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Job Skills Checklist


Purpose: The purpose of this skills inventory is to help you to be able to come up with different skills that you may be having a hard time thinking of yourself.


How to use the Skills Inventory: The following is a sample list of skills found in a cross section of careers. Circle every skill that applies to you. Jot down examples of situations in your working life that demonstrate this skill. Then try to incorporate these skills into your resume and/or cover letter. Good Luck!

administering programs

planning agendas/meetings

updating files

advising people

planning organizational needs

setting up demonstrations

analyzing data

predicting futures

sketching charts or diagrams

assembling apparatus

rehabilitating people

writing reports

auditing financial reports

organizing tasks

writing for publication

budgeting expenses

prioritizing work

expressing feelings

calculating numerical data

creating new ideas

checking for accuracy

finding information

meeting people

classifying records

handling complaints

evaluating programs

coaching individuals

handling detail work

editing work

collecting money

imagining new solutions

tolerating interruptions

compiling statistics

interpreting languages

confronting other people

inventing new ideas

dispensing information

constructing buildings

proposing ideas

adapting new procedures

coping with deadlines

investigating problems

negotiating/arbitrating conflicts

promoting events

locating missing information

speaking to the public

raising funds

dramatizing ideas

writing letters/papers/proposals

questioning others

estimating physical space

reading volumes of material

being thorough

organizing files

remembering information

coordinating schedules/times

managing people

interviewing prospective employees

running meetings

selling products

listening to others

supervising employees

teaching/instructing/training individuals

relating to the public

enduring long hours

inspecting physical objects

entertaining people

displaying artistic ideas

distributing products

deciding uses of money

managing an organization

delegating responsibility

measuring boundaries

serving individuals

mediating between people

counseling/consulting people

motivating others

persuading others

operating equipment

reporting information

summarizing information

supporting others

encouraging others

delegating responsibilities

determining a problem

defining a problem

comparing results

screening telephone calls

maintaining accurate records

drafting reports

collaborating ideas

administering medication

comprehending ideas

overseeing operations

motivating others

generating accounts

teaching/instructing/training individuals

thinking in a logical manner

making decisions

becoming actively involved

defining performance standards

resolving conflicts

analyzing problems

recommending courses of action

selling ideas

preparing written communications

expressing ideas orally to individuals or groups

conducting interviews

performing numeric analysis

conducting meetings

setting priorities

setting work/committee goals

developing plans for projects

gathering information

taking personal responsibility

thinking of creative ideas

providing discipline when necessary

maintaining a high level of activity

enforcing rules and regulations

meeting new people

developing a climate of enthusiasm, teamwork, and cooperation

interacting with people at different levels

picking out important information

creating meaningful and challenging work

taking independent action

skillfully applying professional knowledge

maintaining emotional control under stress

knowledge of concepts and principles

providing customers with service

knowledge of community/government affairs




Friday, November 13, 2009