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Personal Skills List

Self-Management Skills:

What are you like? Have 3 adjectives about yourself ready to mention and back up with examples.
  • Active
  • Adept
  • Alert
  • Ambitious
  • Analytical
  • Assertive
  • Authentic
  • Broadminded
  • Businesslike
  • Calm
  • Candid
  • Capable
  • Careful
  • Caring
  • Clear thinking
  • Composed
  • Competent
  • Competitive
  • Confident
  • Conscientious
  • Considerate
  • Consistent
  • Constructive
  • Cooperative
  • Courageous
  • Creative
  • Critical
  • Curious
  • Deliberate
  • Dependable
  • Detail oriented
  • Determined
  • Diplomatic
  • Disciplined
  • Dynamic
  • Eager
  • Economical
  • Effective
  • Efficient
  • Empathic
  • Energetic
  • Enterprising
  • Enthusiastic
  • Exceptional
  • Experienced
  • Expressive
  • Fair minded
  • Far-sighted
  • Firm
  • Flexible
  • Friendly
  • Generous
  • Gracious
  • Helpful
  • Honest
  • Humorous
  • Imaginative
  • Independent
  • Industrious
  • Ingenious
  • Innovative
  • Insightful
  • Intuitive
  • Inventive
  • Likeable
  • Logical
  • Loyal
  • Mature
  • Meticulous
  • Motivated
  • Optimistic
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
  • Outstanding
  • Patient
  • Perceptive
  • Persevering
  • Persistent
  • Pioneering
  • Pleasant
  • Poised
  • Polite
  • Positive
  • Practical
  • Precise
  • Productive
  • Progressive
  • Punctual
  • Purposeful
  • Rational
  • Realistic
  • Reasonable
  • Reflective
  • Reliable
  • Resourceful
  • Respectful
  • Responsible
  • Self-confident
  • Self-controlling
  • Self-reliant
  • Sense of humor
  • Sensible
  • Sincere
  • Sociable
  • Spontaneous
  • Stable
  • Strong-willed
  • Sympathetic
  • Tactful
  • Teachable
  • Tenacious
  • Thinks quickly
  • Thoughtful
  • Trustworthy
  • Understanding
  • Versatile
  • Visionary
  • Wholesome

Transferable Skills Checklist

Creative, Artistic Skills

  • Artistic
  • Dance, body movement
  • Draw, sketch, render
  • Expressive
  • Music Appreciation
  • Perform, act
  • Play Instruments
  • Present artistic ideas

Analytical Skills

  • Analyze data or facts
  • Audit records
  • Budget
  • Calculate, compute
  • Classify data
  • Compare, inspect, record facts
  • Count, observe, compile
  • Detail-oriented
  • Evaluate
  • Investigate
  • Keep financial records
  • Locate answers/information
  • Manage money
  • Negotiate
  • Research
  • Synthesize
  • Take inventory

Key Transferable Skills

  • Accept responsibility
  • Control budget
  • Increase sales or efficiency
  • Instruct other
  • Manage money or budgets
  • Manage people
  • Meet deadlines
  • Meet the public
  • Negotiate
  • Organize/manage projects
  • Plan
  • Solve problems
  • Speak in public
  • Supervise others
  • Written communications

Leadership

  • Arrange social functions
  • Competitive
  • Decisive
  • Delegate
  • Direct others
  • Explain things to others
  • Get results
  • Mediate problems
  • Motivate people
  • Negotiate agreements
  • Plan
  • Run meetings
  • Self-controlled
  • Self motivated
  • Solve problems
  • Take risks

Other Transferable Skills:

  • Assemble or make things
  • Build, observe, inspect things
  • Construct or repair buildings
  • Drive or operate vehicles
  • Good with my hands
  • Operate tools/machinery
  • Repair things
  • Use complex equipment
  • Use my hands

Using Words and Ideas:

  • Articulate
  • Communicate verbally
  • Correspond with others
  • Create new ideas
  • Design
  • Edit
  • Inventive
  • Logical
  • Remember information
  • Research
  • Speaking in public
  • Write clearly

Working with People:

  • Administer
  • Care for
  • Confront others
  • Counsel people
  • Demonstrate
  • Diplomatic
  • Help others
  • Kind
  • Listen
  • Negotiate
  • Outgoing
  • Patient
  • Persuade
  • Pleasant
  • Sensitive
  • Sociable
  • Supervise
  • Tolerant
  • Tough
  • Trust
  • Understand

Job Content Skills - what have you done?

  • Adapting new procedure
  • Administering programs
  • Advising people
  • Analyzing data
  • Analyzing problems
  • Assembling apparatus
  • Becoming actively involved
  • Being thorough
  • Budgeting expenses
  • Calculating numerical data
  • Checking for accuracy
  • Coaching individuals
  • Collecting money
  • Comparing results
  • Compiling statistics
  • Conducting meetings
  • Coordinating schedules/times
  • Coping with deadlines
  • Delegating responsibility
  • Determining/defining
  • problems
  • Developing plans for projects
  • Dispensing information
  • Drafting reports
  • Editing work
  • Encouraging others
  • Evaluating programs



  • Expressing ideas orally to
  • individuals or groups
  • Finding/gathering information
  • Handling complaints
  • Handling detail work
  • Imagining new solutions
  • Inspecting physical objects
  • Interacting with people at
  • various levels
  • Interviewing prospective
  • employees
  • Investigating problems
  • Knowledge of concepts and
  • principles
  • Listening to others
  • Locating missing information
  • Maintaining accurate records
  • Maintaining emotional control under stress
  • Making decisions
  • Managing an organization
  • Managing people
  • Mediating between people
  • Meeting new people
  • Motivating others
  • Negotiating, arbitrating conflicts
  • Operating equipment
  • Organizing files



  • Organizing tasks
  • Performing numeric analysis
  • Persuading others
  • Picking out important
  • information
  • Planning agendas/meetings
  • Planning organizational needs
  • Preparing written
  • communications
  • Prioritizing work
  • Promoting events
  • Proposing ideas
  • Providing customer service
  • Public speaking
  • Reading volumes of materials
  • Recommending course of action
  • Recommending ideas
  • Rehabilitating people
  • Relating to the public
  • Running meetings
  • Screening telephone calls
  • Selling ideas/products
  • Setting up demonstrations
  • Setting work/committee goals
  • Teaching/Training Individuals
  • Thinking in a logical manner
  • Taking independent action
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