Employers say that they look for some basic employability skills and attitudes when hiring employees.

Look at the following statements, and give us your self-assessment of how you rate on the following employability skills (there's no pass or fail)

COMMUNICATE

I can speak and write clearly so that others understand.
I can read and understand information in words, graphs, diagrams, or charts.
I listen and ask questions in order to understand instructions and other people's points of view.
I'm able to share information using various communication technologies, like voice mail, e-mail and computers.
I can figure out when something needs to be measured or calculated, verify those calculations and make estimates.

THINK

I can assess situations, identify problems and evaluate solutions.
I recognize the many dimensions of a problem and can determine a root cause.
I'm not afraid to be creative when solving problems. I like to make sure the solution works in case improvement is required.

LEARN

I like to learn new things.
I know where I need to improve and I like to set learning goals. I can identify and access learning opportunities.
I learn from my mistakes and can accept feedback.

How would you describe yourself in terms of the following

ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOURS

I am a confident person.
I am usually honest.
I'm a person who likes to take responsibility.
I can adapt to new circumstances or information.
I set goals, plan and manage my time, money and other resources to achieve my goals.
I'm the kind of person who has the energy to get the job done.
I respect the thoughts, opinions and contributions of others.
I’m pretty good at balancing the demands of home and work

HOW WELL DO YOU WORK WITH OTHERS?

I enjoy working as part of a team.
I like to contribute to common goals.
I enjoy the "give and take" of working in a group.
I can lead or support in a team setting - whatever is needed to do the job.

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