|Week 1: Work Skills Assessment||INSTRUCTIONS:
Complete all the cells highlighted in yellow:
1. Type your name in the highlighted cell to the left.
2. Read each of the skills below.
3. In column E, rate each skill in
terms of your skill level (1 is not skilled; 5 is highly skilled).
4. In column F, for each skill
indicate if you feel that skill is important to your future career success by
typing Y (Yes) or N (No).
5. Optional: You may provide a comment about that skill in column G, if you
6. Complete the reflection in row
|My Current Skill
1 = low
5 = high
|Important to My Career
Y = Yes
the implications of new information for both current and future
problem-solving and decision-making.
logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative
solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the
situation when learning or teaching new things.
mathematics to solve problems.
performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make
improvements or take corrective action.
written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
to others to convey information effectively.
effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the
points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at
others how to do something.
others together and trying to reconcile differences.
others to change their minds or behavior.
looking for ways to help people.
aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of
maintenance is needed.
the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
operations of equipment or systems.
gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working
needs and product requirements to create a design.
computer programs for various purposes.
tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality
machines or systems using the needed tools.
or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
and Decision Making
the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most
how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the
environment will affect outcomes.
measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to
improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
|Resource Management Skills||30||Management
of Financial Resources
how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these
of Material Resources
and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials
needed to do certain work.
of Personnel Resources
developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people
for the job.
one’s own time and the time of others.
|Software Application Skills||34||Word
a computer application to type text, insert pictures, format, edit, print,
save, and retrieve word processing documents (e.g., MS Word).
with pictures in graphics programs or other applications, including creating
simple graphics, manipulating the appearance, and inserting graphics into
a computer application to manage large amounts of information, including
creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving specific
records, and creating reports to communicate the information (e.g., MS Excel,
the Internet to find information, including the ability to open and configure
standard browsers; use searches, hypertext references, and transfer
protocols; and send and retrieve electronic mail (e-mail).
a computer application to create, manipulate, edit, and show virtual slide
presentations (e.g., MS PowerPoint).
a computer application to enter, manipulate, and format text and numerical
data; insert, delete, and manipulate cells, rows, and columns; and create and
save worksheets, charts, and graphs (e.g., MS Excel).
scroll bars, a mouse, and dialog boxes to work within the computer’s
operating system. Being able to access and switch between applications and
files of interest.
|Complex Problem Solving||41||Complex
complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate
options and implement solutions.
|Reflection: In the highlighted cell below,provide a response of 5 to 10 sentences.You may reflect on any learnings. Here are points to consider:
Choose a few skills and describe why you rated some high and some
Do you have other skills you want to promote (e.g., bilingual, artistic,
creative, customer service, counseling)?
Which of the lower rated skills do you wish to improve on? Why?
What skills are you excited to be developing? Are there skills you are not
confident you can develop well?
To receive full credit you must supply
–a detailed paragraph reflecting on the lessons learned from the skills
assessment–must have both strengths and areas to impriove
–a use of terminology from the assessment to demonstrate an understanding
of the concepts.
–a demonstration of opinion, insight and/or critical thinking
–no errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, capitalization or lack of
Purpose of AssessmentDevelop specific strategies with supporting tactics to implement positive change within an organization. You may refer to the information that you