognising inconsistencies in reasoning.
  17. Using practical, not impractical solutions
  18. Programming skills.
  19. Writing a CV
  20. Accepting responsibility for your views & actions.

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