Friday 11 July 2014

Assessing my skills and turning my weaknesses into strengths

Good morning year 12

Today we will look at the skills that you have developed to date.

Skills can be broken down into HARD SKILLS such as being able to READ or TYPE a letter
and you can count these and measure them accurately.  These are often minimum skills 
required to carry out a job role.

SOFT skills are more elusive and intangible.  These are the personality traits that are part of 
your character for example you might have a pleasant sounding voice to which people relate.  
Soft skills are usually qualities that are difficult to measure.

The skills audit below will allow you to assess all your soft and hard skills.  We can then focus 
on turning your weaknesses into strengths 'skills audit'

Once you have done this then you could consider putting a training plan together so 
that you can take action to develop your skills for future employment opportunities. 

Your 'training plan' could be created on this document.  It is a list of things you would like to do 
to turn your weaknesses in to strengths !  It is these skills that will relate to a potential job role 
and allow you to be successful when applying for it as you will often be asked to give evidnceof 
how you can demonstrate your skills!

Opportunities to develop your skills 

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme

Young Enterprise Company programme

Methods of summarising your skills and experiences


Personal Statement

Good luck and enjoy.  See you next week.

Mr T

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