assess how well own knowledge skills and understanding meet standards
s you progress through your career, you acquire many different skills from a broad range of experiences and training. [ [ [ Skills fall into a number of categories, and there are different ways to describe them.
Here are some examples:
Skill category Examples
Using your hands Assembling things, operating machinery, repairing things
Using your body Doing outdoor activities like camping,
being physically active, having muscular coordination as in gymnastics
Using words Reading, writing, speaking, teaching
Using your five senses Observing, inspecting, diagnosing
Using numbers Counting, computing, record-keeping
Using intuition Acting on gut reactions, anticipating future events, sizing up a situation or person
Using analytical thinking or logic Researching, analysing, prioritising
Using originality or creativity Imagining, inventing, designing, engineering
Using helpfulness Having sensitivity to others' feelings, conveying warmth, drawing others out, motivating, guiding
Using artistic abilities Fashioning or shaping things, composing, playing an instrument, painting, decorating, cooking
Using leadership Initiating new projects, organising, directing, making decisions, taking risks
Using follow through Using what others have developed, following through on plans or instructions, attending to details, filing, retrieving information
What are your strongest skills?
As you begin exploring developmental opportunities at your organisation, you'll need to know which skills they require. That way, you can decide to what extent these opportunities will allow you to do the following:
use skills you already have in abundance
prompt you to stretch skills that you possess to some degree but would like to strengthen
require you to obtain entirely new skills
some combination of the above.
The first step, though, is to take stock of your existing skills, and to assess which ones are your strongest. ] ] ]