Determining Your Marketable Skills
The Following Is a Sample of Some Key Marketable Skills and Ways You Can Develop Them:
When you do the following:
You build marketable skills in:
|Participate in sports, clubs and other group activities||Leadership and team work|
|Participate in group presentations in class or at club or community meetings||Listening, organization, public speaking and processing information|
|Attend class, club, or community meetings on assignment; meet deadlines for turning in work||Time management, organization, follow-through, dependability and responsibility|
|Cooperate with others on team efforts and respect the different cultures and opinions of those with whom you work||Adaptability, flexibility, and teamwork|
|Write letters and reports; solve everyday problems at home, in school or at work||Critical thinking, writing and problem solving|
All of the skills listed above are valuable to employers, but these represent only a sample. There are many other marketable skills that you may possess.
Complete the following chart to get a picture of the skills you have and the ones you would like to improve.
Need to Improve