Skills, Attitude and Abilities

Check out the the nuanced meaning of these words

A SKILL is an acquired expertise gained through learning and experience. It is something that you are good at.

An ATTITUDE is how and what you feel about things and people. The right attitude in life will grease well the wheels of your work and personal life.

An ABILITY is a physical skill or talent that you have – either naturally or through experience. An ability which is in you inherently can be sharpened by training and continuing education.

Career Glossary

These are some of the Skills, Attitudes and Abilities. Please tick the ones which you think you have. Match these with those you ought to have. You can then work on the missing ones during your holidays

  • Accepting of criticism
  • Accurate
  • Artistic/musical skills
  • Assertive
  • Athletic ability
  • Language ability
  • Building things
  • Careful
  • Caring
  • Classifying
  • Communication
  • Considerate
  • Decision-making
  • Dedicated
  • Dependable
  • Detail work
  • Energetic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Fixing or repairing
  • Follow directions
  • Helping
  • Honest
  • Initiative
  • Insightful
  • Leadership
  • Learn quickly
  • Listening
  • Logical
  • Maths
  • Neat
  • Patient
  • Operate tools/gadgets
  • Organized
  • People-oriented
  • Performing arts
  • Persuasive
  • Precise
  • Planning
  • Problem solving
  • Productive
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Resourceful
  • Respond quickly
  • Responsible
  • Self-confident
  • Self-motivated
  • Selling
  • Team work
  • Thorough
  • Thoughtful
  • Versatile
  • Reading ability
  • Working with people
  • Willing to try new things
  • Work steadily on a task
  • Work well with hands
  • Work well with others
  • Writing ability
  • Sorting info
  • Perform many tasks simultaneously

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