Career Skills
Considering all of your experiences to date, please complete this Career skills self assessment as honestly as possible.
Original TY Group *
Name *
People Skills
For each of the skills listed, please choose from

Well Developed: I show this skill often, and others know that I can be relied upon to use this skill effectively when needed.

Some Experience: I have had opportunity to develop this skill and have used it in a work, home or school environment in a small way.

Undeveloped: I have not had the opportunity to develop this or have not taken opportunities to develop this.

Sensitivity to others: Ability to maintain a deep interest in the concerns and feelings of others. Inclined to find ways to help people. *
Insight into others: Has developed an understanding of what makes people do what they do, and is tolerant of the actions of others. Good at reading the moods of others. *
Openness: Is open to, and encourages communication with all people at all levels. Inclined to share personal experiences and trust people. *
Respect: Takes the feelings, needs, thoughts, wishes and preferences of others (including other cultures and races) into consideration and gives them worth and values. *
Speaking: Can present information clearly and confidently to other individuals and groups. Maintains good eye contact and can keep the attention of an audience or individual. *
Active Listening: Gives full attention to what other people are saying, takes time to understand the points being made, asks questions as needed and does not interrupt inappropriately. *
Conversation: Speaks clearly and listens attentively. Attends to the other person, not to oneself. Seeks clarification where necessary and attends to body language appropriately. *
Persuasion: Shows ability to influence peoples beliefs and actions. Easily wins people's co-operation and support for ideas and activities. *
Team Membership: Works easily with groups of people and shows loyalty and commitment to the team's objectives. Attends to each member's views equally. *
Team Participation: Openly expresses views and opinions within a group. Shows willingness to take on tasks and responsibilities as appropriate to one's experience. *
Leadership: Has the ability to communicate a vision or goal to others and lead them towards achieving it. Pushes for action and results, and wins the support and help of others. *
Task Skills
For each of the skills listed, please choose from

Well Developed: I show this skill often, and others know that I can be relied upon to use this skill effectively when needed.

Some Experience: I have had opportunity to develop this skill and have used it in a work, home or school environment in a small way.

Undeveloped: I have not had the opportunity to develop this or have not taken opportunities to develop this.

Planning: Creates clear goals, identifies and finds the resources (e.g. time, people, materials) needed to achieve them, and schedules tasks so that work is completed on time. *
Time Management: Takes the time to organise events and tasks carefully so as to use time efficiently. Uses a diary/planner to ensure tasks are undertaken. *
Practical: Uses equipment, tools or technology effectively. Easily follows instructions and shows willingness to use whatever tools or technology is required. *
Computing: Confidently uses a computer to write documents, browse the internet and use email. Can save, locate and print files effectively. *
Problem solving: Seeks to find the cause of problems, find and choose effective solutions and take the necessary action to resolve them. *
Business awareness: Understands the main business/activities of companies and organisations. Has a good sense of business opportunities available and the primary competitors. *
Customer focus: Shows understanding and concern for customers needs, is helpful and friendly to them, and deals with any questions or complaints they may have. *
Personal Skills
For each of the skills listed, please choose from

Well Developed: I show this skill often, and others know that I can be relied upon to use this skill effectively when needed.

Some Experience: I have had opportunity to develop this skill and have used it in a work, home or school environment in a small way.

Undeveloped: I have not had the opportunity to develop this or have not taken opportunities to develop this.

Learning: Seeks and willingly takes opportunities to learn. shows interest in personal learning and development. Looks for feedback to improve understanding. *
Adaptability: Adapts easily to new challenges and is open to new ways of doing things. Effective at changing plans or actions to deal with changing situations. *
Goal setting: Ability to make a decision about what is wanted, and determine when it is to be achieved. Stays committed to the goal, and deals with setbacks realistically. *
Initiative: Takes the initiative to improve a situation. Seeks opportunities to influence events or make decisions. *
Independence: Able to perform tasks effectively with minimum help or approval, or without direct supervision. *
Achievement motivation: Has the drive to exceed and excel at tasks. Strives to exceed expectations. Shows confidence in abilities and expects to succeed at all tasks agreed on. *
Dependability: Is reliable, responsible and dependable in fulfilling duties. Carefully checks work to ensure all details have been considered. *
Professionalism: Remains calm and self controlled under stressful situations. Works to deliver the best interests of the organisation at all times, and maintains appropriate dress code. *
Summary of your developed and undeveloped skills.
Please name what you believe are your 3 most developed skills.
1st Most Developed Skill *
Comment on the above skill (i.e. how you developed it or give and example of where you have used it) *
Your answer
2nd Most Developed Skill *
Comment on the above skill (i.e. how you developed it or give and example of where you have used it)
Your answer
3rd Most Developed Skill *
Comment on the above skill (i.e. how you developed it or give and example of where you have used it) *
Your answer
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