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Skills & Qualities for the 21st Century World of Work

This activity will give you the chance to think about what skills and activities you are already doing well and also help you identify areas where you might want to focus on improving.

Step One. The following is a list of skills and qualities which employers have determined to be important for the Twenty-first Century.  Select the areas you believe are a strength for you and areas that need improvement:

 StrengthNeeds Improvement
Verbal and written Communication skills    
Computer skills    
Analytical skills    
Flexibility and adaptability skills    
Honesty and integrity    
Teamwork skills (working well with others)    
Relating well with others    
Strong work ethic    
Self-confidence    
Motivation and initiative    

Step Two.  In the space below, list an area that needs improvement and which you believe you can reasonably focus on within the next two years.