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Career Development Center

Skill Identification

Skill identification will help you pinpoint careers in which you can use your skills as well as let potential employers
know what you have to offer them.

Review the following list and rate yourself according to the extent to which you have developed each skill.

As you write your resume and prepare for interviews, refer to this list.

  Poor Average Good Excellent
Supervising        
Monitoring        
Managing        
Meeting the public        
Organizing        
Displaying        
Writing        
Budgeting        
Programming        
Investigating        
Processing        
Interviewing        
Recruiting        
Negotiating        
Teaching        
Selling        
Counseling        
Speaking        
Confronting        
Political Skill        
Editing        
Designing        
Constructing        
Compiling        
Calculating        
Evaluating        
Explaining        
  Poor Average Good Excellent
Gathering information        
Recording        
Classifying j j j j
Researching j j j j
Analyzing j j j j
Deciding j j j j
Persuading j j j j
Reading j j j j
Outdoor work j j j j
Timing j j j j
Coordinating j j j j
Observing j j j j
Interpreting j j j j
Mediating j j j j
Abstract/Conceptualizing j j j j
Handling details j j j j
Enduring j j j j
Initiating j j j j
Listening j j j j
Advising j j j j
Coaching j j j j
Working with precision j j j j
Moving with dexterity j j j j
Dealing with unknowns j j j j
Delegating j j j j
Remembering j j j j
Motivating j j j j
Repairing j j j j
Laboratory work j j j j
Exhibiting j j j j
Planning        

Review the skills in which you have rated yourself highly.  Select 5-10 of those you find most enjoyable and 
give an example of how you have used each in either your academic, professional or personal life.

SKILL EXAMPLE
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Again review the list of skills.  Which skills do you want to develop?  How will you develop these skills?

SKILLS TO WORK ON ACTION PLAN