Career – Activity: Develop Work SkillsTop 10 Skills and Qualities Employers Want
There are many skills that are important for work. A good starting place for developing work skills is the Skills Guide at Illinoisworknet.
- Job skills are specific to an occupation, like special computer software or reading blueprints.
- Transferable skills are general work skills like the ability to use a computer program or writing a report.
- Self management skills are personal qualities like being analytical or reliable.
Computer Skills: Internet, email, Windows, Microsoft Office, etc.
Leadership Skills: Constructive Feedback, Conflict Resolution, Delegation, and Team Building.
- Assess your skills.
- Choose the skill that would provide the most benefit if improved.
- Choose the best way to increase the skill level.
- Choose the next skill to improve.
This week, I will choose one work skill to improve, and set a goal for developing it.
- Goodwill also has free online learning on computers, reading, math and more.
- At MIT there are some helpful resources at Career & Talent Management and Learning Topics.
- Foundation Job Skills from Career Key (pdf)
- Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS)
- Discover U Part Three
- Smart Skills – lots of places for online learning
- Work Skills Board at Pinterest
- Work Skills Toolkit
This is one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development.