Skills Assessment

Technical skills
Your ability to accomplish specific tasks like computer programming, or teaching, are called technical skills. They relate to a particular occupation. You may have learned technical skills from past work experience, school or training. These skills are often included in job listings to describe the tasks of a position. Examples are
  • read an image
  • write computer code
  • teach a lesson
  • investigate a scientific question
  • sell products to customers
Soft skills
Employers also want employees who fit in and get along well in the workplace. That requires soft skills. These are so valuable that soft skills are often the reason employers decide whether to keep or promote an employee. Some soft skills can be taught in school. But most you learn in everyday life and can improve at any time.
  • communicate well
  • think critically
  • participate as a team member
  • self-motivated
  • determined and persistent
  • flexible
  • quick learner
  • on time